Surprise names and notable absences in Worlds line-up

Apart from Anjali, 20km race walker Krishnan Ganapathi was excluded despite achieving the qualifying mark.

published on : 10th September 2019

PT Usha nominated for IAAF's Veteran Pin

Usha's most memorable performance came in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the 400m hurdles, but lost the bronze by one-hundredth of a second.

published on : 18th July 2019

Caster Semenya v IAAF: A ground-breaking gender test case

In the build-up to the 2009 world championships in Berlin, where Semenya went on to win gold in the 800m, the South African had to undergo gender verification testing.

published on : 15th July 2019

Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as 'human guinea pig'

The South African double Olympic 80m champion is locked in a bitter dispute with the IAAF.

published on : 18th June 2019

IAAF upholds ban: How Russian doping scandal unfolded

From a documentary on systematic doping in Russian athletics airing in December 2014, here are the main events.

published on : 9th June 2019

Semenya: Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules

The IAAF measures were previously approved by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

published on : 3rd June 2019

Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

The IAAF insisted the rules were essential to preserve a level playing field and ensure that all female athletes can see "a path to success".

published on : 1st May 2019

Caster Semenya row: UN Human Rights Council calls IAAF's new gender rules 'humiliating, harmful'

In a rare intrusion in the world of sport, the United Nations' top rights body has passed a resolution stating that the IAAF may be in breach of international human rights norms and standards.

published on : 23rd March 2019

Caster Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court

In response to the report, the IAAF -- stressing it was referring in general terms, not to Semenya in particular -- denied it intended to classify any DSD athlete as male. 

published on : 18th February 2019

Caster Semenya says she is 'unquestionably a woman'

Supported by the South African Athletics Federation, the two-time Olympic champion in the 800m (2012, 2016) and three-time world champion (2009, 2011, 2017) has denounced the proposals.

published on : 15th February 2019

Hima Das' wonder run from Coimbatore to Finland

Hailing from a village on the banks of Brahmaputra, athlete Hima Das doesn’t understand the fuss over her background, instead wants future perfect.

published on : 14th July 2018

It's been like a dream so far: Hima Das

The 18-year-old Das, daughter of farmer parents at Kandhulimari village at Nagaon district, has become the toast of the nation after she won a gold at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships.

published on : 13th July 2018

Athletics Federation of India refers to Hima's 'not so fluent' English, provokes severe backlash

The daughter of a rice farmer from a village in Assam's Nagaon district, Hima scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

published on : 13th July 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi congratulate Hima Das for scripting history at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships

Taking to social media, President Kovind congratulated sprinter Das for her performance and said it is a "very proud" moment for Assam and India.

published on : 13th July 2018

Doping: Russia faces Winter Games ban at IOC summit

A ban on Russia would have a major impact on competition in Pyeongchang, notably in disciplines like figure skating, cross-country skiing, speed skating and bobsleigh.

published on : 5th December 2017
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