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World Athletics partially upholds corruption charges against UAE Federation chief

World Athletics said in a statement that Al Kamali was alleged to have gifted Rolex and/or UAE branded Continental watches to delegates at the Confederation of African Athletics Congress in 2015 while he was a member of the IAAF Council.
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Representational image.(File)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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Achieved success with single kidney: Anju Bobby George’s stunning revelation

In a tweet, the ace athlete, a gold medallist in the IAAF World Athletics Finals (Monaco, 2005), said she had many limitations, including being allergic to even a painkiller, but still made it.
Photo of Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George(Twitter)
Photo of Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:37 PM IST
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Kochi | ByPress Trust of India

Former IAAF president turns on son at corruption trial

The degree to which Diack was aware of the alleged squeezing of hush-money from Russian athletes suspected of doping remained unclear from his often confused, contradictory and uncertain testimony.
Former President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse.(REUTERS)
Former President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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Paris | ByPress Trust of India

IAAF changes name to World Athletics

“We’re now World Athletics,” the sport’s international governing body said in their website.
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, IAAF President Sebastian Coe applaud after handing over a ceremonial baton to Oregon Governor Kate Brown.(AP)
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, IAAF President Sebastian Coe applaud after handing over a ceremonial baton to Oregon Governor Kate Brown.(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 04:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

She crossed the finish line alone, with Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh and Gelete Burka a distant second and third in 2:20:51 and 2:20:55.
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Chicago | ByAFP

No flag, no anthem, but world track gold for Russia

At Monday’s medal ceremony the stirring Russian anthem will be replaced by music composed for the IAAF.
Neutral athlete Anzhelika Sidorova in action(REUTERS)
Neutral athlete Anzhelika Sidorova in action(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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Doha | ByAssociate Press

No cool runnings for Doha marathoners

For the first time at the biennial event, the marathon and race walks will have midnight starts to avoid daytime heat. But runners are still worried.
While most events at the World C’ships will take place inside the air-conditioned Khalifa stadium, race walkers and marathon runners will have to deal with the heat threat(AP)
While most events at the World C’ships will take place inside the air-conditioned Khalifa stadium, race walkers and marathon runners will have to deal with the heat threat(AP)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNavneet Singh

Now for the ‘fun bit’ - Sebastian Coe gets new term as IAAF chief

The former Olympic and world champion middle-distance runner became head of world athletics’ governing body in 2015 and receives his second mandate just two days before the World Athletics Championships open in Doha.
A file photo of IAAF President Sebastian Coe.(REUTERS)
A file photo of IAAF President Sebastian Coe.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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Doha | ByPress Trust of India

World athletics body maintains Russia ban over doping

Though the Russian federation remains banned, athletes from Russia have been competing for years as neutrals with 118 due to participate in the World Athletics Championships which get underway in Doha Friday.
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Representative Image.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 09:30 PM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

Virat Kohli-Steve Smith comparison: Sourav Ganguly has his say

Steve Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Virat Kohli with 937 rating points in the latest ICC Rankings.
Virat Kohli (R) and Steve Smith.(Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Virat Kohli (R) and Steve Smith.(Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

Uncertainty over Hima Das’ inclusion in 4x400m relay team continues

The AFI has till September 16 midnight to include Hima in the two relay teams in place of another runner but not after that
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Caster Semenya to receive gold medal from 2011 world championships

Semenya was elevated to the gold medal position two years ago when Russian athlete Mariya Savinova, who sped past her on the final straight, was later disqualified for doping violations.
A file photo of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(AP)
A file photo of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Cape Town | ByReuters

11 Russians cleared to compete ahead of world championships: IAAF

Russia was barred from international competition in 2015 over a vast state-run doping conspiracy but athletes subsequently deemed clean have been allowed to compete as neutrals.
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Representative Image.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 04:40 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Hima named in relay team in 25-member World Championships squad

With less than a year to go for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the squad will carry the hopes of the track and field fans of the country.
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Hima Das named in World C’ships team as relay runner

Hima could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women’s 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.
File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 09:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Caster Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metres title at the world championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her.
South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final.(AP)
South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final.(AP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Johannesburg | ByReuters

India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand may miss out on IAAF tournaments due to VISA delays, seeks government’s help

In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, the 23-year-old Dutee Chand said that she has sought help from the government to speed up the visa process.
File photo of Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
File photo of Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Caster Semenya to miss Doha worlds after Swiss court ruling

The ruling means the 28-year-old can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July. The World Championships are scheduled between September 28-october 6 in the Qatari capital.
File photo of Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)
File photo of Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Caster Semenya v IAAF: a ground-breaking gender test case

The IAAF that athletes like Semenya, born with the “46 XY” chromosome rather than the XX chromosome have an advantage in all events based on their levels of testosterone.
File photo of Caster Semenya (left), current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, and her lawyer arrive at a hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)
File photo of Caster Semenya (left), current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, and her lawyer arrive at a hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Paris | ByPress Trust of India

Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘human guinea pig’

Caster Semenya is locked in a bitter dispute with the IAAF over the federation’s rule requiring women with higher than normal male hormone levels, a condition known as hyperandrogenism, to artificially lower their testosterone to compete in races at distances of 400m to the mile.
South Africa's Caster Semenya before the women's 800m.(REUTERS)
South Africa's Caster Semenya before the women's 800m.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Caster Semenya denies she refused to run in Rabat, blames event organiser

Semenya was free to run after Switzerland’s top court on Wednesday rejected an IAAF request to re-impose rules obliging her to lower her testosterone before competing in certain events.
South Africa's Caster Semenya before the women's 800m.(REUTERS)
South Africa's Caster Semenya before the women's 800m.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race: Organisers

Semenya was cleared to take part in the Diamond League meeting after Switzerland’s top court rejected an IAAF request to re-impose rules obliging her to lower her testosterone before competing in certain events.
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 03:53 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

The remarkable rebellion of Dutee Chand

Why this daughter of impoverished parents is a global role model
Dutee Chand at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships (200 m Run Women) at SAI Complex Kolkata, September 19, 2015(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Dutee Chand at the 55th National Open Athletics Championships (200 m Run Women) at SAI Complex Kolkata, September 19, 2015(Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 31, 2019 06:15 PM IST
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‘There’s nothing wrong with it’: Dutee first athlete to admit she’s gay

Chand, who was at the centre of a lengthy international gender row, said she had been in a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from her village for four years.
A 100m national record holder, Chand said she feared social ostracism — including at the hands of her family — while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
A 100m national record holder, Chand said she feared social ostracism — including at the hands of her family — while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Updated on May 20, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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South Africa to appeal Caster Semenya ruling: Sports Ministry

Mhaga said the appeal, to be lodged at the Switzerland Federal Tribunal, would be based on complaints over the judges’ past record on similar cases, lack of clarity over how the ruling could be implemented and how the evidence was handled.
File Photo Caster Semenya of South Africa.(AP)
File Photo Caster Semenya of South Africa.(AP)
Published on May 13, 2019 04:43 PM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAFP

Relay quartets fail to make World Championship cut

India will now have to compete in continental meets and invitational championships, recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on May 12, 2019 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

IOC chief calls Semenya case ‘complicated and delicate’

Two-time Olympic champion Semenya last week lost a court challenge against the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) over plans to force some women to regulate their testosterone levels.
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
Updated on May 06, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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Brisbane | ByAFP

Caster Semenya loses case against IAAF

A three-member panel of judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeal in a complicated judgement that called the rules ‘discriminatory’ but also ‘necessary’.
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
File image of Caster Semenya(REUTERS)
Published on May 02, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDhamini Ratnam & Rudraneil Sengupta

CAS decision ‘will not hold me back,’ says Caster Semenya after losing case over IAAF’s testosterone limiting rule

The 28-year-old South African challenged the international body’s regulations on prescribing hormone limits on female athletes running 800m to 1mile
OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 09: Caster Semenya of Team Africa celebrates victory following the Womens 800 Metres during day two of the IAAF Continental Cup at Mestsky Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for IAAF)(Getty Images for IAAF)
OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 09: Caster Semenya of Team Africa celebrates victory following the Womens 800 Metres during day two of the IAAF Continental Cup at Mestsky Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for IAAF)(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on May 01, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDhamini Ratnam

CAS dismisses Semenya appeal over IAAF testosterone regulations

CAS ruled on Wednesday that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations are needed to ensure fair competition between athletes who compete in events ranging from 400-metres to a mile
File image of South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya.(AFP)
File image of South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya.(AFP)
Updated on May 01, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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