Track and field

South Africa's Caster Semenya, left, runs next to United States' Chrishuna Williams during the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 30, 2019. Semenya won the race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 01, 2019 - 3:55 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caster Semenya easily won the women's 800 at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday, as an international court continues to debate her future in the event. The reigning Olympic champion and embattled three-time world champion won in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds, nearly three seconds...
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FILE - In this Nov.12, 2011file photo, President of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diak poses at 2011 World Athletics Gala Awards, in Monaco. French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, who was disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his 16-year reign as head of the world governing body of track and field. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
June 24, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for nearly 16 years...
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FILE - In this Friday, 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. The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions. The IAAF's stance on Semenya and other female athletes affected by its testosterone regulations was revealed in a 163-page decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport that was released publicly for the first time on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)
June 18, 2019 - 12:10 pm
The governing body of track argued that Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly by sport's highest court for the first time on Tuesday. The IAAF'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Russian track federation vice president Andrei Silnov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. The Russian track federation said Wednesday June 12, 2019, that senior vice president Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the high jump, is facing suspension in a doping case, another blow to the country’s hopes of being reinstated in time for the world championships. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 14, 2019 - 9:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's second most powerful track official has stepped down while facing a doping case. Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the high jump, left his post as senior vice-president of the Russian track and field federation and will no longer sit on its board. Silnov is...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017 file phto. Gabriele "Gabe"Grunewald trains at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Grunewald, one of the country's top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with a long and public fight against cancer. Her husband, Justin Grunewald, posted on Instagram about her death late Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and confirmed it Wednesday in a text to The Associated Press. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 9:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gabriele Grunewald, one of the country's top middle-distance runners, has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with her long and public fight against cancer. She was 32. Her husband, Justin Grunewald, posted on Instagram about her death late Tuesday and confirmed...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 17, 2016 file photo, Rune Andersen, Chair of IAAF Inspection Team, speaks at a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Andersen, welcomed Russia making a long-awaited payment of $3.2 million to cover costs of monitoring its compliance with anti-doping rules, but IAAF on Sunday June 9, 2019, announced Russia's ban from international track and field has been extended over concerns it's "backsliding" on doping reforms.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
June 09, 2019 - 10:50 am
MONACO (AP) — Russia's ban from international track and field has been extended over concerns it's "backsliding" on doping reforms. Sunday's decision by track's world governing body, the IAAF, means Russia has three months to convince the IAAF it's made enough progress for its athletes not to have...
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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 - 4:12 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 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)
May 29, 2019 - 1:46 pm
South African runner Caster Semenya filed an appeal Wednesday against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers said she lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Officials of track and field’s world governing body - the IAAF - said before a news conference on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Japan that president Sebastian Coe would not comment further on the landmark legal case involving two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Semenya.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 22, 2019 - 4:21 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Another Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF's testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication. Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, says she is affected by the new rules but won...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya sticks out her tongue prior to the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 13, 2019 - 9:17 am
South Africa's track federation will appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling, the country's sports ministry said Monday. The government ministry said two of the three judges who heard the case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport were "conflicted," facts were ignored and track and field's...
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