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Feature09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus pandemic puts Nigeria's Olympic hopefuls’ aspirations on pause

When 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Ese Brume flew into Nigeria in March, it was part of a straightforward plan: to compete at the National Sports Festival – Nigeria’s biggest multi-sport competition - and then return to Cyprus where she has been based since 2016 as an undergraduate at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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Report08 Jul 2020

Stahl holds off strong domestic challenge in Karlstad

World discus champion Daniel Stahl’s first-round throw of 68.10m at the Folksam Grand Prix withstood a sustained challenge from fellow Swede Simon Pettersson at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Karlstad on Wednesday (8).

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Feature08 Jul 2020

CAA President Kalkaba Malboum: ‘We’re working to ensure that athletics in Africa can survive similar disasters in future’

While half of the world is starting to ease their way out of lockdown, most countries in Africa are still awaiting the green light from their governments to resume normal day-to-day activities. For thousands of athletes on the continent, that means being able to return to training facilities and competitions.

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Previews07 Jul 2020

Global champions ready to get back on track for Inspiration Games

When Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo started plotting out their 2020 season at the end of last year, they probably anticipated lining up against one another at roughly this time of year.

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News07 Jul 2020

Leading Czech athletes prepare for Ostrava’s Golden Spike

Some of the biggest names in Czech athletics are looking forward to competing at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 8 September when the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting will host its 59th edition.

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IaafNews06 Jul 2020

Holdorf, 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Willi Holdorf, the 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, died at his home in Achterwehr, Germany, on Sunday (5) after a long illness. Holdorf was 80.

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News06 Jul 2020

Vetter and Hofmann join Rohler in Turku javelin field

Johannes Vetter and Andreas Hofmann of Germany will join Olympic javelin champion Thomas Rohler in a high-powered javelin throw field at the Paavo Nurmi Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Turku, Finland, on 11 August.

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Feature06 Jul 2020

Area in Focus: postcards from Europe

We conclude our Area in Focus series look at Europe with a selection of images which show how athletes from the area have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Report05 Jul 2020

World leads from Duplantis in Gothenburg and Miller-Uibo in Montverde

In one of the highest quality weekends of the 2020 outdoor season so far, several world and Olympic medallists were in action across Europe, North America and Asia.

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Feature05 Jul 2020

Karamarinov: ‘I never cease to be amazed by the strength of our athletes’

We continue our Area in Focus series with an interview with European Athletics interim President Dobromir Karamarinov, who spoke with World Athletics a few hours after attending the funeral of EA President Svein Arne Hansen, which took place near Oslo on 1 July.

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Feature04 Jul 2020

With lockdowns easing, Europe's athletes eager to get back on track

The hardest part is behind them – or so they hope. For Europe’s top athletes, the slow emergence from lockdown in recent times has, at long last, cast a hopeful ray of light on the horizon.

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News03 Jul 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - London edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues on Saturday (4) with its London edition, with Laura Muir, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Akani Simbine taking the stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel at 8pm CEST.

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