June 19, 2019

What You Need to Know From the 163-Page Caster Semenya vs. IAAF CAS Decision

Veteran journalist Amby Burfoot has read the full 163-page decision, which was released on Tuesday, in its entirety, and offers his take on the most interesting details that were revealed.
July 27, 2018

IAAF Unfreezes Transfer of Allegiance Process, Wants to Fix Problem of Identical Kits, Russia Still Banned, & Budapest 2023?

We've got great news coming out of the IAAF Council meeting in Argentina. The IAAF agrees with us - runners should not wear identical uniforms in DL competitions and Haron Lagat - a US citizen who has lived here for 16 years - will be allowed to represent Team USA. Plus it looks like the 2023 Worlds are going to Budapest.
December 03, 2016

Usain Bolt And Almaz Ayana Crowned 2016 World Athletes Of The Year

Bolt won the award for a record 6th time. Other winners included Andre De Grasse as the male rising star and Harry Marra (who coaches the Eatons) won the coaching achievement award.
June 18, 2016

Russian Ban Remains: 9 Takeaways From IAAF Press Conference

Yesterday the IAAF voted unanimously to maintain Russia's ban from international track and field competition ahead of the Rio Olympics. We've pull out the most important/interesting details that came out of the press conference with Seb Coe and the independent task force leader, Rune Andersen.
June 17, 2016

D-Day For Russia: Post-IAAF Council Meeting Press Conference Live Stream

The IAAF Meets today in Vienna to decide Russia's Rio fate. Come here at 11AM ET to watch the post-meeting press conference.
January 15, 2016

Anti-Doping Experts Michael Ashenden and Robin Parisotto Issue Statements In Response to WADA IC Report - Both Men Are Willing To Let Seb Coe Lead The IAAF Moving Forward

Both men found encouraging aspects in the WADA report, and in the end, both took the high road and concluded their statements by saying they are willing to let Seb Coe lead the IAAF.
January 14, 2016

Video: Seb Coe Gets Grilled By CNN Over State Of The Sport And His Past With The IAAF

Watch as CNN's Amanda Davies grills Coe with questions and jumps on him for giving unsatisfying answers.
January 13, 2016

IAAF Taskforce Concludes Its First Visit To Russia

The next step is the Russian Federation's elections this weekend and then another visit by the IAAF Taskforce. A Russian spokesperson said, “We are glad to have had the opportunity to meet with the IAAF Taskforce for constructive and professional discussions. We are committed to working with Rune Andersen and his colleagues moving forward to meet all IAAF requirements.”
December 28, 2015

Official Bids Received For Hosting 2016 IAAF Events

There are several countries interested in teh World Race Walking Team Champs, but only Poland is bidding for World Juniors.
December 18, 2015

Report: Lamine Diack Has Confessed to Seeking 1.5 Million Euros from Russian Athletics Federation; Has Admitted That The IAAF Intentionally Slowed Doping Cases Involving Russian Athletes

The IAAF corruption case just got weirder as French newspaper Le Monde reports that Diack told French police he needed the money to fund opposition to Senegal's then-president, Abdoulaye Wade, during the country's 2012 elections. *MB: Diack confesses to soliciting bribes from Russia.
December 09, 2015

Seven Countries Interested In Hosting 2016 IAAF Events That Were Taken Away From Russia

Ecuador, Italy, Mexico, Ukraine, Australia, India and Poland have all put in bids for the 2016 World Race Walking Team Champs and World Juniors. Winners will be announced January 7th.
December 04, 2015

Bid Process Opens For Reallocation Of 2016 IAAF Events That Were Supposed To Be Hosted By Russia

They plan to have new hosts for the World Junior Championships and World Race Walking Team Champs by early January.
November 27, 2015

All Russian Athletics Federation Accepts Full Suspension From IAAF Over Doping Scandal

They had the right to appeal against the IAAF suspension, but that would have delayed the whole process even more and killed their chances of being reinstated for Rio 2016. The IAAF council also agreed to the formation of an "Integrity Unit".
November 27, 2015

Ashton Eaton And Genzebe Dibaba Crowned 2015 IAAF World Athletes Of The Year

Some nice quotable sentiments from Eaton and Dibaba announced she's going for the world indoor mile record in Stockholm on February 17th. *A Closer Look At The AOY Men's Finalists Eaton beat out Usain Bolt and Christian Taylor. *Closer Look At Women's AOY Finalists Dibaba beats Dafne Schippers and Anita Wlodarczyk.
November 19, 2015

IAAF Releases Some Details Of Criteria For All-Russian Athletics Federation Inspection; Russia Will Still Be Banned During World Indoors

The IAAF inspection team won't report back to the IAAF until late March at the earliest, which means Russia will miss the 2016 Portland World Indoor Championships. *MB: Russia Will Miss 2016 Portland World Indoor Champs As IAAF Inspection Won’t Be Done In Time *All-Russia Athletics Federation General Secretary Mikhail Butov Concedes Russia Will Miss Portland 2016 “It certainly seems as if that’s the case."