Coe calls for track and field revolution

2017-10-12 07:59

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has told AFP he wants a radical review of track and field to ensure it survives as a spectator sport.

Kenya to bid for 2023 world championships

2017-08-15 13:00

Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years.

Twitter lauds Caster Semenya after 800m gold

2017-08-14 09:06

Caster Semenya has had a tough week, but Twitter was right behind her after she won gold in London on Sunday.

No joy for SA women's relay team

2017-08-12 12:44

The South African women's team in the 4x400m relay got nowhere near advancing to the final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

IAAF upholds Russia ban

2017-07-31 22:40

Russia remains banned from international track and field after the IAAF have ruled that it had not made sufficient progress in its anti-doping fight to merit reinstatement.

IAAF clears 8 more Russian athletes to compete

2017-07-20 15:51

The IAAF has authorised eight Russian athletes to resume competition under a neutral flag 20 months after banning the entire Russian squad.

Mo Farah 'sick' of doping allegations

2017-07-10 12:20

British Olympic champion Mo Farah is "sick" of his name being dragged into doping controversies, the 34-year-old said after winning the 3 000 metres.

Wayde blasts to 100m personal best

2017-06-21 08:34

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk set a new 100m personal best at the International Athletics Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia.

Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

2017-05-23 15:29

Ethiopia has conducted doping tests on more than 350 athletes, the vast majority of them track and field competitors.

Felix rejects proposal to erase track records

2017-05-05 11:13

American track star Allyson Felix says she does not support a move by international athletic chiefs to erase long-standing world records.


Bolt can inspire young, says Coe

2017-10-04 19:59

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt can play a key role in inspiring youngsters to get involved in athletics says IAAF president Sebastian Coe.

'Superhuman' wanted - Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

2017-08-14 10:43

Usain Bolt's retirement leaves a gap to fill but athletics is moving in the right direction in rebranding itself after scandals damaged its image.

Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off

2017-08-13 13:41

British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press on Sunday despite his career ending with defeat on Saturday.

Russian athletics chief apologises for doping scandal

2017-08-03 18:07

Russia has made an "important step" by publicly apologising for the doping scandal that has seen the country barred from international track and field competition.

ASA bosses hog the light

2017-07-30 07:03

SA body sours the party, but stars still expected to shine at world championships.

IAAF provisionally suspends Fredericks in pay probe

2017-07-18 09:00

Former world champion sprinter Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from the IAAF's ruling council pending an ethics investigation.

Ostrava - the city Bolt calls home from home

2017-06-27 09:38

Ostrava is a place Usain Bolt calls a second home, an unlikely compliment for a polluted steel city in the northeastern Czech Republic.

Farah prepares for final US race

2017-05-27 07:49

Mo Farah remains dogged by doping allegations surrounding his team as he prepares for what could be his final track race on U.S. soil.

Simbine’s career-defining win in Doha

2017-05-07 08:45

Akani Simbine’s coach Werner Prinsloo celebrated the greatest result in his charge’s career with a quiet beer somewhere in Springs.

Wiping world records 'not cowardly' - IAAF

2017-05-04 22:25

The radical plan to wipe out athletics' world records set before 2005 was not a cowardly proposal, said a senior member of the IAAF.

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