IAAF Athletics World Championships

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, gestures after crossing the finish line first in the men's 100 meter competition at the Diamond League Memorial Van Damme athletics event in Brussels. The 23-year-old favorite in the 100 meters has never doped, or even been accused of doping. But since his name made the headlines for missing some tests, he finds himself part of a news cycle that he'd really like to break. His chance comes Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, when the men line up for heats at world championships.(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:22 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway. Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track fans see the words "doping" and "American" in the same headline — and it has happened an awful lot over the years —...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe, attends a press conference ahead of the Doha IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. IAAF President Sebastian Coe discusses the impact of Usain Bolt's absence from the upcoming world championships in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, and expresses his hope that emerging young athletes will make their own mark at the Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2019 event. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
August 25, 2019 - 12:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month. Bolt retired after the 2017 worlds, taking a haul of gold medals and jaw-dropping world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, United States' Christian Coleman wins the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Stanford, Calif. Olympic gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman could be subject to an anti-doping sanction for missing drug tests, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Coleman’s case told AP the sprinter faces a case involving three “whereabouts failures” over a 12-month period, which can be treated as a positive test. The people did not want their names used because cases are considered confidential. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Sprinter Christian Coleman faces a Sept. 4 hearing at which he'll try to avoid a doping suspension after allegations he failed to provide authorities with his whereabouts so he can be tested for performance enhancers. Both Coleman and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released statements Saturday...
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August 22, 2019 - 7:44 am
Two people familiar with the case tell The Associated Press that gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects could be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests. The case is said to involve three "whereabouts failures" over 12 months, meaning it can be treated as a positive...
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Allyson Felix holds her daughter Camryn after running the women's 400-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 27, 2019 - 5:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allyson Felix downplayed any hint of disappointment. This performance wasn't about the now, but a year from now for the Tokyo Games. In that respect, the six-time Olympic gold medalist feels on the right track. Maybe even ahead of schedule in her return eight months after...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya's 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Semenya's lawyers say the Swiss supreme court has ordered track's governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations. The lawyers say Monday's, June 3, 2019, ruling allows Semenya to compete unrestricted in all female events. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered athletics' governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations on Monday, raising the prospect of her competing at the world championships without having to take hormone suppressing...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 12:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final...
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