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World Athletics Close Case On Russian

The hope of Russian reinstatement into mainstream of athletics fold has been thrown into the spanner after the World Athletics stood down it’s Taskforce on Russian matters after it’s failed to meet the deadline payment given. The implication of standing down the Taskforce, which is overseeing the Russian’s reinstatement, means work of the Doping Review […]

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South Africa Athletics Gives Condition For Athletics Resumption As Permitted Athletes Are Lucky

The South Africa Athletics are really bemoaning lack of insurance cover for athletes during this covid-19 pandemic; a prerequisite it deem fit for athletics resumption. Although the ‘permitted athletes’ are allowed to go ahead to resume training expecially in private facility. But the criteria for the chosen ‘permitted athletes’ are somehow confusing. Athletics SA president […]

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Athletics South Africa Kick Against Government’s Decision To Commence Athletics

The Athletics South Africa has vehemently rejected the decision by the South Africa Government given nod for the start of Athletics; felt it’s still premature. That was confirmed by ASA president Aleck Skhosana on Saturday as the organisation sent out a statement explaining its position.  “We are not convinced as ASA that we should put […]

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World Athletics Picked 193 Successful Athletes To Share $600k Athlete Walfare Fund

The succesful 193 eligible athletes has been announced today by the World Athletics. They include athlete who have qualified for selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (by entry standard), and have demonstrated a justifiable welfare need through significant loss of income in 2020 compared to 2019, and have never had any anti-doping violation. The […]

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Former BBC Reporter Member Of Parliament Joined Athletes To Call For Parliament Inquiry On Sebastian Coe’s Business

A former BBC reporter, now member of parliament and sits on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, John Nicolson has joined leading athletes in expressing their concerns after it emerged that a firm of which Lord Coe is executive chairman, CSM Sports and Entertainment, had been profiting from deals with the company that owns […]

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World Athletics Claiming €41.2m Compensation From Diack As Prosecutor Recommend 4 Years Prison Term

The court has heard on Wednesday that World Athletics, which is now led by Britain’s Sebastian Coe, is claiming €41.2 million compensation from Lamine Diack, the former president. It says the doping scandal led major sponsors Adidas and Nestle to sever ties with the federation. The former global athletics supremo, Diack was also called in court […]

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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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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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Sebastian Coe To Receive Promotion

The towering popularity of World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, will be crown soon as the executive board of International Olympics Commitee (IOC) has proposed him to be a member. Coe is one of five officials due to be approved as members at the first virtual IOC Session on July 17. IOC President Thomas Bach said […]

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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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Criteria To Receive World Athletics Covid-19 Relief Fund As Athletes’ Registration Is Announced

Registration for the World Athletics Relief Fund will be open to applicants until May 31 with a working group overseeing the distribution of funds, with eligibility criteria and the application process now being finalised. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe, who chairs the working group has said defining the eligibility criteria has been difficult to ensure […]

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World Athletics Seeking $400m Share Of Revenue From IOC

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said the organisation is holding discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over securing its share of revenues expected from the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Several International Federations (IFs) are set to request an early payment of sums they expected to receive from the IOC from the Games, […]

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Sebastian Coe Blows Hot On Drug Cheat Athletes

In an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the president of World Athletics Sebastian Coe sounded a note warning to athletes who wants to use this period to cheat. Although he conceded that testing has been more difficult in this prevailing lockdown, curfews and international travel restrictions. “But nobody should run away with the idea […]

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Athletes Reps To Meet World Athletics Amid Discordant Tune Over Olympics Qualification Freezing

An independent track and field body, the Athletics Association, has extended an invitation to World Athletics to discuss the current qualification system for the next year Olympics- Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Athletics Association, the body representing all the athletes from around the world, have called World Athletics to speak with them over the controversial freeze […]

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Coe Says 2020 Athletics Season For August As Duplantis Raised 30,000 Swedish Krona In Auction

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said he is still hoping that a late outdoor athletics season can be planned from August to October this year, he said on Friday. “We know that different countries are at different stages of managing this pandemic so we are trying to give a structure to our athletes and member […]

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South Africa Offers Athletes Relief Fund Over Covid-19

The South Africa sport minister Nathi Mthethwa created a relief fund few days ago called Covid-19 Sport, Arts And Culture Relief Fund to meet the loses suffered by athletes, coaches and other stakeholders. To access this fund, the athletes are to submit their claim by filling an application form before April 6. The athletes concerned […]

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Ethiopia Athletics Federation Approved Special Grant To Help Athletes Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

After the meeting of executive committee of Ethiopia Athletics Federation, it was announced that in other to help an active athletes to overcome financial difficulty during the covid-19 pandemic; ETB4 million ( £97000/$121000/€11000) from it’s saving has been approved for them. Among the other beneficiaries of the fund are coaches and other professionals working with […]