Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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.
Russia's anti-doping agency chief has launched a scathing attack on Russian athletics bosses ahead of this month's IAAF World Championships in Doha.
Eleven more Russian athletes have been cleared to compete internationally just two weeks ahead of the world championships in Doha
IAAF President Sebastian Coe has admitted the doping test violations that US sprinter Christian Coleman is alleged to have committed are "not a good story" for the sport.
Zurich will host the final of the Diamond League in 2020 and 2021, organisers have announced.
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.
South African sprinter Carina Horn has been suspended by the IAAF for failing a doping test.
Sebastian Coe admits that athletics' world governing body was "crumbling" when he took over four years ago.
Some 18% of endurance athletes showed signs of blood doping at the 2011 and 2013 world championships, according to a report.
Caster Semenya has shrugged off critics in the face of a ruling that has banned her from defending her world middle distance title in Doha.
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