Five medals for Sri Lanka at the 4th Asian Junior Athletics

Five Sri Lankan junior athletes managed to finish on the podium at the 4th Asian Junior (Under18) athletic championship held in Kuwait. Sri Lanka sent a contingent of 8 athletes for the competition which consisted of 5 male and 3...

Dhanuka Darshana establishes New Junior National Record in Cali

Junior Hurdler Dhanuka Darshana managed to grab the headlines for Sri Lanka yesterday (3) in Cali, Colombia at the World Athletics U20 Championships as he ran National Junior Record time in the 400m Men’s Hurdles event. Darshana of Ambagamuwa Centra...

World Athletics Council sanctions Russia and Belarus

The World Athletics Council has today agreed to impose sanctions against the Member Federations of Russia and Belarus as a consequence of the invasion of Ukraine. All athletes, support personnel and officials from Russia and Belarus will be excluded from...

IOC EB recommends no participation of Russian and Belarusian athletics and officials

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) discussed again today the dilemma the Olympic Movement is currently facing after the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its...

Record figures at Tokyo Olympics highlights global reach of athletics

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has hailed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the people of Japan for allowing the dreams of the world’s athletes to come to life at what has proven to be the most globally successful...

Tokyo Olympic Games: Spectators barred as state of emergency announced

The Olympic Games in Japan are to be held without spectators due to rising cases of coronavirus. Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa made the announcement following discussions with officials and organisers on Thursday evening. A state of emergency in Tokyo will run...

U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson could miss Olympics over failed drug test

A trip to the Tokyo Olympics for United States sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson is suddenly in doubt after reportedly failing a drug test. According to Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Richardson faces a 30-day suspension after testing positive for marijuana. She qualified for the 2020...

Olympic qualification period ends for all remaining athletics disciplines

Some 1900 athletes from more than 190 countries will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games when the athletics programme begins on 30 July. The Olympic qualification period for all stadium events finished on June 29 and World Athletics’ Olympic qualification system has...

Benjamin Azamati – Ghana’s new hope to be the fastest person on the Planet

Ghana have a new men's 100m sprint sensation with Benjamin Azamati breaking his national record and winning titles in the U.S. college scene ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021. Benjamin Azamati of Ghana is one of Africa’s rising athletics stars...

Up to 10,000 spectators allowed for each sporting event at the Olympic Games

Spectator limit for the Olympic Games has been set at 50% of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people; decision on the Paralympic Games will be made by 16 July 2021. Residents of Japan will be allowed to...

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