8.1.2021 06:59 pm
According to international regulations, athletes are not permitted to miss more than two tests in a 12-month period.
Former long jump world champion Luvo Manyonga has been provisionally suspended from competition and could be facing the second ban of his career after missing three doping tests.
Elections for the Sascoc board were initially scheduled to be held in March but were postponed by eight months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To proceed, organisers need to find a way to host events without exceeding government enforced limitations.
The CMA board has also confirmed that next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon will be a down run, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and finishing at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium – Covid-19 and government restrictions permitting.
Steyn was just 16 seconds outside Colleen de Reuck’s 24-year-old national record, climbing to second place in the all-time South African marathon rankings.
A legal team is preparing the paperwork to take the case before the European court, a process that will take “a few more months”.
With the federation apparently also preparing to release a 2021 fixtures list, ASA says some changes should be expected, including the popular Comrades Marathon moving to September.
“I want to take that confidence into my training and my races next season, and make sure I put it all together in the Olympic season.”
Swedish pole vault star Armand Duplantis eclipsed Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka’s 26-year mark, setting a new outdoor pole vault world record of 6.15m.
“It has been a bit of a roller coaster year, but I feel comfortable and confident for the upcoming season and the Olympic Games.”
South African sprinters Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine won their races in Bellinzona.
The Sports Minister has called on South Africans to get behind Semenya and show her support by backing her in her fight against injustice.
‘I know what is right and will do all I can do to protect basic human rights for young girls everywhere,’ says Semenya.
Middle-distance star Caster Semenya has lost the latest round in her ongoing battle against controversial new international athletics rules.
‘The worst is the ribs that are broken; they’re very sore. I am battling to walk.’