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Disgraced world athletics chief Lamine Diack dies aged 88

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Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics’ governing body who was convicted of corruption last year, died at home in Senegal on Friday at the age of 88. Diack led the then International Association of Athletic...

Athletics coach John Lees loses licence over inappropriate behaviour

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A coach found guilty of inappropriate behaviour towards athletes in his care has had his licence permanently withdrawn by UK Athletics. John Lees was found guilty on five charges by an independent appeal committee of ...

UK Athletics’ chief was earning £226k during controversial period in charge

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UK Athletics’ controversial chief executive Jo Coates was earning a salary package of £226,143 before she resigned last month, making her one of the highest paid administrators in British Olympic sport, the Guardian c...

Leading athletics coach Rana Reider to be investigated over sexual misconduct claims

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One of the world’s leading track and field coaches is to be investigated by the US Center for SafeSport after multiple complaints of sexual misconduct were made against him, the Guardian can reveal. Rana Reider has ea...

New UK Athletics chair to give athletes direct say in how governing body is run

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The new UK Athletics chair, Ian Beattie, has said the management exodus that occurred on his first day in post has “opened up an opportunity to move forward” and draw a line under the past 18 months of turmoil in the ...

World Athletics’ rules threaten to leave more female athletes stuck in limbo

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Christine Mboma runs the 200 metres like no other elite sprinter in history. Her start is sluggish. Her drive phase needs work. But then her legs begin to whirr … and suddenly whoosh! One, two, three, four opponents a...

Barega wins first Tokyo athletics gold on opening night of tears and drama

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The first night of Olympic athletics opened with a big screen video montage of Usain Bolt’s greatest moments. It was an odd choice, another reminder of something else the competition was missing, along with the 60,000...

Australian athletics team in isolation at Tokyo Olympics after American tests Covid positive

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Australia’s track and field team has been sent into isolation on the eve of the competition at the Tokyo Olympics after American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for Covid-19. Members of the team were confin...

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