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  • IOC working on protecting athletes from harassment

    Trying to protect athletes from abuse and harassment, the International Olympic Committee published a 106-page document yesterday to help sports bodies improve their rules and processes.

    Athletes, including Olympic champion gymnasts, have talked about their experiences in the #MeToo...

    Saturday 4th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Semenya focused on medals and not racing regulations

    South African athlete won bronze on Monday in the 1,500m

    Wednesday 9th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Drug cheat Gatlin spoils Bolt’s final 100m appearance

    Usain Bolt said he had no regrets on Saturday after Justin Gatlin gatecrashed his farewell in the 100 metres final at the World Championships.

    The Jamaican was forced to settle for third in his final solo race at the London Stadium after also being beaten by Christian Coleman of the...

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Coe: No chance we’ll stop drugs

    SEBASTIAN COE admitted yesterday that he couldn’t guarantee that next month’s World Championships would be doping-free as “people will always seek to cheat.”

    The president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF insisted anti-doping efforts have...

    Monday 24th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Athletics: Super Sophie breaks world record

    SOPHIE HAHN smashed her own world record to complete a double gold bid as she defended her T38 100m title on a successful Saturday night for Team GB at the World Para Athletics Championships.

    The 20-year-old stormed ahead of teammate Kadeena Cox, who finished second, to beat her...

    Monday 24th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Athletics: 2020 Olympics aiming to promote women’s sports

    The event programme for the Tokyo Games in 2020 will be finalised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today, with officials saying that they will try to promote women’s sport.

    While the number of sports for Tokyo was set at 33 last year, many of those sports’...

    Friday 9th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Taxpayers forced to stump up for soaring Tokyo 2020 Games

    Taxpayers beware: the cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised.

    The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort.

    Saturday 3rd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • We cannot live our lives in fear, says Philip

    European sprint champion Asha Philip told people yesterday that they must not live in fear as she prepares to race in Manchester.

    The 26-year-old, who won gold over 60 metres at the European Indoor Championships in March, is due to compete in the 100m at the Great CityGames, held on...

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Athletics: Isinbayeva must quit as Rusada chair

    Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva was told yesterday that she must step down as the chair of Russia’s disgraced anti-doping agency Rusada before it is allowed to resume testing this summer.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) suspended Rusada and its main Moscow...

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Peters begs Coe not to ‘punish the innocent’

    British Olympic great Mary Peters yesterday urged world athletics chief Sebastian Coe to reject a radical plan to retire records set before 2005.

    The proposal, which has already been backed by European Athletics, calls for an overhaul of how governing bodies recognise records.


    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport