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Defiant Semenya says no 800m, no worlds

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Caster Semenya has a legal battle with the IAAF over new rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes

SPEED QUEEN. Caster Semenya has not been beaten in the 800m for 4 years now. Photo from Semenya's Twitter account (@caster800m)


The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Eric Cray disqualified for false start at IAAF World Championships

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Eric Cray s year best time of 49 50 would have been good enough to send him to the semis but a false start cuts his London 2017 stint short

DISAPPOINTMENT. Filipino sprinter Eric Cray is disqualified from the 400-meter hurdle preliminaries for jumping the gun. Screenshot from YouTube

Usain Bolt wants to prove 'unbeatable' at final world championship

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Usain Bolt calls himself the underdog as he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships

SWAN SONG. Usain Bolt wants to bring the curtain down on his individual exploits as a sprinter who was 'unbeatable, unstoppable.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

London has 'nothing to hide' over 2017 bid, says UK Athletics

Jan 16, 2016 - 4:35 PM

London is set to host the 2017 IAAF World Championships Amid allegations of widespread corruption and doping cases UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner says London s bid was completely by the book and through the front door

NOTHING TO HIDE. British 400m runner Martyn Rooney waves the IAAF flag during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships in August 2015. The next IAAF World Championships will take place in London 2017. London insists it has nothing to hide over its successful hosting bid. EPA/WU HONG

Athletics: Bolt quashes Gatlin's coup attempt in Beijing

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:46 AM

Meanwhile Olympic champion Jessica Ennis Hill completes a fairytale comeback by winning her second heptathlon world title

LIKE LIGHTNING. Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the men's 100m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 23, 2015. Srdjan Suki/EPA

Usain Bolt 'sad' as doping talk dominates Beijing Worlds

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Usain Bolt the 6 time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica says it saddens him that doping issues have overshadowed the track competition at the upcoming IAAF World Championships