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World record for Algeria’s Nadia Medjmedj, while British sprinters impress in Dubai

Dubai, Mar 22, 2017: Algeria’s Nadia Medjmedj record-breaking success continued, while British sprinters also made their marks on day three (Wednesday 22 March) of the season-opening Dubai Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With less than four months to go before the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, Nadia Medjmedj

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Star-Studded line up unveiled for Doha 2017 IAAF diamond league as online ticket sales launched

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Mar 22, 2017: A world-class field of Olympic and World Champions will kick off their outdoor seasons in Doha with an action-packed evening of exhilarating athletics expected in the Qatari capital on 5th May. Tickets are online ticket on sale now at www.q-tickets.com to witness athletics’ biggest stars

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Preview: World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

Germany, Mar 17, 2017: The 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix season kicks off on Monday 23 March with the 9th FAZAA International meeting – the Dubai Grand Prix, taking place over four days in the United Arab Emirates. More than 370 athletes from 40 countries – including 50 Rio 2016 medallists

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Hug hopes Dubai Grand Prix can kick start another successful season

Munich, March 15, 2017: Dubai Grand Prix, Swiss wheelchair racer Marcel Hug heads to Dubai, UAE for the first Grand Prix of the 2017 season (20-23 March) determined to rekindle the confidence that helped bring him unparalleled success last year. Hug clinched two gold and two silver medals at the Paralympic Games

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Paralympic champion Clegg keen to impress at Dubai Grand Prix

Germany, Mar 13, 2017: Great Britain’s Libby Clegg will open her 2017 campaign at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai, UAE, this month (20-23 March), knowing all eyes will be on her after winning two Paralympic golds at Rio 2016. In a pivotal year of Para athletics, culminating in July’s

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Prezelj to replace Fredericks on IAAF Taskforce

Monaco, Mar 6, 2017: IAAF President Sebastian Coe has appointed IAAF Athletes’ Commission Chairperson Rozle Prezelj to replace IAAF Council Member Frank Fredericks who, with the agreement of the president, has stepped aside as a member of the five strong IAAF Taskforce which is coordinating the re-admittance process concerning the suspended Russian

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IAAF governance reforms continue with the appointment of the inaugural iaaf vetting panel

Monaco, Feb 24, 2017: Vetting Panel, A fundamental pillar of the IAAF Reforms approved in December 2016 was the need for an independent panel of experts to oversee and assess the eligibility of new and existing officials being put forward for, or continuing to serve in, IAAF roles. The panellists are required

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IAAF world cross country championships Kampala 2017

Monaco, Feb 24, 2017: There is just over one month to go until the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 when the athletics world will focus its attention on the Ugandan capital as it hosts this biennial gathering of the world’s finest middle and long distance runners on Sunday 26 March.

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Nesta Carter files an appeal at the Court Of Arbitration for Sport

Lausanne, Feb 17, 2017: The Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on 25 January 2017 in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation

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Adelaide to launch 2017 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Monaco, Feb13, 2017: Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia but equally known in race walking as the home of Jared Tallent, will again launch the IAAF Race Walking Challenge with the Oceania 20km championships on Sunday (19). Hot sun and hot competition is the norm in Adelaide at this time of