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IAAF ethics board closes investigation into Sebastian Coe

The world athletics governing body (IAAF) has closed an ethics investigation into its president Sebastian Coe after finding there was no basis on which "any disciplinary case could be established" that he had "intentionally misled" a British Parliamentary Committee in 2015.

Back from the cold: After Seoul high, T Gopi aims to break oldest record

The Seoul Marathon was the first time T Gopi had travelled abroad on his own for a race; no coach, no physio, no pace-setter, no fellow Indian runner.


Annu Rani re-writes national record, adivasi wage labourer wins 10,000m race

Javelin thrower Annu Rani rewrote her own national record to clinch the gold and qualify for both the Asian and World Championships on the third and penultimate day of the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

KT Irfan becomes first Indian from athletics to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

National record holder KT Irfan Sunday became the first Indian from athletics to qualify for the next year's Olympics while finishing fourth in the 20 km event of the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.

National Athletics Championships: Praveen Chithravel’s big leap forward

In a coming of age show, triple jumper Praveen Chitravel, 17, clocks 16.51m to win gold ahead of seasoned Arpinder Singh at the 23rd Federation Cup National Athletics Championships on Saturday.

Asian Youth Athletics Championships: Despite hurdles, Philip Maheswaran Thabitha wins 2 golds in 2 days

At the Asian Youth Athletics Championships, Hong Kong, on Friday the young athlete's desire was fulfilled when she bagged a gold in the 100 metres hurdles with a personal best time of 13.86s


Dharun Ayyasamy betters own 400m hurdles national record

Dharun Ayyasamy bettered his own national record to claim gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the 23rd Federation Cup even as eight athletes qualified for the Doha Asian Athletics Championships on the second day of the competition.

Harshita Sherawat hammers a point home, wins Asian Youth Championship silver

Harshita's best of 61.93 metres on Friday morning was the third time the teenager has broken the national record in the hammer throw (3kg) in a span of one year.

Distance races to continue at Prefontaine despite IAAF changes

The sport's governing IAAF announced on Monday that beginning in 2020 the number of Diamond League disciplines will be cut from 32 to 24 with 12 each for men and women and the longest event on the circuit's televised programme will be 3,000 metres.

Swapna Barman gets customised shoes for her 12-toed feet

Asian Games gold-medallist Indian heptathlete Swapna Burman has received a pair of customised shoes to fit her 12-toed feet.

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Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin for World Championships 100m gold

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold in 9.79 secs at World Championships being held at Beijing after pipping Justin Gatlin by 1/100th of a second.

Mary Kom rules the ring, Tintu Luka races to silver, Annu Rani lands bronze, Sarita Devi refuses medal

India won another gold via Mary Kom as the track and field athletes contributed to a silver and a bronze.


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Usain Bolt Beats Justin Gatlin But Gets Knocked Over By Cameraman

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday. Five days after beating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and […]