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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN crisis: Nigeria may miss World Athletics Relays

Nigeria’s hope of participating in the forthcoming World Athletics Relays may have hit the rocks following the leadership crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
Kenyan long distance runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi has received a one year community service sentence for faking documents as part of her defence on a doping charge, the Anti-Doping Association of Kenya (ADAK) announced.

Kenyan athlete sentenced for forging documents

Kenyan long distance runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi has received a one year community service sentence for faking documents as part of her defence on a doping charge, the Anti-Doping Association of Kenya (ADAK) announced.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics opens bidding for three future series events

World Athletics has announced that potential hosts for three World Athletics Series events including the new World Athletics Road Running Championships, should register their interest by March 1.

Kenyans win Kaduna marathon, as government hails runners, sponsors, citizens on successful race

The maiden 21 km Kaduna Half marathon ended successfully on Saturday with Kenyan athletes, John Muirurri Mburu and Caren Jebet Maiyo winning.
South African athlete Caster Semenya is set to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against World Athletics’ rule that restricts testosterone levels in female runners

Caster Semenya takes appeal against testosterone-reduction rule to European court

South African athlete Caster Semenya is set to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against World Athletics’ rule that restricts testosterone levels in female runners
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Lagos marathon to see fewer runners due to pandemic

Only 10,000 runners across the world will be allowed to participate in the 2021 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Russia heads to CAS, challenges four-year doping ban

Russia will attempt to overturn its four-year ban from international sport this week in the latest chapter of a long-running and controversial saga over state-sanctioned doping.
The Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed that Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau remains the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) while sacking the board led by Olamide George.

AFN supremo faces World Athletics life ban

Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, president Ibrahim Shehu Gusau risks being slammed a life ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, following a petition by nine members of the board of the federation accusing the former federal legislature of violating some articles of World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct.
Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, was found guilty of corruption in a Paris court. Martin Bureau-AFP-Getty Images

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack guilty of Russian doping corruption

The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics issue reminder of rule limiting height of track spikes

World Athletics has issued a reminder of the rule which reduces the maximum allowable height of soles in spiked track shoes.
Gold medalist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya poses on podium. REUTERS-Toru Hanai-File Photo

Four-year ban for Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang after giving fake-photo evidence for missed test

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

AFN: Sunday Dare a true blessing to our sports

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN ) has said Sunday Akinlabi Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development has been a real blessing to the sport of athletics and indeed all sports since he was made the number one sportsman in Nigeria last August.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

World Athletics to emulate football, return for closed-door events

Sebastian Coe – the World Athletics president, has hinted that his organisation may emulate a major football body like Bundesliga and bring its competitions out of Coronavirus quarantine, and stage athletics events without spectators.
Olympic and World Champion long distance runner Mo Farah exercises in Richmond Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain May 12, 2020. REUTERS-Dylan Martinez

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defence

Multiple Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 20 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track.
Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year to ensure a proper and sustainable growth for the sport.

AFN chief laments coronavirus effects on athletics

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has lamented the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the calendar and programs of activities of the Athletics Federation with the directive from the Federal Government suspending all sporting activities still subsisting.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics announces protected window for national championships

World Athletics has put aside the weekend of 8-9 August, 2020, as the protected window for national championships this year, following the disruption of the international competition calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

Athletics world championships postponed

Athletics’ world championships have been postponed until the summer of 2022 and the global governing body is seeking new dates for the event in Eugene, Oregon that was originally scheduled for 2021.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics to review 2020 season calendar

World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

New date for Tokyo Olympics ‘won’t satisfy everybody’ – World Athletics chief

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.

Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics need sacrifices from all stakeholders – IOC chief

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that the postponed Tokyo Games would require “sacrifices and compromises” from all sides to make them work.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Tokyo Games moved to 2021 as ‘light at end of pandemic tunnel’

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC urged to make quick Olympic decision as US backs postponement

The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

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