IAAF 2016 end-of-year reviews

With another successful year nearly behind us, the IAAF would like to wish everyone in the global athletics family a festive holiday season and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. We thank you all for supporting our sport in 2016, a memorable 12 months of competition that was...
Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana crowned 2016 World Athletes of the Year. Photo/IAAF While their names have long been familiar to athletics fans, the roads that Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana paved and travelled on the way to their 2016 World Athlete of the Year awards provided yet another inspiring...
Athletes starting a race. PHOTO/PEXELS When Jared Tallent talks of 2016 being ‘a big year’, it is no exaggeration. An Olympic 50km race walk silver medal in Rio, an IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships victory in Rome, plus a belated gold medal ceremony for his success at the London 2012...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The decathlon at last weekend’s Decastar meeting in Talence, the final competition of the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, featured athletes who have stood on Olympic podiums and medallists from world and continental championships. Yet for nine of the 10 events, none of them could hold a candle...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke When Derek Drouin soared to gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games courtesy of a flawless record up to and including his winning height of 2.38m, it seemed hard to imagine the difficult road he had taken to stand tall at the top of the podium. Yet only three months...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Not much can make up for the disappointment of missing out on an Olympic medal. But producing one of the best performances in history will lift any athlete’s spirits. Laura Muir went to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the second-fastest season’s best of all the entrants in...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke London 2017 Ltd announced on Friday (2) that 1,047,000 tickets have been applied for at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 with five of 14 sessions oversubscribed across all four price categories. - 486,000 of the 700,000 IAAF World Championships London 2017 tickets available have now been sold....
An athlete training ahead of a competition. Photo courtesy of Pexels. By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Sandi Morris brought the 2016 IAAF Diamond League to a fitting conclusion at the second of this season’s finals in Brussels earlier this month. The US pole vaulter was the last athlete in action in the 14-meeting series,...
By BBC SPORTS newsdesk@reporter.co.ek Rio's momentous Games may finally be over, but there seems no end in sight to sport's great drugs scandal. The hacking of the World Anti-Doping Agency's computer system is just the latest twist in a saga that by now truly takes some believing. First we were told that,...
Sept. 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Robert Biwott of Kenya celebrates victory after the men's 1500 meters race at the IAAF World Challenge Zagreb, Croatia on Sept 7, 2016. Biwott won  the race with 3 minutes and 37.35 seconds.(Xinhua/Miso Lisanin) NAIROBI, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Stanley Biwott and Mary...