Posts Tagged Track and field

CONI seeks bans for 3 sprinters in Schwazer case

In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during women's free skating finals of the World figure skating championships in Saitama near Tokyo. The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor is seeking a ban of four years and three months for former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner. CONI accuses Kostner of aiding the doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner faces a proposed lengthy ban in the doping case involving her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

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Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

In this Aug. 1, 1980 file photo, Britain's Sebastian Coe, center, crosses the finish line to win the Summer Olympic men's 1,500-meter race at Moscow's Lenin Stadium. Sebastian Coe has declared his candidacy to become president of track and field’s world governing body. Coe, the two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters, had widely been expected to run for the top job of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He made it official Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, saying  "we are entering a very important time for athletics and it is the right time to open up a discussion about the future." (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field’s world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.

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Bombing victim charity announces 2015 team

BOSTON (AP) — The foundation created in honor of the 8-year-old Massachusetts boy killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings has announced its roster of charity runners for the 2015 race.

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Kimetto’s marathon world record ratified by IAAF

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF has ratified the world record set by Dennis Kimetto at this year’s Berlin Marathon.

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