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Upgraded to 800m Olympic gold, but Caster Semenya isn't elated

Upgraded to 800m Olympic gold, but Caster Semenya isn't elated

Semenya finished second behind the Russian in both Daegu in 2011 and London 2012 and is now set to become a double Olympic champion after her victory in Rio 2016

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks women`s world half marathon record in UAE

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks women`s world half marathon record in UAE

Three-time RAK champion Mary Keitany smashed her own best, and very nearly the old world record, with a 1:05:13 time.

Russia banned from London World Athletics Championships: IAAF

Russia banned from London World Athletics Championships: IAAF

The ban had already been extended in March and then June 2016, preventing Russia`s athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics.

Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev banned for 10 years

Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev banned for 10 years

Mokhnev was found to have violated the IAAF rules relating to possession, trafficking and administration of banned substances and/or methods.

Yarelys Barrios, Samuel Adelebari Francis fail retroactive Beijing dope tests

Yarelys Barrios, Samuel Adelebari Francis fail retroactive Beijing dope tests

Nigeria-born Francis, who now represents Qatar, finished 16th in the 100m event.

''Russia pondering alternative games for banned paralympians''

''Russia pondering alternative games for banned paralympians''

The Paralympics begin on September 7 and continue till September 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Isinbayeva received 45 votes in favour and 23 against with two IOC members abstaining as she was confirmed a member of the Olympic body,

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Isinbayeva was unable to defend her title in Rio after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban.

Dutee Chand: From bitter identity crisis to competing with best

Dutee Chand: From bitter identity crisis to competing with best

Dutee Chand, who fought depression after a long battle over questions about her gender, is already winner.

Rio Games 2016: Samba and smiles as Usain Bolt warms up for Olympic swansong

Rio Games 2016: Samba and smiles as Usain Bolt warms up for Olympic swansong

It was a reminder of just what athletics will lose when Bolt walks away from the sport next year after the World Championships in London.

111 and counting: List of banned Russian athletes from 2016 Rio Olympics

111 and counting: List of banned Russian athletes from 2016 Rio Olympics

In addition to 67 track and field athletes already banned by the IAAF, 44 further competitors have joined the lengthening list of Russians who have been officially excluded from Brazil.

Rio Games 2016: Hopes rest on Usain Bolt to lead athletics out of doping darkness

Rio Games 2016: Hopes rest on Usain Bolt to lead athletics out of doping darkness

Athletics is overseen by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), founded in 1912, which has been plunged into its worst crisis by doping and corruption scandals affecting several countries and former leaders.

Rio medals devalued! Absence of Russian stars hurts 2016 Olympic Games: Vladimir Putin

Rio medals devalued! Absence of Russian stars hurts 2016 Olympic Games: Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the absence of top Russian competitors will "markedly lower" next month`s Rio Games, as he met competitors set for Brazil and those barred over state-run doping.

AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

The 18-year-old Haryana lad Chopra became the first ever Indian to hold a world record in athletics (junior or senior).

Russian athletics mess: Gloom and anger for athletes due to miss 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian athletics mess: Gloom and anger for athletes due to miss 2016 Rio Olympics

The international sports tribunal rejected an appeal by Russian athletes against a Rio Olympics ban amid mounting pressure for action over state-run doping in Russia.

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

The CAS ruling effectively meant that Russian athletes, who were applying to compete in 2016 Rio Games, will not be going to the Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS rejects Russia appeal, bars athletes from mega event

Rio Olympics 2016: CAS rejects Russia appeal, bars athletes from mega event

The IAAF has said individuals who could definitely prove they were not tainted by the country`s corrupt system could be eligible for Rio.

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia name squad despite ban threat

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia name squad despite ban threat

Russia approved a 387-strong team -- including star names like pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, hurdler Sergei Shubenkov and tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Gowda's father had informed the federation that Gowda has suffered a "minor" shoulder injury. 

Rio Olympics 2016: IAAF clears long jumper Daria Klishina to compete in Brazil

Rio Olympics 2016: IAAF clears long jumper Daria Klishina to compete in Brazil

Sixty-eight Russian track and field stars, hoping to go to Rio now hope that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will overturn the blanket ban as a last resort.