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2021 Is The Last Option To Hold Olympics, Says Thomas Bach

TOKYO, Japan- Olympics chief Thomas Bach said 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.Bach told the BBC that he agreed with Japan's stance that the Games...

Rescheduled Boston Marathon Now Cancelled For First Time In 124 Years

NEW YORK, United States- The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in the event's 124-year history because of ongoing coronavirus fears, officials confirmed on Thursday.Boston mayor Marty Walsh said that the race, which had already been...

London 2020 Diamond League Meeting Cancelled

LONDON, United Kingdom- British Athletics confirmed on Tuesday that the London Diamond League meeting scheduled for early July had been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Anniversary Games had been due take place at the London Stadium, which hosted...

Alex Korio Becomes Latest Kenyan Athlete To Be Suspended By AIU

NAIROBI, Kenya- Yet another Kenyan athlete in Alex Korio Oloitiptip was handed a suspension by the Atheltics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing to declare his whereabouts, and a charge has already been issued.This comes less than a month after...

Kenyan Athletes Handed KSh 53.6 Million Lifeline By World Athletics Fund

NAIROBI, Kenya- There seems to be light at the end of the dark coronavirus tunnel for Kenyan athletes who have been hard hit after World Athletics announced a fund of KSh53.6 million (US$500,000) that will go towards supporting them...

Olympics Chief Says Next Year’s Games Will Be Cancelled If Pandemic Is Not Over

TOKYO, Japan- The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays.The comments, in an interview with a Japanese...

Berlin Marathon Will Not Take Place In September

BERLIN, Germany- The Berlin Marathon will not go ahead as planned on September 27 because of a government ban on large-scale gatherings in the German capital due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced Tuesday."We have learned that all events...

Atheltics Kenya Boss Warns Athletes There’s Nowhere To Run Amid Doping War

NAIROBI, Kenya- Athletics Kenya chief Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei warned athletes that they have nowhere to hide in the war against doping, just a few days after 2017 London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru was caught up in the...

Kenyan Marathon Runner Daniel Wanjiru Suspended For Doping

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenyan runner Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru, a former winner of the London Marathon, has been suspended due to irregularities in his biological passport, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday.The 27-year-old won the prestigious London race in...

World Athletics Suspend Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers Until December

PARIS, France- World Athletics announced on Tuesday track and field qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympics has been suspended until December 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Games have already been pushed back from this summer to 2021 due...