Two-time Olympic champion and world 800m record holder David Rudisha will be sidelined for 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle.
With traditional competition shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, athletics has begun experimenting with imaginative and unusual ways to ensure that, somehow, the show goes on.
Cuban former athlete Javier Sotomayor has jumped higher than anyone else in the history of the world.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world’s athletes to keep fit in confinement, and for top Iranian athlete Maryam Toosi, that has meant training on the rooftop of her apartment.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has warned that sports leaders may rebel against pandemic restrictions as they struggle to get major events back on track.
British Athletics confirmed on Tuesday that the London Diamond League meeting scheduled for early July had been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Athletics IOC ‘fully committed’ to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief

The comments came as the viral outbreak across Japan and dozens of other countries has fuelled concerns about the Summer Games.

World Athletics Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection

The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine as part of its investigation into his former coach Alberto Salazar.

World Athletics ‘Olympics will go ahead’: Tokyo organisers slam virus rumours

The WHO has declared the outbreak a global health emergency.

World Athletics Tokyo Olympic boss ‘extremely worried’ about deadly virus

Toshiro Muto said he hoped the outbreak in China would be quickly contained to restore confidence in the run-up to the event.

World Athletics WADA asks CAS for public hearing on Russia doping case

At stake in the hearing will be the fate of Russian athletes hoping to compete in such events as this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

World Athletics Usain Bolt is becoming a dad!

The world’s greatest sprinter announced the news on Thursday.

World Athletics Sprint star Blake lashes IAAF chief Coe for ‘killing’ athletics

The IAAF said the aim of dropping certain events was to reduce the length of the Diamond League meetings to fit a 90-minute international broadcast window.

World Athletics WADA’s proposed Russia ban: key points

The biggest sanction would be Russia’s suspension from participating in any international events for four years.

World Athletics Olympic doping ban looms for Russia after WADA panel ruling

If WADA chiefs adopt the recommendation, Russia faces severe sanctions including a possible ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

World Athletics Russia denies doping data sent to WADA was falsified

Russia risks being declared non-compliant by WADA if it fails to explain how this happened.

World Athletics Hassan’s ‘conscience clean’ despite awkward link to banned coach

The new 10 000m world champion was coached by Alberto Salazar, who earlier this week was banned for doping violations.

World Athletics Three stars set to shine at Doha World Championships

It’s the first edition without Usain Bolt’s presence since 2003.

World Athletics Caster’s foe, Mr Coe, is a master of the rebound

The former British politician, who drove the eventual suspension of SA’s track queen, has been re-elected as IAAF president.

World Athletics IAAF hails ‘parity and clarity’ after Semenya ruling

The two-time Olympic champion can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July.




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