World Athletics

Seb Coe: Athletics will look very different in 2020

In an exclusive conversation with WION, two-time Olympic champion Lord Coe said that the safety of athletes is the most important guiding principle that World Athletics will follow as it plots a return to action in the COVID-19 era.

May 15, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

Former Olympic javelin champion Janis Lusis dies aged 80

During his illustrious career spanning 15 years, the Latvian had bagged a full set of Olympic medals besides clinching four European titles and setting two world records.

Apr 30, 2020, 17:17 PM IST

World Athletics suspends Tokyo Olympic qualification period until December due to coronavirus COVID-19 scare

World Athletics also clarified that the total qualification period will now be four months longer than it was originally planned.

Apr 07, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

AFI wishes Olympic medallist Ehsan Hadadi a speedy recovery after coronavirus diagnosis

Hadadi, a six-times Asian Championship winner, became Iran's first-ever World Championships medallist in 2011.

 

Mar 29, 2020, 12:57 PM IST

Focus is on reinstating Russia, says IAAF`s Sebastian Coe

Revelations of a state-sponsored doping prompted calls for Russia to be banned from the Games altogether, but the International Olympic Committee allowed Russia to compete with a reduced team.

Aug 11, 2016, 04:13 AM IST

Russian bank threatens to sue WADA over IAAF sponsorship claims

In 2006, VTB became the first Russian company ever to sign with the IAAF.

Feb 17, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack admits asking Russia for EUR 1.5m for political campaign

Diack, who served world athletics chief for 16 years until August, was arrested by French investigators in the first week of Novemeber.

Dec 19, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

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.

Nov 25, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Alleged doping extortion 'abhorrent': IAAF chief Sebastian Coe

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe has labelled as "abhorrent" allegations of doping bribery within athletics.

Nov 08, 2015, 17:03 PM IST

5% Indian athletes among blood dope offenders: Reports

The sensational media reports of widespread blood doping in world athletics has also pointed the finger of suspicion at the Indian athletes, though experts in the country are not very clear about how it could have happened.

Aug 04, 2015, 20:04 PM IST

Trains, planes and memory sticks: reporter''s doping scoop quest

 The German journalist behind an explosive report suggesting widespread doping in world athletics travelled to rural Kenya, pursued dead-end leads and made a lot of fruitless trips before nailing the story that has rocked global sport.

Aug 04, 2015, 17:41 PM IST

IAAF takes doping claims "extremely seriously": Presidential candidate Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe, a candidate to run world athletic`s governing body, said the organisation would take fresh allegations of doping "extremely seriously", after a newspaper and a broadcaster said leaked data showed evidence of mass doping in the sport.

Aug 02, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius arrives for murder trial judgement day

Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Thursday for the verdict in his 6-month murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years.

Sep 11, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

Kenya not worried over stars` pullout from World Athletics

Withdrawals of some top names from the Kenyan team for the World Championships won`t leave coach Abraham Kiplimo without sleep.

Jul 22, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

Tyson Gay fires Bolt warning for 2010

Sprinter Tyson Gay said on Saturday that he will challenge Jamaican rival Usain Bolt’s 100 metres world record when he recovers from a groin injury.

Sep 19, 2009, 15:50 PM IST

Tyson Gay fires Bolt warning for 2010

Sprinter Tyson Gay said on Saturday that he will challenge Jamaican rival Usain Bolt’s 100 metres world record when he recovers from a groin injury.

Sep 19, 2009, 15:50 PM IST

Ethiopia`s Bekele goes for distance double

Ethiopian double Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will attempt to add a 5,000 metres gold medal to his 10,000 title at the world athletics championships.

Aug 20, 2009, 17:36 PM IST

Ethiopia`s Bekele goes for distance double

Ethiopian double Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will attempt to add a 5,000 metres gold medal to his 10,000 title at the world athletics championships.

Aug 20, 2009, 17:36 PM IST

Borchin adds walk world title to Olympic gold

Russian Olympic champion Valeriy Borchin claimed the first gold medal of the world athletics championships when he won the men’s 20km walk on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2009, 20:09 PM IST

Borchin adds walk world title to Olympic gold

Russian Olympic champion Valeriy Borchin claimed the first gold medal of the world athletics championships when he won the men’s 20km walk on Saturday.

Aug 15, 2009, 20:09 PM IST