ATHLETICS Archive

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WADA Legacy Outreach Program joins forces with ADAK and the AIU

Nairobi, July 12, 2017 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is partnering with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the newly-formed Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) to deliver the latest installment of its WADA Legacy Outreach Program, during the IAAF Junior World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya from 12 – 17 July. The

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IAAF approves the application of a further 16 russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

Monaco, July 09, 2017: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 16 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping Review Board, which is composed of

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Levelling the playing field in Female Sport: New research published in the British Journal Of Sports Medicine

Monaco, July 4, 2017: New research has been published today in support of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) currently suspended Hyperandrogenism Regulations (British Journal Sports Medicine). On 27 July 2015 in a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case between the Indian athlete Dutee Chand and the Athletics Federation of

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IAAF approves the application of Klavdiia Afanaseva to compete as a neutral athlete

Monaco, July 3, 2017: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the Russian athlete Klavdiia Afanaseva (Race Walk) has met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition (with respect to her application to compete at the European Athletics U23 Championships) as a neutral athlete under Competition Rule 22.1A(b) while

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IAAF approves the application of nine Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Monaco, June 29, 2017: The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed the applications of nine Russian athletes to compete in the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 as neutral athletes under Competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping Review Board, which is composed of Robert Hersh

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Olympic Day is a good day to focus on the fundamentals that underpin sport

Monaco, June 23, 2017: It’s critical for sport to stay relevant in today’s changing landscape, but the speed of change can only be effective if there is a solid and strong platform of trust in place (Olympic Day good day). That’s the message IAAF CEO Olivier Gers delivered on Olympic Day at

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IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 – 30 days to go

Monaco, June 12, 2017: Today marks 30 days to go until the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, the 10th edition of the biennial event which this year takes place in the Kenyan capital. It will also be the final edition of the championships as the IAAF will move its focus for

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Media Accreditation for the Nottwil 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships

Germany, June 9, 2017: Media are advised that accreditation for the Nottwil 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland, between August 3 – 6, is now open at: https://www.paralympic.org/nottwil-2017/media The inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships will take place at Sport Arena, Nottwil, the venue that has hosted a World Para

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Brett Clothier appointed as first Head of Athletics Integrity Unit

Monaco, June 8, 2017: The IAAF is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Clothier as the first Head of the independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Brett Clothier: Following the IAAF Council’s approval of a new Integrity Code of Conduct, IAAF President Sebastian Coe officially launched the AIU at the beginning of

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Preview: Nottwil World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Bonn, May 31, 2017: The penultimate Nottwil World Para Athletics Grand Prix of the 2017 World Para Athletics season takes place in Nottwil, Switzerland, on 2-5 June as Para athletes from around the world begin to fine tune their preparations for July’s World Para Athletics Championships. With just six weeks to go