Athletics

Top IAAF official claims stories on "150 athletes with suspicious blood values" are "misleading"

By Mike Rowbottom

Nick Davies, the official IAAF spokesman, has responded critically to stories concerning 150 athletes with questionable blood values between 2006-2008 ©Getty ImagesNick Davies, deputy general secretary of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has described media stories alleging that 150 athletes, including several Olympic champions, had suspicious blood values between but were not subject to proper target testing as "misleading" and "unethical".

Balakhnichev and IAAF President's son "step down" until doping investigation ends

By Mike Rowbottom

Valentin Balakhnichev, President of the Russian Athletics Federation, has stepped down from the IAAF pending a doping investigation ©Getty ImagesValentin Balakhnichev, President of the Russian Athletics Federation (VLFA), has stepped down from his role within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pending investigations into an alleged institutionalised doping system in his country.

Wheelchair racer appointed non-executive director at UK Athletics

By Paul Osborne

Anne Wafula-Strike has been named a non-executive director at UK Athletics ©Getty ImagesFormer wheelchair racer Anne Wafula-Strike has been appointed a non-executive director at UK Athletics.

Exclusive: Bubka calls for urgent investigation of Russian doping allegations

David Owen at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Sergey Bubka has called for an urgent investigation of the Russian doping allegations ©Getty ImagesSergey Bubka, the former pole-vaulter who is vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is urging a rapid and thorough investigation of the allegations of systematic doping among Russian athletes in a recent German television documentary.

Russian drug allegations have to be dealt with in "proper way" claim IOC

By Duncan Mackay at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Olympic 800 metres champion Maria Savinova is among the Russian athletes accused of taking banned drugs by German television ©Getty ImagesThere is a "determination" within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deal with the allegations of systematic doping among Russian athletes, it was claimed here today.

WADA to investigate allegations of Russian systematic doping after German TV documentary

By Emily Goddard

The German documentary suggests athletes' doping has been covered up, including that of Mariya Savinova ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said it will fully investigate allegations of systematic doping in Russia following a German television documentary that claims to have uncovered "concrete evidence" of unlawful practices in the country.

Echoing London 2012, Coe puts youth engagement at heart of his IAAF campaign

By David Owen at the British Olympic Association Headquarters in London

Sebastian Coe has released the manifesto for his IAAF Presidential election campaign ©Getty ImagesSebastian Coe today put the focus of his campaign for the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) squarely in the same place as the London 2012 Olympic project that he spearheaded to such great effect: young people.

Bubka to announce IAAF Presidential plans "in due time"

By Duncan Mackay

Sergey Bubka is widely expected to be Sebastian Coe's main challenger to replace Lamine Diack as President of the IAAF ©Getty ImagesSergey Bubka has used Twitter to reveal that he will announce his plans for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency "in due time". 

Penny Dain appointed head of communications for London Marathon

By Paul Osborne

Penny Dain has been appointed head of communications for The London Marathon Ltd ©London MarathonPenny Dain today officially started her new role as head of communications for The London Marathon Ltd, it has been announced.

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