The International Athletics Federation banned transgender people from participating in women’s competitions
This was reported by the head of the entity, Sebastian Coe. “We're not going to say no forever,” he stressed
A One Hit Wonder that changed history
The death of Dick Fosbury allowed us to remember a figure that altered the technique of high jumping like no other athlete did with his discipline.
Athletics goodbye to Dick Fosbury, the “nut job” who couldn’t play sports and revolutionized high jumping
The American died at the age of 76 and marked an era in athletics with the “Fosbury flop”, the innovative style that led him to be Olympic champion in Mexico 1968 and that the world uses today. “I was already practicing backjumping in high school and everyone was laughing at me,” he said in an interview.
Five of the seven Olympic champions celebrated at the European Indoor Athletics Championship
With the exception of Malaika Mihambo and Marcell Jacobs, all the winners in Tokyo who presented themselves in Istanbul 2023 won their test. No seats were distributed for Paris, but new and particular records did emerge and there was also room for historic deeds.
Athletics in Paris 2024: Schedule confirmed with great news on the repechage
Athletics at the Olympic Games will take place from August 1 to 11 and World Athletics announced when each competition will be held: the first medals will be distributed in the men's 20 km march and the women's marathon will close. Review all the finals.
The girl who laughs... and wins
Shelly Ann Fraser is an example of excellence and commitment on the tracks. And outside of them.
Another Olympic champion involved in a doping case: Gil Roberts, positive
In the same week that 31 medalists in London 2012 were required to return the awards, the Oklahoma-born sprinter, winner in Rio 2016, will be disabled from competing until October 2023.
McLaughlin-Levrone and Duplantis, the year’s most outstanding athletes
World Athletics chose the American hurdler and the Swedish pole vaulter as the best in 2022. The two set new world records. Erriyon Knighton and Adriana Vilagoš, the emerging athletes.
Caster Semenya: A case that should broaden the debate
Is the competitive restriction imposed on the South African only a debatable question of sporting equality?
Austria and Slovakia set to swap athletics medals once more
After trading medals months after the 2015 European Games, Austria and Slovakia are set to do so once again nearly seven years later.
“Mondo” Duplantis soars to new outdoor World Record, at home, in Stockholm
Competing in front of friends and family, Armand Duplantis raised his own outdoor pole vault World Record to 6.16m/20′ 2 1/2″. The Swedish Diamond League meeting at historic 1912 Olympic Stadium served as an important final tune-up for athletes before travel to world championships in the U.S.
Tamberi headlines Rome’s Golden Gala seeking first victory in the Eternal City
Ten Tokyo 2020 individual Olympic champions set to compete at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Tamberi excited to perform in front of “Curva Sud.” U.S. legend Allyson Felix informs that this may be her final career Diamond League appearance
Moroccan Olympic steeplechase champion El Bakkali dazzles in front of home crowd in Rabat
High and lows for Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalists at Moroccan Diamond League meeting: Joining El Bakkali, Jamaican sprinting star Thompson-Herah and Greek long jumper Tentoglou claim victories, while Norwegian 400m hurdler Warholm suffers hamstring injury and American pole vaulter Nageotte “No Heights”
Olympic high jump champion Barshim headlines Diamond League opener at home in Doha
Qatari athletics star Mutaz Essa Barshim will once again go head-to-head with his close Italian friend and fellow Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist Gianmarco Tamberi. The season-opening Diamond League meet this Friday evening will be highlighted by seven reigning Olympic champions
Yelena Lashmanova stripped of Olympic medal and world title due to doping disqualification
The AIU announced sanctions against Russian racewalker Yelena Lashmanova on Monday. Lashmanova will likely be stripped of her lone Olympic medal and World Title as part of the disciplinary proceedings
Philippine pole vault star Obiena prepared to fight expulsion by National Sports Association
Asian record holder Ernest John Obiena was dismissed from his national team in a decision imposed by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). In support of Obiena, the Philippine Olympic Committee had declared PATAFA president Philip Juico as persona non grata
The Hula Report: Milestones in 2022 for Olympics, World Sport
Beijing, Paris, Qatar will mark the calendar with red-letter days
World Athletics takes aim at the sole of the shoe technology issue
World Athletics has approved new regulations governing athletic shoes that will come into effect following the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. The changes come after shoe technology was held under increasing scrutiny by athletes and fans for artificially improving athletic performances.
Lamine Diack, former all-powerful head of world athletics and emblem of corruption in sport, dies at 88 years of age
World Athletics, the federation he presided over for 16 years between 1999 and 2015, did not reflect on its website the death of its former top leader.
World Athletics and EBU agree to renewal of long-running media rights agreement
World Athletics approves the applications of three Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes
Shock continues in the athletics world three days after the murder of Alex Quiñonez, the best sprinter in the history of Ecuador
The death of the Lima 2019 Games champion occurred hours before the burial of Kenya’s promising Olympic athlete, Agnes Tirop, victim of another crime.
Best photographs of 2021 to be recognised at World Athletics Awards
Exceptional achievement to be celebrated at World Athletics Awards 2021
New European Athletics president Dobromir Karamarinov looks forward to jam-packed 2022 season on the track
Bulgarian sports leader is unanimously elected EA president at Lausanne Congress. European Athletics Convention and Golden Tracks Gala also on the schedule.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya investigation enters new phase as Athletics Integrity Unit steps in
World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee will continue to investigate the incident involving the Belarusian sprinter through the AIU.
Vatican City gains cycling federation membership, a significant step towards realizing an Olympic dream
The UCI granted Vatican City membership during the organization’s 190th Congress, becoming the first international sports federation to do so.
World Athletics publishes 2020 annual report
Exiled in Poland, Belarusian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya auctions off her European Games medal, gets $21,000 and the buyer donates it to a museum
The athlete, who refused to return to Minsk from Tokyo, hopes to compete for Poland in Paris 2024, although she may face a difficult process with the Olympic cycle shortened to three years and the likely position of the Belarusian Federation.
Russia’s landing in El Salvador is moving forward, although the president’s brother admits that details still need to be finalized
The president of INDES, Yamil Bukele, told Around The Rings that the contracts for the San Salvador 2023 Games are already being reviewed in order to sign them with Centro Caribe Sports.