athletics, track and field

Prosthetics jumper Rehm to join IAAF working group

Paralympics long jump champion Markus Rehm will join a working group organized by ruling athletics body IAAF to examine whether athletes using prosthetics can compete at able-bodied championships...

IOC welcomes "strong stance" on doping after Russia ban ruling

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes the "strong stance against doping" taken by the IAAF following the international athletics federation's ban on Russia competing at the Olympics...

Rio declares financial emergency, admits problems with Olympics

The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a financial "calamity," and acknowledged problems in "honouring commitments" of the Olympic Games scheduled to begin August 5.

IAAF bans Russian team at Rio but offers exception for clean athletes

Russia's track and field team cannot compete in the summer Olympic Games because the country has not given up its doping culture, but exceptions will be considered for clean athletes, world...

IAAF chief under pressure as athletics body rules on Russia

The world athletics body IAAF was set to rule Friday whether to ban Russian athletes from the upcoming Olympics, but the decision was overshadowed by a media report alleging that IAAF chief...

Russia's Olympic fate to be decided as IAAF chief faces new trouble

The world athletics body IAAF was set to rule Friday in Vienna whether Russian athletes will be banned from the upcoming Olympics, but the decision was overshadowed by allegations that IAAF chief...

WADA reports more doping violations in Russia ahead of IAAF ruling

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued further allegations to existing charges of systematic doping and cover-ups of positive doping tests in Russia

Isinbayeva: Russia treated unfairly in doping affairs

Pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva says her native Russia is being treated unfairly in recent doping allegations as substance abuse also takes place in other countries.

Russia stays suspended from athletics, IAAF says

Russia has not done enough on anti-doping reforms to have its suspension from world athletics lifted, athletics governing body IAAF said Friday.

WADA report: Diack sought IAAF sponsorship money for Olympic vote

A report on corruption and doping in athletics suggested Thursday that heavily implicated former IAAF president Lamine Diack tried to sell his vote for the 2020 Olympics host city in exchange for...

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...

IAAF employees confronted Diack over Russia cases; went to CAS

IAAF staff members repeatedly confronted then president Lamine Diack on delays of disciplinary proceedings against six Russian athletes who had violated anti-doping rules, and resisted approaches...