INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS

  • 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 19yearold covered an impressive 56.36m with her throw at the Hayward Field last night in...
  • Anju and Bobby George got reward for their efforts April 5, 2014

    Milkha Singh and PT Usha are some of the pioneers of athletics in our country. They strove hard in 200 and 400 metres and created a niche for themselves in these events. Try as they did, they couldn't reach the then prevailing levels of excellence. Lack of modern equipment, training...
  • 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...
  • Usain Bolt and FraserPryce win 2013 World Athlete awards November 17, 2013

    Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and ShellyAnn FraserPryce 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...
  • 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...
  • IAAF approves return to fouryear doping bans August 8, 2013

    Moscow: Athletics will end 18 years of frustration in 2015 by returning to fouryear bans for firsttime 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: Scamtainted 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...
  • IAAF promises aggressive drug testing July 30, 2013

    Moscow: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is determined to crack down on drugtaking in the sport after two leading sprinters tested positive this month, the ruling body's vicepresident Sebastian Coe said on Tuesday. Coe was speaking in Moscow, the host of next month's world athletics championships, after American Tyson...
  • Turkish athletes targeted by antidoping investigators July 9, 2013

    London: Turkish athletics, already reeling from a series of highprofile doping cases, is poised to reveal another tranche of positive tests after the country was targeted by antidoping investigators. Media reports on Tuesday suggested that up to 30 Turkish athletes could face doping suspensions, although suggestions that the results could...
  • 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...
  • IAAF cites former champions for doping March 8, 2013

    London: Six athletes, including former Olympic and three-times world hammer champion Ivan Tsikhan of Belarus were named by the sport's governing body on Friday for failing doping tests after samples taken at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki were re-examined. The other athletes named were Andrei Mikhnevich, Vadim Devyatovskiy and Nazdeya...