The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The 2021 IAAF World Championships will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics.
The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled for the Chinese city of Nanjing in March, has been postponed until March 2021.
Disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body, Lamine Diack, goes on trial in Paris for accepting millions of dollars to cover up tests showing Russian doping.
USA Track and Field's athletes grouping have lashed out at World Athletics plans to cut several events from next year's Diamond League series.
Female transgender athletes must lower their testosterone levels by half under new regulations introduced by the IAAF.
Global head of athletics Sebastian Coe defended the allocation of three World Championships and denied corruption in bidding processes in a French court.
World championships organisers vowed to press ahead with the 50 kilometre walk events later Saturday following a brutal women's marathon in sweltering conditions.
Christian Coleman made a smooth start to his bid for World Championship gold in Doha Friday, romping to a comfortable victory in the opening round of the 100 metres heats.
Britain's Sebastian Coe has been re-elected unopposed as president of the IAAF for a new four-year term.
The IAAF has decided to remove Stockholm from the Diamond League calendar next year, the meeting's organisers said on Friday.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe admitted on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics could be moved to later in the year by the coronavirus outbreak.
The fastest man in the world is set to become a father in 2020.
Yohan Blake has slammed world athletics chief Sebastian Coe for taking away track and field disciplines such as the 200m from the Diamond League.
The IAAF has dropped the 200 metres, 3,000m steeplechase, triple jump and discus from its list of "core" disciplines at Diamond League meetings in 2020.
Brigid Kosgei, who broke the marathon world record at the weekend, was among 11 nominees announced on the IAAF's list of candidates for female world athlete of the year.
Athletics could have done without the swathes of empty seats in Doha and the four-year ban for high-profile coach Alberto Salazar.
Decathlon star Kevin Mayer slammed the decision to stage the World Athletics Championships in Doha on Saturday.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe gave his backing to Christian Coleman, saying it would be good if he wins gold at the World Championships.
IAAF president Sebastien Coe has confirmed reports in the German media which said the governing body's integrity unity had received claims of doping against Kenyan athletes.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe has not spoken directly to Caster Semenya after the rule was implemented forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels.
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