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Dick Straight: Runner, Writer and family man, not necessarily in that order. Masters in Journalism.

Diaz emerges as potential third candidate for World Anti-Doping Agency President

From Inside the Games Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic has emerged as a potential third contender for President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), insidethegames can reveal. The 43-year-old former marathon swimmer refused to rule out standing to succeed Sir Craig Reedie,...

IAAF claim Nigerian Sports Ministry commit to repaying half of missing $150,000

From Inside the Games Nigeria's Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has supposedly pledged to immediately sign-off the repayment of half of the missing $150,000 (£106,000/€121,000) mistakenly sent to the country last year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). This was...

World indoor high jump champion Lysenko suspended over whereabouts violation in further blow to...

From Inside the Games Reigning world indoor high jump champion Danil Lysenko has been provisionally suspended following a whereabouts rule violation, with the Russian barred from competing neutrally at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin next week. The Athletics Integrity Unit...

BMW Berlin Marathon on 16th September: Tirunesh Dibaba heads high quality women’s field

BMW Berlin Marathon The elite women’s field for the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2018 is the strongest for many years. At the top of the entries is one of the best female distance runners of all time, Tirunesh...

IOC criticise proposed Rodchenkov Act for placing all athletes under US law

From Inside the Games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have argued that the proposed Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act in the United States could put all athletes under the country's criminal code, while highlighting the "very worrying" existing challenges of doping in...

Rodchenkov tells Washington hearing Putin was behind Russian doping programme and he would have...

From Inside the Games Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in Moscow, today told the Helsinki Commission hearing in Washington D.C. about the impact of doping in international sport that his orders had come...

Philemon Rono returns to Toronto Waterfront aiming for ‘three-peat’

Paul Gains Kenya’s Philemon Rono will return to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 21st intent on winning this IAAF Gold Label race for the third consecutive time. Only his countryman, Kenneth Mungara, has enjoyed more success in Canada’s biggest city...

Windy City welcomes 15,000 for the 2018 Humana Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Approximately 15,000 registered runners from age 12 to 82 took to the streets of the Windy City this weekend to participate in the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the...

Five unmissable highlights at Diamond League Monaco

    Among the highlights expected in Monaco on July 19 and 20, five key moments will be particularly under scrutiny. Because they’ll inevitably put on a show, because they’ll give us a bit more of an insight into France’s chances...

Bach meets Putin at World Cup Final and claims Russian sport should be brought...

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the success of the FIFA World Cup and claimed it was time to bring "Russian sport fully back into the international sports...