April 21, 1988 |
Daley Thompson, Britain's often outspoken 2-time Olympic decathlon champion, accused the International Amateur Athletic Federation Wednesday of "cheating" to get South African-born Zola Budd removed from the Seoul Olympics. Thompson, interviewed in California by the British Broadcasting Corp., attacked the IAAF's decision to call for her suspension. "I believe the IAAF is cheating. They are changing the rules in order to make the ends meet," he said.
August 23, 1993 |
German sprinter Katrin Krabbe was banned for two years by the International Amateur Athletic Federation for bringing the sport into disrepute, sources said Sunday. Krabbe, winner of the 100 and 200 at the 1991 World Championships, was suspended for four years after failing an out-of-competition drug test last year. The German federation, however, reduced the suspension to one year.
January 24, 1993 |
Track and field's world governing body warned Saturday that any athlete boycotting a major meet would be banned from the Olympics and gave Butch Reynolds one month to retract allegedly libelous statements and call off his legal action or face further sanctions. The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) amended its regulations to make participation in certain meets a requirement for athletes hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games.
June 11, 1991 |
Officials of the International Olympic Committee cautioned international sports federations against moving too hastily in welcoming South Africa back into the fold. The process of South Africa's return to the Olympic movement was the focus of Monday's opening meeting of the IOC Executive Board. The full IOC session opens Wednesday. There has been concern in IOC circles that some federations, such as the International Amateur Athletic Federation, might be pushing too hard on South Africa.
August 22, 1989
The International Amateur Athletic Federation, track and field's world governing body, will discuss possible action that could strip Canada's Ben Johnson of his world record in the 100-meter dash. Johnson's mark of 9.83 seconds was set at the 1987 World Championships in Rome. In 1988, at the Olympic Games in Seoul, he improved on the time by winning in 9.79. At the Olympics, however, he tested positive for steroids, was stripped of his gold medal and his world record time was disallowed.
August 26, 1987
The International Amateur Athletic Federation, the world governing body for track and field, plans to conduct year-round drug tests for athletes in competition and training, the organization's medical commission announced Tuesday in Rome, site of this weekend's World Championships. The plan is to conduct random tests everywhere and at all times, "to chase the cheaters right into their training havens and catch them red-handed," said IAAF Vice President Arne Ljungqvist of Sweden.