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Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

LONDON (AP) Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field's world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals. Coe declared his candidacy Thursday for the top job of the International...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday. The 28-year-old Lavillenie succeeded Usain Bolt after clearing 6.16 meters to take Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old mark in February. The Frenchman also won 21 of the 22 competitions he entered this year, securing victories...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

France's Daunay wins marathon at Euros

ZURICH (AP) Christelle Daunay of France broke away from Italian Valeria Straneo in the final stages of the marathon to win the European Championships title on Saturday. Jessica Augusto of Portugal, who had been in lone pursuit of the pair for much of the race, took bronze. At age 39, Daunay won the biggest title in her career in championship record time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 14...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bubka calls for halt to violence in Ukraine

Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides Wednesday in Ukraine's political crisis to lay down their weapons and halt the violence that is bringing the country to ''the brink of catastrophe.'' ''I'm ready to do everything I can to help the peaceful process,'' Bubka said. Bubka issued his call after clashes between riot police...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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