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Kaliese Spencer wins 400m
31.01.2011 World
Hurdles specialst Kaliese Spencer won the 400 m at Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational at Usain Bolts track at UWI with 2:08.78 at 800 m.

Ukhov tops 2.38m, threatens World record in Hustopece
30.01.2011
Hustopece, Czech Republic - In a stunning seasons debut, Russias World indoor champion Ivan Ukhov cleared 2.38m and seriously threatened Javier Sotomayors 2.43m World indoor record at the second leg of the Moravia High Jump Tour in Hustopece, Czech Republic, on Saturday (29).

Ennis sparkles in Glasgow
30.01.2011 World
Glasgow, UK It was a case of déjà vu for Jessica Ennis in Glasgow this afternoon (29), and if you happen to believe in history repeating itself, the Briton has clearly got another great season in prospect.

Mekonnen stops Lagat at Millrose
29.01.2011 World
New York, USA - Bernard Lagat found Deresse Mekonnen too much to handle in the Wanamaker Mile Friday evening at the 104th Millrose Games. Lagat, an eight-time winner of the capstone event at New Yorks historic marquee indoor fixture, played a close game of cat and mouse with the World Indoor Champion but found his own famous closing speed insufficient to get by Mekonnen.

Broadcasting rights deal secures terrestrial coverage in France
28.01.2011 World
Monte Carlo - The IAAF is delighted to announce the conclusion of a broadcasting agreement in France, by IEC in Sports, IAAFs exclusive media rights agency for Europe and Africa, with public broadcaster France Televisions, for the 2011-2013 IAAF World Athletics Series (WAS).

Battle of giants at Russian Winter
28.01.2011
The mens high jump promises to be a battle of giants at the Russian Winter on 6 February. Russias strongest jumpers are in the lineup, and its a real pleasure for fans!

Kuchina clears 1.97m World junior best in Trinec
27.01.2011
Trinec, Czech Republic - Eighteen-year-old Mariya Kuchina of Russia scaled a World junior best* of 1.97m to highlight the first leg of 7th Moravia High Jump Tour in Trinec, Czech Republic, on Wednesday (26).

Alex Schwazer injured
26.01.2011 World
Olympic 50 km champion and European 20 km silver medallist Alex Schwazer suffered a serious knee injury while he was skiing near his home village Racines in Italian Sud Tyrol.

Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Champs pay first visit to Moscow
26.01.2011
The IAAF Coordination Commission for the 2013 IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, composed of IAAF Vice-President Robert Hersh and fellow Council Members William Bailey and José Maria Odriozola, General Secretary Pierre Weiss and Competitions Director Paul Hardy, visited Moscow, Russia from 19 to 21 January 2011 for meetings with the Local Organising Committee which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Aleksandr Zhukov.

World Season leader goes to Moscow
25.01.2011
Josh Norman of USA has started the season clocking 6.58seconds in the mens 60m at a meeting in Seattle. Olympic and World medalist Marc Burns (TRI) will be Normans primary rival at the Russian Winter on 6 February in Moscow.

Record for Menkov
24.01.2011
2009 European Junior long jump champion Aleksandr Menkov set a season best and a personal best at the Siberian FD Indoor Championships held in Omsk.

Yevgeniya Polakova to compete at Russian Winter
23.01.2011
The womens 60m promises to be very fast at the Russian Winter meeting on 6 February. Reigning European champion Yevgeniya Polyakova hopes to win again.

Kuchina foils Slesarenkos comeback in Volgograd
23.01.2011
Volgograd, Russia Eighteen-year-old Mariya Kuchina foiled 2004 Olympic High Jump champion Yelena Slesarenkos comeback at the Governors Cup in Volgograd on Saturday (22).

Nazarova sets World Long Jump lead in Moscow
21.01.2011
The traditional Vladimir Dyachkov and Nickolai Ozolin Memorial was held in Moscow.

IAAF Commission visit
20.01.2011
The IAAF Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics is continuing its work in Moscow.

Live transmissions from Daegu not planned
20.01.2011 World
German public TV stations ARD/ZDF will not show live the World Championships in Daegu. That was confirmed by the stations and rights-holders IEC.

Cantwell to compete once indoor
20.01.2011 World
The reigning world champion at the shot put, Christian Cantwell, will only compete in one indoor meeting this winter, the Millrose Games here on Jan. 28, before taking a break to get surgery on his right shoulder for a torn labrum.

Saransks examination passed
19.01.2011
The Coordination Commission for the 2012 World Race Walking Cup visited Saranks, the capital of Republic of Mordovia, on 17-18 Januray.

Success for Kids ambassador Chambers
19.01.2011 World
A childrens charity which has Madonna as chairman of its board of directors has signed up British sprinter Dwain Chambers as an ambassador for 2011.

Moscow 2013 Commission starts to work
19.01.2011
The IAAFs Coordination Commission for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics started to work in Moscow today.

Isinbayevas first return meeting
19.01.2011
Yelena Isinbayeva will return to compete at the Russian Winter meeting on 6 February in Moscow. She will face Polands Anna Gorowska in the womens pole vault.

Churandy Martina not to compete for Netherlands
18.01.2011 World
Sprinter Churandy Martina will not compete for The Netherlands in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Martina and other athletes from The Netherlands Antilles who will qualify for London will compete as independent athletes under the Olympic flag.

Organizing Committee for 14th World Championships in Athletics formed
18.01.2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed an order of formation of the Organizing Committee for the 14th World Championships in Athletics to be held in Moscow on August 2013.

Moscow priority in sports
18.01.2011
Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin said that the preparation for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics is one of the priorities of the Moscow Sports Committee and other city bodies.

Merritt case
15.01.2011 World
2009 400 m world champion LaShawn Merritt will not be able to defend his Olympic 400 metres title at London next year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to back down from its new tough anti-doping stance.

Jose Luis Blanco positive for EPO
14.01.2011 World
Spanish media are informing that bronze medal steeple winner from European Championships Jose Luis Blanco is going to be suspended for two years by the national federation RFEA.

"Excited" and "motivated", Isinbayeva eagerly awaiting next month`s return to action
12.01.2011
Re-energized and motivated, Russian Pole Vault star Yelena Isinbayeva says she is eagerly awaiting her return to competition at next months Russian Winter meet in Moscow.

Walking speed predicts longevity, study finds
11.01.2011 World
Can the pace at which a person walks predict how long they are going to live? Thats what a new study indicates.

Wyludda after amputation
09.01.2011 World
Former discus olympic winner Ilke Wyludda (41) has had part of her right leg amputated on December 9 following a bacterial infection which led to blood poisoning, German media are informing.

Radcliffe bitten by a dog
08.01.2011 World
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe wrote on her twitter: Spent part of the morning at the hospital after being bitten by a dog! Luckily its not too bad, felt much worse as my calf went into spasm.

Shustov scales 2.32m in Yekaterinburg Russian New Year and Christmas meetings wrap
07.01.2011
Moscow, Russia - Its a long time tradition: the first competitions of the Russian indoor season take place at the end of December and early part of January with New Year and Christmas meetings dominating the schedule.

Marathoner Zivile Balciunaite suspended
07.01.2011 World
The Lithuanian Athletics Federation says European marathon champion Zivile Balciunaite has been suspended from competition pending the completion of a probe into her positive doping test.

Two more rivals in mens 600m
06.01.2011
One month remains before the Russian Winter meeting to be held on 6 February in Moscow, and there are new rivals in the mens 600m.

European best hurdlers at Russian Winter
05.01.2011
Best 2010 European hurdlers have chosen the Russian Winter on 6 February as their first meeting in the 2011 indoor season.

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