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  • Coe calls for track and field revolution

    RABAT: World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has told AFP he wants a radical review of track and field to ensure it survives as a spectator sport...

    With the sport’s biggest star Usain Bolt retired, IAAF president Coe said he was considering anything from franchised teams bidding for athletes to pop-up tracks in streets and football stadiums to attract new fans...

  • Gatlin’s agent slams ‘inhuman’ behaviour of Coe and IAAF

    LONDON: Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is ‘inhumane’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’, the athlete’s agent told the BBC in a blistering attack...

    British athletics legend Coe — a two-time 1,500m Olympic champion — had told the BBC on Sunday two-time drugs cheat Gatlin’s victory in the sport’s most high profile event in London, which was watched by over eight million...

  • Sports can help Manchester’s healing process: Coe

    MANCHESTER: Sport can help Manchester’s healing process by celebrating humanity following the arena attack, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Friday night after watching athletes competing in the city’s streets...

    Less than a mile from the scene of Monday’s suicide bombing, Coe was among hundreds of people who lined a specially constructed street track to see stars competing, including Australian former Olympic champion hurdler...

  • Coe admits Eugene world championship decision was wrong

    LONDON: IAAF president Sebastian Coe, who is at the centre of controversy over his links to Nike, has admitted that the process by which the 2021 world championships were awarded to Eugene in America was wrong, The Times newspaper reported Thursday...

    The report came as the International Association of Athletics Federations council met in Monaco with mounting pressure on Coe over the Oregon-based multinational sportswear firm and...

  • Bubka and Coe go head-to-head to lead sport in crisis

    BEIJING: Sergey Bubka and Sebastian Coe were pressing the flesh among International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Congress delegates on Tuesday in a final push for votes ahead of Wednesday’s election for the next president of the governing body of athletics...

    Both Bubka and Coe have plans to promote the sport better, generate more revenue from sponsorship, coordinate the top level of competition into a more immediately...

  • Relentless Coe pips Bubka to IAAF presidency

    BEIJING: Sebastian Coe pipped Sergey Bubka in a tight vote to become the new head of international athletics on Wednesday and vowed “zero tolerance” for drug cheats, who have thrown the sport into turmoil...

    A twice Olympic 1,500 metres champion, and head of the organisers for the 2012 London Olympics, Coe received 115 votes in a ballot of the IAAF’s 50th Congress, 23 more than rival candidate and Ukrainian pole vault great Bubka, who...

  • Coe calls for athletics to be more entertaining

    DOHA: Athletics must become “a lot more entertaining” and follow the lead set by basketball and winter sports to attract younger fans, Sebastian Coe urged on Thursday...

    “We have to make our sport a lot more entertaining and a lot more innovative for younger people, that means the speed with which they watch events,” Coe told reporters at a press conference here...

  • Coe hits back at doping allegations, Bubka urges more transparency

    LONDON: The two men bidding to lead world athletics into a new era, Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, offered contrasting reactions on Wednesday to the latest doping storm to engulf the sport’s governing body IAAF...

    While Coe, who is going head-to-head with fellow Olympic champion Bubka to win the election to become president of athletics’ world governing body in August, went on the attack, his rival offered a more conciliatory tone......

  • No time to take foot off pedal, warns reform-driven Coe

    MONACO: The IAAF has the chance to distance itself from “grotesque stories” of corruption when members vote Saturday on a raft of revolutionary reforms drawn up by president Sebastian Coe...

    Since Coe took office in August 2015, the IAAF has been mired in the fall-out from disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack, at the centre of a corruption scandal in which several former senior IAAF officials were found to have bribed Russian athletes...

  • Corruption-hit IAAF embraces Coe’s reforms

    MONACO: The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Saturday unanimously adopted a reform package drawn up by president Sebastian Coe in a bid to end ‘grotesque’ corruption that has rocked track and field’s governing body...

    Some 197 of the IAAF’s 213 member federations were present for the vote, the result of which was a major boost for Coe...

  • Army chief hails ties with China’s People’s Liberation Army

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday felicitated China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on its 90th founding day and expressed the hope that professional collaboration between the PLA and Pakistan Army would continue to expand to bring peace to the region in general and China and Pakistan in particular...

    “On this historic occasion, I convey deepest compliments from all ranks of Pakistan Army to all ranks...

  • Army chief condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army base

    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday strongly condemned the attack on a Afghan army base in Mazar-i-Sharif, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    The army chief "grieved on the loss of innocent lives and expresses solidarity with Afghan security forces and brotherly resilient Afghan nation", added the statement...

  • Brazil army chief hails Pak army's achievements in meeting with Gen Raheel

    BRASILIA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday met Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Gen José Carlos de Nardi, who hailed the Pakistan Army's professionalism and operational achievements especially in ongoing counter-terrorism operations...

    According to a series of tweets posted by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, Gen Raheel was presented a guard of...

  • Large-scale army exercises conclude, army chief expresses satisfaction

    BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Army has concluded large-scale exercises in the Cholistan desert, with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif attending the concluding phase of the maneuvers...

    Large scale defensive and offensive maneuvers were practiced by the participating troops"We have to remain ready for full spectrum of threats," said the army chief on the occasion, while commending the morale and battle readiness of the troops...

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