Athletics

Athletics

Russia bans European medallist Maracheva, three others for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities said on Monday they had banned four athletes including European silver medallist Irina Maracheva for doping offences.Maracheva, who came second in the 800m at the 2012 European Championships, was named alongside 24-year-old race-walker Anna...

Scandal prompts Adidas to cut short IAAF sponsor deal

By Mitch PhillipsLONDON (Reuters) - German sportswear company Adidas AG is to end its sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) almost four years early because of the scandal surrounding the sport, the BBC reported on...

Adidas to cut short IAAF sponsor deal – BBC

By Mitch PhillipsLONDON (Reuters) - German sportswear company Adidas AG is to end its 11-year sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) almost four years early, the BBC reported on Sunday.The BBC said Adidas, the biggest...

Ennis-Hill would have Olympic doubts over Russians

LONDON (Reuters) - Jessica Ennis-Hill will have doubts about Russian athletes even if they are cleared to compete at the 2016 Rio Games, the Olympic and world heptathlon champion said on Thursday.Russia were banned from the sport in November...

UK Anti-Doping may play lead role in Russia drug tests

(Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) agency could play a leading role in running Russia's drug testing across all sports while the country's anti-doping agency serves a suspension for non-compliance, WADA said on Wednesday.WADA met with UKAD, the Russian...
Michael Johnson

IAAF scandal worse than soccer’s crisis, says Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - The corruption scandal that has rocked athletics is worse than the one that has plunged soccer body FIFA into crisis because it punished clean athletes, four-times Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson said on Tuesday."With athletics, if...

Coe says trust may take more than four years to return

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe, the head of athletics' crisis-hit governing body, says trust in the sport may not return until "way beyond" his four-year term as president of the IAAF.An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...
Allyson Felix

Felix can go for Rio double after schedule change

REUTERS - American sprinter Allyson Felix will get a rare chance to win gold in both the 200 and 400 metres after the global athletics governing body changed the Rio Olympics competition schedule."I am excited for the opportunity to...