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File Photo of Sebastian Coe.(Reuters)

Coe urges persuading Japan that Tokyo Olympics will be safe

AP | , Lausanne [switzerland]
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 05:13 PM IST
  • Olympic sports must do more to persuade Japanese people about how much work they have done to organize a safe Tokyo Games, athletics leader Sebastian Coe said on Tuesday.
Sebastian Coe. (Getty Images)
Sebastian Coe. (Getty Images)

AFI joins hands in global effort to shape future of athletics

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 07:32 PM IST
  • The campaign, named a ‘Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics’, offers the opportunity for all those with an active interest in the sport to share their opinion on the steps that need to be taken by World Athletics and its 214 Member Federations, including India.
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe.(Reuters)
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe.(Reuters)

Gestures against racism fine but can’t be in detriment of others’ right to celebrate: Coe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:03 PM IST
However, Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter bans any form of protest including taking a knee, raising a fist or refusing to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Coe finds nothing wrong in expression of a view.
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe. (Reuters)
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe. (Reuters)

I’m not sure Russian doping issue can be resolved in ‘near future’: World Athletics chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:34 PM IST
Russia was suspended in 2015 after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of mass doping among track and field athletes.
File image of Sebastien Coe.(File)
File image of Sebastien Coe.(File)

Tokyo Olympics organisers have ‘cast-iron determination’ to stage Games in 2021: Coe

Gurugram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Coe, who was recently made a member of the International Olympic Committee, visited Tokyo last month and met several top-ranking officials there, including the organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori and the sports and Olympics ministers in the Japanese government.
Newly elected President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe listens to a question at a news conference in Beijing.(Reuters)
Newly elected President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe listens to a question at a news conference in Beijing.(Reuters)

Athletics: Some allegiance switches were akin to human trafficking - Coe

SYDNEY | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:48 AM IST
The new rules prevent anyone under the age of 20 from changing allegiance and demand athletes prove their ties to their new nation after a three-year waiting period.
Coe said that athletics is one of the better-placed sports amid the pandemic in terms of communication and engagement among the officials as well as the athletes.(Getty Images)
Coe said that athletics is one of the better-placed sports amid the pandemic in terms of communication and engagement among the officials as well as the athletes.(Getty Images)

Sport will benefit from people taking up running during lockdown: Sebastian Coe

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 09:24 PM IST
Coe said athletics can benefit from the new-found habit of more people taking to walking and running and his sport will try to build on it to broaden its base.
Newly elected President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe listens to a question at a news conference in Beijing.(Reuters)
Newly elected President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe listens to a question at a news conference in Beijing.(Reuters)

Athletics fraternity must work harder to attract new, younger audience: Sebastian Coe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of audience in a complex entertainment landscape
IAAF president Sebastian Coe speaks at a press conference prior to the IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium.(USA TODAY Sports)
IAAF president Sebastian Coe speaks at a press conference prior to the IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium.(USA TODAY Sports)

World Athletics will resume competition with participants’ health in view: Sebastian Coe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 08:26 PM IST
He lauded the resilience of the member federations of World Athletics.”You have been strong while we build momentum to our competitions, which we hope will be up and running by the end of August,” Coe said.
IAAF president Sebastian Coe speaks at a press conference.(USA TODAY Sports)
IAAF president Sebastian Coe speaks at a press conference.(USA TODAY Sports)

Athletics should innovate post covid-19: Sebastian Coe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe, says they have to be more creative to keep the fan base growing. “The fans might miss the traditional track and field events in future.
Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)
Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.(AP)

Hope for belated start to season in August: Coe

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2020 06:07 PM IST
In a statement put out by World Athletics on Friday, Coe said that if possible, the global athletics governing body would like to hold the season between August and October.
The flag of Japan and the Olympic flag.(REUTERS)
The flag of Japan and the Olympic flag.(REUTERS)

‘We’ll be in Tokyo’: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says ‘there are no contingencies’

Monaco | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:47 PM IST
There is growing concern that the Tokyo Games, scheduled for July 24-August 9, will be either postponed or even cancelled as the outbreak of COVID-19 spreads.
The Russian national flag (R) and the Olympic flag are seen during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.(REUTERS)
The Russian national flag (R) and the Olympic flag are seen during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.(REUTERS)

World Athletics to rule on Russia ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Monaco | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Russia has been suspended by World Athletics (then known as the IAAF) since 2015 over repeated doping scandals -- a ban upheld 12 times -- and has been fighting for readmission.
File image of Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.(Getty Images)
File image of Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.(Getty Images)

‘That’s a stupid move’: Sprint star Yohan Blake slams IAAF chief Sebastian Coe for ‘killing’ athletics

New Delhi | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) dropped the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus from its list of “core” disciplines at Diamond League meetings in 2020.
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)

No cool runnings for Doha marathoners

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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.
A file photo of IAAF President Sebastian Coe.(REUTERS)
A file photo of IAAF President Sebastian Coe.(REUTERS)

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

Doha | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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.
Representative Image.(AFP)
Representative Image.(AFP)

World athletics body maintains Russia ban over doping

Doha | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 09:30 PM IST
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.
File image of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)
File image of South Africa's Caster Semenya.(REUTERS)

After gender ruling, Caster Semenya to run in Doha Diamond League

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Semenya was added to the 800m start list, a day after her appeal against a new rule regulating testosterone levels for women athletes was rejected by CAS.
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)

IAAF ethics board closes investigation into Sebastian Coe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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.
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)

IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes over doping

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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 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)

Sebastian Coe in spotlight as IAAF mulls Russian reintegration

Monaco | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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.
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)

IAAF reverts to qualifying standards for Doha championships

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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 Federation president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)
International Association of Athletics Federation president Sebastian Coe.(AFP)

‘Probably December’: Coe ready for IAAF to rule on Russia return

Buenos Aires | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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.
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)

IAAF introduces midnight marathon to combat heat at 2019 Doha worlds

Agence France-Presse, Doha | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 06:48 PM IST
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 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)

IAAF legal expert resigns over new hyperandrogenism rule

Reuters, Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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.
Akani Simbine of South Africa and Yohan Blake of Jamaica during the men’s 100m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in gold Coast on Monday.(REUTERS)
Akani Simbine of South Africa and Yohan Blake of Jamaica during the men’s 100m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in gold Coast on Monday.(REUTERS)

Yohan Blake beaten by South African duo at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Jamaica’s Yohan Blake failed to light up the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast as he finished behind South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies in the men’s 100m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
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