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Africa: Kosovo Admitted As Provisional IAAF Member

All-Africa News - April 16, 2015 - 12:58
[Guardian] Kosovo has been admitted as provisional member of the governing athletics body IAAF on Wednesday. The IAAF said in a statement its Council made the decision at a meeting in Beijing, host city of the world championships from Aug. 22 to Aug. 30.
Categories: Africa News

Rutherford added to London line-up – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - April 16, 2015 - 12:19
Greg Rutherford will join Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on 24-25 July, meaning all three ‘Super Saturday’ gold medallists will be reunited at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London.
Categories: World Athletics News

Kenya: Confident Chebet Optimistic Ahead of Boston Marathon Next Week

All-Africa News - April 16, 2015 - 12:00
[The Star] THREE-Time Amsterdam marathon winner Wilson Chebet is eying to add another marathon crown to his medal-rich cabinet during the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Categories: Africa News

Botswana: Kebatshele Wins Lobatse Marathon

All-Africa News - April 16, 2015 - 08:06
[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Sherperd Kebatshele is winner of the 21 km Lobatse marathon.
Categories: Africa News

IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 LOC report to IAAF Council

IAAF News - April 16, 2015 - 03:10
Led by Executive Deputy Secretary General CHEN Jie, Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and SHEN Chunde, Vice President of CAA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 presented their progress report to the IAAF Council this morning in the Intercontinental Beijing, Beichen Hotel.
Categories: World Athletics News

One-lap stars announced for Kingston

IAAF News - April 15, 2015 - 21:59
The three reigning global 400m champions will take on the Diamond Race winner on 9 May at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
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World’s top 400m hurdlers head to Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - April 15, 2015 - 21:04
The Prefontaine Classic men’s 400m hurdles will be one of the most competitive events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 29-30 May.
Categories: World Athletics News

Dibaba named sportswoman of the year at Laureus World Sports Awards

IAAF News - April 15, 2015 - 15:40
World indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba was named sportswoman of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai on Wednesday (15).
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Kiprop leads Kenyan team for IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF News - April 15, 2015 - 13:07
Two-time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop will return to Nassau for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 as the Kenyan team looks to replicate – or even better – their tally of three wins from the inaugural 2014 event.
Categories: World Athletics News

Sierra Leone: NOC Urges SLAA to Set Date for Congress

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 12:08
[Concord] Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL), Joseph Nyande, has called on the Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) to unite and schedule a date for their elective congress.
Categories: Africa News

South Africa: Sullwald in Race Against Time Ahead of Cape Town Showdown

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 12:07
[SASCOC] Laid low by illness at last week's Gold Coast leg of the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Australia, Wian Sullwald is hoping to bounce back at the fourth leg in Cape Town next weekend.
Categories: Africa News

South Africa: Champion SA Sprinter Gets Two-Year Ban

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 12:03
[SASCOC] Just days before the national track and field championships in Stellenbosch, national 100-metre sprint record-holder Simon Magakwe has been slapped with a two year ban for missing an out-of-competition dope test last year and will miss the national champs.
Categories: Africa News

Namibia: Kia Riders Impress, Vera Wins Female Category

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 11:19
[New Era] Namibia's KIA Elite riders put up strong performances during last weekend's Hollard MTB X-Ride to secure four Top 10 spots in the elite men category.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Kiplagat Succession Plan Is Bogus - Tanui

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 10:23
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former world champion and retired distance running legend Moses Tanui has read mischief in the change of guard at Athletics Kenya (AK) that coincided with the federation suspending two top management firms that handle the biggest chunk of the country's star athletes.
Categories: Africa News

IAAF Council Meeting, Beijing, 15 April – NOTES

IAAF News - April 15, 2015 - 10:20
The Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China and Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee Liu Peng, Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun and IAAF President Lamine Diack officially opened the 198th IAAF Council meeting this morning in Intercontinental Beijing, Beichen Hotel.
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: 600 Athletes for AFN's Second All-Comers in Lagos

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 10:07
[This Day] Over 600 athletes are expected in Lagos today for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) 2nd All-Comers Championship at the Yaba College of Technology.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Rosa, Volare Stars Brand Athletics Kenya Malicous

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 09:22
[Capital FM] Eldoret -Top runners from Rosa Associati and Gerrard van der Veen's Volare Sports stables reacted furiously to Athletics Kenya's move to suspend their managers from undertaking any activities in the country for six months to pave way for investigations into doping allegations in their respective camps.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Kiprop Declares Worlds Hat-Trick Bid

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 09:12
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Olympics 2008 Asbel Kiprop is keen on moving a step closer to his idol, retired Moroccan legend, Hicham El Guerrouj by holding on to his world men 1500m title in Beijing this summer to complete his hat-trick.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Olympics Heroine Boxer in KNH After Crash

All-Africa News - April 15, 2015 - 09:10
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Pioneering Olympics female boxing heroine, Elizabeth Andiego is in dire need of financial help for scheduled surgery on her legs following a hit and run accident involving a motorbike commonly known as Boda Boda on her way from the gym.
Categories: Africa News

Djimou and Shkurenev added to Gotzis fields

IAAF News - April 14, 2015 - 18:12
France’s two-time European heptathlon champion Antoinette Nana Djimou and Russia’s European indoor heptathlon champion Ilya Shkurenev have been added to the fields of the famous Hypo-Meeting in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 30-31 May, the organisers of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting announced on Tuesday (14).
Categories: World Athletics News

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