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‘She’s fighting for all women’: Van Niekerk supports Semenya in IAAF battle

Semenya “is fighting for something” far greater said Wayde van Niekerk
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019.(AFP)
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019.(AFP)
Published on Apr 27, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAFP

IAAF ethics board closes investigation into Sebastian Coe

Coe has denied throughout that he misled the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee when he appeared before it in December 2015, four months after being elected IAAF president.
Lord Seb Coe pictured as the ANOC Executive General Council meeting takes place before the XXII ANOC General Assembly on November 1, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.(Getty Images for ANOC)
Lord Seb Coe pictured as the ANOC Executive General Council meeting takes place before the XXII ANOC General Assembly on November 1, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.(Getty Images for ANOC)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes over doping

IAAF head Sebastian Coe refused to be drawn on whether Russia had time to enter the worlds, saying he didn’t “want to speculate” on the country’s chances.
FILE PHOTO: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Doha | ByAFP

IAAF upholds Russia ban over doping

Rune Andersen said his task force was looking into claims that coaches from the discredited Russian athletics regime were still involved in the sport which, Andersen said, “run counter to assurances” received from Moscow.
Olympic and Russian flags being hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.(AFP)
Olympic and Russian flags being hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 05:10 PM IST
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Caster Semenya says gender rules ‘do not empower anyone’

The South African appeared Monday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne at the start of a landmark hearing to challenge the rules proposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019(AFP)
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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South African govt rally behind Caster Semenya on IAAF’s new gender rules

The South African govt threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners
File photo of Caster Semenya.(AFP)
File photo of Caster Semenya.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 08:42 PM IST
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Pretoria | ByAgence France-Presse

Caster Semenya says she is ‘unquestionably a woman’

Semenya, 28, issued the statement on Thursday ahead of a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) next week that will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
File image of Caster Semenya.(Getty Images)
File image of Caster Semenya.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAFP

Budapest to host 2023 World Athletics Championships

The city was the sole candidate under a new IAAF system that saw away with traditional bidding campaigns in favour of a consultation process.
Athletics - IAAF Council Press Conference - The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco - December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference(REUTERS)
Athletics - IAAF Council Press Conference - The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco - December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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IAAF puts India in ‘high doping risk’ club

IAAF’s new anti-doping rules classify nations into three categories on doping risk and international success. Severe sanctions will be imposed on federations for spike in doping cases
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 12:42 PM IST
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Sebastian Coe in spotlight as IAAF mulls Russian reintegration

The Russian athletics federation (RUSAF) was initially banned by the Coe-headed IAAF in November 2015 over allegations of widespread government-backed doping fraud, with that suspension upheld eight times since.
File image of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)
File image of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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Monaco | ByAFP

IAAF reverts to qualifying standards for Doha championships

Feedback from athletes and members of the athletics community led to the decision to delay implementation of the ranking system, the IAAF said.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe speaks during IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Official Press Conference in Qatar's capital Doha on November 11, 2018(AFP)
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe speaks during IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Official Press Conference in Qatar's capital Doha on November 11, 2018(AFP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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‘Probably December’: Coe ready for IAAF to rule on Russia return

The spotlight is on Coe to allow Russia back into international track and field competition when the IAAF Council meets in Monaco on December 4.
International Association of Athletics Federation president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)
International Association of Athletics Federation president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Buenos Aires | ByAFP

Arpinder Singh becomes first Indian to win medal in IAAF Continental Cup

Arpinder Singh collected a bronze in IAAF Continental Cup after he could only clear a 16.33m jump in his attempt to miss out on the two-man final jump.
Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump competition at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Arpinder Singh at the medal ceremony of men's triple jump competition at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 08:51 PM IST
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Ostrava | ByPress Trust of India

After Asian Games 2018 gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes 90m and Worlds medal

Neeraj Chopra will participate in the year’s last tournament – the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on September 8-9. The top-2 athletes from each continent compete in the event with the Indian representing Asia-Pacific.
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 07:54 PM IST
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Asian Games 2018: Hima Das, Muhammed Anas win silver for India in 400m

It could well have been a silver and bronze for India in the women’s 400m final had Nirmla, another Indian participating in the final, not missed out on the third spot by just 0.33 seconds.
India's Hima Das celebrates after her second place finish in the women's 400m final during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.(AP)
India's Hima Das celebrates after her second place finish in the women's 400m final during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.(AP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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IAAF maintains Russia’s athletics ban over doping ahead of European Championships

IAAF suspended Russia in November 2015 after a World Anti-Doping Agency report detailed widespread, state-sponsored doping in the sport.
IAAF maintained Russia’s doping ban ahead of the European Championships in Berlin.(AFP)
IAAF maintained Russia’s doping ban ahead of the European Championships in Berlin.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 08:48 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Buenos Aires | ByAgence France-Presse

Kenya to host 2020 IAAF World U-20 championships

IAAF World U-20 championships will come three years after Nairobi staged the U-18 world championships, an event which went off smoothly despite leading nations pulling out citing insecurity in the country
Tampere: Hima Das, of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 meter race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere.(AP)
Tampere: Hima Das, of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 meter race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere.(AP)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:44 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Nairobi | ByAgence France-Presse

Being woman enough: How two Indian athletes have been marked by sex testing

Who is a woman and why she should be tested are among the oldest and the prickliest, questions in athletics
Dutee Chand training at the G M C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.(Harsha Vadlamani/HT Photo)
Dutee Chand training at the G M C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.(Harsha Vadlamani/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDhrubo Jyoti and Dhamini Ratnam

Caster Semenya back on track after challenging IAAF rules

Caster Semenya is just one high-profile athlete at what promises to be high-quality meet at Stade Charlety in southern Paris.
Caster Semenya is unbeaten over the 800m since her elimination in the semi-finals of the 2015 worlds in Beijing.(AFP)
Caster Semenya is unbeaten over the 800m since her elimination in the semi-finals of the 2015 worlds in Beijing.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:30 AM IST
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We need a level playing field for all women athletes

We know through lived experience that biological sex is diverse. There are chromosomal, hormonal and genital variations, and any classification on the basis of science is exclusionary — especially in sporting events
Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, 22, had to fight the IAAF’s rules on hyperandrogenism, as it was referred to earlier. The new IAAF rules leave Chand out of their ambit — the testosterone levels in her body, which caused her to be dropped from the team headed to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, are now no longer an unfair advantage(Hindustan Times)
Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, 22, had to fight the IAAF’s rules on hyperandrogenism, as it was referred to earlier. The new IAAF rules leave Chand out of their ambit — the testosterone levels in her body, which caused her to be dropped from the team headed to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, are now no longer an unfair advantage(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 07:56 PM IST
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India’s 20km walker B Soumya makes cut for 2018 Asian Games

The national women’s champion achieved the norm for the August-September Games in Jakarta at the IAAF Race Walking Team Championships in China on Saturday.
Indian race walker B Soumya has qualified for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia.(HT Photo)
Indian race walker B Soumya has qualified for the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2018 11:48 PM IST
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‘Traumatised’ Asbel Kiprop vows to prove innocence after doping scandal

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on Friday that Asbel Kiprop has tested positive following an out-of-competition test in November last year.
Kenya’s former Olympic and world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop said he was traumatised by the news that he failed a doping test.(REUTERS)
Kenya’s former Olympic and world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop said he was traumatised by the news that he failed a doping test.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 05, 2018 04:44 PM IST
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Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop tested positive for endurance-boosting drug

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop, a three-time world 1500m champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist, on Thursday “vehemently denied” doping
Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)
Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)
Published on May 04, 2018 07:01 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

IAAF introduces midnight marathon to combat heat at 2019 Doha worlds

Race walking events will also start at 11.30pm local time as part of a big shake-up of the traditional scheduling for the IAAF world championships
The IAAF will reschedule the marathon at the 2019 Doha worlds to midnight to tackle the heat.(Getty Images)
The IAAF will reschedule the marathon at the 2019 Doha worlds to midnight to tackle the heat.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 04, 2018 06:48 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

IAAF suspends five Russian walkers over coach link

Five Russian athletes have been suspended by International Association of Athletics after attending a training camp with banned coach Viktor Chegin
The International Association of Athletics Federation has revoked Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) status of the five athletes(REUTERS)
The International Association of Athletics Federation has revoked Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) status of the five athletes(REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2018 03:44 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

IAAF testosterone rule change should include all events: Katerina Stefanidi

Pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, the reigning world, Olympic and European champion, admitted to feeling sympathy for the likes of South Africa’s two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya over IAAF’s rule changes
Greece's Katerina Stefanidi has spoken out against IAAF’s latest rule changes.(AP)
Greece's Katerina Stefanidi has spoken out against IAAF’s latest rule changes.(AP)
Published on May 03, 2018 10:37 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

South Africa to challenge IAAF’s new hyperandrogenism rules

Athletics South Africa has found the new regulations of the IAAF to be skewed after the international organisation formulated rules preventing women with hyperandrogenism from running distances from 400m to the mile.
Caster Semenya, a double Olympic and triple world champion over 800m and who completed the 800-1500 double at the Commonwealth Games last month, has always been a controversial figure in the sport.(AFP)
Caster Semenya, a double Olympic and triple world champion over 800m and who completed the 800-1500 double at the Commonwealth Games last month, has always been a controversial figure in the sport.(AFP)
Updated on May 03, 2018 04:58 PM IST
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Reuters, Cape Town | ByReuters

IAAF legal expert resigns over new hyperandrogenism rule

Law professor Steve Cornelius’ resignation letter, addressed to IAAF president Sebastian Coe, follows Monday’s call by Canada’s athletics federation for a rigorous review of the new rules on hyperandrogenism that could result in bans for some female athletes.
The new hyperandrogenism rule, announced by the governing IAAF last week, has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya, whose long reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended.(REUTERS)
The new hyperandrogenism rule, announced by the governing IAAF last week, has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya, whose long reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 02, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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Relief for Dutee Chand following IAAF’s new hyperandrogenism rule

Dutee Chand expressed relief at the new International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) hyperandrogenism rule which excludes the 100m and 200m events which the Indian sprinter participates in
The IAAF have laid down the criteria for athletes with a ‘Difference of Sexual Development (DSD)’ to be eligible to compete in international events and this move excludes Dutee Chand.(HT Photo)
The IAAF have laid down the criteria for athletes with a ‘Difference of Sexual Development (DSD)’ to be eligible to compete in international events and this move excludes Dutee Chand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Caster Semenya’s reign to be ended by new IAAF gender rule

A new hyperandrogenism rule is set to stop Caster Semenya from running 800 and 1500 metres races
South Africa's Caster Semenya is a target of IAAF’s new gender rule.(AP)
South Africa's Caster Semenya is a target of IAAF’s new gender rule.(AP)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 01:34 PM IST
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Reuters, London | ByReuters
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