Race in memory of Olympic marathon champion Wanjiru stopped by police in  Kenya

A 10-kilometre race in Kenya in memory of the country’s 2008 Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru was stopped by police before it could start, according to the news website TUKO. Police were reportedly called to stop the event from beginning after it was supposedly forbidden by Athletics Kenya (AK).  From insidethegames.biz  

Opinion: Was 2018 the Year of the Athletes – or will it be 2019?

This year, though, it feels athletes have been at the heart of many of the key stories involving sports governance. Individual and groups of athletes have appeared to have become increasingly aware of their role in shaping the sports they compete in. Whether it is out of choice or as part of a desperate attempt…

IAAF Athlete of the Year Ibargüen receives national award in Colombia 

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) female athlete of the year Caterine Ibargüen has been presented with a national award in her home country in recognition of her outstanding achievements this year.  The 2016 Olympic triple jump champion won the IAAF Diamond League titles for both the long jump and triple jump this year and…

Olympic athlete’s missing medal replaced after 30 years

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A prized Olympic medal, missing for more than 30 years, has finally been replaced. Margaret Matthews Wilburn had no clue she would soon be honored, as she sat in Sunday service at World of Life Healing Ministry, Wilburn is an Olympic Bronze medalist, a medal she earned in Melbourne Australia in 1956…

Women in World Athletics launches commentary competition

Initiative is searching for the newest female voice to join the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships live stream commentary team Women in World Athletics (WIWA), an initiative launched by UK Athletics in 2013, has launched a competition searching for the newest female voice to join the official live stream commentary team at the SPAR British…

IAAF clear nationality transfers for 10 more athletes

Eight of the athletes are now eligible to represent their new nation with immediate effect, while the other two will have their transfers completed in 2019 and 2021 respectively.  Three of the transfers see athletes switch allegiance to Sweden, two of whom, Adhanom Abraha and Samrawit Mengsteab, have transferred from Eritrea.  From insidethegames.biz