IAAF to introduce new gender rules

The IAAF announced the introduction of new eligibility rules for female athletes triggered by the controversy surrounding South Africa`s 800metre runner Caster Semenya.

IAAF praises Luka, Preeja, Kavita in its annual review

Country`s promising middle distance runner Tintu Luka has been dubbed as a challenger to the title "Revelation of 2010" by the International Association of Athletics Federations during its annual review of events on its webiste.

Mumbai marathon organisers rope in IAAF to ratify results

With the Athletics Federation of India cold shouldering the 8th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 16 next year, international athletics body AFI`s representative would ratify the results, it was learnt.

Rudisha and Vlasic named athletes of year

Kenyan 800 metres runner David Rudisha, who set 2010’s only major world record, and world indoor high jump champion Blanka Vlasic of Croatia were named IAAF athletes of the year on Sunday.

Beijing to host 2015 world championships

Beijing will host the 2015 world championships, the IAAF decided on Saturday, returning international athletics to the Bird’s Nest stadium Usain Bolt made famous with his lightning speed at the 2008 Olympics.

Russian runner Alminova escapes with three-month ban

European indoor 1,500 metres champion Anna Alminova has been banned for three months for failing a drugs test, world`s athletics governing body IAAF said on Tuesday.

IAAF to recommend US relay team be stripped of gold

The IAAF will recommend the U.S. women`s 2004 Olympic 4x400 metres relay team be stripped of its gold medal because of the doping suspension of relay alternate Crystal Cox, federation spokesman Nick Davies said on Monday.

Top meetings in Africa still a dream, says IAAF

IAAF president Lamine Diack said on Sunday he did not think athletics would soon join soccer in holding its top championship in Africa.

Bolt and Richards named IAAF world athletes of year

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who became one of the world`s most recognised athletes, and American women`s 400 metres world champion Sanya Richards were named IAAF world athletes of the year.

IAAF agrees to Semenya keeping world title

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has agreed that South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800 meters world title

IAAF agrees that Semenya keeps title-South Africa

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has agreed that South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800 metres world title, the country`s sports ministry said.

IAAF expects Semenya`s gender results within days

The IAAF expects to receive the results of world 800-meter champion Caster Semenya`s gender verification tests within days.

Morocco`s Jamel Chatbi fails drugs test

Morocco`s Jamel Chatbi withdrew from world championship men`s steeplechase final after testing positive for the stimulant clenbuterol, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said.

IAAF chief Diack considers another term

Long-standing world athletics chief Lamine Diack may run again for the athletics top job if he still feels fit enough in 2011, the 76-year-old Senegalese said Friday.