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Updated: 13 weeks 16 hours ago
The IAAF is saddened to learn of the death of former 800m world record-holder Nina Otkalenko, who passed away on Wednesday (13) after a long illness, just 10 days shy of her 87th birthday.
IAAF President Lamine Diack was once again present in Doha ahead of the first meeting in this year’s IAAF Diamond League and paid tribute to the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the local organisers, the Qatar Athletics Federation, on Thursday (14).
Organisers of the Okpekpe 10km Road Race are hopeful that this year’s line-up will be capable of breaking the Nigerian all-comers’ records for the distance for the third successive year at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Saturday (16).
Senior staff from the IAAF medical and anti-doping department have concluded a productive two-day visit to Jamaica.
The Qatar Sports Club has become the traditional venue to get the IAAF Diamond League underway and, for the sixth consecutive year, once again there should be some outstanding performances and exciting contests in Doha on Friday (15).
Bogdan Bondarenko will renew his high jump rivalry with Mutaz Essa Barshim in Shanghai on Sunday (17), the second stop on this year’s IAAF Diamond League calendar.
Sanya Richards-Ross doesn’t mince words when describing what is among her primary goals for the year when she kicks off her IAAF Diamond League season at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha on Friday (15).
Some of Asia’s best young athletes battled it at the recent Asian Youth Championships in Doha, Qatar. And while the competition was fierce, many of the athletes and coaches took time out to visit the IAAF’s anti-doping outreach stand at the event.
One week after winning the Oceania Championships, the opening leg of the 2015 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, New Zealand’s Brent Newdick will travel to the Italian city of Florence for the Multistars meeting on Friday and Saturday (15-16), the second stop in the series.
Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will headline the AG insurance Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on 11 September, the final meeting in the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series.
Four days of thrilling action at the 1st Asian Youth Championships concluded on Monday (11) with a grand finale at the Qatar Sports Club, with Chinese high jumper Ding Shuo tying the 2015 boys’ world-leading mark when he went over 2.15m.