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  • Marathon great Radcliffe cleared of doping claims

    Paula Radcliffe, world marathon record holder and one of Britain’s most popular athletes, has been cleared by the IAAF of any allegation of doping. Athletics’ world governing body offered a complete defence of Radcliffe yesterday amid a robust...

  • Preparing for greater things to come

    Preparing for greater things to come

    Talking to athletes about their preparation, most of the focus tends to be on the physical effort. There is more to it, however, and anyone trying to reach the higher levels of any sport needs more than physical strength. “Although most of the...

  • Camilleri brothers dominate Motocross races

    Camilleri brothers dominate Motocross races

    Brothers Clayton and Kyle Camilleri stole the limelight on Sunday after dominating the Motocross Class A series and Open as another round from the Pasta Poiatti National Championships was completed at the circuit in Ta’ Qali. This season, the...

  • IAAF chief Coe quits role as ambassador with Nike

    Sebastian Coe is stepping down from his ambassadorial role with Nike, the IAAF president said yesterday. Coe, who leads the ruling body of world athletics, has worked as a paid ambassador for the sportswear firm but faced repeated questions about...

  • Three-day challenge marathon sets off today

    The 2015 Nestlè Fitness Malta International Challenge Marathon gets under way this afternoon when the participants gather outside Mdina Gate for the start of the opening leg at 1pm. Over 225 runners are expected to take part in this annual...

  • Russia could miss world indoors as IAAF wants ‘robust’ verification

    Russia needs to prove its commitment to anti-doping according to ‘robust’ verification criteria if its track and field athletes are to return to the competitions, world athletics (IAAF) chief Sebastian Coe said yesterday, meaning it could miss the...

  • IAAF suspension an option – WADA commissioner

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) could face recommendations that include suspension from the Olympics when the second part of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) report is released, according to one of the doping...

  • Our sport may not have many tomorrows, warns IAAF’s Coe

    Our sport may not have many tomorrows, warns IAAF’s Coe

    Sebastian Coe has conceded that unless he and his fellow leaders fully grasp the enormity of the crisis in their sport, there are “unlikely to be many tomorrows for athletics”. In his Sunday Telegraph newspaper column, the president of the...

  • Russia suspended from athletics over doping

    Russia suspended from athletics over doping

    Athletics' governing body has voted overwhelmingly to suspend Russia from the sport for widespread, state-sponsored doping and the ban will include the 2016 Olympics unless the country can demonstrate a major change in their approach and...

  • Russian chief says sent report on doping to IAAF

    Russian chief says sent report on doping to IAAF

    The head of Russia’s athletics federation said yesterday he had sent the sport’s governing body a report responding to doping allegations made by the world anti-doping agency. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission on Monday alleged...

  • Russia faces suspension for widespread doping offences

    Russia faces suspension for widespread doping offences

    An international anti-doping commission recommended yesterday that Russia’s Athletics Federation be banned from the sport over widespread doping offences – a move that could see the powerhouse Russian team excluded from next year’s Olympics. The...

  • Grech and Schembri win in Żurrieq

    Grech and Schembri win in Żurrieq

    Andrew Grech and Roberta Schembri were the winners of the 2015 Żurrieq Half Marathon which was held yesterday. Around 850 runners took part in the annual event that also featured a 10km race and a walkathon. Grech was a clear-cut winner in the...

  • WADA serious about getting Kenya banned over doping inaction

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is stepping up efforts to get Kenya banned from international competition for four years unless the nation seriously tackles doping by its athletes, the chairman of Kenya’s Olympic committee said...

  • Diack's son charged with ethics violations

    Diack's son charged with ethics violations

    The IAAF ethics commission has brought disciplinary charges against four men, including the son of former president Lamine Diack and the former head of its anti-doping department, amid the corruption crisis engulfing international athletics. Papa...

  • 225 runners set to compete in 25th edition of three-day race

    225 runners set to compete in 25th edition of three-day race

    Over 225 runners are expected to participate in the 25th edition of the Nestlé Fitness Malta International Challenge Marathon, of which 200 will be competing in the challenge and the remaining 25 in the team relay. This was announced by Barry...

  • World athletics ex-head Diack investigated in corruption probe

    World athletics ex-head Diack investigated in corruption probe

    The international athletics federation’s former chief Lamine Diack (right) has been put under formal investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money laundering, the French financial prosecutor’s office said yesterday. The probe comes...

  • Road Running League

    Road Running League

    135 runners defied the inclement weather on Saturday and turned up for the second leg of the Road Running League – the 5km race at Tal-Maqluba. Gozo’s Charlton Debono (top) beat Andrew Grech to the finish line in 15mins, 37 secs. Grech was ten...

  • Record entry for Żurrieq Half, 10km

    This year’s 18th edition of the Express Trailers Zurrieq Half Marathon, due tomorrow week, has again kept to its commitment to grow as an athletic event and to date, a record number of 930 athletes have confirmed their participation. This confirms...

  • ‘I’m hanging up my spike shoes’ says Camilleri

    ‘I’m hanging up my spike shoes’ says Camilleri

    There are many athletes who face a daily struggle to balance their work, life and training commitments. It is tough, especially when you have high expectations of yourself, yet, Maltese athletes regularly manage to reach this balance. “The past 12...

  • Kenyan runners caught cheating in marathon

    Kenyan athletics officials intercepted a runner who cheated his way into second position to win prize money during a weekend marathon in the capital Nairobi. Julius Njogu attempted to trick his way into the money bracket during the Standard...

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