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Greenpeace confirms radiation hot spots found at Tokyo 2020 sports facility

Radiation hot spots have been found at the J-Village sports facility in Fukushima where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will begin, Greenpeace Japan said on Wednesday.Greenpeace found that radiation levels around the recently refurbished venue, which also hosted...

IOC faces pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

TOKYO -- The International Olympic Committee moved next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity.Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar...

Kenya eyes jail sentences for athletes caught doping

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya plans to impose criminal penalties --- including possible jail terms -- on athletes caught doping, and the nation is working on new legislation on the matter, its sports minister said on Tuesday.Kenyan athletes are known...

Mo Farah back on track for 10,000m target at Tokyo Olympics

Olympic champion Mo Farah has announced his return to the track ahead of next year's Tokyo Games, where he will chase more gold in the 10,000 metres.The Brit made the announcement on his YouTube channel on Friday.Farah, 36, a...

UK Athletics to review handling of Nike Oregon Project probe

UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the way an investigation looking at the organisation's relationship with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) was handled.An investigation into UKA's association with the Oregon Project took place between 2015 and...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

MONTREAL -- Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutral participants at next year's Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended on Monday.WADA's compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on...

UK Athletics chief dismissed before starting role

The new chief executive of UK Athletics (UKA) has been dismissed before beginning her role after reports she allowed her husband to continue coaching athletes despite his ban from teaching.Zara Hyde Peters was due to start as CEO next...

Teferi takes title No.4 while Oumaiz defeats the favourites in Atapuerca| News

Spain’s Ouassim Oumaiz and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured commanding victories at the 16th Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening leg of the 2019-20...

‘Bannister: Everest on the Track’ takes FICA Golden Achilles prize| News

The US-produced film Bannister: Everest on the Track has won the top prize, the Golden Achilles, at the second International Athletics Film Festival...

Janek Õiglane: achieving things the hard way| News

Two years ago, behind the decathlon medal-winning trio of Kevin Mayer, Rico Freimuth and Kai Kazmirek at the World Championships in London, a...

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