IAAF

  • Navjeet clinches bronze at IAAF World Junior Championships July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon became only the second Indian to grab a medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships after setting a new personal best to clinch a bronze in Eugene, USA. The 19-year-old covered an impressive 56.36m with her throw at the Hayward Field last night in...
  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban July 23, 2014

    Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I'm not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think for...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's one-year doping ban June 27, 2014

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, was banned for one...
  • Kenyan men break 4x1500 metres relay world record May 26, 2014

    Kenya broke the world record in the infrequently run men's 4x1500 metres relay, clocking 14 minutes 22.22 seconds at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday. The team, with double world champion Asbel Kiprop on anchor, eclipsed the previous world record of 14:36.23 a Kenyan team set in 2009. The United States finished...
  • Yohan Blake back in form, leads Jamaica to 4x100 relay title May 26, 2014

    Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4x200 relay, Blake brought his countrymen home...
  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday. According to information reaching here, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m. Estonia's...
  • Tintu Luka to participate in IAAF Diamond League 800m May 8, 2014

    Doha: It will be a turning point for Indian athletics if Tintu Luka can impress in the 800 metres race at the season-opening IAAF Diamond League here on Friday. The current Asian champion and 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist is India's lone entry at the prestigious meet and is expected to...
  • IAAF ratifies Anju Bobby George's top finish in 2005 World Athletics Final April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Star Indian long jumper Anju Bobby George has officially become the gold medal winner at the World Athletics Final held at Monte Carlo in 2005 after the International Association of Athletics Federation ratified the result. The IAAF upgraded Anju to the top place in the IAAF World Athletics Final...
  • Athletics will never be drug free: Michael Johnson December 12, 2013

    Doha: Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, America's four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson said here. "Athletics has a zero tolerance policy with drugs and, in a way, we have kind of suffered because of that," said Johnson while addressing a...
  • Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards November 17, 2013

    Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday. Bolt won gold in the 100 metres, 200 and 4x100 relay at the Moscow worlds in August to take his...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm August 23, 2013

    Stockholm: American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Fresh from his success in Moscow earlier this month, Merritt (44.69 seconds) was slower by nearly a second than his time at the...
  • India has second highest dope cheats in the world August 14, 2013

    According to a recent report by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), India is second only to Russia in the list of countries with most athletes blacklisted for doping - The Indian Express reported on Tuesday. As many as 43 Indian athletes are currently serving IAAF suspensions for their...
  • Meseret Defar returns to centre stage in 5,000m heats August 14, 2013

    Moscow: Ethiopia's two-time Olympic champion Meseret Defar takes to the track for the first time at the World championships in Wednesday's 5,000 metres heats after deciding not to run the 10,000 earlier in the week. Defar, the 2007 world champion, starts as favourite for a second title in the absence of...
  • LaShawn Merritt powers to gold in as Kirani James faded August 14, 2013

    Moscow: LaShawn Merritt satisfied his hunger for success by regaining the 400 metres title at the world championships on Tuesday with a tactically perfect run as defending champion Kirani James faded badly to finish seventh. Merritt took the race out from the gun and went hard over the first 200 but,...
  • IAAF approves return to four-year doping bans August 8, 2013

    Moscow: Athletics will end 18 years of frustration in 2015 by returning to four-year bans for first-time dopers, ending the situation of Olympic athletes suspended for doping turning up to compete in the following Games. Having been forced to cut its ban from four to two years in 1997 to bring...
  • Suresh Kalmadi loses IAAF Council membership August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi's association with any sports body has ended as he has lost the membership of the powerful Council of the International Association of Athletics Federation. Kalmadi lost the IAAF Council membership after his defeat in the Asian Athletics Association's presidential election in Pune early last month to...
  • Nine Turkish athletes suspended for banned drug use August 1, 2013

    Ankara: Nine Turkish track and field athletes have been banned for two years after testing positive for anabolic steroids. The IAAF said Wednesday that six of the athletes are women, including two teenagers, reports Xinhua. Six cases involved field athletes testing positive for stanozolol at Turkey's national university championships held in May...
  • IAAF promises aggressive drug testing July 30, 2013

    Moscow: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is determined to crack down on drug-taking in the sport after two leading sprinters tested positive this month, the ruling body's vice-president Sebastian Coe said on Tuesday. Coe was speaking in Moscow, the host of next month's world athletics championships, after American Tyson...
  • Kenya's Silas Kiplagat eyes World Championships gold July 21, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya failed to win the men's 1,500 metres gold medal at the London Games, but 2011 World Championships runner-up Silas Kiplagat is ready to make amends at the Moscow Worlds next month. Kiplagat only finished fourth at London, reports Xinhua. "It was disappointing for me and everyone, but I tried...
  • IOC, IAAF look at bright side of new doping cases July 16, 2013

    London: International officials are looking at the bright side of the latest doping scandals to jolt track and field. The positive tests that nabbed top-name sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are disappointing but also proof that global drug-testing efforts are working, the IOC and IAAF said on...
  • Carter clocks best in 100m at Madrid meet July 14, 2013

    Madrid: Nesta Carter of Jamaica clocked a season's best 9.87 seconds to win the men's 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting here. Carter was a comfortable winner ahead of Americans Rakieem Salaam taking second (10.07 seconds) and Calesio Newman third in 10.10 seconds on Saturday. Antoine Adams of St...
  • Jamaican hurdler smashes 14-year record July 13, 2013

    Donetsk, Ukraine: Jamaican sprint hurdler Yanique Thompson has smashed a 14-year record and bagged her country's first gold medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships (WYC) in Donetsk, Ukraine. The 17-year-old stopped the clock in an amazing 12.94 seconds to win the 100m hurdles at the RSC Olympiyskiy on Friday, reports...
  • Turkish athletes targeted by anti-doping investigators July 9, 2013

    London: Turkish athletics, already reeling from a series of high-profile doping cases, is poised to reveal another tranche of positive tests after the country was targeted by anti-doping investigators. Media reports on Tuesday suggested that up to 30 Turkish athletes could face doping suspensions, although suggestions that the results could...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned Asian champion Vikas Gowda finished a creditable fourth in the ninth leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League athletics series in Paris. Gowda hurled the iron disc to a distance of 64.45m which he achieved in his third attempt at Stade de France Saturday night. He was second after...
  • Usain Bolt to skip Ostrava meet June 24, 2013

    Ostrava: World record holder and Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt and his Racers Track Club will not compete in the 52nd Ostrava Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge, here on Thursday. Bolt and his teammates were scheduled to compete in the 4x100m relay at the Vitkovice City Stadium but the entire...
  • Watch: Usain Bolt behind the wheel of an F1 car June 15, 2013

    Oslo: Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, got faster when he got behind the wheel of a replica racer at the recent IAAF Diamond League this week. The iconic 100m star did a lap in a Formula 1 race car after he won the 200m meet on Thursday...
  • Top athletes line up for Jamaica Invitational April 24, 2013

    Jamaica: World and Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker has been confirmed for the 100m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Meet on May 4. Walker will be running the sprint hurdle in a competitive event for the first time since 2006 when she was a student at the University...
  • Usain Bolt to head cast at London's 'anniversary games' April 17, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt will return to London to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium in which he achieved a clean sweep of gold medals last year. The Jamaican six-times Olympic champion will head a glittering cast as London's Queen Elizabeth Park celebrates the one-year anniversary...
  • Hamstring injury rules Powell out of Melbourne meet April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has been forced to withdraw from his first meeting since last year's Olympic final because of a hamstring injury, Athletics Australia said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Jamaican, who has run the 100m in less than 10 seconds more times than any other...
  • Seventeen athletes face bans after blood profile changes March 13, 2013

    London: Seventeen athletes face doping bans after abnormalities were detected in the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) biological passports which track changes in their blood profiles. "Seventeen cases are currently under proceedings," Thomas Capdevielle, the results manager in the IAAF's medical and anti-doping department, said on Wednesday. "Nineteen cases were...