Kenya's Brigid Kosgei smashes Paula Radcliffe's marathon world record in Chicago

Kosgei won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label road race in two hours, 14 minutes amd four seconds. 

Oct 14, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge becomes 1st athlete to finish marathon in under two hours

Long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on Saturday scripted history by becoming the first-ever athlete to finish a marathon in under two hours in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Oct 12, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

American athlete Christian Taylor fears for triple jump as Diamond League changes

As athletics` Diamond League prepares to create a trimmer look for 2020, Christian Taylor worries about the future of the event in which he has won five gold medals.

Jul 19, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

Legendary athlete PT Usha expresses delight following nomination for IAAF Veteran Pin

The 55-year-old Olympian expressed thankfulness to the IAAF for the "incredible honour" in a tweet which further comprised of a letter from IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:00 PM IST

I can qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson

Johnson's personal best time is 3:37.86, which he set at Gold Coast CWG, last year.

May 08, 2019, 00:49 AM IST

Olympic chief Thomas Bach sympathises with Caster Semenya, respects CAS decision

Semenya won gold in the 800 metres at the last two Olympics but Wednesday`s CAS ruling means she will have to artificially reduce her levels of the hormone to defend her titles in Tokyo next year.

May 04, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra undergoes elbow surgery, likely to miss Doha World Championships

The surgery has also raised doubts over his participation in the World Championships, which is slated to take place in Doha from September 27 to October 6.

May 03, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya says she is ''no threat'' to women's sport

Semenya also sought to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were formerly male but have now entered the female sporting arena.

May 02, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules

Semenya, who has spent years trying to get the new IAAF regulations thrown out, will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Doha against 2016 Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba - who recently revealed she had similar difference in sexual development (DSD) characteristics to the South African.

May 02, 2019, 15:51 PM IST

CAS dismisses Caster Semenya appeal over IAAF testosterone regulations

It means that Semenya and other affected athletes hoping to compete at the World Championships in Doha in September would have to start taking medication to lower their testosterone level to below the required five (5) nmol/L within one week.

May 01, 2019, 15:57 PM IST

Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya says 'no threat' to women's sport

The Court had been due to announce its decision on Tuesday but has postponed it until late April.

Mar 27, 2019, 17:50 PM IST

UN-backed Caster Semenya optimistic of CAS success in battle with IAAF

The resolution was co-sponsored by Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, India, Iceland and Canada.

Mar 23, 2019, 19:59 PM IST

CAS delays decision on Caster Semenya's appeal hearing against IAAF

South African 800-metres double Olympic champion Semenya is seeking to overturn a new set of IAAF regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes.

Mar 22, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

Distance races to continue at Oregon`s Prefontaine Classic despite IAAF changes

The sport`s ruling IAAF said on Monday that starting in 2020 the number of Diamond League disciplines will be cut from 32 to 24 with 12 each for men and women and the longest event on the circuit`s televised programme will be 3,000 metres.

Mar 16, 2019, 07:45 AM IST

Kenya, Ethiopia urge IAAF not to cut Diamond League races

Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said it was 'totally unfair' to drop the two events in which African athletes have traditionally done very well.

Mar 15, 2019, 17:09 PM IST

IAAF maintains Russia's athletics ban over doping

Russia`s athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence of widespread doping in the sport.

Mar 11, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

'Proud' Semenya back on track after IAAF rule change

The South African, the double Olympic 800 metres champion, will race in the 1500m in the opening of the IAAF's elite 14-meet competition. It will be her first outing since the rule changes were announced.

May 03, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Athletics: IAAF extends Russia's ban, warns of new sanctions

Russia has been banned from the sport since November 2015 after the McLaren report discovered widespread doping. 

Mar 07, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Russia making progress over doping, says IAAF chief Sebastian Coe

Russia has been banned from international athletics competition since November 2015 after doping issues. The country`s anti-doping agency, RUSADA, is also yet to be declared fully compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Dec 17, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

Official tests can't detect most doping cases in sports: Study

The study found that at least 30 per cent of athletes in the 2011 IAAF World Championships and 45 per cent of athletes at the Pan-Arab Games in 2011 claimed to have taken doping drugs or used other doping methods.

Aug 30, 2017, 22:50 PM IST