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Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium

By Duncan Mackay Tuesday, 22 December 2015 : Inside The Games

A new design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium has been chosen by the Japanese Government ©Japan Sport Council
A design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been chosen to be the country's new 80,000-capacity National Stadium, which will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, it was announced today.

Conditions for lifting of Russia's ban leave "no room for doubt" says IAAF President Coe

By Dan Palmer Friday, 11 December 2015: Inside The Games

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe claimed that "no room had been left for doubt" after Russia was told exactly what it needs to do to have its suspension from the sport lifted.

Bolt, ‘Shelly’ Top Golden Cleats

The Gleaner Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | Shayne Fairman

Though they weren't there to collect their male and female awards in person at Saturday night's sixth annual Scotiabank/JAAA annual Golden Cleats awards ceremony inside the Chinese Benevolent Association building (CBA) on Old Hope Road, track megastars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gushed with pride and expressed gratitude to organisers Scotiabank and Jamaicans, following their wins.

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce headline nominees for Golden Cleats Awards

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Six Athletes' Commission members appointed

The six new members who have been appointed to join the Athletes’ Commission for the period 2016-2019 are Fabiana Murer (BRA), Paula Radcliffe (GBR), Alina Talay (BLR), Ashton Eaton (USA), Michael Frater (JAM) and Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN).

Greater Budget Required If WADA To Set-Up Truly Independent Anti-doping Body, Claims Pound

Directly carrying out drug-testing would be a "natural extension" of the World Anti-Doping. Agency's (WADA) remit, founding President Richard Pound believes, although he claims an independent body such as that proposed at last month's Olympic Summit would require a substantial funding increase.

Coe Stresses Need For Athletics "To Build Trust And Defend Clean Athletes At All Times" On First Official Visit To Russia As IAAF President

Sebastian Coe has stressed the need for athletics "to build trust and defend clean athletes at all times" during his first official visit to Russia as the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

IAAF Cancel Awards Gala As More Diack Corruption Allegations Emerge

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has cancelled its World Athletics Awards Gala in Monte Carlo following the arrest of former President Lamine Diack on allegations of accepting bribes to cover up doping charges, it has been reported.