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American Ryan Crouser breaks 32-year-old indoor shot put record

14 min 5 sec ago
Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser set a new world indoor record on Sunday, breaking Randy Barnes' 32-year-old mark with a throw of 74ft 10.5 inches (22.82 meters).
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Former SA 800m record holder dies of Covid-19

January 24, 2021 - 02:56
Former South African 800m record holder Marius van Heerden has died as a result of contracting the coronavirus.
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British indoor athletics championships scrapped due to Covid-19

January 23, 2021 - 02:39
The British indoor athletics championships have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, governing body British Athletics announced.
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Zango smashes indoor triple jump world record

January 17, 2021 - 00:54
Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango set a new world indoor triple jump record on Saturday, leaping 18.07 metres at the Meeting d'Aubiere.
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Olympic hurdles champion McNeal suspended for 'tampering' of doping control

January 15, 2021 - 00:25
Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been provisionally suspended for doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Thursday.
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SA's Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga suspended for doping rule breach

January 8, 2021 - 22:12
South African Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been temporarily banned for failing to notify anti-doping authorities of his location, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced.
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ASA mourns the loss of Mluleki George

January 7, 2021 - 21:56
Athletics South Africa (ASA) is mourning the death of Mluleki Editor George who died on Wednesday.
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Former Athletics SA president Leonard Chuene dies

January 3, 2021 - 10:16
Former Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene has died, the Comrades Marathon Association has confirmed.
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Decathlon WR holder Mayer books early Olympics ticket

December 20, 2020 - 06:43
Decathlon world record holder Kevin Mayer booked his ticket for the Tokyo Olympics in a specially-arranged event on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Saturday.
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USADA calls Russia doping ruling a 'tragedy'

December 18, 2020 - 06:18
The USADA condemned the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to halve Russia's doping ban on Thursday as a "tragedy" for the global fight against drug cheats
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2021 World Indoor Athletics Championships postponed for 2 years

December 11, 2020 - 05:00
The World Indoor Athletics Championships scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Nanjing next year have been postponed until March 2023.
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Human Rights Watch calls for end to "sex testing" for female athletes

December 6, 2020 - 03:59
The NGO Human Rights Watch called on World Athletics to end "sex testing" calling these practices "discriminatory" and breaching the "dignity" of women.
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Diamond League reinstates 5 disciplines discarded this season

December 6, 2020 - 03:59
World Athletics said the five disciplines controversially omitted from the Diamond League meetings this year will be reinstated to the programme.
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World Athletics go to CAS over Naser, Coleman appeals ban

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
World Athletics on Thursday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the clearance of Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser to compete, while US sprinter Christian Coleman appealed his two-year ban.
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Athletics South Africa releases fixtures for 2021 season

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
Athletics South Africa announced provisional fixtures for the upcoming 2021 season after this year was severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Diamond League season to start in Morocco on 23 May

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
The calendar of elite Diamond League meetings for the Olympic year of 2021 has been released with the season starting in Rabat, Morocco on 23 May and concluding in Zurich in September.
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Semenya heads to European Human Rights court over ban

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
South Africa's Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is taking her battle with World Athletics to the European Court of Human Rights, her lawyers have confirmed.
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Paris Marathon scheduled to be run October 2021

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
The next Paris Marathon will be held on 17 October 2021, organisers announced, after the coronavirus pandemic forced this year's edition to be cancelled.
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Wayde van Niekerk sets his sights on 2021

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
Following a number of successful races towards the backend of 2020, Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk will now take a break from competition as he sets his sites on 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics.
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Kenya track star Elijah Manangoi banned 2 years for anti-doping no-shows

December 1, 2020 - 02:32
Kenya's Elijah Manangoi, the 2017 world 1 500 metres champion, has been suspended for failing to make himself available for doping tests.
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