WADA takes 3000 samples from Russian athletes
WADA takes 3000 samples from Russian athletes

London, Dec 24 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials investigating rampant doping among Russian athletes have collected around 3,000 samples from the country, according to media reports Wednesday.

Dutee Chand cleared for National Games

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.

SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal
SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal

Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to launch the national academy for medium and long distance races here on December 23, its Director General Jiji Thomson said on Thursday.

Russian doping whistleblowers `have more proof`
Russian doping whistleblowers `have more proof`

The whistleblowers who made serious allegations of doping in Russian athletics insist they have more proof to back-up their accusations and are waiting to hear from the IAAF and WADA.

WADA forms commission to probe Russian doping allegations
WADA forms commission to probe Russian doping allegations

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced details of a three-man commission that will probe doping allegations in Russia, a move supported by world's athletics governing body IAAF.

Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio
Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio

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.

Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015
Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015

Kenya's Olympic 800 metre champion David Rudisha has supported British athletics great Sebastian Coe's bid for International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) presidency.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother accuses Oscar Pistorius of `terrifying` her daughter during relationship
Reeva Steenkamp's mother accuses Oscar Pistorius of `terrifying` her daughter during relationship

 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.

Delhi Half Marathon: Suresh, Preeja crowned victors among Indians
Delhi Half Marathon: Suresh, Preeja crowned victors among Indians

Suresh Kumar and Preeja Sreedharan emerged winners among the Indian athletes taking part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon held here Sunday.

Adola, Kiplagat emerge Delhi Half Marathon champions

Ethiopian Guye Adola and Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat won the men’s and women’s category races of the  Delhi Half Marathon held here Sunday.

Doha to host 2019 Athletics World Championships
Doha to host 2019 Athletics World Championships

Doha has been selected to host the 2019 Athletics World Championships by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday.

Jessica Ennis-Hill warns against re-signing of football player convicted of rape
Jessica Ennis-Hill warns against re-signing of football player convicted of rape

British 2012 Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill has joined a row over whether a soccer player convicted of rape should be allowed to rejoin his former club after being freed from jail.

I don't believe Oscar Pistorius, says Reeva Steenkamp's mother
I don't believe Oscar Pistorius, says Reeva Steenkamp's mother

Reeva Steenkamp's mother does not believe Oscar Pistorius accidentally killed her daughter and feels "let down" by South Africa's justice system, according to a memoir published on Monday.

Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships
Jessica Ennis-Hill targets strong showing in Beijing World Championships

Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed she hopes to compete at next year`s World Championships in Beijing as she steps up her preparations to defend her Olympic title in 2016.

Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon
Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon

Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany surged at the finish to win Sunday`s New York City Marathon, holding off rivals over the closing strides in Central Park for narrow triumphs.

Khushbir Kaur forced to pull out midway by coach: Sources
Khushbir Kaur forced to pull out midway by coach: Sources

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.

OP Jaisha steals show, wins 5000m gold in National Open  Athletics Championships
OP Jaisha steals show, wins 5000m gold in National Open Athletics Championships

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.

Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal
Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal

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.

Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics
Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics

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.

Top Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo tests positive: Report
Top Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo tests positive: Report

World Marathon Majors organisers announced Friday they were postponing the awarding of this year`s prize to Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo after a report she has tested positive for doping.