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IAAF maintains Russia suspension

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | The world governing body of athletics on Sunday maintained its suspension of Russia, saying the country still had not done enough to clamp down on doping. Rune Andersen, the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)’s anti-doping Task Force, said “several key …

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30 percent of athletes at 2011 worlds admitted doping – report

Berlin, Germany | AFP | At least 30 percent of those who competed at the 2011 IAAF World Championships admitted to having used banned substances during their careers, according to a report. The research was carried out by Germany’s University of Tuebingen and America’s Harvard Medical School in 2011, but legal …

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Farah motors home in victorious adieu to home crowd

Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | British athletics legend Mo Farah began the day taking a lap of honour in an open top Bentley and ended it by giving the crowd what they wanted in his final race on home turf — a victory. The 34-year-old, who had agonisingly fallen just …

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Kenya to bid for 2023 world championships

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years. No African nation has ever staged the sport’s flagship event, but Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario said Kenya had shown …

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Bolt takes final curtain call as Felix, Semenya add more gold

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics greats Allyson Felix and Caster Semenya lit up the track to bring the curtain down on the world championships in great style on Sunday. However, not for the first time, but certainly the last as an athlete, Usain Bolt stole the show. Retiring superstar …

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Mixed emotions as Bolt bows out

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Jamaican Usain Bolt said Sunday he was sad but also excited to bow out of athletics, adding that his disappointing world campaign in London would not change his career achievements. Bolt brought down the curtain on his glittering career in dramatic fashion when he …

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Francis shocks Felix, Miller-Uibo for world 400m gold

London, United Kingdom | AFP | American Phyllis Francis ripped up the form book to claim a shock gold in the women’s 400m at the IAAF World Championships on Wednesday. The race had been billed as a straight duel between multi-medalled American Allyson Felix, the defending champion, and Olympic champion Shaunae …

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Farah returns on IAAF World Championships Day 6

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Day six highlights for the IAAF World Championships on Wednesday: Men’s 5000 metres heats Mo Farah may have emerged battered and bruised from his superb victory in the 10,000 metres but he will be intent on not seeing his farewell to track championships go awry …

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Coe and IAAF behaviour ‘inhumane’: Gatlin’s agent

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is ‘inhumane’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’, the athlete’s agent told the BBC in a blistering attack. British athletics legend Coe — a two-time 1500m Olympic champion — had told the …

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