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

Meeting de Paris: Fans of field events can rub their hands in glee

Fans of field events can rub their hands in glee. The 2018 edition of the MEETING de PARIS, on Saturday 30 June at the Charléty Stadium, promises to be an historic vintage. Indeed, the jumping competitions will play host...

WADA granted immunity from lawsuits to boost doping investigations

A bill granting civil jurisdiction immunity to decisions made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should grant them more power to pursue drug cheats without legal obstructions. Private members bill 238, which was unanimously passed by the National Assembly of...

BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 16th September: Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang return

BMW Berlin Marathon Eliud Kipchoge’s aim at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 16 this year is clear cut: to break his personal best. Given that he is the Olympic champion and acknowledged to be the number one for the distance...

Sir Craig Reedie awarded Knight Grand Cross award in Queen’s birthday honours

From Inside the Games World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has been awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the Queen's birthday honours list for services for sport. The award is the highest...

WADA and IOC athlete representatives clash over participants at Global Athlete Forum

From Inside the Games A schism between athlete representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has deepened after the two organisations clashed over a perceived lack of international spread at the latter's Global Athlete...

Controversial Kenyan athletics coach Rotich charged with alleged involvement in doping conspiracy

From Inside the Games Michael Rotich, Kenya's athletics team manager at the 2016 Olympic Games, has been charged with alleged involvement in a doping conspiracy in the country. According to The Star, Rotich, sent home in disgrace from Rio 2016 following allegations...

A new start for the FBK Games in Hengelo

Sunday, June 3rd will mark the day of a new start for the FBK Games in Hengelo. The IAAF World Challenge event and most prestigious track and field meet in the Netherlands was acquired by Jos Hermens’s Global Sports...

DOSB Athletes’ Commission chair suggests all Olympians be paid participation grant

From Inside the Games A lump participation sum granted to all athletes appearing at the Olympic Games has been proposed as one idea by the head of a panel of German athletes seeking to reform the way revenues are distributed. Max...

Blaut Punches Ticket to NCAA Finals in High Jump for Bearcats

With three, first-attempt clearances in the women’s high jump, University of Cincinnati track and field standout Loretta Blaut punched her ticket to the NCAA Finals as the four-time USTFCCCA All-America honoree tied for first place in the event at...

German panel urge Bach to change Rule 40 and give athletes more money

From Inside the Games A strongly-worded letter has been sent by a group of German athletes to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, calling for the organisation to reform Rule 40 and divert more of its income directly to...
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