A round-up of some of the latest news from the world of athletics

Kenya deemed compliant with WADA Code

WADA has removed Kenya from the World Anti-Doping Code’s non-compliant list.

“Following a circular vote of its Foundation Board members, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to announce that it has removed the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) from the list of signatories previously deemed non-compliant with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (the Code),” read a statement on the WADA website.

“Kenya has drafted and adopted anti-doping legislation now deemed to be in line with the Code. As stipulated in Article 23.5.5 of the Code, WADA will report the declarations of non-compliance to the Sports Movement and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).”

Fearon tops team for Manchester International

Joel Fearon will headline the England Athletics team at the inaugural Manchester International on August 17, informs organisers.

Fearon ran 9.96 at the English Championships to move to equal third on the British all-time list last weekend.

Other top names competing include Conrad Williams in the 400m, Richard Yates in the 400m hurdles, Sophie Papps in the 100m and Jess Judd in the mile.

Athletics entry process ready for Rio 2016

The IAAF informs that the entry process for athletics for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is now complete.

All available ranking places have been allocated.

Athlete eligibility issues, including resolution of any matters before CAS, and the substitution of reserves and ‘P’ accredited athletes, will continue to be considered in accordance with IOC and IAAF regulations.

Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr elected IOC VP

Juan Antonio Samaranch was elected IOC vice-president in Rio de Janeiro, following in the footsteps of his famous father.

Turkey’s Ugur Erdener secured the second vice-president’s position that was available, albeit by a less convincing margin than the Spaniard.

Four of the Executive Board seats were uncontested, with C K Wu, Taiwanese president of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, Patrick Hickey, president of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and Angela Ruggiero, new president of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, taking them.

Finland’s former walker Sari Essayah was confirmed as an IOC member.

Spotakova 66.06m in Kolín

Top tests for Czech javelin throwers in Kolín. Barbora Spotakova achieved 66.06m in her last attempt and Jakub Vadlejch a personal best of 87.20m.

Toronto Marathon

Kenyans Philemon Rono and Nicholas Rotich have been confirmed for the Toronto Marathon on October 16, informs organisers.

Rono has a lifetime best of 2:07:07 while Rotich will be making his debut.

Both of them are coached by Patrick Sang and train alongside the likes of Eliud Kipchoge and Stephen Kiprotich.

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