Athletics

Top Russian race walking official handed four year ban for "violating anti-doping rules"

By Nick Butler

The investigation followed a failed test by world and Olympic champion, Elena Lashmanova ©AFP/Getty ImagesViktor Kolesnikov, Director of Russia's Centre for Race Walking in Saransk, has been banned for four years following an investigation into systematic doping after a surfeit of failed drugs tests by athletes under his charge.

Ostrava beats Bydgoszcz to be awarded third IAAF Continental Cup in 2018

By Mike Rowbottom

Ostrava have been awarded the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup ©IAAFOstrava, hosts of the annual Golden Spike meeting, will stage the International Association of Athletics Federation's third Continental Cup in 2018 after beating rival Bydgoszcz in today's vote of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council in Monaco.

Doha wins right to stage 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Doha beat Barcelona and Eugene to be awarded the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©IAAFDoha will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships after beating rivals Barcelona and Eugene in a secret ballot vote at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting in Monaco today.

"No boycott risk" if Doha secures 2019 IAAF World Championships, says bid leader

By Mike Rowbottom

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which would host the 2019 IAAF World Championships if they are awarded to Qatar tomorrow ©Getty ImagesOn the eve of the decision as to who will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Doha bid leader Dahlan Al-Hamad has dismissed fears other Gulf states would boycott a staging in Qatar as a result of tensions in the area.

Former Boston Marathon champion Korir wants to make doping a criminal offence in Kenya

By Paul Osborne

Wesley Korir will propose a bill to the Kenyan Parliament which would criminalise doping in the country ©Getty ImagesFormer Boston Marathon champion and Kenyan Member of Parliament, Wesley Korir, plans to introduce a bill to criminalise doping in Kenya, he has claimed

Qatari schoolchildren show support for Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships bid

By Emily Goddard

Schoolchildren participating in Qatar’s Schools Olympic Programme show their support for Doha’s bid to host 2019 IAAF World Championships ©Doha 2019Qatari youths participating in the Schools Olympic Programme (SOP) have thrown their support behind the Doha bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships with just days to go to the host city vote.

More than 300 million watched European Athletics Championships on TV

By Daniel Etchells

The total television audience for the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich eclipsed that of Gothenburg 2006 ©European AthleticsThe continued popularity of the European Athletics Championships has been underlined after it was revealed that a total television audience of 358 million watched the most recent edition in Zurich this summer.

Exclusive: Loroupe blames foreign coaches for increase in failed doping cases in Kenya

By Paul Osborne

Tegla Loroupe has blamed foreign coaches for the increase in failed doping cases in Kenyan athletes ©Getty ImagesFormer marathon star Tegla Loroupe has blamed foreign coaches for the surge in doping cases involving Kenyan athletes.

Young athletes not durable enough, claims British Olympic 100m champion Christie

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha

Linford Christie believes the new generation of athletes are not as durable as those of the past ©DohaGOALS ForumThe new generation of athletes are not durable enough these days, claims former world and Olympic 100 metres champion Linford Christie.
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