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Amid turmoil, international track officials will name top athletes but won't hold award gala

Amid turmoil, international track officials will name top athletes but won't hold award gala

Surrounded by allegations of doping and cover-ups, the international track federation will not hold its annual awards gala this winter -- but that won't stop officials from naming the top athletes of the year.

The International Assn. of Athletics Federations announced the finalists in the men's category on Wednesday, putting forth sprinter Usain Bolt and two Americans, decathlete Ashton Eaton and triple jumper Christian Taylor.

The women's finalists are Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers, hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland and middle-distance runner Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.

In recent months, media reports have alleged that former IAAF President Lamine Diack...

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