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Photo: Yelena Isinbayeva insists her human rights are being violate by the Russian ban from the Olympics (Getty Images)

Russia, the country that finished second on the Athletics medal table and fourth in the overall medal standings in the London Olympics, will be missing from the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, to be held this summer in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

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Photo: Irina Maracheva was suspended for two years by the Russian Olympic Committee (Getty Images)

Russia was suspended from international athletics following a vote by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November, after allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping within Russian athletics and must reform their program in order to return for the 2016 Olympics.

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Photo: Usain Bolt and Serena Williams were voted Athletes of the Year for 2015 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). (AP)

The accolades continue to pour in for Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt who has been voted the Best Male Athlete of 2015 according to the International Sports Press Association (AIPS).

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Photo: Former IAAF President Lamine Diack (Getty Images)

Former IAAF President Lamine Diack , who is the at the centre of a major scandal involving corruption and fraud, is beginning to come clean as he admitted to police on Wednesday that he asked Russia for €1.5m to run a political campaign in his native country Senegal.

The man who is facing financial prosecutions by French authorities admitted that he spoke with the former Russian Athletics Federation President and IAAF treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev about needing money.

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Photo: Lamine Diack (Getty Images)

The ex IAAF chief Lamine Diack who is now facing numerous allegations of involvement in corruption, announced his resignation as the president of the International Athletics Foundation.

In a statement released by the IAAF on Tuesday it read;

“The IAAF confirms it has tonight received a letter from Lamine Diack resigning his position as president of the International Athletics

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Photo: Current IAAF President Lord Sebastien Coe and former leader Lamine Diack (Getty Images)



Former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack,wherever he is today, is probably being haunted by his own proclamations made in February this year.

A German documentary in December 2014 brought to the fore some of the miriad of corruption secrecy and doping cover ups and Diack speaking a conference then was quoted as saying, "It's a difficult crisis but we will put it behind us by cleaning all this."

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Photo: Former International Athletics Associations Federation ( IAAF) P resident, Liamme Diack (Photo Run photo)

The former International Athletics Associations Federation ( IAAF) P resident, Senegalese Liamme Diack is currently under investigation over corruption linked to covering up Russian doping offences.

The man who served at the helm of track and field for 16 years before demiting office in August 2015, was charged on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering.

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Photo: Usain Bolt (Getty Images)

Jamaican and world Sprint sensation Usain Bolt, through his foundation will partner with track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) in their for a Better World programme.

The programme provides a platform for organisations to bring about social change by using the IAAF’s global reach and marketing channels.

The three time, triple world and two time triple Olympic champion expressed how happy he is in helping in the global outreach.

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Photo: Robert Harting (Getty Images)

Just days after the IAAF released it preliminary list of 20 nominees shortlist for world athlete of the year in the respective gender, one of the nominees, Germany’s current world, Olympic and European champion Dicuss thrower Robert Hartling has asked the Governing body to remove his nomination this year. This is due to Justin Gatlin being named among the nominees for the male award. Harting who is a very outspoken athlete is never afraid to speak his mind on issues surrounding track and field.