ARTICLES RELATING TO ATHLETICS

67 Russian athletes hope to compete in Rio

2016-06-25 18:02

Sixty-seven Russian athletes are planning to apply to the IAAF to compete at the Olympic Games despite their country's suspension.

Nike drops suit against Berian

2016-06-24 09:00

Boris Berian can compete at the US Olympic athletic trials after Nike Inc. dropped its lawsuit against the American world indoor 800m champion.

'Clean' Russian athletes can compete in Rio as 'neutrals'

2016-06-23 18:10

Russian athletes who can prove they are untainted by the country's doping scandal were given the go-ahead to compete in Rio.

Opening-day glory for South Africa

2016-06-23 07:13

Host nation South Africa have won two of the three titles on offer on the opening day of the Africa Athletics Championships in Durban.

Russia in final plea to IOC over athletes' ban

2016-06-21 17:50

Russia has a zero tolerance policy on doping, saying the "unfair" IAAF ban meant its athletes were "punished for the sins of others".

Russia's doping ban won't affect Paralympians

2016-06-20 18:08

The International Paralympic Committee says Russia's doping ban from athletics won't affect them from competing in the Rio Games.

Van Niekerk wins again ahead of African Champs

2016-06-20 13:03

World champion Wayde van Niekerk led a trio of South Africa's fastest athletes at the inaugural Adidas Boost Games in Boston at the weekend.

IOC backs IAAF's decision to ban Russia

2016-06-18 16:50

The IOC says it "welcomes and fully supports" the decision to ban Russia's track and field team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Putin condemns 'unfair' IAAF ban

2016-06-18 07:19

President Vladimir Putin has condemned as "unfair" the IAAF decision to extend a ban on the doping-tainted Russian athletics federation.

Mamathu, Roto sprint to podium finishes

2016-06-17 16:45

Tebogo Mamathu and Thando Roto had to overcome wet weather conditions to finish second and third in their respective 100 metre finals.

 

Semenya wins African 1 500m title

2016-06-25 08:10

South African Caster Semenya won the African Athletics Championships 1 500 metres title in Durban on Friday.

More medals for SA, Ivorians rule 100m

2016-06-24 07:21

Ivory Coast won the men's and women’s 100-metre titles on the second day of the African Athletics Championships in Durban.

Comrades enjoys 'doping-free' year

2016-06-23 09:50

The Comrades Marathon has enjoyed a doping-free year as none of the top runners in 2016 tested positive for any banned substances.

Isinbayeva insists Olympic hopes not dead

2016-06-22 08:48

Pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva defiantly claimed all hope of competing at the Rio Olympics is not lost after posting a world leading mark.

Defiant Russian athletes react to doping ban

2016-06-21 08:04

With Russia's athletes now banned from the Rio games, excitement for competition has been replaced by despair and defiance.

Dibaba's coach arrested in Spain

2016-06-20 14:33

Spanish police have arrested Somali track coach Jama Aden, whose Ethiopian protege Genzebe Dibaba is the current world 1500m champion.

M-Net to screen exclusive Oscar Pistorius interview

2016-06-19 22:27

M-Net and SuperSport have secured the rights to screen the much talked-about ITV documentary Oscar Pistorius: The Interview.

Coates says unlikely IOC will overturn IAAF ban

2016-06-18 11:31

IOC vice-president John Coates says he doesn't think the IOC will overturn an IAAF ban on Russia's track and field federation.

IAAF votes to keep Russia banned

2016-06-17 17:55

World athletics' governing body has decided to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Russia's athletics federation said.

Van Zyl sets sights on African Champs

2016-06-17 13:04

SA 400m hurdles champion LJ van Zyl will shed the disappointment of Stockholm’s Diamond League meeting and look to star in Durban.

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