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Botswana: Injury Robs Nijel Amos

All-Africa News - May 15, 2015 - 09:15
[Botswana Daily News] Doha -Nijel 'Zoro' Amos will not compete in the IAAF Diamond League meet at Qatar Sports Club today (May 15).
Categories: Africa News

Zambia: Siame Headlines Dakar Challenge Bound Team

All-Africa News - May 15, 2015 - 09:03
[Times of Zambia] SPRINTER Sydney Siame is among the four runners that will represent Zambia at the International Athletics Association Federation (IAAF) World Challenge to be held in Dakar, Senegal.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Diamond League - Emedolu Regrets Absence of Nigerian Male Sprinters

All-Africa News - May 15, 2015 - 07:52
[Vanguard] As the IAAF Diamond League series begins today in Doha, Qatar, former African 200m champion, Uchenna Emedolu, has lamented the absence of Nigerian male sprinters from top flight athletics.
Categories: Africa News

Copenhagen 2014 wins European Sport Tourism Awards

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 19:22
The IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen 2014 won the Sport Tourism Digital Marketing Award at the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards on Thursday (14).
Categories: World Athletics News

Doha press conference highlights – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 18:20
Proving that he’s one of the current superstars of the sport, and in anticipation of his first appearance at Doha's Qatar Sports Club at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, British distance runner Mo Farah drew most of the questions and the biggest crowd at the pre-event press conference and his ‘meet-the-press’ event on Thursday (14).
Categories: World Athletics News

Visit from athletics legends marks 100 days to go until IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 16:43
Three world record holders went on a tour of the Chinese capital on Thursday (14) as the city begins the 100-day countdown to the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
Categories: World Athletics News

Former world record-holder and 1954 European 800m champion Otkalenko dies

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 15:38
The IAAF is saddened to learn of the death of former 800m world record-holder Nina Otkalenko, who passed away on Wednesday (13) after a long illness, just 10 days shy of her 87th birthday.
Categories: World Athletics News

President Diack hails sixth season of the IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 15:02
IAAF President Lamine Diack was once again present in Doha ahead of the first meeting in this year’s IAAF Diamond League and paid tribute to the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the local organisers, the Qatar Athletics Federation, on Thursday (14).
Categories: World Athletics News

South Africa: Hurdler van Zyl Set for Diamond League Opener

All-Africa News - May 14, 2015 - 14:52
[News24Wire] South African 400m hurdles record-holder LJ van Zyl will face his biggest test so far this season when he lines up in the first Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday night.
Categories: Africa News

Nigerian 10km all-comers’ records targeted in Okpekpe

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 12:49
Organisers of the Okpekpe 10km Road Race are hopeful that this year’s line-up will be capable of breaking the Nigerian all-comers’ records for the distance for the third successive year at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Saturday (16).
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: Dinkesa, Aziz, Other Top Stars Breeze in for Okpekpe Race Today

All-Africa News - May 14, 2015 - 12:46
[Guardian] All the foreign stars registered for the third Okpekpe Road Race, including Ethiopia's Abebe Dinkesa, Hunegaw Yismaw and Genet Yalew, as well as Morocco's Lahbabi Aziz are expected to arrive in Nigeria today for Saturday's race, which holds at the Edo Kingdom.
Categories: Africa News

IAAF pleased with anti-doping progress in Jamaica

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 11:06
Senior staff from the IAAF medical and anti-doping department have concluded a productive two-day visit to Jamaica.
Categories: World Athletics News

Rwanda: Athletics Federation President Resigns

All-Africa News - May 14, 2015 - 10:22
[Focus] Jean Damascene Nkezabo last week resigned from his post as the Rwanda Athletics Federation's (RAF) president. He attributed his resignation to personal reasons. Focus Sports tried to contact him but his known phone number was unavailable.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Cross River Pulls Out of Athletics Sponsorship

All-Africa News - May 14, 2015 - 09:19
[Vanguard] Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials must now look for a new sponsor for its yearly All Nigeria Championships as the Cross River State government is unwilling to go on with support for the competition after four years.
Categories: Africa News

Fireworks forecast in Doha – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - May 14, 2015 - 07:19
The Qatar Sports Club has become the traditional venue to get the IAAF Diamond League underway and, for the sixth consecutive year, once again there should be some outstanding performances and exciting contests in Doha on Friday (15).
Categories: World Athletics News

Bondarenko to take on Barshim in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - May 13, 2015 - 23:04
Bogdan Bondarenko will renew his high jump rivalry with Mutaz Essa Barshim in Shanghai on Sunday (17), the second stop on this year’s IAAF Diamond League calendar.
Categories: World Athletics News

Richards-Ross hopes to start in Doha as she means to go on – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - May 13, 2015 - 20:57
Sanya Richards-Ross doesn’t mince words when describing what is among her primary goals for the year when she kicks off her IAAF Diamond League season at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha on Friday (15).
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: I Was Never Stranded in Bahamas, Says Oduduru

All-Africa News - May 13, 2015 - 15:32
[Guardian] Contrary to insinuations that some Nigerian athletes were stranded at the end of the recently concluded IAAF World Relay in Bahamas, World Junior Championships silver medallist, says nothing like that happened.
Categories: Africa News

Anti-doping outreach programme features at Asian Youth Championships

IAAF News - May 13, 2015 - 15:30
Some of Asia’s best young athletes battled it at the recent Asian Youth Championships in Doha, Qatar. And while the competition was fierce, many of the athletes and coaches took time out to visit the IAAF’s anti-doping outreach stand at the event.
Categories: World Athletics News

Ethiopia: Legendary Haile Gebre-Selassie Retires

All-Africa News - May 13, 2015 - 14:24
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebre-Selassie has never been emotional in his entire 25-year successful athletics career. All along he has always been associated with supremely disciplined and strong clever athlete. He neither seems a man to retire. But in recent years Haile openly proposed the subject of retirement feeling that he is growing weaker and weaker to take part in the competitive running. And he said that he would retire when the day came.
Categories: Africa News

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