Justin Gatlin will not be allowed to make early comeback

[picappgallerysingle id=”6612343″]Controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin will not be allowed to make an early return to competitive competition, the International Association of Athletics Federations said on Monday. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100metres champion was given an eight-year ban, reduced to four on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after he tested positive for … Read more

IAAF president Lamine Diack says Usain Bolt saved track and field

Usain Bolt may have been the person to save track and field in the face of a number of doping scandals, as well as to highlight the merits of the junior school system. That’s according to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president, Lamine Diack. “I think it was the thing that was needed in … Read more

Rights group takes up Semenya race issue

A civil rights organisation has laid a charge at the world’s governing body of athletics against the president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) for inciting racial polarisation over athlete Caster Semenya. Afriforum chief executive Kallie Kriel said he had laid a charge against Leonard Chuene at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). "Chuene’s polarising … Read more