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April 10, 2024

Track and Field Athletes To Receive Prize Money At 2024 Olympics

World Athletics announced today they will pay gold medalists in Paris $50,000 each, making track & field the first sport to offer prize money in the 128-year history of the Olympics. *MB: Paris Olympics to feature prize money for track and field gold medalists, paid by athletics governing body.
March 01, 2022

World Athletics Bans Russian and Belarussian Athletes Because of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Russian or Belarussian athletes won't be at any major track and field meets this year unless the situation in the Ukraine changes.
December 21, 2021

Seb Coe Is Right: Cross Country Needs to Be in the Olympics -- the Winter Olympics

If the IOC is serious about its claim the Olympics is about "diversity and unity", then adding traditional cross country to the Winter Olympics is a no-brainer as it will give an entire continent a reason to tune in as for the first time ever an African would win a Winter Olympic medal. Adding it to the summer Olympics as 4 x 2.5k relay would be a mistake. *MB: Seb Coe is right. Adding XC to the Winter Olympics would be AMAZING... But adding it to the summer as a relay would be a mistake
December 21, 2021

World Athletics President Seb Coe Speaks to LetsRun About XC in the Olympics, Oregon22's Legacy, & World Athletics' DSD Policy

Coe said that he wants XC in the Olympics -- preferably the Winter Olympics, but the Summer Olympics if necessary -- and discussed whether World Athletics would seek to update its DSD policy after the success of Christine Mboma and Francine Niyonsaba in 2021.
December 10, 2020

"In a Way, the Horse Bolted the Stable Many, Many Years Ago": Seb Coe Speaks to About Shoes, World Records, & 2021 Diamond League Changes

Coe acknowledges technology is having an effect on the sport, but believes world records still mean something in 2020: "It is important that when a world record gets broken, that it is broken as a result of outstanding jaw-dropping athletic talents. And I’m still of the belief that in large part that is why we’re seeing those records."
February 07, 2017

The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow CrossNationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg and More

Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.
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.
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.
November 28, 2015

Eugene 2021 Worlds Bid Being Investigated by French Police as Part of Corruption Enquiry Into Lamine Diack

Everything Lamine Diack touched should be investigated but this is the first formal news we've seen that Eugene 2012 is part of the investigation.
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 13, 2015

IAAF Provisionally Suspends Russian Athletics Federation

22 of the 24 voting members were in favor of the ban; only one was against. Russian athletes will not be able to compete in any international competitions and Russia will not be able to host the 2016 World Race Walking Cup or World Junior Championships. To regain membership to the IAAF, the new federation would have to fulfill a list of criteria.
November 10, 2015

The 12 Most Interesting / Important Things From The WADA Report on Russian Doping

Don't have time to read all 323-pages of the blockbuster report? Don't worry. We've got you covered with the 12 best points.
November 09, 2015

It's Worse Than We Thought: LRC Reacts To WADA Russian Doping Report

The details are very amusing and depressing.
September 23, 2015

WTW: Craig Virgin's Insight On Drugs At Nike's Athletics West, RIP Niall O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Sumpter And Cameron Bean, And How Does Alan Webb Stack Up At Karaoke?

Last week, our sport lost three figures at way too young of an age, Craig Virgin talked about drugs at Nike's Athletics West, and the stars did some karaoke in NYC, which we compare to Alan Webb's retirement karaoke in NYC in 2014.
September 15, 2015

Week That Was - Paula's Blood Values, Asafa Powell's 100th Sub 10, Doping, Animal House and Nike, Props to the NYRR and Kyle Merber, Knockout Races and More

We had the Diamond League finale and the 5th Avenue Mile last week, but there was a ton of other interesting news and we break it down for you.