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Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year’s London Marathon, organizers said on Friday.Kenya’s Kipchoge had already...

Two Kenyans power to victory in New York City Marathon

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.Kamworor reclaimed the New York title he won in 2017 in two hours eight minutes and 13 seconds...

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, breaks two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first ever man to break the two-hour barrier in a marathon after finishing with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.The Kenyan had boasted in run-up to Saturday's attempt that "Vienna is running and making...

Ethiopia’s Dibaba to miss world championship due to injury

Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company said on Thursday. The Ethiopian, who set a new...

Caster Semenya gets some reprieve can contest without medication, court rules

Caster Semenya will not need to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling.The Olympic 800m champion, 28, last month lost her challenge to the...

Caster Semenya takes case to Switzerland Supreme Court

Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to appeal a Court of Arbitration ruling against her.AFP reports that the South Africn athlete has lodged an appeal in Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court after losing...

Caster Semenya to run 3,000m in Prefontaine

Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on 30 June, a distance she can compete at without having to lower her testosterone levels.Under new IAAF rules,...

Semenya accuses IAAF of breach of regulations at CAS hearing

Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing on Monday where she is fighting for her athletics future.The South African 800-metres...

IAAF says Semenya to be classed as ‘biological male’

The IAAF is to argue that Olympic women's 800m champion Caster Semenya should be classified as a "biological male" and forced to take testosterone suppressants if she is to compete in women's competition, according to reports...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...