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LANE ONE: Echoes of the failed Int’l Track Association in the new Int’l Swimming...

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Being old does have some benefits. One of them – for as long as it lasts – is memory. When the International Swimming League (ISL)...

ATHLETICS: Why did Allyson Felix have a bad 2018? Good reason!

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If you wondered why Allyson Felix was absent from the track for most of 2018, the answer is she was pregnant. In a lengthy “as...

ATHLETICS: University of Oregon placed on NCAA probation

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The University of Oregon athletic program was placed on two year’s probation after a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hearing found rule violations in...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF Council maintains its suspension of Russia, as outstanding issues remain

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) maintained its stance on the status of the Russian Athletic Federation (RusAF) at its Council meeting in...

ATHLETICS: IAAF names its Athletes of the Year

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The IAAF had a lot of action going in and around its annual gala awards event, held on Monaco on Tuesday (4th). But it...

LANE ONE: The IOC punches AIBA, is WADA being played for a dope in...

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Quite a weekend of action off the fields of play, with major developments in the ongoing saga of boxing and the Olympic Games, doping...

ATHLETICS: Sydney McLaughlin to be coached by Joanna Hayes

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The world leader in the 400 m hurdles for 2018, Sydney McLaughlin went to high school in New Jersey, spent one year in college...

LANE ONE: Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete...

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Apart from the doping, politics, suspensions and court cases, there was some pretty good sport taking place in 2018. The awards are starting to...

ATHLETICS: Kenya’s Kipyegon Bett suspended for doping

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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has been busy, posting notices of suspensions, especially for Kenyan 800 m star Kipyegon Bett. The 2017 World Championships bronze...

LANE ONE: Dealing with state-run doping: Indecision, then punishment, now a defined protocol

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Since the Russian doping scandal exploded in 2015, a series of organizations have tried to deal with the fallout, including what to do with...

LANE ONE: Willie Banks seeks to heal USA Track & Field’s open wound

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In the avalanche of horrific sex-abuse scandals that have plagued many of the U.S. National Governing Bodies, USA Track & Field has barely been...

LANE ONE: Not all hosting costs are going down; Budapest to spend $111 million...

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The plague of high costs which has confounded the International Olympic Committee, especially in attracting cities to host the Olympic Winter Games is spreading...

ATHLETICS: Keitany cruises to fourth New York City Marathon title

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Kenya’s Mary Keitany, one of the greatest women marathoners in history, placed her name next to marathon legends Grete Waitz and Bill Rodgers in...

ATHLETICS PREVIEW: Kamworer and Flanagan to defend New York City Marathon titles

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The final World Marathon Majors race for 2018 is the 48th edition of the TCS New York City Marathon, coming this Sunday, starting on...

ATHLETICS: London’s World Cup may have lost GDP 1 million!

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The British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that the 14-15 July World Cup national team event held at London’s Olympic Stadium was a significant...

ATHLETICS: IAAF announces its Athletes of the Year nominees, and you can vote, too!

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Amid all the doping, politics and money issues, let’s talk about sports for once, as the IAAF announced its Athletes of the Year nominees: Men: ∙...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF stays femininity regs until Court review is completed

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The International Assn. of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics South Africa have agreed that the implementation of the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for the...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF begins allowing transfers of allegiance again

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Following up on its new rules for nationality transfers, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) issued its first group of approvals for athletes...

ATHLETICS: Farah and Kosgei run away from Chicago Marathon fields

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Two close races turned into runaways as Britain’s Mo Farah and Kenyan Brigid Kosgei won big victories in Sunday’s 41st Bank of America Chicago...

ATHLETICS Preview: Rupp vs. Farah vs. the new kids in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon

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The 41st edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon promises to be one of the most intriguing yet, with a classic match-up of...

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