The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.
Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya carried the South African flag last month in opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Smiles on Olympic volunteers, trains running on time and all the Gold medals. Its so un-British Jim Boulden reports.
American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been thrown out of the Olympics after a failed drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food that had been baked with marijuana.
Olympic champion Michael Phelps take on rivals, why he's skeptical of the Yi Shiwen doping rumors and his future plans.
He's "the fastest man on no legs," or -- as his sponsor's high-profile advertising campaign put it -- "the bullet in the chamber."
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius reflects on becoming the first Paralympian to compete at the World Championships.
A man born without functioning legs ran the 400 meters in 45.07 seconds on July 19, 2011, the fastest time recorded by an amputee. The ripple effects of this historic achievement may initiate a paradigm shift in how we view our bodies.
DAEGU, South Korea -- Here was the moment, the only moment that truly matters beyond the four walls of a flagging sport. It was 8:41 Sunday night in a stadium set among green hillsides outside this industrial city. The seats were no more than two-thirds filled, but the halfhearted turnout of apathetic locals whose leaders simply bought a world championship event, is more than balanced by millions watching (or readying to watch later) on televisions and computer screens around the world.
One year out from the London Olympics, Caster Semenya is perhaps the biggest wild card in the history of track and field. Will we see the Semenya of 2009 who looked unbeatable and destined to break the nearly three decade old 800-meter world record? Or has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forced her to undergo some feminizing medical treatment, in order to be allowed to compete as a woman, that will progressively slow her down? Semenya is simply an unknown, just as she was coming into the '09 world track and field championships.
If Henke and Sheila Pistorius ever unleashed upon their son, Oscar, the adage "you can grow up to be whatever you want," they might have crossed their fingers behind their backs and categorically eliminated certain professions.
Eighteen months ago, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- famously known as the "Blade Runner" because he was born without fibulas and runs on two crescent, carbon fiber lower legs -- made global headlines when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned a ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations and allowed Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners in international competition.
China will host the World Athletics Championships for the first time in 2015, when Beijing will become the fourth Asian city to stage the biennial event.
South Africa has named Caster Semenya, the women's world 800 meter champion, in their squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games which will take place in New Delhi, India.
World champion Caster Semenya raced to her second 800 meter victory in four days following her return from an 11-month absence to undergo gender tests.
South Africa's Caster Semenya has been given the all-clear to compete again as a woman after undergoing a series of gender tests, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) announced Tuesday.
The IAAF says South Africa's Caster Semenya can keep competing as a woman after she underwent a series of gender tests.
A press conference that was expected to reveal whether world 800 meter champion Caster Semenya could compete again has been postponed at the last minute.
South African Caster Semenya will return to competitive athletics on June 24 in a meeting in Zaragoza, Spain.
Lawyers representing world 800 meters champion Caster Semenya have told CNN they will protect her right to race after she was prevented from competing in South Africa this week.
Caster Semenya, the world 800 meters champion facing an investigation into her gender, has announced her intention to return to athletic competition this season.
South African officials say South African track star Caster Semenya should keep her gold medal.
South African runner Caster Semenya is not yet eligible to compete because of pending ruling on her gender status, the country's Olympic committee said, following reports that she has been cleared to run in races starting next month.
South African runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to keep the gold medal she won in the women's 800-meters at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, in August, the country's sports ministry announced Thursday.
The president of Athletics South Africa has admitted that he lied about gender tests on runner Caster Semenya before her gold-medal win at the World Athletics Championships last month.
The international governing body for athletics urged caution Friday after reports that the world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya has both male and female organs.
An Australian newspaper reports Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite. CNN's Robyn Curnow explains.
New 800 meters world champion Caster Semenya has arrived back in South Africa to fresh controversy over levels of testosterone in her body three times higher than normal for women.
The case of South African athlete Caster Semenya has sparked worldwide interest following reports that she will be tested by sporting officials to determine whether she is male or female.
Usain Bolt gave further evidence if any was needed of his superlative form ahead of the world championships with an outstanding victory over 100 meters in the London Grand Prix on Friday night.
World athletics will have a new series of elite one-day meetings from 2010 after the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Monday announced the launch of the Diamond League.
Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- nicknamed the "blade runner" for his prosthetic limbs -- still hopes to make it to the Beijing Olympics despite failing to qualify for the individual 400-meter event, his coach said Thursday.
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius can run in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
A double amputee sprinter has won the right to be eligible to compete at this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing after sport's highest court backed his appeal against a ban imposed by athletics authorities.
A Paralympic gold medal winner will not be allowed to compete in the Beijing Olympics later this year after athletics' governing body ruled that his specially-designed prosthetic limbs gave him an unfair advantage over other runners.
The world governing body for track and field has postponed its announcement on whether Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who runs on prosthetic limbs, can compete in this summer's Olympic Games, a spokesman said Thursday.
The world governing body of athletics has handed disgraced sprinter Marion Jones a two-year ban for doping and annulled all her results dating back to September 2000, including her Olympic and world championship titles.
Former Olympic champions and world record holders Sebastien Coe and Sergei Bubka have both been elected as vice-presidents of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The South Korean city of Daegu patted itself on the back on Wednesday after it was selected as host of the 2011 world athletics championships.
Five-times double champion Kenenisa Bekele has changed his mind about competing at the world cross country championships later this month and has been added to the Ethiopian team.
Moscow has a very good chance of hosting the 2011 world athletics championships, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack has said.
Justin Gatlin's defense in his career-threatening doping case could revolve around a massage therapist who the U.S. sprinter's coach has accused of sabotage.
British sprinter Dwain Chambers has been stripped of his 2002 European 100 meters title after admitting he took the steroid THG (tetrahydrogestrinone) that year.
Justin Gatlin has been deprived of his 100 meters world record, because of a timing error, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced in Paris on Wednesday.
Former world 200 meters champion John Capel faces a two-year ban after a fourth offence involving the recreational drug cannabis.
Istvan Gyulai, general secretary of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), died on Sunday aged 62.
Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has split with her coach of eight years Yevgeny Trofimov.
Olympic champion Liu Xiang swept to victory in the 110 meters hurdles in front of his home crowd at the Shanghai Grand Prix.
The International Association of Athletics Federations wants to double suspensions for serious first-time doping offenses from two years to four.
Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris has resumed training and wants to return to international competition and run at the 2008 Olympics, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
Sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were cleared by Greek sports officials on Friday of evading pre-Olympic drug tests.
Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were provisionally suspended by the world governing athletics body on Wednesday for missing three doping tests before last August's Athens Olympics.
Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have been charged by the International Association of Athletics Federations for missing drugs tests at this year's Athens Olympics.
Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou and their coach were charged Thursday with avoiding a drug test on the eve of the Athens Olympics and faking a motorcycle accident hours later.
Controversial U.S. sprinter Jerome Young has been banned for life after failing a second doping test, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has said.
At three o'clock on a July afternoon in 1984, an Iron Curtain track star named Uwe Hohn thrilled an East Berlin crowd by throwing a javelin an astonishing 104.8 meters, or 343 feet. In a sport wher...
Police have completed their investigation of a motorcycle accident reported by disgraced Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou.
The Greek sprinters at the center of an Olympic doping controversy have withdrawn from the Athens Games.
Greece's top sprinter Costas Kenteris has missed a scheduled dope test on the eve of the Athens Games, Olympics and Greek officials have said.
Track and field's world governing body will not intervene to suspend American athletes facing doping allegations unless there is evidence they failed drug tests.
American sprinter Jerome Young was guilty of doping five years ago and should be stripped of his 2000 Olympic gold medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled.
World 100 meters record holder Tim Montgomery and three other U.S. athletes accused of doping violations look set to be barred from IAAF grand prix events.
Transsexuals will be allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in a ruling that will go into effect at this year's games in Athens.
Britain have been stripped of their men's 4x100m world championship silver medal after the ratification of Dwain Chambers failed drugs test, the IAAF said.
Eight cities are bidding for the 2009 athletics world championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced.
Britain's Paula Radcliffe has been officially ratified as world record holder in three distances after athletics' world governing body, the International Association of Athletic Federations, announced that they are to recognize road running and race walking performances.
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