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2014-01-06 12:24:40

Marathon event concludes successfully on January 2 XIAMEN, China, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 C&D Xiamen International Marathon kicked off in Xiamen, China on January 2, with 77,151 participants from 46 countries and regions running one of the world's most picturesque marathon routes. Mare Dibaba Hurssa from Ethiopia clocked in at 2 hours, 21 minutes and 36 seconds, breaking the female course record held for 6 years and winning the championship. The men's winner,...

2009-05-19 09:42:00

MONTE CARLO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Three-Year Agreement Begins with World Championships in August in Berlin, Extends Through 2010 in Qatar and 2011 in South Korea Samsung Electronics and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today announced a new three-year agreement, naming Samsung an Official IAAF Partner. Samsung is also appointed the IAAF's official equipment provider in the categories of Wireless Communications and Audio/TV/Video. (Photo:...

2006-08-10 07:34:58

By Isa Amok BAMBOUS, Mauritius (Reuters) - Age cheating will be treated with the same seriousness as doping, the head of the world athletics governing body said on Thursday. "We shall treat the matter with the same seriousness as doping," Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) told reporters in Mauritius at the 15th African championships. He was referring to recent cases of cheating by two Kenyans, Thomas Longorisiwa and Emmanuel...

2006-08-06 13:24:37

By Patrick Vignal GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - The president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has called for four-year bans for athletes testing positive for some substances such as steroids. "We want to move toward four-year bans," Lamine Diack told reporters on Sunday in Gothenburg, where the European athletics championships start on Monday. "We cannot accept any doubts about the performances of our athletes," he added. Diack's proposal came a...

2006-08-04 07:19:42

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A runner in Kenya's world junior championships team was charged on Friday with forging his age on official documents. Thomas Loriongosiwa pleaded not guilty at a Nairobi court to the charges of forging his age on his birth certificate and providing false information on a passport application. His arrest on Wednesday followed a meeting between Kenyan Sports Minister Maina Kamanda and International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack in...

2006-07-30 09:48:34

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic and world 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin will attend a hearing before the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in the near future after failing a drugs test for testosterone. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said in a statement on Sunday it would monitor the case and if USADA procedure confirmed the violation Gatlin would receive a life ban. Gatlin, joint world record holder for 100 meters with Jamaican Asafa Powell, announced on...

2005-08-03 08:59:07

By John Mehaffey HELSINKI (Reuters) - The United States withdrew a proposal to impose lifetime bans on all athletes testing positive for steroids Wednesday after being assured that the world governing body aimed to double the present two-year ban. On the first day of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) biennial congress, senior vice-president Arne Ljungqvist said a lifetime ban would result in court challenges to the federation. Instead, he said the IAAF proposed...

2005-07-28 17:30:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Next month's world championships in Helsinki will be subject to the biggest anti-doping program conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the sport's governing body said Thursday. More than 850 tests will be carried out at the 10th world championships in Helsinki between August 6-14. Virtually one in every two athletes will be tested during the competition, the IAAF said in a statement. Approximately 350 competitors will be blood...


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