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Diniz is oldest male world champion in 50km walk, Henriques wins inaugural women’s race

 Diniz is oldest male world champion in 50km walk, Henriques wins inaugural women’s race

Yohann Diniz, who turns 40 on January 1 next year, became the oldest male athlete in the history of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships to win a title as he earned France its third gold here in the men’s 50 kilometres walk - on a day when Portugal’s Ines Henriques secured a historic victory in the inaugural women’s event.


Exclusive: Ford, historic swim victor at Moscow Games, calls for greater acknowledgement of cheated athletes in "forgotten era"

Exclusive: Ford, historic swim victor at Moscow Games, calls for greater acknowledgement of cheated athletes in "forgotten era"

Michelle Ford, the only non Eastern-bloc female swimmer to win individual Olympic gold against East Germans during their state-doping years, has called upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to do more to acknowledge athletes who have been cheated out of medals in what she calls the “forgotten era.”




IOC vice-president claims Russian anti-doping and athletics organisations are "rotten to the core" as Tallent receives Olympic gold medal

IOC vice-president claims Russian anti-doping and athletics organisations are "rotten to the core" as Tallent receives Olympic gold medal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates has launched a scathing attack on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) after Australian racewalker Jared Tallent was finally presented with his Olympic gold medal from London 2012 at a special ceremony in Melbourne today.





Rome dedicating switched IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships to dead gold medallist

Rome dedicating switched IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships to dead gold medallist

Rome, which has had just four months to prepare for this weekend’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Race Walking Team Championships – switched from Cheboksary following the suspension of the All-Russia Athletic Federation pending doping investigations – is dedicating the event to its 1997 world champion Annarita Sidoti, who died of breast cancer last year aged 45.