Athletics

Uganda Athletics Federation suspends coach in alleged sex abuse case

By Emily Goddard

Uganda Athletics Federation has suspended a man in connection with sexual abuse allegations ©Uganda Athletics FederationApril 20 - The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has suspended a coach named Peter Wemali in connection with the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the sport in the East African country in recent weeks.

Furtsch becomes first female Olympic athletics champion to turn 100

By Paul Osborne

Evelyn Furtsch became the first female Olympic champion in athletics to live to 100 on Thursday ©USOCApril 20 - America's Evelyn Furtsch has made history by becoming the first female Olympic champion in athletics to live for a century and the oldest living track and field gold medallist.

Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel official that found Powell guilty arrested on prostitution charges

By Duncan Mackay

Gayle Lennox, who led the Jamaican Disciplinary Panel, which found Asafa Powell guilty of doping has been arrested on sex offence ©Getty ImagesApril 18 - Deputy chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Lennox Gayle has been arrested following a raid at a massage parlour he allegedly owns.

Nike and USA Track & Field sign multi-million dollar deal through to 2040

By Paul Osborne

Nike and USA Track and Field have extended their partnership to run through until 2040 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Global sports apparel brand Nike and USA Track & Field (USATF) have announced an extension to their partnership which will significantly increase support of USATF programmes, athletes and competitive groups through to 2040.

Russian "Capital of Sport" Kazan to host 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler

The Russian city of Kazan will host the 2016 World Junior Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Russia's sports hub Kazan will host the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, it has been announced.

"Still a way to go" to complete stadium hosting first World Cup match, as keys handed over

By Zjan Shirinian

Arena Corinthians, pictured in January, has been dogged by delays ©FIFA via Getty ImagesApril 16 - The stadium which will host the opening match of this summer's FIFA World Cup has been handed to its owners Corinthians, amid warnings there is "still a way to go" before it is ready.

Fourth Jamaican athlete handed doping ban after positive test

By Nick Butler

The ban handed to triple jumper Damar Robinson follows others to the likes of Asafa Powell in recent days ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - High jumper Damar Robinson has become the latest Jamaican to be handed a doping suspension after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs last year.

El Moutawakel refuses to rule out bid for IAAF Presidency to replace Diack

By Nick Butler

IOC vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel was honoured by the Senegalese Government ahead of the meeting ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Nawal El Moutawakel has refused to rule out a bid for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency when questioned after a gala dinner in Senegal.

Ugandan Parliament opens probe into "national shame" sex abuse scandal involving top female athletes

By Nick Butler

The Ugandan Parliament, pictured in 2012, will open a probe into alleged abuse of female members of the Ugandan athletics team ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A probe has been opened by the Ugandan Parliament into the alleged sex abuse of female national team runners by a male coach.
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