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  

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…

Minsk bids to host 2024 European Athletics Championships

Minsk is bidding to host the 2024 European Athletics Championships with the Belarusian capital set to hold the Second European Games next June. Minsk’s bid was presented to the European Athletic Association in Lausanne by the secretary general of the Belarusian Athletics Federation Nadezhda But-Husaim and the governing body’s international relations specialist Elizaveta Godeyeva.  From insidethegames.biz

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    

Minsk to host “Ryder Cup” athletics match between Europe and United States

A Ryder Cup-style match between Europe and the United States is set to be be staged in the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk, Belarus, on September 9 and10 next year. European Athletics has signed an agreement with USA Track and Field and begun operational work with the Belarus Athletic Federation. From insidethegames.biz