ERNEST John 'EJ' Obiena has passed the Olympic qualifying standard in pole vault ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.The Filipino cleared 5.81 meters in a competition in Chiara, Italy, surpassing the 5.80 qualifying standard for men's ...
Sep 4, 2019
TRACK and field's governing body said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports' highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya. ...
May 3, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field's governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as a key tribunal began hosting ...
Feb 19, 2019
MOSCOW - Russia's athletics federation has dropped a legal challenge against its ban from international competition.The country has been suspended since 2015 because of doping, though dozens of top athletes have been allowed to compete via a neutral status by ...
Jan 26, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, England - When you get a phone call from former sprint king Maurice Greene straight after setting another record, you know you've done something special.Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the ...
Mar 4, 2018
KYOTO, Japan - Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades.The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the ...
Sep 6, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya - Olympic 800-meter champion and world-record holder David Rudisha withdrew from the world championships on Monday after straining a thigh muscle in a training session in Kenya.The double world and Olympic champion said an MRI scan on the ...
Aug 1, 2017
LONDON - The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia's suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme.A meeting of the international track and ...
Aug 1, 2017
LONDON - Another testing week off the track ended for Mo Farah in victory, followed by a further defense of his integrity.In the penultimate race of an illustrious career, the four-time Olympic champion won the 3,000 meters at the London ...
Jul 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA - Jamaica swept the last two relays to split six races with the United States, marking the first time that the Americans didn't win the USA vs. the World competition at the Penn Relays.The Americans had won the first ...
Apr 30, 2017
TRACK and field authorities have cleared three Russian athletes in time to compete next month at European indoor track championships and another high-profile event.The International Association of Athletics Federations established new criteria requiring Russian athletes to show they had been ...
Feb 24, 2017
BOSTON - Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is planning to return to the track this weekend at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix.Stepanova appears on the start list for the women's 800 meters in Saturday's meet. She will be ...
Jan 27, 2017
BOSTON - Blood, sweat and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year's running of America's most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption.Now the rightful winner of the 2014 women's race - Buzunesh ...
Dec 13, 2016
NEW YORK - After Russia's widespread violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, new World Anti-Doping Agency director general Olivier Niggli says an expanding investigations staff will be on the lookout for state-sponsored cheating in other nations."It has happened ...
Oct 14, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Five Russian race walkers have been suspended for four years after testing positive for EPO.The sanctions were announced on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The five, including 2013 world championship silver medalist Mikhail Ryzhov, all tested ...
Oct 14, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The IAAF said on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling.The eligibility of long jumper Darya Klishina was revoked by the ...
Aug 14, 2016
LONDON - Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in ...
Jul 22, 2016
BOSTON - When Joan Benoit Samuelson was in high school in the 1970s, the longest distance she was allowed to run was a half-mile."It was thought that running would do us bodily harm, and we would never bear children," said the ...
Apr 17, 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Once they get to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American athletes could be faced with virus-spreading mosquitoes, virus-infested water and the prospect of competing against at least two countries, Russia and Kenya, that are under investigation ...
Mar 8, 2016
PARIS - Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field's governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to ...
Jan 13, 2016
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