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Jamaican duo charged with anti-doping rule violation

23rd Mar 2017

Embed from Getty Images   Jamacian duo Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer and world championship relay medallist Riker Hylton have been charged with breaching anti-doping rules, Jamaican athletics officials have confirmed. "We have been advised by JADCO [Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission] that athletes Kaliese Spencer and Riker Hylton have been referred to the...

Scottish competition for places will only make the team stronger says Harkins

17th Mar 2017

Rodger Harkins believes the scramble to make Team Scotland for the next Commonwealth Games will raise help track and field standards domestically. The qualification period for selection standards for Gold Coast 2018 opened at the start of 2017 and a number of athletes are already hitting their stride. Harkins, Performance Director with governing body Scottish Athletics, will lead the track,...

Vernon and Judd seal titles in commanding style

11th Mar 2017

ndy Vernon (coach: Nic Bideau, club: Aldershot Farnham & District, county: Hampshire) stormed to victory to become both British Athletics Cross Challenge champion and the Inter County champion at the British Athletics Cross Challenge incorporating the Inter-County championships and IAAF World Cross Country Championship junior trials at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. After entering the race as...

WADA chief says Russian doping reforms not happening quick enough

9th Mar 2017

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General Olivier Niggli has stated that Russia's anti-doping reforms are not happening quick...

Glorious gold for Muir as King Kilty reigns again

4th Mar 2017

It was a night to remember for the British Athletics team as Richard Kilty (coach: Michael Khmel) retained his 60m title and Laura Muir (Andy Young) won her first ever senior medal over 1500m to end day two of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. After a nervy start to the final which saw compatriot Andrew Robertson (Sam Robertson) disqualified for a false start, Kilty kept his...

Doyle leads a string of safe passages on opening morning of European Indoors

3rd Mar 2017

Led by Eilidh Doyle (coach: Malcolm Arnold), there were a host of safe passages through the qualification rounds on Day One of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Serving as the first Briton out on the track as she lined up in heat three of the 400m, Doyle kicked out from lane six, and showed all her experience to control the race from the gun, eventually coming home in 53.28...

Katarina Johnson-Thompson out of 2017 European Indoor Championships

2nd Mar 2017

Britain's medal chances have taken a hit after Katarina-Johnson Thompson announced she was pulling out of this week's European Indoor Championships...

London launches resale scheme for Summer of World Athletics tickets

1st Mar 2017

The organisers for both the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 have launched a ticket resale process to ensure tickets for the most popular sessions remain available to genuine fans of the sport. With a number of stadium sessions now unavailable, London 2017 Ltd have acted to ensure anyone wishing to re-sell tickets for genuine reasons can do so to...

Duck to captain British Athletics team at IAAF World Cross Country Championships

22nd Mar 2017

British Athletics today announced that Claire Duck (coach: Mike Baxter) is to captain the 16-strong team at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, set to take place on Sunday 26 March. Duck, 31, has enjoyed an accomplished series of outings on the cross country circuit over the winter period, with her selection for the team coming on the back of silver and bronze finishes...

British Athletics send strongest teams to World Relays

15th Mar 2017

British Athletics today sent a strong signal of intent by selecting its first choice relay squads for the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas on 22-23 April 2017. Brimming with talent, the squads include nine Olympic relay medallists, 10 World Championship relay medallists and 15 European relay medallists. Less than two weeks since becoming European Indoor champions, both Richard Kilty (Michael...

Laura Muir sparks interest in London 2017

10th Mar 2017

Two-time European indoor champion Laura Muir has sparked a huge rush for tickets for this summer’s IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13...

Sir Mo Farah infusion not recorded properly by British Athletics

9th Mar 2017

British Athletics are under investigation following an report by the BBC in which athletics staff did not record an infusion of a controversial...

BRYANT LEADS BY EXAMPLE ON DAY TWO OF EUROPEAN INDOORS

4th Mar 2017

British Athletics team captain Ashley Bryant (coach: Aston Moore) put together two strong performances to move into second place in the men’s Heptathlon, ahead of further competition later today and tomorrow. Bryant opened with a personal best of 7.06 over 60m for 861 points, while fellow multi-eventer Liam Ramsay (Mike Corden) clocked 7.12 for 840 points in the second of the two...

Durban could drop out of hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games with Liverpool ready to step in

2nd Mar 2017

Durban may be unable to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of financial constraints.  Fikile Mbalula, the country's Sports Minister said "We gave it our best shot but we can't go beyond. If the country says we don't have this money, we can't."  Durban was awarded the right to host the games in 2015 after being the only city to make a bid. The hosting of the games in Durban would...

Müller Anniversary Games crucial to IAAF World Championship aspirations says Britain's fastest athlete

1st Mar 2017

Britain’s fastest woman Dina Asher-Smith (coach: John Blackie) believes that the Müller Anniversary Games will have major significance in...

Bryant to captain British Athletics team in Belgrade

1st Mar 2017

British Athletics have today named 25-year-old multi-eventer Ashley Bryant (coach: Aston Moore) as captain of its team at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Bryant, who claimed silver in the Decathlon at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, will captain a team of 32 athletes, including the record breaking Laura Muir (Andy Young) who is aiming to become double...

Team of ten selected to represent British Athletics at IAU World Trail Championships

18th Mar 2017

British Athletics have announced a team of ten ahead of the IAU World Trail Championships in Badia Pratlagia, Italy on Saturday 10 June 2017. Following his victory in 3:54.18 over 32 miles at the official trial event, the Haworth Hobble, last weekend, Tom Payn will head up the quintet of senior men, as he bids to better his 47th place finish from last year’s championships. Company to the...

British Athletics team announced ahead of IAAF World Cross Country Championships

14th Mar 2017

British Athletics have today announced a 16-strong team ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday 26 March 2017. Consisting of four athletes, the senior women’s team is headed up by the experienced Claire Duck (coach: Mike Baxter), with English Nationals silver medallist Louise Small (Mick Woods) and 2016 European Cross U23 team gold medallist Rebecca...

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to miss 2017 World Athletics Championships in London

9th Mar 2017

One of the greatest female sprinters of all time will miss the 2017 World Athletics Championships held in London this summer.  Jamaican...

PHILIP AND MUIR LEAD BRITISH ATHLETICS TEAM TO EQUAL BEST MEDAL TALLY

5th Mar 2017

Led by superb gold medals from Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) and Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) over 3000m and 60m respectively, the British Athletics team ended the third and final day of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia with 10 medals - an equal best tally at the championships – to finish second in the medal table. Less than 24 hours after claiming her first senior title...

Perfect Pozzi strikes European indoor gold

3rd Mar 2017

Andy Pozzi (coach: Benke Blomkvist) struck European Indoor gold in superb fashion to win British Athletics’ first medal of the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Heading into the final as the gold medal favourite and with the fastest time this year under his belt, the 24-year-old lived up to the expectation to end day one of the championships on a high note for the...

Lord Coe said progress is being made in Russian doping scandal

2nd Mar 2017

IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe has said that Russian authorities have begun to make progress in tackling the doping scandal that has plagued the...

Bennett leads European Throwing Cup squad

1st Mar 2017

Olympian Chris Bennett (coach: Mick Jones) and British indoor shot put champions Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson) and Rachel Wallader (Richard Woodhall) headline the British team for the European Throwing Cup to be staged in Gran Canaria across the weekend 11-12 March. Bennett enjoyed one of the best seasons of his hammer throwing career in 2016, reaching the European final in Amsterdam before earning...

The IAAF World Indoor Championships – Back in Birmingham

21st Feb 2017

In just over 12 months’ time the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will take place at Arena Birmingham* and more than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete. Registration for the event, which will be held at the beginning of March 2018, will be launched today, so that spectators can sign up at www.wicbirmingham2018.com to receive ticket updates and the latest...

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