IAAF Athletics World Championships

Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack, center, arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. A sweeping sports corruption trial opened Monday in Paris involving allegations of a massive doping cover-up that reached to the top of world track and field's governing body. Lamine Diack, 87, who served as president of the body for nearly 16 years, is among those accused of receiving money from Russian athletes to hide their suspected doping so they could compete at the Olympics in 2012 and other competitions. His son Papa Massata Diack is also charged in the case. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 18, 2020 - 8:00 am
PARIS (AP) — As Usain Bolt set the world ablaze, making athletics the hottest ticket at the Olympic Games, the sport was also being eaten from within. That grim picture has emerged from a corruption trial in Paris that has shown how the thrilling era for track fans was poisoned behind the scenes by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Katerina Stefanidi, of Greece, competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Three of the leading women’s pole vaulters will take their turn to compete in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards since they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 16, 2020 - 3:52 pm
The strategy of reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi throughout a fast-paced, race-against-the-clock pole vault competition: keep cool. Not exactly easy on a sweltering day or with a shaky hand struggling to set the bar back on the holder late in the competition. The Greek standout stayed...
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FLE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Katerina Stefanidi from Greece celebrates after winning the women's pole vault event during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting at Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Three of the leading women’s pole vaulters will take their turn to compete in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards since they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP, FIle)
May 14, 2020 - 2:35 pm
The bar: Set high by the men's competition. Their mission: Raise it even higher. Three of the leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash. It's a rare track and field competition contested during the coronavirus pandemic...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, France's Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain. The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other from their own backyards, Sunday, May 3, 2020, in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. Video links will connect world record holder Mondo Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie. World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 03, 2020 - 2:40 pm
French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie hardly treated this like a garden-variety competition. It was for backyard bragging rights. So he raised his intensity. Lavillenie and Mondo Duplantis of Sweden shared the gold medal Sunday during a men’s pole vault competition held in their own yards...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday, March 27, 2020, there are plenty of options for rescheduling next year's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but at the moment they all depend on the IOC. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
March 27, 2020 - 6:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday there are plenty of options for...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Olympic champion Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she will be back in top-level track despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite event. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 13, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Caster Semenya won't go away. Banned from competing in her favorite race and defending her title, the Olympic 800-meter champion is aiming to show up at the Tokyo Games anyway — by switching to the 200 meters. Semenya announced her decision to officially change events to the 200 on her Instagram...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, United States' Allyson Felix speaks during a press conference of the U.S. team prior to the World Athletics Championships in London. Early in her career, Allyson Felix would shy away from speaking on controversial subjects. The nine-time Olympic medalist stayed in her lane. Not anymore. Not since the birth of her daughter, Camryn. Felix wants her legacy to be improving maternity rights for athletes over her times and gold medals. "I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be," Felix said. "I feel stronger than ever, just with everything I've been through.”(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:14 am
Allyson Felix sometimes "races" a "sprinter" at practice who's difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix's 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of her lane. These days, so does mom. For years, Felix kept her opinions closely guarded. No more...
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Yevgeny Yurchenko speaks during a news conference after being elected as the new President of the Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The Russian track federation elected a state aircraft executive as president on Friday with the goal of getting the country's national team reinstated in time for the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 02, 2020 - 1:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's track and field federation says it has admitted wrongdoing after being accused of supplying fake documents to give a top athlete an alibi for missing drug testing. Ahead of the Olympics, the admission could help end a standoff between Russian track officials and their...
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February 25, 2020 - 5:25 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury and is now facing a race against time to be ready to defend his title at the Tokyo Games. The Olympics are five months away and the world...
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Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, runs as the bell for the final lap is rung during the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 16, 2019 - 10:34 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking...
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