athletics

IAAF World Challenge Zagreb set for 5-6 Sept.

The 66th edition of the Hanzekovic track and field meeting, one of IAAF World Challenge meetings, will take place in Zagreb on 5-6 September, the event's director Ivana Brkljacic said recently.

Croatia's Perkovic wins discus throw at Paris Diamond League

Croatia's best track and field athlete, Sandra Perkovic was the first in the women's discus throw event in the IAAF Diamond League in Paris on Saturday, with the throw of 67.62 metres.

Kipchoge claims marathon gold 12 years on from first Olympic medal

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge produced a masterful performance to win the men's marathon in Rio de Janeiro Sunday and claim gold 12 years after his first medal at the Games.

Centrowitz beats the favourites to end 108-year US 1,500m draught

Matthew Centrowitz shocked all the favourites when he clinched a first United States Olympic 1,500-metre gold in 108 years with a courageous run from the front on Saturday.

Bolt gets ninth gold for Games triple triple; Felix takes fifth gold

Sprint icon Usain Bolt clinched a third straight Olympic treble on Friday night, winning his ninth gold medal overall as part of Jamaica's 4x100-metre relay in his Games farewell.

Dunfee promoted to walking bronze as Arai disqualified

Canadian Evan Dunfee is promoted to the bronze medal position in the men's 50-kilometre walk after Japan's Hirooki Arai is disqualified.

Slovakia's Toth, China's Liu add Olympic golds to world walk titles

Slovakia's Matej Toth denied Jared Tallent an outright Olympic gold when he came from behind to beat the Australian for first place in the 50-kilometre walk at the Rio Games Friday.

Bolt believes he's joined Ali, Pele in sporting pantheon

Usain Bolt completed a unique third straight sprint double at the Olympics Thursday and expects that to be good enough to join the all-time greats in world sport. He also suggested he has ran his last big 200m race.

Kemboi disqualified from third place in steeplechase

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi has been disqualified from the Olympic 3,000-metre steeplechase final for lane infringement, the ruling body IAAF says, costing him the bronze medal.

Sandra Perkovic wins Olympic gold in women's discus throw

The world's champion in the women's discus throw, Sandra Perkovic of Croatia, won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday by throwing 69.21 metres, defending the title won at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Taylor and Perkovic with repeat golds; Bolt strolls into 200m semis

American Christian Taylor got back-to-back triple jump Olympic gold medals with a first-round effort while Croatia's Sandra Perkovic flirted with disaster before likewise repeating in the women's discus on a Tuesday which also saw Usain Bolt back in action.

Poland's Wlodarczyk gets hammer gold with world record

Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk claims Olympic hammer throw gold at last with a world record 82.29 metres.

Sprint legend Bolt storms to third 100m gold; Van Niekerk WR in 400m

Jamaican star Usain Bolt further cemented his status as a global sporting icon with a third straight Olympic 100-metre gold in Rio de Janeiro on a Sunday night which also saw Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m world record broken.

Ethiopia's Ayana smashes 10,000m world record for Olympic gold

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana ran away from her rivals to smash the women's 10,000-metre world record for Olympic gold as athletics at the Rio Games got off to an extraordinary start on Friday.

Berlin runner puts Palestine on Olympic marathon map

Mayada Al-Sayad, a German-born marathon runner from Berlin, starts for Palestine in the marathon on Sunday in a Games first.

Chinese swimmer, Bulgarian athlete fail doping tests at Rio Games

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi and Bulgarian steeplechaser Silvia Danekova have tested positive for banned substances in the first failed doping tests at the Rio Olympics.

Klishina facing burden as Russia's lone track and field athlete

Long jumper Darya Klishina will be Russia's only track and field athlete at the Olympic Games after 67 others were banned due to systematic doping. The US-based Klishina faces the pressure of being called a traitor back home and the burden of the world's eyes upon her.

Doping whistleblower Stepanova will not pursue Rio spot through CAS

Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova will not go before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to win the right to compete at the Rio Olympics, her manager Patrick Magyar told dpa Friday.

Croatia's Perkovic victorious in London with meeting record

Croatia's Sandra Perkovic won the women's discus throw event at the Diamond League meeting in London on Saturday, setting a meeting record of 69.94 metres.

Bach: IOC would have to "carefully check" Stepanova's Olympic start

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can't make a decision on whether Russian middle-distance runner Yuliya Stepanova can take part in the summer Olympic Games until it receives a request to do so from world athletics body IAAF.

Russia to appeal to CAS against Olympics suspension

Russia's athletics federation is to go the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against its Olympics suspension, the head of its Olympic committee, Alexander Zhukov, said in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday.

UK Athletics wants records erased, new era to overcome doping crisis

Britain's federation UK Athletics (UKA) on Monday recommended resetting world records in order to start a new and clean era in the sport but one of its own athletic heroes hit out against the plan.