Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been cleared to participate in next year's National Games after the Court of Arbitration allowed her to compete pending a final decision on her appeal against the IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female athletes having higher level of male hormones.
Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000 metres, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games.
Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been accused of terrorising his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the double amputee shot dead, during the controlling relationship by the deceased law graduate and model's mother.
In an unsavoury incident, Asian Games silver medallist Khushbir Kaur was on Sunday forced to pull out of the women's 20km race walk event of National Open Athletics Championships midway into the competition by her coach Alexander Artsybashev as he felt her ward could get injured at the season-ending meet.
Asian Games bronze medallist O P Jaisha stole the show by winning the women's 5000m race on the opening day of National Open Athletics Championships even as a few top stars pulled out of the meet, here on Sunday.
Kenya`s athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism on Saturday after it emerged Rita Jeptoo, currently the world`s leading female marathon runner, tested positive in an out-of-competition anti-doping test.
Top track and field stars, including the likes of Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia and women's 4x400m relay runners, will vie for top honours in the season-ending National Open Athletics Championships, which begins here on Sunday.