Athletics Kenya has described media claims of widespread systematic doping among Kenyan runners as "suspect and ill-motivated", while Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has also reacted negatively to allegations made yesterday that most of his country’s medals between 2001 and 2012 have been won by athletes suspected of doping.
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Genzebe Dibaba, controversially selected only for the 5,000 metres at next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing four days after breaking the 22-year-old world record in the 1500m, will double up in China - and her coach, Jama Aden, believes she is capable of becoming the first woman under 3min 50sec for the latter distance.
Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Greg Rutherford laid down impressive markers here tonight in the last International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League meeting before next month’s World Championships in Beijing.
UK Athletics has received the initial findings of the group it set up to investigate links with the Nike Oregon Project, and has announced that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Britain's double Olympic and world 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion Mo Farah or in the input to his training regime there.
Australia’s hopes of winning a gold medal at the forthcoming World Rowing Championships have been dealt a savage blow following a bike crash in Italy in which three members of their top boat - the men’s coxless four - suffered injuries, with Alex Lloyd, the number two seat, breaking his collarbone.
Fraser-Pryce changes plan and may defend both 100m and 200m titles at IAAF World Championships in Beijing
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has revealed that she may change her plan and defend both her 100 metres and 200m at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing next month.
Ten days after warning organisers of next month’s World Championships in Beijing there was “no time to lose” in stepping up promotional efforts, Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has received a report that the majority of tickets have now been sold.
IAAF rules on women athletes with high levels of male hormones suspended as CAS demands scientific evidence
Rules made by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) requiring female athletes with high levels of male hormones to obtain medical clearance to compete have been suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
Italy rule World Rowing Under-23 Championships, but Kiwis McBride and Kiddle produce stand-out performance
Italy served notice of its growing potential as it won four golds plus a silver and bronze, to finish top of the medals table at the 2015 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Bolt confirms will defend world 100m title in Beijing as prepares for London return in Olympic Stadium
The ongoing transfer of three Jamaican athletes to Bahrain has been described by Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), as being part of a “developing trend” for competitors from his country.
Genzebe Dibaba tonight broke Qu Yunxia’s 22-year-old women’s world 1500 metres record at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Monaco with a time of 3min 50.07sec.
Organisers of next month’s World Athletics Championships in Beijing have been told they urgently need to step up their promotional efforts for the event by Lamine Diack, President of International Association of Athletics Federations.
New Zealand’s all-conquering men’s pair of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond remain just that after making a late start to their season at the World Cup III in Lucerne - the last big regatta before the World Championships are due to take place on Lake Aiguebelette in France from August 30 until September 6.