[Botswana Daily News] Doha -Nijel 'Zoro' Amos will not compete in the IAAF Diamond League meet at Qatar Sports Club today (May 15).
[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.
[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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
[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.
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).
[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.
Senior staff from the IAAF medical and anti-doping department have concluded a productive two-day visit to Jamaica.
[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.
[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.
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).
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.
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).
[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.
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.
[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.