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Tufa To Defend London Title

Tigist Tufa will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when she lines up to defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 24 April, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced. Tufa will again face the woman she beat to win the coveted crown in 2015, Kenya’s Mary Keitany, and the woman who won the ...

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Okpekpe Gets IAAF Bronze Renewal

-Becomes International 10-km Road Race Organisers of the annual Okpekpe 10-km road race broke new grounds in the global marathon races when it received a renewal certificate from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) listing the annual event now in its fourth year with another bronze label for 2016. Disclosing this to the media through its media spokesman Dare ...

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Go-Round Athletics Excites Iyaye

Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye has applauded the brain behind the forthcoming inaugural Go Round/SWAN Athletics Championship billed to kick off January 30th at Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. While hosting members of the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) in his office, Iyaye could not hold back his joy at the thought of having a competition of such magnitude ...

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Gyang, Adeyemi Eye Access Bank Marathon

-Target Records, Olympic Qualification Two of Nigeria long distance runners who will be participating in the February 6, 2016 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon are not targeting the juicy prize money alone as they are aiming at new national records and qualification for Rio 2016 Olympics Games. Jos-born long distance runner, Emmanuel Gyang on his part, revealed he will be ...

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IAAF Aim To Restore Trust

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has set out his roadmap to “restore trust” in scandal-mired athletics, expressing his desire to transform track and field into a clean sport, attractive to a younger population. Athletics has been shaken to its core since Coe took over from Lamine Diack after the Beijing world championships in August. Russia was provisionally suspended from track and ...

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Daska, Seboka Enter Dubai Field

  Former Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon women’s winners Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka will return to the Emirate and contest this year’s race on 22 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced. Daska and Seboka, winners in 2010 and 2014 respectively, will join their Ethiopian compatriot and 2013 Dubai champion Tirfi Tsegaye on the start line. Since ...

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O’Regan, Pennefather Join Ethics Panel

A former judge from South Africa and a lawyer from Singapore will serve on the ethics commission of track and field’s world governing body. The appointments were announced Wednesday by the International Association of Athletics Federations, which has been buffeted by a series of corruption and ethics cases. The IAAF says the new members of the ethics panel are Justice ...

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WADA Unveil 2016 Dope List

The updated WADA prohibited list for 2016 has come into effect in the New Year with a number of small changes to the 2015 version. Substances such as Meldonium have been added while Tramadol remains on the monitored list despite calls for it to be banned. WADA published a small two-page summary alongside the full nine-page list of banned substances. ...

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Okagbare Wins Guinness World Record

-Beats Bolt In Diamond League Outings Nigerian female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare at the weekend beat record breaking star, Usain Bolt, to the 2016 Guinness world records feat as the athlete with the most diamond league appearances. The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 till date and billed to hold again in ...

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Taekwondo Athletes Protest In Abuja

Hundreds of taekwondo athletes drawn from various parts of the country have staged a public protest to clamour for the return of the sport among Nigeria’s grade one events, as the country yearns for quality representation during next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The athletes made their intention known when they launched a solidarity protest in front ...

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