Track and Field

Combined events and relay fields announced for IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

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One week from now, the focus of the athletics world will be on the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, which takes place from 17-20 March.

Much of the spotlight will be on the combined events as Oregon-based Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton will be in action. World and Olympic decathlon champion Eaton will be aiming for his third successive world indoor heptathlon title, while Theisen-Eaton will be looking to win her first global title.

The size of the combined events fields for this year’s championships has been increased; for the first time since 1997, the pentathlon and heptathlon will have 12 athletes in each competition.

IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 Single-session tickets for Portland 2016 available Friday

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Single-session tickets for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (Pacific).

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the world’s greatest track and field athletes take their first global steps of the season on the Road to Rio.

More than 600 athletes from as many as 200 different countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in each of the 13 men’s and women’s events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.

The four-day meet will be held March 17-20 at the Oregon Convention Center. A complete schedule of events can be found online at Portland2016.com. Single-session tickets are available in three different price categories for each of the five individual sessions, ranging from $30 to $159.

Those who purchase single-session tickets will also be given the option for free admission to the men’s and women’s pole vault competition and opening ceremonies at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday, March 17.

World Champions Ashton Eaton and Allyson Felix named USATF Athletes of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS -- World Champions Ashton Eaton and Allyson Felix have been named the 2015 Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, USATF announced Thursday.

Eaton (Bend, Oregon) and Felix (Los Angeles, California) will be honored on Saturday, December 5, at the Jesse Owens Awards in Houston, Texas. The event is held in conjunction with USATF’s Annual Meeting. Tickets for the event are available at the Hyatt Regency Houston beginning on Wednesday, December 2 until the ceremony is sold out.

“First thing I thought of was the actual Jesse Owens Award and how much better care I’m going to take with this one,” Eaton laughed. “In 2012, 30 seconds after I got the award, I dropped it on the ground and broke it in half. I had to get USATF to make a new one.

IAAF provisionally suspends Russian Member Federation ARAF

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The Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has provisionally suspended the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) as an IAAF Member with immediate effect.

The decision was taken at today’s 201st IAAF Council Meeting which was held by teleconference and chaired from London by IAAF President Sebastian Coe.

A total of 24 Members of Council took part in the meeting: 22 voted in favour of the sanction against ARAF, who have been officially informed of the Council’s decision, 1 voted against. The Council Member from Russia was not eligible to participate in the vote.

Farah to compete over 3000m in Glasgow

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Double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah is due to compete at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on 20 February but looks set to miss the IAAF World Indoor Championships

Mo Farah is set to compete in the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit Meet, on 20 February.

The 32-year-old is due to compete in the 3000m at the Emirates Arena but looks set to miss the IAAF World Indoor Championships which take place in Portland, Oregon in March. "The 3000m in Glasgow is likely to be my only indoor race of 2016 and I want to make it a good one," Farah told the BBC.