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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.

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: Sebastian Coe cool over injury-hit 'genius' Usain Bolt

Rio Olympics: Sebastian Coe cool over injury-hit 'genius' Usain Bolt

Bolt is facing a race against time to be fit in his bid for an unprecedented third treble Olympic gold.

Russia in last-ditch plea to IAAF over 2016 Rio athletes ban

Russia in last-ditch plea to IAAF over 2016 Rio athletes ban

Coe, himself the target of allegations that he enlisted the help of the fugitive son of disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack to secure his election last year, is to give a press conference at the Grand Hotel Wien at 1500 GMT.

2016 Rio Olympics: Fears for Russia as IAAF extend ban

2016 Rio Olympics: Fears for Russia as IAAF extend ban

Russia`s Olympic quest will likely be decided in the May Council meeting.

Sebastian Coe says Kenya could be banned from 2016 Rio Olympics

Sebastian Coe says Kenya could be banned from 2016 Rio Olympics

This could serve as a big blow for the Kenyans.

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe denies he's source of 'bribery' claims

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe denies he's source of 'bribery' claims

Ed Warner said there had been allegations of "brown envelopes" and bribe demands.
 

Embattled Sebastian Coe 'not in denial' of challenge facing IAAF

Embattled Sebastian Coe 'not in denial' of challenge facing IAAF

Coe served eight years as a vice-president under Lamine Diack​.

Corruption `embedded` in world athletics: WADA

Corruption `embedded` in world athletics: WADA

Former leader Lamine Diack faces criminal charges in France over allegations that he took more than one million euros ($1.1 million) in bribes from Russian athletes and officials to cover up failed drug tests.

There was no IAAF cover-up on positive drug tests by Russian athletes: Sebastian Coe

There was no IAAF cover-up on positive drug tests by Russian athletes: Sebastian Coe

Claims have emerged that the IAAF was aware of illegal and dangerous levels of doping in Russian athletics as far back as 2009.

Life bans for former IAAF officials for alleged doping cover-ups

Life bans for former IAAF officials for alleged doping cover-ups

In a landmark step, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Thursday handed bans to four individuals, including life ban to the son of former president Lamine Diack, for their alleged roles in doping cover-ups.

Sebastian Coe defends Eugene choice amid French probe

Sebastian Coe defends Eugene choice amid French probe

Eugene won the right to host the biennial event despite the absence of a formal bidding procedure.

Sebastian Coe refuses to apologise for doping comment

Sebastian Coe refuses to apologise for doping comment

Coe says he sticks by sentiments and probably might have chosen different language.

IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

Track and field's governing body issued a 38-page response to allegations by British and German media outlets.

Sebastian Coe vows to steady rocking ship that is IAAF

Sebastian Coe vows to steady rocking ship that is IAAF

Coe hopes to maintain and rebuild the reputation of IAAF.

Sebastian Coe steps down from ambassadorial role with Nike

Sebastian Coe steps down from ambassadorial role with Nike

Sebastian Coe is facing conflict of interest allegations over the bidding of 2021 World Championships.

Athletics chief Sebastian Coe denies lobbying claims over 2021 World Champs

Athletics chief Sebastian Coe denies lobbying claims over 2021 World Champs

Sebastian Coe faces calls for investigation over awarding of 2021 World Championships in Eugene.

IAAF should have been 'more alert': Sebastian Coe on doping issues

IAAF should have been 'more alert': Sebastian Coe on doping issues

In August, Coe had referred to claims about suspicious blood profiles involving some athletes as "a declaration of war on my sport".

Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

Russian Mikhail Butov, an IAAF council member and ARAF secretary general, presented his country's position before 24 of the 27-strong IAAF Council chaired by Coe.

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Sebastian Coe has given the Russian athletics federation until end of week to respond.