Olympic standard chase and World Championships test, on tap in Moscow Ė PREVIEW Ė IAAF World Challenge
On Monday (11) the th of June the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium will host the Moscow Challenge as the IAAF World Challenge series resumes in the Russian capital.

Znamensky Memorial 2012 program
The 2012 Znamensky Memorial, a European Athletics Classic meeting, will be held in Zhukovsky (Moscow region) on 17 June. The meetingís program consists of 16 events, 8 for men and 8 for women.

Savchenko and Tarabin win in Daegu
Anastasiya Savchenko won the womenís pole vault at the Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting held in Daegu, Korea. She set a PB of 4.60m.

Agreement signed to introduce Kids Athletics in Russian Schools, Moscow 2013 World Championships preparations reviewed
In a historic meeting today in Moscow, IAAF President Lamine Diack signed a memorandum of understanding with the Russian Minister of Education Andrey Fursenko, to ensure increased co-operation in the development of athletics in the Russian school system.

Brilliant Abakumova, Savchenko and Menkov
The first meeting of the Samsung Diamond League was held in Doha (Qatar) yesterday. Mariya Abakumova set a World leading of 66.86m in the womenís javelin throw.

Russian Team for Saransk
Russian Athletic Federation announced the national team for the IAAF World Race Walking Cup to be held in Saransk on 13-15 May 2012.

Viktor Chegin
A merited Russian coach sports in track-and-field athletics, who trained numerous champions and prize-winners at all important competitions, among them: Olympic Champions Olga Kaniskina and Valery Borchin.

Head of the Republic of Mordovia Nikolay Merkushkin: "I will support everyone"

Irina Stankina
A Russian track-and-field athlete, merited of sports, 1995 World Champion, winner of 1997 World Cup for Race Walking for the 10 km distance.

VTB extends partnership with IAAF
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is delighted to announce a four year extension to its worldwide partnership with the Russian bank VTB.

Silnov and Ukhov take medals in Istanbul
Andrey Silnov took the silver medal in the menís high jump at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. He cleared 2.33m. Ivan Ukhov placed third with 2.31m.

Adams places third
Lyukman Adams placed third in the menís triple jump at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, achieving 17.36m.

Russian relay teams finish third
Russian team finished third at the womenís 4x400m relay at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

Isinbayeva wins in Istanbul
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yelena won the womenís pole vault at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. She cleared 4.80m.

Lukyanenko places third in heptathlon
Artyom Lukyanenko placed third in the menís heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul scoring 5969 points. Ilya Shkurenyov was fourth with 5898.

Isinbayeva clears 5.01m World record in Stockholm!
Stockholm, Sweden - Most of the nearly 10,000 spectators gathered in the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm on Thursday (23) to experience the 2012 edition of ďXL-GalanĒ chose to stay on when the meet was all but over at 10 p.m. with just one athlete in one event remaining. The minority that did leave will certainly live to regret that decision.

Bleasdale and Dmitrik voted European Athletes of the Month for January
European Athletics is pleased to announce that British pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale and Russian high jumper Aleksey Dmitrik have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for January.

Isinbayeva and Shabanov win in France
Yelena Isinbayeva won the womenís pole vault at the Meeting Pas de Calais held in Lievin, France. She cleared 4.81m, her season best. Konstantin Shabanov won the menís 60mH clocking 7.55.

Seven world leads in Moscowís mid-winter chill
More than 200 athletes from 26 countries on four continents gathered for the 21st edition of the ĎRussian Winterí in the chill of Moscow on Sunday (5) where seven world leading performances were produced on the 13-event programme.

Chicherova clears 2.06m
World champion Anna Chicherova set a Russian record at the High jump with music meeting held Arnstadt, Germany.

Hot afternoon in store in Moscowís mid-winter chill - PREVIEW
3 February 2012 - Moscow, Russia - Itís very cold in Moscow: the temperature in some regions of this huge city is minus 20 degrees C.

Darya Klishina answers facebook fansí questions
Long Jumper Darya Klishina, a regular correspondent of the IAAF via the IAAF Online Diaries, has taken time off her busy schedule to answer her fansí questions received via the IAAF World Athletics Club Facebook page. Darya received almost 200 questions Ė here are the ones she selectedÖ

Silnov soars 2.35m in Moscow
Ten men competed in the 16th traditional Moscow Cup Jumps with Music High Jump competition with Andrei Silnov, the reigning Olympic champion prevailing at 2.35m to equal the seasonís world lead.

Two world leads in Krasnodar
Many Russian stars participated in the traditional Governorís Cup in Krasnodar on Sunday (30), where two world-leading performances emerged.

Dmitrik tops 2.35m in Hustopece, near-miss at 2.41m
It was only the first stop of the 8th Moravian High Jump Tour, but the follow-up meeting in Trinec Monday evening will be hard pressed to match the drama and the excellent depth from Saturday (28) nightís competition in Hustopece.

Chicherova scales 2.00m in Antwerp, Hellebaut returns with 1.95m
World champion Anna Chicherovaís 2.00m clearance at the High Jump Gala in Antwerp on Saturday (28) night overshadowed the return of Olympic High Jump Champion Tia Hellebaut.

Diachkov and Ozolin Memorial meeting
The Memorial of Vladimir Diachkov and Nikolai Ozolin was held today in the indoor hall of the State Moscow University of Physical Culture and Sport for the 18th time.

Borzakovskiy at Russian Winter
Russian athlete of 2011 Yuriy Borzakovskiy will compete in the menís 600m at the Russian Winter meeting to be held on 5 February in Moscow.

Bleasdale soars 4.87m in Villeurbanne
Holly Bleasdale made a major leap into the pole vaulting elite after a 4.87m clearance in Villeurbanne, France, near Lyon, on Saturday (21).

Dmitrik clears 2.32
World silver medalist Aleksey Dmitrik placed second at the 25th International Jumps meeting held in Wuppetal, Germany on 21 January. He cleared 2.32m and topped the Russian season list.

Isinbayeva clears 4.70m in Volgograd
Volgograd, Russia Ė The Governorís Cup in Volgograd is one of the most popular annual track and field tournaments of the Russian indoor season.

World race walking stars at Russian Winter
Russian winners and medalist in the race walking at the World Championships in Dauegue will compete at the 2012 Russian Winter meeting to be held on 5 February in Moscow.

European champions at Russian Winter
The Russian Winter organizers put togheter an amazing lineup in the menís 60mH. The meeting will be held on 5 February in Moscow.

Crazy sprint at Russian Winter
As promised, the Russian Winter organizers announced some names of the lineup.

Famous hurdlers at Russian Winter
Organizers of the Russian Winter meeting to be held on 5 February unveiled a lineup in the womenís 60mH.

Isinbayeva and Chicherova start in January
Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva and World champion Anna Chicherova will start the 2012 indoor season in January.

Awards of European Olympic Committee
Britainís David Hemery, the 1968 Olympic 400 metres champion, was awarded the prestigious European Olympic Committeesí (EOC) 2011 Laurel Award in Sochi. Writes insidethegames.

Laureus World Sports Awards nominees announced
A glittering collection of the worldís greatest sports stars have been nominated for the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the worldís media.

Josephine Onyia suspended for 2 years
Spanish athlete Josephine Onyia has been suspended for 2 years after another positive anti-doping test.

Blake and VCB, coach is Mills
Jamaican Athletes of the Year 2011 are as expected sprinters.

Holly Bleasdale improves her own UK record to 471 cm
French indoor Pole Vault Elite Tour started with a bang. Briton Holly Bleasdale, the European U23 champion, improved her own UK indoor and overall record to 471 cm.

Sunday Bada passes away
Nigeriaís former Olympic sliver medallist, Sunday Bada is dead.

Galimova finishes third in Honolulu
Valentina Galimova finished third at the Honolulu marathon clocking 2:31:55. Svetlana Zakharova was fifth in 2:33:17.

Van der Plaesten awarded
Belgiumís 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships decathlon gold medallist Thomas van der Plaetsen has won the 20th anniversary edition of the ĎVlaamse Reusí, an annual award given out by the Flemish League of Sports Journalists (VBS).

Shustov starts in January
European high jump champion Aleksandr Shustov will start the 2012 indoor season in Yekaterinburg.

Medal ceremonies outside of the stadium
During a presentation of plans by the organisers of Helsinki 2012 European Championships it was revealed they are planning a new concept of victory ceremonies.

Russian Winterís first surprises
The Russian Winter meeting will be held on 5 February in Moscow, and its program will include the menís 5000m RW and the womenís 3000m RW events.

íOur best will be in Helsinki at 2012 European Athletics Championships,í say unanimous national federations
The continentís best athletes will compete at the 2012 European Athletics Championships following a renewed and unanimous commitment from all 50 of European Athleticsí Member Federations.

2004 Olympic Games 20km walk champion Ivano Brugnetti retires
Italyís Ivano Brugnetti, the 2004 Olympic Games 20km walk champion and the 1999 World Championships gold medallist over 50km, has announced his international retirement from the sport at age of 35.

Belgian relay to Iceland
The Belgian successful 4x400m team is set to leave for a team-building event to Iceland. The team, which includes the Borlée twins, will conquer an ice mountain during a four day trip in which none of the members will have access to his phone, internet or other ways of communication.


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