Mo Farah has expressed his sympathy for any clean Russian track and field athletes who may have been caught up in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ban confirmed earlier this week - but he added that if National Federations are responsible for doping irregularities, they have to pay a price.
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Usain Bolt’s last race before he defends his Olympic 100 and 200 metre titles in Rio will be the high point of interest at the two-day International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) London Diamond League meeting which starts tomorrow.
Bekele “deeply disappointed” at omission from Rio team by selectors who “know nothing about athletics”
Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia’s triple Olympic champion, has reacted angrily to being omitted from the team for next month’s Rio Olympics, claiming that members of his National Federation “know nothing about athletics.”
Usain Bolt believes the ban on Russian track and field athletes from international competition that was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today has sent out “a strong message”.
Kim Collins, the 40-year-old former world 100 metres champion who vowed he would never compete for St Kitts and Nevis again after being dropped before his first race at the London 2012 Games, has been cleared to compete for his country in Rio next month at what will be his fifth Olympics.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Monaco - just half-an-hour’s drive from Nice - went ahead after Prince Albert II had chaired an emergency meeting of the Monegasque Athletics Federation to discuss the terrorist attack of the previous night.
If you want a pointer as to how the athletics competition will go at next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, tomorrow’s Herculis meeting at the Stade Louis II in Monaco - whose participants include Dafne Schippers, Asbel Kiprop, Mo Farah, Mutaz Essa Barshim and Caster Semenya – will offer telling information.
European Athletics is to “look more closely” at the way in which athletes are allowed to transfer allegiance in order to represent new countries in international competition before discussing the matter with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), President Svein Arne Hansen has announced.
Svein Arne Hansen, President of European Athletics, has hailed the Amsterdam 2016 Championships that came to a close yesterday as “a great success”, praising the range of innovations which have distinguished the 23rd running of the event.
Allyson Felix’s plans to double up over 200/400 metres at next month’s Rio Olympics, already accommodated by an alteration in the athletics programme scheduling, came to naught on the final day of the US Olympic Track and Field trials as she missed the chance to defend her 200m title in Brazil by one place and one hundredth of a second.
Three victories on the final day of the 23rd European Athletics Championships here - from Adam Kszczot over 800 metres, Angelika Cichocka in the 1500m and hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek - moved Poland to the top of the medals table with a total of six golds.
Victory in the 5000m at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials earned 41-year-old Bernard Lagat the right to become the oldest US runner at what will be his fifth Olympics - but for world 110m hurdles record holder Aries Merritt, desperate to defend his title in Rio 10-months after kidney replacement surgery, that dream is over; by one hundredth of a second.
Dutch heptathlete Anouk Vetter managed to better home heroine Dafne Schippers last night as she earned a third Dutch gold at the 23rd European Athletics Championships with 6626 points, breaking the national record of the woman who has since turned to sprinting in a big way.
The Netherlands’ world 200 metre champion Dafne Schippers lifted the home mood at the 23rd European Championships here as she delivered a fervently anticipated victory in the women’s 100m final.
The unique depth of American talent in the women’s 100 metre hurdles meant that the US Olympic Track and Field Trials were going to be painful for some world class athletes - and as things turned out, it was the athlete who ran the second fastest ever time of 12.24sec on the same track in Eugene on May 28, Keri Harrison, who failed to make the trip to Rio de Janeiro next month.