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Nestle ends IAAF sponsorship deal amid doping crisis

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Food and drink giant Nestle has ended its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation. The Swiss company said it had taken the decision with “immediate effect”. However, IAAF president Lord Coe said he was “angered” by the decision and would “not accept” it. Last month, sportswear ...

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Adidas to end IAAF sponsorship deal early in wake of doping crisis


Adidas, the IAAF’s biggest sponsor, has told athletics’ world governing body it is to terminate their sponsorship deal four years early. The sportswear giant informed the IAAF of its decision – understood to be a direct result of the doping scandal sweeping the sport – last week. Sources have told the BBC the move will result in tens of millions ...

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Sebastian Coe denies Russian doping was covered up

IAAF boss Lord Sebastian Coe

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says there has been no cover up of Russian doping cases despite the latest leaked documents appearing to show that officials of athletics’ governing body were discussing how to suppress news of positive tests. “There is no cover up here,” Coe, who was a vice president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for seven ...

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IAAF under fire as further Russian doping allegations surface


Athletics’ governing body came under renewed fire on Tuesday following disclosures that top officials were aware of a serious doping problem among Russian athletes as far back as 2009 and appeared to work with the country’s federation to minimise the publicity surrounding it. The Associated Press published a copy of a letter from Pierre Weiss, then the general secretary of ...

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IAAF Taskforce Concludes Its First Visit To Russia

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The IAAF Taskforce has concluded its second day of meetings in Moscow with their counterparts from the Interim Coordination Committee (ICC) of the Olympic Committee of Russia on Tuesday (12). The meeting discussed the arrangements that are being put in place for the speedy resolution of pending doping cases, the thorough investigation of matters raised in the WADA Independent Commission’s ...

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Vladimir Putin: Russian president wants doping investigation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into claims the country’s athletes have been part of a systematic doping programme. Putin was speaking for the first time since a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) independent commission revealed its damning findings on Monday. He said he wanted “professional co-operation” with anti-doping bodies. “The battle must be open,” said Putin. “A sporting ...

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Lamine Diack: Ex-athletics chief investigated in corruption inquiry


Lamine Diack, ex-head of the IAAF, is being investigated over allegations he took payments for deferring sanctions against Russian drugs cheats. French prosecutors suspect Senegalese Diack, 82, of receiving money in 2011. The IAAF’s new president Lord Coe was questioned by French police on Tuesday, having offered to co-operate. Athletics’ world governing body says it is “fully co-operating” and confirmed ...

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Sebastian Coe to be limited to three terms as IAAF President

Sebastian Coe addressing IAAF Congress

ebastian Coe will be able to serve only three four-year terms as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after the world governing body adopted a proposal to limit the length of time one person can serve in the position. Britain’s double Olympic 1500 metres champion had already proposed the adoption of such a rule change during his ...

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IAAF presidency: Sergey Bubka launches manifesto

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Sergey Bubka has launched his manifesto for election to the International Association of Athletics Federations presidency, pledging to provide the most thorough athletics review ever. Six-time world champion pole vaulter Bubka, 51, will run against Sebastian Coe to succeed Lamine Diack in August. The Ukrainian has proposed holding more athletics events in public spaces. “We have an opportunity to go ...

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3 Ghanaians to represent Africa at IAAF Continental Cup


Three Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14. The athletes were selected following their stellar performances at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championships in Morocco, where Team Ghana won its biggest medal haul since 2006. [contextly_sidebar id=”deM3mLQMReWXKfixOSvuKnxroPD8nKq0″]The country’s young athletics contingent won a total of six ...

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