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....... Read more World Athletics Suspends Tokyo Olympics Qualifying Until Dec World Athletics announced on Tuesday track and field qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympics has been suspended until December 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Games have already been pushed...... Read more I Can Win Gold In Tokyo At 39 — Gatlin Former Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place. The Olympics, due...... Read more Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 Lagos Marathon A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning. The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and...... Read more Marathon Record Holders Kipchoge, Kosgei In Kenyan Olympic Team Kenya’s world record holders Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei will lead a star-studded marathon team to the Tokyo Olympic Games this year, Kenya’s athletics chiefs said on Friday. Multiple world champion...... Read more Farah Happy For Samples To Be Re-tested Mo Farah says he is "happy for any anti-doping body" to test any of his previous blood and urine samples. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said it will investigate all...... Read more Ex-Marathon World Record Holder Kipsang Suspended For Anti-Doping Violations Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the Athletics Integrity Unit said...... Read more Fraser-Pryce Plans Tokyo Sprint Double Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year. It is set to be the final Olympics for...... Read more Legendary Athletics Coach Tobias Igwe Dies Of Stroke One of Nigeria’s most famous athletics coaches, Tobias Igwe, also known as Toblow, is dead. According to family members, Coach Igwe died yesterday from effects of a devastating stroke he suffered...... Read more Cross River Athlete Makes History, Emerges Winner Of Maiden Ikogosi Marathon Cross River State-born Sadjo Ismael on Saturday made history by becoming the winner of the maiden edition of Ikogosi 10km Marathon race. He beat over 2,000 other athletes to the finish...... Read more Kipchoge Wins World Sport Star of the Year Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been voted BBC Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year. Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours in October....... Read more Acting AFN President vows to unravel all past corrupt practices Olamide George, Acting President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says a fact-finding committee will work diligently in line with the law to unravel all past corrupt practices in the federation. George...... Read more Kosgei Targets Olympic Gold After Smashing World Record Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, the fastest-ever woman marathon runner, has set her sights on next year’s Olympic games, where a win will solidify her place among the greatest to have ever competed...... Read more AFN factions fight dirty Contending parties in the crisis-torn Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) are fighting dirty, with both suspending each other in quick succession. On Tuesday, December 4, 2019, the AFN Board met in...... Read more Buhari To Flag Off 2019 anti-corruption Marathon in Abuja Mr Jacob Onu, National Coordinator of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race, says plans have been concluded for the flagging off of the 2019 edition of the race by President Muhammadu Buhari...... Read more Why Ogba Resigned From AFN Board — Spokesman The Chairman of the Delta State Athletics Association Solomon Ogba has resigned from the present board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Media adviser to the two-time former AFN President,...... Read more Mo Farah To Run 10,000m At Tokyo Olympics Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will defend his 10,000m title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Great Britain’s Farah, 36, quit track events in 2017 to concentrate on the marathon. But having...... Read more IAAF Acknowledges Receipt Of $130,000 Overpayment, Thanks Minister The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has acknowledged receipt of the full payment of $130,000, being grants overpayment it erroneously made to the Athletes Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The IAAF...... Read more Beyioku Is New AFN Secretary-General The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has announced the deployment of Adisa Beyioku as the new Secretary-General at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The ministry, in a statement...... Read more Kenya’s Kiptum Gets Four-Year Ban For Doping Kenya's former world half marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum has been banned for four years over an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said here The AIU, which oversees integrity...... Read more AFN Technical Director Adeleye Removed as Ministry Recalls Secretary General Embattled Technical Director, Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Sunday Adeleye has been removed, making him the first casualty of the radical reforms taking place in the sports industry. The sack comes...... Read more Sports Minister Orders Refund Of IAAF Money Paid In Error To Nigeria Nigeria’s sports minister Sunday Dare on Wednesday approved the refund of monies wrongfully paid into the account of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria by the International Association of Athletics Federations. “I...... Read more


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