Semenya plays down gender testing ‘nonsense’

South African Caster Semenya, dogged by gender accusations since shooting to fame in 2009, has played down efforts by track and field’s governing body to change rules on naturally occurring testosterone in female athletes.   Semenya is back in the spotlight following a study funded by the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) that … More Semenya plays down gender testing ‘nonsense’

IOC upgrades Team Nigeria’s bronze to silver -2008 Beijing Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has formally written to inform Team Nigeria through the Nigeria Olympic Committee that it has upgraded Nigeria’s Bronze medal won in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to silver. The IOC  stripped Russia of the gold medal the country won in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the … More IOC upgrades Team Nigeria’s bronze to silver -2008 Beijing Olympics

EPL Circle Young Nigerian Defender

Another young Nigerian defender is attracting interest from clubs in the English Premier League clubs ahead of the January transfer window. UK tabloid The Sun reports that Crystal Palace and Sunderland are keen on the signature of Tobi Adebayo-Rowling who is said to be a solid right back of Republic of Ireland top-flight team Sligo Rovers The 20 … More EPL Circle Young Nigerian Defender

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt among IAAF World Athlete of the Year contenders

Great Britain’s Olympic champion Mo Farah is one of three athletes still in contention for the men’s IAAF World Athlete of the Year award. The 33-year-old will go up against Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and South Africa’s 400m star Wayde van Niekerk. The women’s award is between Ethiopia’s 10,000m champion Almaz Ayana, Jamaican sprinter Elaine … More Mo Farah and Usain Bolt among IAAF World Athlete of the Year contenders

IAAF extends Rita Jeptoo ban to four years

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had her two-year ban doubled after an IAAF appeal was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She became Kenya’s first high-profile athlete to fail a drug test as she tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO in 2014. Jeptoo says she may have been prescribed banned substances … More IAAF extends Rita Jeptoo ban to four years

Bolt and Mo Farah nominated for 2016 IAAF Athletes of the year awards

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has nominated Usain Bolt, Wayde Van Nierkerk, David Rudisha and others ahead of the IAAF Award Night in Monaco on Dec. 2.This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by IAAF Communications Department. This week marked the opening of the voting process for the 2016 World Athletes of … More Bolt and Mo Farah nominated for 2016 IAAF Athletes of the year awards