Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil, admits Coe

2020-03-29 15:48

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that postponing the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus has saved athletes from "mental turmoil".

Two Olympic champions amongst 4 Russians accused of doping

2020-03-28 07:05

Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren report.

SA couple to run balcony marathon to beat coronavirus blues

2020-03-27 14:34

A South African couple are to run a marathon on their Dubai balcony to be streamed online as an example of how to beat the coronavirus blues under lockdown.

Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in Tokyo

2020-03-25 21:32

US sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is drawing inspiration from NFL superstar Tom Brady and plans to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

SA sprint star Simbine has mixed feelings over Olympics postponement

2020-03-25 08:40

South African sprinter Akani Simbine expressed mixed feelings over the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Sprint star Asher-Smith switches focus to Tokyo 2021

2020-03-24 16:55

Sprint star Dina Asher-Smith switched her focus to "Tokyo 2021" after this year's Olympic Games were postponed.

World Athletics ready to shift 2021 world champs for Olympics

2020-03-23 19:50

World Athletics said it was prepared to shift the world championships in 2021 in order to accommodate a potential move of this year's Tokyo Olympics.

French officials join calls for Olympic postponement

2020-03-22 20:10

The president of the French Athletics Federation said he did not understand why they was refusing to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.

US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

2020-03-21 18:15

USA athletics' governing body has joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UK Athletics made 'reasonable' calls over Salazar's Oregon Project

2020-03-20 16:51

UK Athletics made "reasonable" decisions related to the controversial Nike Oregon Project run by Mo Farah's former coach Alberto Salazar.


UK Athletics chief shuns 'medals at all costs' mentality

2020-03-29 12:55

UK Athletics' new chief executive Joanna Coates does not want "medals at all costs" as she tries to steer the organisation through a turbulent period.

New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody', says Coe

2020-03-27 21:01

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

Diamond League postpones 3 more events

2020-03-27 14:29

The Diamond League has postponed three more events due to the coronavirus pandemic, wiping out the entire early season calendar for the elite athletics circuit.

Wayde: Everyone's safety more important than Olympic postponement

2020-03-25 06:37

Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk admitted that he is far more concerned over the coronavirus crisis. than the Tokyo Olympics postponement.

Athletics SA welcomes postponement of 2020 Olympics

2020-03-24 16:49

Athletics South Africa has welcomed the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.

World Athletics chief Coe calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement

2020-03-23 12:23

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Track legend Lewis wants Olympics postponed for 2 years

2020-03-22 19:11

Nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis says he wants a delay of up to two years for the Tokyo Olympics but rejects any bid to cancel them outright.

Kipchoge suffers loneliness of the long-distance runner

2020-03-21 07:02

When he broke the two-hour barrier for the marathon in October, Eliud Kipchoge did not run alone, but now, as a diary he is recording reveals, he has no choice.

ASA, Comrades Marathon on same page over Covid-19

2020-03-20 14:02

Athletics South Africa and the Comrades Marathon Association Cheryl Winn clarified matters on the communication protocol over the race.

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