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Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

GB discus thrower Roles, 39, dies

gb discus thrower roles, 39, dies
Welsh discus thrower Philippa Roles, who represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games, dies at the age of 39, UK Athletics announce.
BBC Sport

Athletics-Thompson posts world leading 200m time in Kingston

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson cruised to a world leading equalling 22.09 seconds to win the 200 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on Saturday.
DNA

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Trans World Sport: Michelle Carter

Trans World Sport: Michelle Carter 06:07

Trans World Sport talks to Olympic champion shot putter Michelle Carter about her relationship with her father Michael Carter, who won a silver medal himself in the sport.
Source: IMG Programming -

News video: Gail Indian Speed Star Finalizes Athletes To Train For Olympics

Gail Indian Speed Star Finalizes Athletes To Train For Olympics 00:57

After a series of trials across the country, the Season II of GAIL Indian Speedstar culminated with selection of 7 athletes, who will now be trained to compete for international athletic events..
Source: nnis Sports English -

News video: Runner Eliud Kipchoge Finishes Marathon Just Short of Record-Breaking 2-Hour Mark

Runner Eliud Kipchoge Finishes Marathon Just Short of Record-Breaking 2-Hour Mark 01:39

Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours.
Source: Time -

News video: Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon

Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon 00:40

CNN has reported that early Saturday morning, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge covered a full marathon course in two hours and 24 seconds. 32-year-old, Kipchoge, is the 2016 Olympic champion and the 2016..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Children In War-Torn Aleppo Compete In Local 'Olympics'

Children In War-Torn Aleppo Compete In Local 'Olympics' 00:30

Children in a rebel-held Aleppo province town have been getting a taste of normal life in recent days thanks to an athletics competition organized in the town.
Source: IBTimesTV -

 

Doping-Russia making progress but much work ahead, says WADA

Isinbayeva's appointment last December outraged WADA, as the former Olympic pole vault champion was an outspoken critic of a decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban..
DNA

Athletics-Thompson claims Shanghai win with 2017's fastest time

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set the fastest time in the world this year when she won the women's 100 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday.
DNA

Athletics -Hurdles king McLeod puts seven-step start on hold

Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod has decided to put his transition to a seven-step start on hold for this season, the Jamaican said on Friday.
DNA

Athletes seek CM's intervention

Drama at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium continued as a host of current and former athletes came together to protest the decision to bar them from using the track between 2 and 5 pm due to the ongoing CAPF..
Deccan Herald

'Why not make it 101 metres?' Tweak events don't wipe records, says Sotherton

'why not make it 101 metres?' tweak events don't wipe records, says sotherton
Athletics chiefs should tweak events rather than rewrite existing world records, says three-time Olympic bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton.
BBC Sport

Mixed-gender relays could be Games sport

mixed-gender relays could be games sport
Mixed-gender relays are being considered as an Olympic event to ramp up interest in athletics, a senior member of the sport's governing body said on Thursday.
SuperSport Also reported by •DNA

Athletics: Bolt fears 'belly', but rules out U-turn

Bolt, 30, will retire after the World Championships in London in August after a sensational career in which he has amassed eight Olympic gold medals, 11 world titles and three world records.
DNA

European athletics backs Paris 2024 Olympics bid

european athletics backs paris 2024 olympics bid
European Athletics threw its weight behind the Paris 2024 Olympics bid, saying on Wednesday the French capital was the best possible candidacy for the Games' showcase sport.
SuperSport Also reported by •DNA

Campbell welcomes call for ratification laws

campbell welcomes call for ratification laws
European Athletics' proposal to rewrite majority of the pre-2005 world records would be for the "greater good", British former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell has said.
SuperSport

Resetting world records is for 'greater good', says Olympic medallist Campbell

resetting world records is for 'greater good', says olympic medallist campbell
Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell says a proposal to rewrite the majority of athletics' world records would be for "the greater good".
BBC Sport

Another Kenyan fails doping test

another kenyan fails doping test
The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested..
SuperSport

Athletics-Kenya says another 'high-profile athlete' failed doping test

The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested..
DNA

Olympic stars lead SA rankings

olympic stars lead sa rankings
Athletics South Africa (ASA) on Thursday releases the updated and latest version of the 2017 Rankings.
SuperSport


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