Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic earned the most prize money from this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League as she totalled $106,000 (£68,000/€94,000) in a list dominated by female athletes.
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The Sports Medicine Committee for swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has declared the waters of Copacabana beach in Rio “safe” for competitors after follow-up health checks on those who took part in last month’s Marathon Swimming Olympic Test Event.
UK Athletics (UKA) today confirmed its announcement that the independent audit it set up into links with the Nike Oregon Project had found “no evidence of impropriety” on the part of Britain’s world and Olympic 5000 and 10,000 metre champion Mo Farah, who trains there under Alberto Salazar.
Next month’s European Athletics Convention in Lausanne will involve a full house of keynote speakers following confirmations of attendance from the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, newly-elected International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe and Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees.
Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has strongly criticised the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics, accusing them of showing “disrespect” for their requirements by providing substandard facilities and failing to act on warnings about the hazardous nature of the open water swimning venue at Copacabana beach and nearby open-air venues for diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.
Michele Ferrari, the physician who supplied Lance Armstrong with performance-enhancing drugs, is among 61 Italians named on a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) blacklist of 114 coaches, doctors and other sports support staff involved in anti-doping violations.
Street athletics, a concept championed by, among others, the newly-appointed President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe, is set to go global following the announcement of plans for a Great World CityGames.
Mo Farah and Mary Keitany provided an action replay in today’s Morrisons Great North Run as each retained the title they won last year.
Christian Taylor tonight won another significant triple jump battle against his arch-rival, Cuba’s Pedro Pablo Pichardo, as he earned the overall Diamond Race victory, along with the winner’s prize of $40,000, in the final International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels.
WADA come to defence of Radcliffe as emerges IAAF warned Parliamentary Committee about identifying athletes
The circumstances which led to Britain's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe believing she had to go public to clear her name because she had been personally implicated in a United Kingdom Parliamentary Select Committee hearing have been described as “very unfortunate” by David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The details of the three contentious blood test results which were used to cast doubt on the veracity of Paula Radcliffe’s athletic performances by two experts working with The Sunday Times have been revealed by Sky News - and she claims the evidence backs up her insistence she is a clean athlete
Jean-Christophe Rolland, France’s President of the International Rowing Federation (FISA), insisted at the close of the World Rowing Championships in his home country that the much-criticised water at the Rio 2016 venue was safe for rowers to compete on.
Britain’s flagship men’s eight provided a thunderous finale to the World Rowing Championships on Lake Aiguebelette as it kept Germany’s Olympic champions at bay all the way down the course to earn a third consecutive title by 0.18sec., watched by, among others, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
The home crowd at Lake Aiguebelette came alive today as France’s Jeremie Azou and Stany Delayre earned the second gold of this year’s World Rowing Championships for the host nation.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.