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Austria investigating Russian biathlon team over alleged doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Austrian authorities are investigating five officials and five athletes from Russia's biathlon team over possible doping-related offences during the 2017 World Championship, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Thursday.

Sport England to fund 200 new parkrun events

(Reuters) - Sport England has announced a 3 million pounds investment to create 200 new parkrun events in the country over the next three years to increase participation among women and people from lower socioeconomic groups.

Kipchoge and Ibarguen named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (Reuters) - Kenya's marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen were honoured as IAAF athletes of the year at athletics' annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.

Russian athletics federation remains banned, says IAAF

MONACO (Reuters) - The IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia's athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation.

Budapest to host 2023 world championships

MONACO (Reuters) - Budapest will host the 2023 athletics world championships, the governing IAAF announced on Tuesday.

Ridgeon appointed IAAF's new chief executive

MONACO (Reuters) - Former British hurdles record holder Jon Ridgeon has been appointed the IAAF's new chief executive officer following approval by global governing body's council on Monday.

Athletics - IAAF to vote on Tuesday on whether to reinstate Russia

MONACO (Reuters) - Russia's athletics federation will learn on Tuesday whether its ban for widespread doping, in place for the last three years, will be lifted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

IAAF honours Owens and 11 other with heritage plaques

MONACO (Reuters) - Global athletics will begin honouring its heritage with plaques at historically significant locations around the world, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Sunday.

Athletics - IAAF looking at street meets as a possible new circuit

(Reuters) - As athletics turns its attention to 2019, competitions in stadiums and indoor arenas will not be the only talking points.

Late outdoor worlds mean fewer will compete indoors

(Reuters) - Many top athletes, facing a world outdoor championships in Doha that do not start until late September, will be competing less, if at all, during the indoor season, coaches and athlete representatives have told Reuters.

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