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Life bans for senior athletics trio

Life bans for senior athletics trio

8 January 2016

The former head of Russian athletics Valentin Balakhnichev, the country's former head coach Aleksey Melnikov, and Papa Massata Diack, the son of the former IAAF President Lamine Diack, have all been banned from the sport for life over corruption charges.

Perth to bid for World Junior Athletics

Perth to bid for World Junior Athletics

10 December 2015

ATHLETICS: The IAAF have confirmed Perth will bid to host next year's World Junior Athletics Championships after the event was taken away from Russia.

IOC boss lays down the law to Russia

IOC boss lays down the law to Russia

16 November 2015

DOPING: Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable

Athletics Australia welcomes decision to suspend Russia

Athletics Australia welcomes decision to suspend Russia

14 November 2015

Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.

Bach backs Coe and redistribution of medals

Bach backs Coe and redistribution of medals

12 November 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach admitted Wednesday the Russian doping scandal is "sad and shocking" but insisted IAAF chief Sebastian Coe is the man to clean up track and field.

Cathy Freeman wins prestigious IOC Award

Cathy Freeman wins prestigious IOC Award

11 November 2015

Sydney 2000 Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman has been awarded the IOC Women and Sport Award for the Oceania region, for her works through her Foundation.

Damming doping report vindicates Tallent push for gold

Damming doping report vindicates Tallent push for gold

10 November 2015

The fallout from a damning report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into systematic doping in athletics has begun, with one of the recommendations being to ban all Russian track and field athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Athletics Australia strong response to WADA report

Athletics Australia strong response to WADA report

10 November 2015

Athletics Australia CEO, Phil Jones, has spoken firmly in the wake of the release of the WADA Independent Commission Report.

Tallent still waiting on 2012 Olympic gold

Tallent still waiting on 2012 Olympic gold

10 November 2015

ATHLETICS: Australian walker Jared Tallent has sent a not-so-subtle reminder to the IOC: I haven't forgotten about my gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics.

WADA calls on IAAF to ban Russia

WADA calls on IAAF to ban Russia

10 November 2015

Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by WADA's independent commission into widespread doping and corruption has urged

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