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  • Wayde Van Niekerk Given World Championship Double Opportunity

    World Championship Double - Wayde van Niekerk - Rio 2016 Olympic Games By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:20 am

    Wayde van Niekerk will have an opportunity to attempt a rare World Championship double, after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) cleared the way for him to run the 200m and 400m events at the IAAF World Championships, to be held in London between 4-13 August 2017. The development follows a special request made by Athletics South Africa (ASA), after Van Niekerk showed interest in attempting the rare double.

  • Wayde Van Niekerk Humble And Grateful After Bolt Wins Athletics Award

    Wayde van Niekerk celebrates win in Rio By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:26 am

    South African Wayde van Niekerk said that he was delighted with his 2016 season, after being shortlisted among the finalists for the International Association of Athletics Federations Male World Athlete of the Year award. The accolade was given to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at a gala function in Monaco by the athletics world body.

  • Wayde Van Niekerk In Final Three For International Athletics Award

    Wayde Van Niekerk - Things You Should Know About South Africa's Olympic Team By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:32 am

    South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk is in line for the most prestigious international athletics accolade after being confirmed as one three finalists for the men’s award of the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations Athlete of the Year. The Olympic 400m champion and world record holder was named on Wednesday alongside Jamaican Usain Bolt and Mo Farah of Great Britain.

  • Seven African Athletes Nominated For Top International Athletics Awards

    World Championship Double - Wayde van Niekerk - Rio 2016 Olympic Games By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:38 am AFKI Original

    A selection of South African and Kenyan athletes have been included in the list of nominees for the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)‎ World Athlete of the Year awards. A list of 10 men and 10 women was revealed by the world athletics body this week, including the likes of sprint king Usain Bolt and Britain’s Mo Farah.

  • Athletics Authorities Extend Bans On Kenya Officials

    Bans on Kenya officials - Isaiah Kiplagat - (citizentv.co.ke) By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:46 am

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has decided to extend the bans on Kenya officials who have allegedly been involved in subverting anti-doping processes in the country. The three Kenyan officials in question are Isaiah Kiplagat, David Okeyo and Joseph Kinyua. They were banned for six months on November 30, 2015, but the world athletics authority has decided to extend that suspension from activities related to the sport until the end of November this year.

  • Ethiopia Risks IAAF Ban Over Doping Tests

    Ethiopian Athletes Investigated - Abeba Aregawi - aftonbladet.se By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:07 pm

    In an Olympic year, Ethiopian athletics is being threatened with a ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they do not get their house in order and begin proper doping testing on their athletes. The IAAF expects Ethiopia to do mass testing on almost 200 athletes by November.

  • 10 African Athletes Banned For Doping

    African athletes By Lillian Mutiso, 5:55 am AFKI Original

    In recent years, doping has become a major concern in the global athletics fraternity as athletes resort to the performance enhancing drugs to help them emerge victorious in cut-throat competitions. African athletes, renowned for their prowess on the track have also fallen victim to this sporting evil and paid the ultimate price of career-destroying bans. Here are 10 African athletes that were banned due to doping;

  • Ethiopia’s Dibaba Named Female IAAF World Athlete Of The Year

    By Staff, 4:53 am

    The IAAF named Ethiopian middle-distance runner Genzebe Dibaba and American decathlete Ashton Eaton as World Athletes of the Year on Thursday. Dibaba, 24, is the current world record holder in the women’s 1500m and holds three further world records indoors. Meanwhile, Dibaba, who set a world indoor 5000m record of 14:18.86, was unbeaten in her 1500m races during the summer.

  • 7 Reasons Why Kenyan Athletics Needs To Establish A Drug-Testing Lab

    Anti doping By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:50 am AFKI Original

    The problem of doping in athletics has been in the limelight recently, with reports suggesting that there are drug cheats throughout the sport, implicating Russia and Kenya as nations guilty of doping. As a result, Athletics Kenya (AK) is discussing the possibility of setting up a drug-testing lab in Nairobi with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Here are seven reasons why Athletics Kenya should establish a drug-testing lab in Nairobi.

  • Athletics Kenya Looks To Establish Drug-Testing Lab

    British Anti-Doping Agency - Blood transfusion - usada.org By Peter Pedroncelli, 11:23 am

    In an effort to show commitment and the necessary dedication to addressing the problem of doping in the sport that the country is most famous for, Athletics Kenya (AK) has discussed the possibility of setting up a drug-testing lab in Nairobi with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The East African country has produced countless middle and long distance runners of outstanding quality, but the shadow of doping threatens to ruin a solid reputation built on years of success and hard work.

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