Athletics


British cops accused of racial profiling

British sprinter Bianca Williams and her partner have accused London police of racial profiling after officers stopped and searched the couple’s car, with their 3-month-old son inside....

July 7, 2020, Tuesday


Lavillenie fractures thumb

Former Olympic pole vault gold medalist and ex-world record holder Renaud Lavillenie will undergo surgery on a fractured thumb and miss six weeks training after an accident in his back garden....

July 2, 2020, Thursday


Coleman suspended for missing dope tests

Reigning world 100 meters champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended yesterday over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year’s Tokyo...

June 18, 2020, Thursday


Diack’s graft trial starts

Lamine Diack, the former head of the governing body for world athletics, was at the heart of a corruption scam that saw Russian athletes pay six-figure sums to have their names erased from doping lists,...

June 9, 2020, Tuesday


Cloud over Naser gold

Salwa Eid Naser was already being investigated for missing doping tests when she raced to an upset win in the 400 meters at the world track and field championships....

June 8, 2020, Monday


3-time Olympic winner Morrow dies at 84

American treble Olympic gold medalist Bobby Joe Morrow — who won the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay gold at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died at the age of 84....

June 1, 2020, Monday


Diamond League event rescheduled for September

The World Athletics’ Diamond League Shanghai stop has been rescheduled to September 19, according to a provisional 2020 calendar the athletics global body posted on its website....

May 15, 2020, Friday


Diamond League gets new calendar as London nixed

The Diamond League announced a revamped athletics calendar after the London event on July 4-5 was cancelled yesterday due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the first event now provisionally set for Monaco...

May 13, 2020, Wednesday


Wanjiru denies doping

Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon winner, has denied any wrongdoing after he was provisionally suspended by the sport’s independent Athletics Integrity Unit on Tuesday....

April 16, 2020, Thursday


Track worlds moved to July 2022

The world athletics championships were rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022, yesterday, the first major sports event to be repositioned in the wake of the 12-month postponement of the Olympics because of the...

April 9, 2020, Thursday




 

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