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Olympics blow for Russia after officials charged with doping obstruction

• Athletics president protected high jumper Danil Lysenko• Documents claimed athlete too ill to provide whereaboutsRussia’s efforts to lift its suspension from international track and field before next year’s Olympics suffered a damaging blow on Thursd…

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High time that Nike and the IAAF did the right thing by athletes | Sean Ingle

The stars of track and field need a powerful and independent union to protect them from abuse from the sportswear giant and the mismanagement of the governing bodyWhat more can one say about Nike except that in a hotly contested field it once again lea…

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Sebastian Coe admits he has not read report which led to Alberto Salazar’s ban

• Coe defends the sport’s approach to catching drug cheats• IAAF president also cautions criticism of Sifan HassanSebastian Coe says he has not yet read the report that led to Alberto Salazar being banned for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency – b…

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Sebastian Coe admits he has not read report which led to Alberto Salazar’s ban

• Coe defends the sport’s approach to catching drug cheats• IAAF president also cautions criticism of Sifan HassanSebastian Coe says he has not yet read the report that led to Alberto Salazar being banned for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency – b…

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IOC calls for investigation into all Alberto Salazar’s athletes

• Mo Farah’s former coach banned from athletics for four years• Seb Coe says anyone who stays with Salazar will be bannedThomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, says he has contacted the World Anti-Doping Agency asking it to investi…

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Sebastian Coe criticises BBC and Gabby Logan for world championships coverage

• Coe feels too there has been too much focus on poor crowds• IAAF president singles out Logan and has ‘problem’ with studioThe IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, has launched an extraordinary attack on the BBC and its presenter Gabby Logan for criticising…

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Dire in Doha: world championships ‘catastrophe’ leaves athletics reeling | Sean Ingle

Empty seats and ghostly silence have been the sad feature of these world championships – it is a PR disaster for the sportMoments after the greatest 10.83 seconds of her life, Dina Asher?Smith grabbed a union flag from her mother, Julie, and began a la…

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World Athletics Championships: $4.5m Doha cash plan investigated by judges

Leaked documents involve firm linked to Papa Massata Diack Former IAAF official at centre of French corruption inquiryFrench judges are investigating whether $4.5m was paid by the organisers of the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar to a contr…

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IAAF to drop ‘fastest loser’ at world championships after complaints

• Phrase will be replaced by ‘fastest non-automatic qualifier’• Concern that term might devalue athletes’ achievementsThe IAAF is discreetly moving away from using the term “fastest loser” on the eve of the world championships after complaints from som…

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IAAF make extra provisions for extreme heat at world championships in Qatar

• Fears 32C heat and humidity could affect women’s marathon• IAAF chief Sebastian Coe: ‘There’s no plan to cancel’The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, has said extra medical staff, ice baths and water will be brought in for Friday’s women’s marathon amid…

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Russia face Tokyo Olympics ban over ‘inconsistent’ Moscow lab data

• Wada gives Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities• Russia’s appearance at World Athletics Championships in doubtThe World Anti-Doping Agency has given Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities in laboratory data retrieved fro…

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Migrant workers and children to pad out crowd for World Athletics Championships

• Sluggish ticket sales raise fears of half empty stadium• Free tickets will be given away by Qatari organisersTicket sales for the World Athletics Championships in Doha are far more sluggish than expected, making it highly likely that large numbers of…

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Sebastian Coe must run with the times if athletics is to avoid irrelevance | Sean Ingle

The IAAF president knows the next four years could make or break the sport as interest declines despite the presence of stars such as Mondo Duplantis, Noah Lyles and Dina Asher-SmithHere is a challenge for anyone with 53 seconds to spare – Google “6.05…

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Caster Semenya blocked from competing at world championships

• Athlete expresses disappointment after court ruling• Swiss supreme court reverses earlier judgmentCaster Semenya has expressed disappointment over a court ruling which means she will be prevented from defending her 800m title at the world athletics c…

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Lamine Diack to stand trial for money laundering and corruption

• Former IAAF president, 86, charged by French authorities• His son Papa Massata Diack and four others also face trialLamine Diack, the disgraced former IAAF president, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and money laundering. It f…

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …

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Caster Semenya calls on IAAF to focus on doping after return victory

• Athlete has appealed ruling to approve IAAF testosterone limit• Runner battling to defend 800m title at World ChampionshipsCaster Semenya has told the International Association of Athletics Federations to focus on catching dopers after her first race…

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‘I’ll never take drugs’: Caster Semenya tells IAAF to focus on dopers ‘not us’ – video

Caster Semenya has urged athletic’s governing body to drop its pursuit of female runners with high testosterone levels and instead focus on catching dope cheats. Speaking after winning a 2000m race on the outskirts of Paris, the South African made…

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Caster Semenya free to run 800m with no medication as Swiss court floors IAAF

• Swiss court tells IAAF to suspend testosterone regulations• Olympic champion can compete without medication to 25 JuneCaster Semenya is once again free to run the 800m without having to take medication – at least for the time being – after the Swiss …