Russia athletics needs talent boost, chief says
Russia athletics needs talent boost, chief says

The head of Russia`s athletics federation has issued a call for the naturalization of black athletes to maintain the country`s leading position in the sport, local media reported Wednesday.

Isinbayeva gives birth to first child

Double Olympic pole vault champion and 28-times world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has given birth to a girl, the Russian Athletics Federation said in a statement on Sunday.

Two-year doping ban for Russian pole vaulter

The Russian Athletics Federation has banned pole vaulter Ivan Gertlein for two years after he tested positive for steroids.

Russian race walker banned for doping

Russian race walker Sergey Morozov has been banned for life for doping, the Russian Athletics Federation said.