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Sam Kendricks nominated for IAAF 2017 'Male Athlete of the Year'

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for IAAF 2017 "Male Athlete of the Year."

Review: Sam Kendricks wins first place in IAAF Diamond League in Zurich Special

Zurich - American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continues his winning streak in pole vault this year. On August 24, he won first place at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich.

Biomechanical analysis of track and field at World Championships

The biggest biomechanics research project in Athletics is taking place this month at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Shawn Barber sets season best in pole vault with 5.72 meters Special

On July 21, the IAAF Diamond League meet took place in Monaco, where Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the men's pole vault.

Review: Shawn Barber finishes third in IAAF Diamond League in Paris Special

Paris - On July 1, Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber finished in third place in the men's pole vault event that took place in Paris, France, as part of the IAAF Diamond League.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins Pole Vault Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon Special

Eugene - On May 27, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks won the Men's Pole Vault IAAF Diamond League competition that was held in Eugene, Oregon.

IAAF clears Russian long jumper for Rio

Moscow - US-based long jumper Darya Klishina became the first Russian athlete on Sunday to be cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics, but the fate of pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva was still up in the air.

Putin insists no state-sponsored doping in Russia

Sanktpeterburg - President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted there was no state-sponsored doping in Russia hours before the world athletics governing body IAAF rules whether its track and field team can take part at the Rio Olympics.

IAAF maintains ban on Russian athletes

Moscow - World athletics' governing body IAAF has ruled to maintain Russia's suspension, a top Russian athletics official confirmed Friday, TASS news agency reported.

Russia pleads with athletics chiefs to drop ban ahead of Rio call

Moscow - Russia on Friday urged world athletics' governing body to drop its doping ban on the country's athletes ahead of a crunch decision on whether its track and field team can compete at the Olympics in Rio.

Russia in IAAF dock ahead of Rio Olympics

Vienna - Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' over doping scandal: Sports minister

London - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko apologised on Sunday for the doping scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in the Rio Olympics.

Report claims IAAF delayed naming Russian drug cheats

London - IAAF officials plotted to delay revealing the names of Russian doping cheats ahead of the 2013 World Championships, according to a BBC report.

IAAF sets Russia strict conditions for reinstatement

Paris - The IAAF on Friday sent the Russian athletics federation (ARAF) a list of strict terms it needs to meet for reinstatement following a ban over widespread doping and corruption in track and field.

IAAF president Coe steps down from Nike role

Monaco - IAAF president Sebastian Coe bowed to intense pressure and announced Thursday that he had stepped down from his paid role as an ambassador for Nike to focus more on cleaning up world track and field's beleaguered governing body.

Russia accepts ban from world athletics over doping

Monaco - Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF said Thursday.

WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency

Colorado Springs - Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), raising the possibility of Russian track stars being barred from the Olympics if the country does not fall back into line with accepted international rules.

Russia defiant in face of possible Olympic suspension

Moscow - Russia's brightest track and field stars were defiant after their country's athletics federation was provisionally suspended from international competition over state-sponsored doping allegations, insisting Saturday that no ban could hinder their Olymp...

Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

Paris - Athletics giant Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the sport's credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.

Head of Russia's anti-doping lab resigns

Moscow - The head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory has resigned, hours after his laboratory was suspended over accusations it was part of state-sponsored doping programme that experts fear could snowball into an international crisis for the sport.

Russia bullish over doping scandal amid calls for Olympic ban

Moscow - Russia has rejected as "groundless" accusations of widespread doping and corruption in athletics and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from the 2016 Olympics.

Main points from WADA report on Russian doping

Paris - Following are the main points from the report released Monday by the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission.

Kremlin says athletics doping allegations 'groundless'

Moscow - Russia rejected Tuesday explosive accusations of doping and corruption and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from the 2016 Olympics due to the scandal that threatens to spread far beyond the borders of Russia and athletics.

WADA urges Russian athletics ban, London Olympics 'sabotaged'

Ginebra - Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) independent commission into widespread doping and corruption urged on Monday.

Coe 'shocked and angry' at IAAF doping bribery scandal

Paris - IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Sunday expressed his "shock, anger and sadness" at allegations of high-level bribery to cover up doping in track and field.

IAAF accused of blocking report on doping cheats

London - The world athletics governing body blocked the publication of a report that showed as many as a third of the world's top athletes admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques, The Sunday Times reported.

Trinidad officials confirm Kelly-Ann Baptiste's doping charge

Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste, who ranked as the third-fastest woman in the world this year, withdrew from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia due to "doping matters," Trinidad and Tobago athletics officials confirmed on Monday.

Bolt's disqualification at World Championship prompts rule review

Daegu - The disqualification of Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt, 25, at the World Championship has prompted a review of the false start rule that calls for the immediate disqualification of a runner if they start before the gun.
 

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