Athletics - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:37:34 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb contact@insidethegames.biz (insidethegames) Serial drugs cheat Gatlin fails to make final three for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023285-serial-drugs-cheat-gatlin-fails-to-make-final-three-for-iaaf-world-athlete-of-the-year-award http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023285-serial-drugs-cheat-gatlin-fails-to-make-final-three-for-iaaf-world-athlete-of-the-year-award By Mike Rowbottom

America's serial drugs cheat Justin Gatlin has failed to make the shortlist for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin, whose nomination as one of the 10 male contenders for this year's World Athlete of the Year award has aroused strong criticism given his doping record, has not made it through to the final shortlist.]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Athletics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:10 +0100
Coe praises Olympic legacy but refuses to give much away as IAAF begin World Championship inspection visits http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023291-coe-praises-olympic-legacy-but-refuses-to-give-much-away-as-iaaf-begin-world-championship-inspection-visits http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023291-coe-praises-olympic-legacy-but-refuses-to-give-much-away-as-iaaf-begin-world-championship-inspection-visits By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has praised Barcelona's bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships but has refused to be drawn on their chances ©RFEASebastian Coe praised the legacy of the 1992 Olympics and Paralympics as he completed a visit to Barcelona to inspect the Spanish city's bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.]]> duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Athletics Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:44:44 +0100 Gatlin closes social media accounts after "anonymous hacker" abuses student critic http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023221-gatlin-closes-social-media-accounts-after-anonymous-hacker-abuses-student-critic http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023221-gatlin-closes-social-media-accounts-after-anonymous-hacker-abuses-student-critic By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin's inclusion among the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards has caused huge controversy ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin's agent Renaldo Nehemiah has announced the twice-banned former Olympic 100 metres champion has closed his Instagram and Twitter accounts because of an "anonymous hacker" who had posted an abusive reply to a Norwegian runner who had criticised the United States sprinter on his Instagram account.]]> mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Athletics Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0100 Athletics coach slams proposed demolition of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023223-athletics-coach-slams-proposed-demolition-of-crystal-palace-national-sports-centre http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023223-athletics-coach-slams-proposed-demolition-of-crystal-palace-national-sports-centre By Emily Goddard

John Powell has slammed plans to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ©Getty ImagesJohn Powell, head coach at Trackspeed1 UK, has hit out at plans that surfaced this week to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and claimed there has been no consultation with key stakeholders.
]]> emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Athletics Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:04:11 +0100 Kenya dominates as Kipchoge leads clean-sweep at Chicago Marathon http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023195-kenya-dominates-as-kipchoge-leads-clean-sweep-at-chicago-marathon http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023195-kenya-dominates-as-kipchoge-leads-clean-sweep-at-chicago-marathon By Gary Anderson

Eliud Kipchoge of Ethiopia takes the applause after taking the win at today's Chicago Marathon ©Getty ImagesEliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan men's clean-sweep at the Chicago Marathon today to claim his first major win, while last year's winner, countrywoman Rita Jeptoo, retained her women's title around the streets of the Windy City.
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gary.anderson@insidethegames.biz (Gary Anderson) Athletics Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:36:21 +0100
World Marathon Majors names healthcare company Abbott as first title sponsor http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023157-world-marathon-majors-names-healthcare-company-abbott-as-first-title-sponsor http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023157-world-marathon-majors-names-healthcare-company-abbott-as-first-title-sponsor By Zjan Shirinian

The series will become known as the Abbott World Marathon Majors from next year ©Abbott World Marathon Majors The World Marathon Majors - a series which comprises the six most renowned marathons in the world - has announced it has secured its first title sponsor.
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zjan.shirinian@insidethegames.biz (Zjan Shirinian) Athletics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:39:52 +0100
USADA doping crusader Tygart says Gatlin deserves a chance of "redemption" http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023156-usada-doping-crusader-tygart-says-gatlin-deserves-a-chance-of-redemption http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023156-usada-doping-crusader-tygart-says-gatlin-deserves-a-chance-of-redemption By Mike Rowbottom

Travis Tygart, chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency ©AFP/Getty ImagesTravis Tygart, the man who headed the investigation which led to Lance Armstrong's demise on drugs charges, believes sprinter Justin Gatlin, back in athletics after serving two doping bans, deserves a chance at "redemption".]]>
mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Athletics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:13:43 +0100
Exclusive: Kipketer warns of dangers of athletes switching nationality http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023133-exclusive-kipketer-warns-of-dangers-of-athletes-switching-nationality http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023133-exclusive-kipketer-warns-of-dangers-of-athletes-switching-nationality By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Wilson Kipketer expressed some concern about athletes switching nationality ©Getty ImagesWilson Kipketer, the former world record holder for 800 metres, has expressed concern about athletes switching nationality and competing for new countries without living there and contributing to the local community.]]> nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Athletics Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:25:05 +0100 Coe has "big problems" with Gatlin's IAAF award nomination http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023111-coe-has-big-problems-with-gatlin-s-iaaf-award-nomination http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023111-coe-has-big-problems-with-gatlin-s-iaaf-award-nomination By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Sebastian Coe is uneasy about the nomination of Justin Gatlin for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award ©ICSSSebastian Coe, vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted he has "big problems" with the nomination of two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin for World Athlete of the Year award.]]>
daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Athletics Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:01:33 +0100
Exclusive: Sebastian Coe to head IAAF Evaluation Commission for 2019 World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023088-exclusive-sebastian-coe-to-head-iaaf-evaluation-commission-for-2019-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023088-exclusive-sebastian-coe-to-head-iaaf-evaluation-commission-for-2019-world-championships By Duncan Mackay in Monte Carlo


Sebastian Coe behind IAAF name badgeSebastian Coe is to be in charge of overseeing the bids for the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.]]> duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Athletics Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:42:24 +0100 Chinese hammer thrower "shocked" after testing positive at Incheon 2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023064-chinese-hammer-thrower-shocked-after-testing-positive-at-incheon-2014 http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023064-chinese-hammer-thrower-shocked-after-testing-positive-at-incheon-2014 By Nick Butler

Zhang Wenxiu claims to be shocked following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of her Asian Games hammer title ©Getty ImagesChinese hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu claims to be "shocked" and determined to clear her name following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of the  gold medal she won at the Asian Games last month.]]> nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Athletics Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:20:02 +0100 Harting asks IAAF to remove him from World Athlete of the Year shortlist in protest at Gatlin nomination http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023045-harting-asks-iaaf-to-remove-him-from-world-athlete-of-the-year-shortlist-in-protest-at-gatlin-nomination http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023045-harting-asks-iaaf-to-remove-him-from-world-athlete-of-the-year-shortlist-in-protest-at-gatlin-nomination By Duncan Mackay

Robert Harting, seen here celebrating his victory at the European Championships in Zurich, has asked the IAAF to be taken off its list for World Athlete of the Year in protest at the inclusion of Justin Gatlin ©Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting wants the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to omit him from the Athlete of the Year shortlist that also features two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin.]]> duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz (Duncan Mackay) Athletics Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:38:42 +0100 Drugs cheat Gatlin a controversial inclusion in IAAF World Athlete of the Year nominations http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023018-drugs-cheat-gatlin-a-controversial-inclusion-in-iaaf-world-athlete-of-the-year-nominations http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1023018-drugs-cheat-gatlin-a-controversial-inclusion-in-iaaf-world-athlete-of-the-year-nominations By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin, pictured after winning in Beijing in May, is one of 10 nominations for this year's IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesHigh jump rivals Mutaz Essa Barshim and Bohdan Bondarenko are among the 10 men nominated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for this year's World Athlete of the Year Award - and so, controversially, is Justin Gatlin.]]> mike.rowbottom@insidethegames.biz (Mike Rowbottom) Athletics Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:14:38 +0100 Barshim to spearhead Doha bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022974-barshim-to-spearhead-doha-bid-for-2019-iaaf-world-championships http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022974-barshim-to-spearhead-doha-bid-for-2019-iaaf-world-championships By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Mutaz Barshim celebrating his gold medal at Incheon 2014 ©Getty ImagesQatar's Mutaz Barshim, the high jumper who sealed a dominant season by winning the Asian Games title here, is set to become the public figurehead of Doha's bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.]]> nick.butler@insidethegames.biz (Nick Butler) Athletics Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:30:00 +0100 Jebet regains gold after controversial 3,000m steeplechase disqualification at Asian Games http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022900-ruth-jebet-regains-gold-after-controversial-disqualification-from-women-s-3-000m-steeplechase-at-asian-games http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022900-ruth-jebet-regains-gold-after-controversial-disqualification-from-women-s-3-000m-steeplechase-at-asian-games By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon 

Ruth Jebet collects her gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase ©Getty ImagesRuth Jebet was finally able to collect her gold medal after winning the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase in last night's athletics competition here at the Asian Games, only to have it taken away from her.
]]> paul.osborne@insidethegames.biz (Paul Osborne) Athletics Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:47:03 +0100 Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022898-kenyan-kimetto-breaks-marathon-world-record-in-berlin http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022898-kenyan-kimetto-breaks-marathon-world-record-in-berlin By Emily Goddard

Dennis Kimetto has clocked a world record 02:02:57 to win the Berlin Marathon ©Getty ImagesDennis Kimetto has smashed the marathon world record and become the first athlete to complete the distance in less than two hours and three minutes by clocking a time of 2 hours 02min 57sec at the Berlin Marathon.
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emily.goddard@insidethegames.biz (Emily Goddard) Athletics Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:20:35 +0100
British athletics' Olympic trailblazer Dorothy Tyler dies http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022884-british-athletics-olympic-trailblazer-dorothy-tyler-dies http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1022884-british-athletics-olympic-trailblazer-dorothy-tyler-dies By Daniel Etchells

Dorothy Tyler  was a two-time Olympic silver medallist ©Getty ImagesDorothy Tyler, the first woman from Great Britain to win an individual Olympic medal in athletics, has died aged 94.
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daniel.etchells@insidethegames.biz (Daniel Etchells) Athletics Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:11:16 +0100