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Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

Athletics-Chemos says Sumgong doping case is shameful for Kenya

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong's positive doping test is shameful to Kenyan athletes, her fellow runner Milcah Chemos said on Saturday.
DNA

British Olympic silver medallist Germaine Mason dies in crash

british olympic silver medallist germaine mason dies in crash
Olympic silver medal-winning British athlete Germaine Mason has died, aged 34, in a motorbike accident in his native Jamaica. Mason finished runner-up in the high jump at the Beijing Games in 2008,..
City A.M.

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding

Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding 03:48

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cuts financial support to Kenya after the country's crisis-hit Olympic Committee failed to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a..
Source: Reuters - Sports -

News video: Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal

Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal 00:34

(CNN)Usain Bolt may have lost one of his Olympic gold medals after compatriot Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance -- but the Jamaican says he has "no hard feelings" towards his sprint..
Source: Wochit News -

 

Athletics- Blow for Jamaica as Powell withdraws from Jamaican World Relays

Olympic and double world sprint relay gold medallist Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Jamaica's team for this weekend's third IAAF World Relays event in the Bahamas.
DNA

Olympic high jumper Germaine Mason dies in motorbike crash

High jump star Germaine Mason died in a motorbike crash outside Jamaica's capital early on Thursday, police said, an announcement that prompted tributes to the British Olympic silver medalist from..
DNA

Athletics-Bekele in a hurry for London marathon glory

Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele is somewhat surprised that his sepia-tinged 5,000 and 10,000-metres world records are still standing but, at 34, he still feels he can complete a..
DNA

Athletics-Races key for successful relay teams, Lewis says

U. S. teams have suffered from a number of high-profile gaffes in recent Olympics and world championships but American great Carl Lewis, who won five global gold medals in the 4x100 metres relay, says..
DNA

Meet the mascots for London's 2017 World Championships

meet the mascots for london's 2017 world championships
The mascots for this summer's IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in London have been unveiled as Whizbee the Bee and Hero the Hedgehog. A judging panel comprised of..
City A.M.

Jessica Ennis-Hill receives damehood at Buckingham Palace

jessica ennis-hill receives damehood at buckingham palace
The 31-year-old Olympic champion retired from athletics in October.
BBC Sport

'One of the highs of my career'

Towering discus thrower Vikas Gowda has struggled in the last year, with injuries hampering his progress at the Rio Olympics. But Vikas, who has participated in four Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012 and..
Deccan Herald

Coe happy with security for London

coe happy with security for london
Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he had every confidence in the security surrounding August's world athletics championships in London having had a close-up view of operations during the 2012 Olympics in..
SuperSport

Athletics-Coe happy with security for London world championships

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he had every confidence in the security surrounding August's world athletics championships in London having had a close-up view of operations during the..
DNA

Athletics-Rio Olympic marathon champion Sumgong fails drugs test - IAAF

Jemima Sumgong, who last year became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test carried out by the..
DNA Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Sports Ministry approves appointment of two foreign athletics coaches for 2020 Tokyo Olympics preparation

Dave Smith, a former top race walker who competed in 1980 and 1984 Olympics, will work alongside Russian Alexander Artsybashev who has been the foreign coach since 2011.
Zee News Also reported by •DNA

INTERVIEW-Athletics-Hurdler Pearson back on track after lost years

Having come back from two years ruined by injuries, the tears flowed freely for Sally Pearson after the former Olympic 100m hurdles champion booked her ticket to the world championships.
DNA

Athletics-Australia's Pearson back in world championship frame

Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson shrugged off two years of injury trauma to post a world championship qualifying time in winning her eighth 100 metres hurdles title at Australia's national..
DNA

Olympics-UK Athletics head questions "unhealthy" medal fixation

UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner has called time on Britain's win-at-all-cost approach, saying the focus on medals has become unhealthy and the entire elite funding structure for sport needs reviewing.
DNA

Athletics-Banned Turkish distance runners to lose Olympic medals

Turkish female distance runners Elvan Abeylegesse and Gamze Bulut are set to be stripped of silver medals from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games after being handed bans for doping on Wednesday.
DNA

Turkey's Abeylegesse stripped of 1 world silver, 2 Olympic silver medals

29 Mar 2017Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse was today stripped of two Olympic silver medals and one world silver after a re-analysis of an in-competition doping test dating back to 2007. The..
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