Rebranded: The IAAF
Come this fall, the international governing body will be sporting a new logo and begin life anew as World Athletics (WA).
Temporarily Upheld: Caster Semenya’s Appeal
On June 4, the Swiss Federal Tribunal set aside the South African’s falling under the IAAF’s new testosterone protocol. The federation was given until June 25 to respond.
Died: Knut Fredriksson, 89
Swedish javelin thrower World Ranked 3 times, topped by a No. 3 in ’59. The following year he placed 6th in the Rome Olympics.
Died: Gabriele Grunewald, 32
On June 11, in Minneapolis; of adenoid cystic carcinoma. The ’14 USATF Indoor 3000 champ, 3 times she ranked among the top 10 Americans in the 1500, with a high of No. 4 in ’12, the year she placed 4th in the Olympic Trials.
Died: Ken Matthews, 84
On June 2; in Wrexham, England. The 2-time Olympian was the gold medalist in the 20K walk in ’64. He also won the ’62 European title. ◻︎