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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)

'Superhuman' wanted – Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At one point athletics resembled Usain Bolt down and out on the track Now the sport is rebuilding its image

Testosterone a 'significant' boost for women athletes

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Hyperandrogenism is a condition that causes high natural levels of the male hormone testosterone in women

SIGNIFICANT BOOST. High levels of testosterone that are naturally produced by some elite female athletes give them a 'significant' competitive edge in athletics events. Dutee Chand, an Indian athlete with the condition, successfully challenged the IAAF regulations before the Court of Arbitration for Sports. File Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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IAAF says 200 Russians named in doping report

Jan 04, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it has been given the names by investigators working for Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren

MORE NAMED. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe arrives to address a press conference following a two-day IAAF council meeting on December 1, 2016 in Monaco. Russia remains suspended from international athletics competition and 200 more athletes have been named for checking. VALERY HACHE / AFP

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

High hopes for Rio gold after Eric Cray's World Challenge silver

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Cray smashes the Philippine national record at 48 98 in the 400 meter hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge Cup in Madrid

OLYMPIC HOPE. There are high hopes for Filipino-American Eric Cray to bag a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

IAAF extends Russian athletics ban, leaves Olympics door ajar

Jun 18, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The IAAF Council headed by Sebastian Coe is unanimous in its decision to uphold the suspension

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

Russian athletics hit by first meldonium cases

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:01 PM

The athletics federation did not name the 4 athletes who tested positive

BANNED. A file picture made available in September 2015 of the production of 'Mildronate' at the pharmaceutical company Grindex in Riga, Latvia, 23 November 2010. 'Meldonium', also known as 'Mildronate', is produced in Latvia and is used to treat slow blood flow or a lack of it, known as ischemia. Photo by VALDA KALNINA/EPA

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

MILO champions Buenavista, Tabal ready to take on Paris Marathon

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Filipino runners Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal are looking to make their experience at the 38th Paris International Marathon one to remember

RUN TO REMEMBER. Eduardo Buenavista (L) and Mary Joy Tabal (R) will participate in the Paris International Marathon. Photos from Facebook