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Suspended 100m World Champion Coleman Accused Anti-Doping Agency of Purposely Laying A Trap For Him To Miss A Test

The current 100m World Champion, Christian Coleman who was provincially suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) yesterday has accused WADA of setting a trap to get him to miss a test in a lengthy statement on Twitter. “I was more than ready and available for testing if I had received a phone call,” adding he […]

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I Discovered I Was Gifted With Speed– Eight Times Olympics Medalist Veronica Campbell

The Jamaica eight time Olympics medalist, Veronica Campbell- Brown, who recently launched her new athletic clothing line VCB Fit; reminisced with marketing and public relations consultant Tanya Lee in a YouTube interview recently. “From a very young age, I always enjoyed running,” she said. “I would run everywhere I am going. If my mom sent […]

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Russian Athletics Begs For Deferment Of Fine As World Athletics Blow Hot

The chance of Russian given window to participate in Tokyo 2020 Olympics is tickling away by day as Russian Athletics Federation vice President, Eduard Bezuglov said that they don’t have sufficient funds to pay the fine. To make the matter worst, the World Athletics said on Monday it had shot down a request by Russia’s athletics federation to […]

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Athletes Worry On Social Distance During Drug Test

Although some athletes find it a ‘let down’ for a significant reduction of out of competition testing during this period of covid-19 pandemic; but more worried on how World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will keep drug test in line with social distance guidelines. Adam Gemili, 4x100m relay world champion who has been training in Florida, where […]

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Swiss Record With Solid Jumps And Throws Across Europe

This weekend was filled with different solid sprints, jumps and throws. On Saturday in Arnhem, Netherland, a Swiss Ajla del Ponte, set a Swiss 150m record of 16.71, finishing comfortably ahead of Nadine Visser (17.11) and Naomi Sedney (17.21). Del Ponte also clocked 11.26 in the 100m. Switzerland’s Silvan Wicki stopped the clock at 15.05 […]

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What German Fastest Woman Learnt During Lockdown

Gina Luckenkemper, the Germany fastest woman bear her mind in an interview with Bild on how she coped with training in the lockdown and how she was able to build her own fitness studio at home. On how the 23 year old European Silver Medalist train during the lockdown. She said, “at the beginning I […]

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Lyles Current World 200m Champion Ran A Quick 300m

The current World 200m Champion, Noah Lyles ran like a quarter miller in a 300m time trial, with two other training partner to surge ahead in the last 60m to return a quick time. United States Lyles clocked an impressive 31.51 seconds in a training time trial on Friday. If his time trial was official […]

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My Body Is Feeling Good–Van Niekerk The World 400m Record Holder

As top athletes are running fast, breaking records, while the throwers and jumpers are going further as we have seen in virtual and spectatorless meets despite lockdown. The World 400m Record Holder, Wayde Van Niekerk, has declared himself 100% back to shape. Niekerk told the Paris edition of the Diamond League call room in an interview […]

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Warhlom Nailed World Record As Ingerbrigsten Brothers Continued Their Record Runs

Oslo Bislett Impossible Games was made possible in an unusual condition on Thursday, June 11 in spectatorless stadium by the incredible performance of Norwegian king of the track, Karsten Warhlom and Ingerbrigsten brothers. In a solo race and almost empty stadium in Olso, the double World champion and the 2nd fastest man in history over […]

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World Athletics Rolls Out Guidelines For Any Meet Organizers

With daily growing of athletics meets around the world, from virtual to empty stadium and sizable spectators; today the World Athletics took a responsible bold step to roll out guidelines to host a meet because of covid-19. The guidelines, drafted by World Athletics’ Health and Science Department, also address the post-peak period, as described by […]

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Lamine Diack Claimed Doping Cover-up Was In The Interest Of Athletics’ Family

The corruption case involving athletics greatest doping cover-up continued on Thursday in Paris. But surprisingly the 87 years former World Athletics (formerly IAAF) president, Lamine Diack claimed he did all he did to save Athletics from financial loses; as the case of recent discovery of World Athletics’ financial lost in 2017 and 2018. The former […]

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Top Russian Athletes Sent Safe Our Career Message To Russian Athletics

In a bid for Russian to raise a flag at next Tokyo 2020 Olympics, some top senior Russian athletes have throw the gauntlet down for Russian Athletics to pay the required fine before the expiration. The system of allowing Russian athletes to take part as neutrals will be suspended if $5 million of the $10 […]

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Lamine Diack Urge Me To Bend Rule-Former-Anti-Doping Director

The banned former IAAF (now-World Athletics) Anti-Doping director, Gabriel Dolle open up a can of worms which existed during Lamine Diack reign as president of World Athletics. Dolle who was ban for five years by the World Athletics body told a French court on Monday that Lamine Diack urged him to bend the rules on Russian doping […]

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Two European Indoor Silver Medalist Shined In Czech Memorial Meet

On Monday the Czech Republic witnessed another athletics meet after the one in Ostrava on Sunday. This time around in Prague, it was the turn of Josefa Memorial meet. The European long jump Indoor silver medalist in 2015, Radek Juska did not disappoint as he surged to 8.03m (w-1.5m/s), an European leading jump for the […]

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Finnish National Hammer Record Highlight Weekend Meet Across Eastern Europe

Athletics virtual meet is gradually gear to a slight full steam meet as demonstrated over the weekend; with meet, although with sizable spectators across Finland, Hungary, Norway and Czech Republic. In Somero in Finland on Saturday (6), Krista Tervo smashed her own national record with a throw of 71.93m. She was under pressure in the […]

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Scotching 12.84s By Korte As Finland National Record Was Broken In Central European Meet

Full athletics meet seem to be in full blown as more European meet continue today; a follow-up to yesterday meet across Scandinavia. Finland’s Annimari Korte and Bence Halasz of Hungary were the key highlights on Sunday (7) as athletics action continued its return in European countries that are emerging from lockdown.  Korte clocked 12.84 in […]

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Mayer Won Triathlon Ultimate Garden Clash

The Decathlon World record holder, France Kevin Mayer showed on Sunday why he’s still the world record holder by producing a dominant display to win the triathlon challenge; in pole vault, shot put and 1500m. Competing in Montpellier, France, Mayer, the decathlon world record-holder, took on world champion Niklas Kaul of Germany and world silver […]

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Athletics Integrity Unit Reply Naser As She May Be Stripe Of Her Crown

The wall of defence by current World 400m Champion, Bahrain Salwa Eid Naser, was cracked today by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The AIU annouced that Naser actually missed four test. “The investigation into Ms Naser’s three whereabouts failures in 2019 was ongoing at the time of the Doha World Championships and she was not provisionally […]

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Tokyo 2020 Will Be My Last Olympics-World Javelin Champion

In what look like a beaming sound of drum of retirement, the Kenya World javelin champion, Julius Yego says the Tokyo 2020 will likely be his last Olympics. “This will be the last Games in which I will be able to compete at the highest level”, Yego said. Yego, matured under the tutelage of coach […]

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Reigning World Indoor Long Jump Champion Spanovic Spakles In First Jump Of The Season

On Saturday in Novi Sad meeting, Serbian Ivana Spanovic show why she’s the reigning World Indoor Long Jump Champion by leaping a scotching 6.80m to win. The Serbian national record holder in long jump and in 60m, has been hampered by achilles injury in the past. Spanovic even missed last year’s Doha World championships because […]

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Naived Suspended World Champion Naser Says Missing Drug Test Three Time Is Normal

In a flash defence of her triple missed drug test, the now suspended current World 400m Champion, Salwa Eid Naser, playing a total naivety by declaring it is normal to miss drug triple test in a year. “I’ve never been a cheat. I will never be,” said the 22-year-old Bahraini in an Instagram live video. […]

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Current 400m World Champion Has Being Provincially Suspended But Her Agent Claimed Ignorant

Nigeria born current World 400m Champion, Bahrain Salwa Eid Naser has being provincially suspended for 12 months for missed three drug test. She may now face two years ban if found guilty. Surprisingly, her agent Juan Pineda claimed ignorant of her suspension when asked by Letrun, referred inquiries instead to the Bahrain Athletics Association. “You […]

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Ultimate Garden Clash Moves Gear As Combined Events Take Centre Stage On June 7

The Ultimate Garden Clash Series will move to another gear on Sunday 7 June with a trans-continental combined events meeting involving the World top three Decathlon Athletes. Decathlon world record-holder Kevin Mayer, reigning world champion Niklas Kaul and Maicel Uibo, the 2019 world championships silver medallist, the top three ranked decathletes in the world, will […]

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Kenya Anti-Doping Reacted To Russian Alleged Calling Kenya The Root Of Athletics Doping Scandal

In what looks like a pot calling a keg black when a Russian sponsored website made a scathing attack on Kenya and also tried to make them the black sheep of the athletics family. The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has now issued a response to that allegation which depicted Kenya as “the main supplier […]

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Canadian Quarter-miler Got A Reduced Doping Sentence After Canadian Ethics Intervention

Port Hope born Canadian Quarter-miler, Graeme Thompson has gotten his sentence reduced by two years after tested positive for clenbuterol and tamoxifen in an in-competition test in July. An 85th World ranked 400m, Thompson was suspended for two years after the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) ruled he had ingested banned substances unintentionally. […]

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George Floyd Killing: US Pan American Hammer Champion Challenge US Olympics Anti-racism Stance

George Floyd brutal death has thrown up more covered systemic racism and injustice; as US Pan American Hammer Champion, Gwendolyn Denise “Gwen” Berry has challenged the US Olympics and Paralympics’ Anti-racism stance. Gwen Berry, a Weight Throw World Record Holder, has demanded a public apology from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in […]

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Chinese Long Jumper Who Could Not Believe His Luck When Olympics Was Postponed

Chinese long jumper, Shi Yuhao could not believe his luck when the Tokyo Olympics was postponed due to covid -19 pandemic. Shi injured his left ankle and went for surgery which took him six months of physio. The 21-year-old expressed his relief after the Games were moved back to 2021 after struggling with his performance […]

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Doped American Pole Vaulter Who Was Suspended Claimed He Ate Chocolates

In announcing the ban on Monday, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) annouced the ban of Cole Walsh (pole vaulter) for failing a dope test for cannabis; also said the 24-year-old had completed it. American Walsh who was suspended for three months after failing a doping test said the cause was not cannabis, but chocolate. Walsh, 10th […]

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Javelin World Record Holder Spotakova And Vadlejch Shine In Czech Meet As Pavel Maslak Suffered An Upset

Back on the Track, an athletic series meeting organised by Czech Athletics kick off today with an upset recoded in 300m. Three times World 400m indoor Champion, Pavel Maslak (33.10s)was beaten to third place by five times national Champion, Jan Jirka (32.82s) and Matej Krsek (33.05s). The women World Javelin Record Holder, Barbora Spotakova, reign […]