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Read more Olympic Champion Van Niekerk Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Italy — Report South Africa’s Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy last week, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. Van Niekerk, who romped to Olympic gold...... Read more World Champion Cheruiyot Ready To Hunt For Glory On The Track Again Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis. Cheruiyot, a three-time Diamond League winner,...... Read more Ex-World Marathon Record Holder Banned For Four Years For Anti-Doping Rules Violations Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years after violating anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Friday. Kipsang, who claimed the world record...... Read more Athlete Faces Jail For Forging Medical Documents Kenyan marathon runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi is facing a jail term for presenting false medical documents to support her case against doping, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) said on Thursday....... Read more Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Organisers, Athletes Quarrel Over Delayed ‘Prize Monies’ Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have expressed disappointment at the ‘attitude’ of some athletes, who are said to be grumbling over delay in payment of their entitlements five...... Read more Rome Diamond League Goes Home Rome’s Diamond League meeting, which had been shifted to Naples when the Olympic Stadium was earmarked for the European football championships, will now be held in the capital city after all....... 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