Exactly a year before the 23rd European Athletics Championships are due to get underway in Amsterdam, a senior official has praised the event’s organisers and described 2016 as “the perfect time” for the Netherlands to make its debut as host to the event.
European Athletics has hosted the biggest ever event bidding seminar for the 2020 European Athletics Championships and 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Lausanne.
Despite the absence through injury of Usain Bolt in tonight’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ Paris Diamond League meeting, Jamaican sprinters dominated the men’s and women’s 100 metres, with Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning in 9.81sec and 10.74 respectively.
Trinidad and Tobago relay team officially upgraded to London 2012 Olympic silver medals following Tyson Gay doping ban
Trinidad and Tobago’s 4x100 metres relay team have officially had their London 2012 bronze medal upgraded to silver following American sprinter Tyson Gay’s one-year ban for testing positive for anabolic steroids.
UK Anti-Doping decision to investigate BBC Panorama allegations concerning Mo Farah coach welcomed by UK Athletics
UK Athletics has welcomed the decision of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to carry out an investigation into allegations about Alberto Salazar’s operations at the Nike Oregon Project made on June 3 in the BBC Panorama programme Catch Me If You Can.
Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, candidates for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency, have made their latest appeal to the 214 Member Federations on the crucial subject of athletics development - with Coe promising more direct revenue, and Bubka vowing to create more individualised development programmes.
Mo Farah has insisted he will continue to work with Alberto Salazar after accepting the response his coach has made to allegations of doping offences raised by a BBC Panorama documentary earlier this month.
Mo Farah coach Salazar responds to BBC allegations in open letter, and insists "I will never permit doping"
Alberto Salazar has responded to allegations made earlier this month in a BBC Panorama documentary that he violated anti-doping rules in his coaching of several athletes within the Nike Oregon Project, most notably Galen Rupp, the Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist, has issued his long-awaited riposte in the form of a 12,000 word open letter.
Germany’s Raphael Holzdeppe wowed the crowds with a superb personal best clearance of 5.92 metres to edge out Brazilian rival Thiago Braz Da Silva to claim pole vault spoils here on the first of two evenings of street athletics action here.
Bubka pledges administrative support for National Federations as calls for IAAF to appoint chief executive
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidential candidate Sergey Bubka has promised to double the amount of administrative grants for National Federations, while also calling for the sport's world governing body to appoint a chief executive.
Hosts Russia won the European Team Championships Super League title for the fourth time in the six stagings of the competition in Cheboksary on a day when five more event records were broken.
Hosts Russia hold a five points overnight lead over defending champions Germany, 186-181, in the European Team Championships in Cheboksary followng the opening day of competition which saw five event records beaten and one equalled.
An unofficial world record by Paralympian Cassie Mitchell headlined the opening day of the US Paralympics Track and Field National Championships held at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mo Farah, whose coach Alberto Salazar was alleged to have engaged in past doping violations involving other athletes in his group by a BBC Panorama programme aired earlier this month, has posted a statement on Facebook insisting he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and adding that the last weeks have been “the toughest of my life".
Svein Arne Hansen, the new European Athletics President, has today made good on his intention to include more women in the organisation in announcing the names of the 14 females appointed to Commissions following last weekend’s Council meeting in Oslo.