The exclusion of transgender athletes will come into effect from March 31 and was confirmed by president Lord Coe at Thursday’s World Athletics Council meeting.
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Nse Uko came to the Championships as the fastest among the contenders following the 51.70 seconds she ran to win the gold at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in April.
This was contained in a statement in a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.
Haroun was a former world junior champion over 400 metres and took bronze in the discipline at the 2017 world championships in London.
In a letter signed by Carolyn Launios, the Executive Assistant to John Ridgeon, the Chief Executive Officer of World Athletics, and addressed to Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, the world governing body for the sport affirmed it has never recognised the 2019 constitution purportedly adopted at a disputed congress in Awka, Anambra State in December 2019 and warned of dire consequences if its instructions are not followed.
A debate over runners’ shoes has been raging since high-tech shoes developed by Nike played a starring role in two of the biggest distance-running achievements of 2019.
The double Olympic 800m champion, 29, lost two previous appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court.
The 87-year-old said he had not sought to protect the athletes caught up in the scandal, some of whom later competed in the London 2012 Olympics, but to ensure the cases did not come to public attention all at once.
Diamond League action could return in the late summer and autumn, with a shortened, provisional calendar having been published by World Athletics.
World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched a $500,000 fund to support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, World Athletics has postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has unveiled a new name and logo, `World Athletics’, saying it will make the sport more accessible to wider audience.
American Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt’s fairytale farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprint great in his final ever individual race.