Athletics

Athletics – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women’s 800m – Final – Carrara Stadium – Gold Coast, Australia – April 13, 2018. Caster Semenya of South Africa in action. REUTERS-Paul Childs

After ruling, Caster Semenya to run in Doha Diamond League

Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her legal challenge against new IAAF gender rules, will race in the 800 metres in Friday’s Doha Diamond League after making a late entry, organisers said Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 1, 2018 Indian sprinter Dutee Chand speaks during a press conference in Hyderabad. – Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on May 2, 2019 said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya ‘made to suffer’ – Indian sprinter

Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling.
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Caster Semenya vows court decision won’t hold her back

South Africa’s Olympic athlete Caster Semenya on Wednesday said the decision by the Court of Arbitration to maintain IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels will not hold her back.
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Semenya, a double Olympic champion, was fighting measures imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that compel “hyperandrogenic” athletes — or those with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) — to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya losses appeal on testosterone rules

Caster Semenya has lost a landmark case against athletics’ governing body meaning it will be allowed to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi wins shot put gold at IAAF challenge

At the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in Brazil over the weekend, Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi broke the shot put national record at the Estádio do Centro Nacional de Desenvolvimento do Atletismo, São Paulo.
Divine Oduduru

Olalekan Soetan: Divine Oduduru a medal prospect for Nigeria in Tokyo 2020

AFN board member and athletics coach Olalekan Soetan has lauded Nigerian male sprint sensation, Divine Oduduru, a 100m athlete for his excellent performance at the Micheal Johnson Invitational meet in Texas.

Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
Ethiopia’s Abrha Milaw (L) and Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka celebrate their victory in the men and women category during the podium ceremony of Paris Marathon on April 14, 2019. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD - AFP

Ethiopia sweeps Paris marathon, Clemence Calvin smashes French record

Ethiopian Abrha Milaw upstaged two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata to win the Paris Marathon on Sunday.
Chioma Ajunwa

Chioma Ajunwa: Why Nigerian athletes are struggling

Nigerian Olympic champion, Chioma Ajunwa, has blamed the decline in Nigeria’s dominance in athletics to the way the country abandon her athletes after every tournament.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

NSSF chief slams sports ministry, name drops official behind “jamboree” youth competitions

President of the Nigeria Schools Sports Federation, Ibrahim Mohammed, has slammed the ministry of Sports for usurping the NSSF’s role of organizing age grade competitions in Country.

2019 AWC: Ogbonna John retains African title

Two-time African champion Ogbonna John added a third honor to his record in the African Championship with a dominant 7-1 victory over Tunisia’s Maher Ghanmi on Sunday.
Track & Field Athletics

86 athletes begin camping for Africa Athletics Championships

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Saturday says the 86 athletes listed for the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) championships are to resume camp on April 2.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

African Wrestling Championship: Nigeria female wrestlers get tough opponents

The road to the podium for Team Nigeria at the 2019 African Wrestling Championship looks tortuous after the women team were handed a tough draw at the tournament holding in the tourist town of Hammamet in Tunisia.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya: I’m no threat to women’s sport

Double Olympic 800-meters champion Caster Semenya says she is “no threat” to women’s sport and that recent comments from International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe have reopened old wounds.
International Olympic Committee (IOC)

IOC accepts resignation of Japanese Olympic chief

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted the resignation of Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda, the world sports body said on Tuesday.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi

French judges question PSG president in athletics corruption probe

The Qatari boss of top French soccer team PSG Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been questioned in France in connection with a corruption probe over the awarding to Doha of the World Athletics championships, a judicial source said Saturday.
Kemoy Campbell

Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell wants to be back on track after ‘dying’

Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell was told by doctors he had “died” after collapsing on the track during February’s Millrose Games in New York.

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