Coleman to appeal ban

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman will appeal his two-year ban from athletics for anti-doping violations, his manager said on Wednesday. “The decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal established under World Athletics Rules is unfortunate and will be immediately appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Emanuel Hudson tweeted. “Mr. Coleman has nothing further to say … Read more Coleman to appeal ban

World champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics after two-year ban

The 100-meter world champion has been banned after three violations of doping rules. Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years because of three violations of doping control rules. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. … Read more World champion Christian Coleman to miss Tokyo Olympics after two-year ban

Winter Sports Announcement

Today the UAA announced that all formal UAA winter sports competitions have been canceled for the 2020-2021 season. Given the many challenges associated with holding competitions—including the implementation of NCAA testing protocols; travel limitations; local and state quarantine guidelines; and gathering restrictions—it became apparent that holding on to a mandated UAA schedule was not workable. … Read more Winter Sports Announcement

Maroon Moments: Swimming & Diving Takes Emory to the Wire at UAAs (Feb. 12-15, 2020)

*During the current hiatus of collegiate sport action, UChicago Athletics is running a story series called “Maroon Moments”, which will highlight some of the top performances and most pivotal contests from the last two years across all Maroon athletic teams. 2020 UAA Results CHICAGO – With the passing of each event on Saturday night, the tension … Read more Maroon Moments: Swimming & Diving Takes Emory to the Wire at UAAs (Feb. 12-15, 2020)

AFI elections on Oct. 31

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will elect its office bearers during the “in person” Annual General Body Meeting on October 31. The elections were due to be held in April but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AFI had in May deferred its elections and extended the term of its office bearers during … Read more AFI elections on Oct. 31

Coe gives the thumbs up to Wavelight technology

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said on Friday he embraced the new track technology that features pacemaking lights, a system used to great effect in the World records set last week by Joshua Cheptegei (men’s 10,000m) and Letesenbet Gidey (women’s 5,000m). Both had a team of metronomic pacemakers around them who utilised Wavelight technology — … Read more Coe gives the thumbs up to Wavelight technology

Cheptegei sets 10,000m world mark

Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men’s 10,000m world record on Wednesday at the Valencia World Record Day, crossing the line in a stunning 26 minutes 11.02 seconds to take six seconds off a 15-year-old record. Cheptegei, 24, broke the previous mark of 26:17:53, set by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, at a special event in a near-empty … Read more Cheptegei sets 10,000m world mark

Ratner Athletics Center Resumes Full Autumn Hours

CHICAGO – The Ratner Athletics Center resumes its full autumn hours starting on Monday, October 5.  The Ratner Center facility will only be open to enrolled UChicago students for the Autumn Quarter. Online reservations are required to access the fitness areas and swimming pool.  Reservations and all updated Ratner policies and procedures can be found at: https://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/ratner-procedures … Read more Ratner Athletics Center Resumes Full Autumn Hours

UChicago Football to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago football team will be teaming up with the Go4theGoal Foundation to raise funds and awareness for kids with cancer at UChicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. Since 2015, the Maroons have participated in Go4theGoal’s Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® initiative by sporting gold laces during September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. … Read more UChicago Football to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer