Rules in place at the time of the 2004 Olympics make it increasingly likely all members of the U.S. women’s 4×400 metres relay team will lose their gold medals because of last week’s doping suspension of alternate Crystal Cox.
World record holders and Olympic champions Kenenisa Bekele and Yelena Isinbayeva have been named athletes of the decade by the American magazine Track & Field News.
British Olympic and Commonwealth Games 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu is escaping the cold weather of London for the next three weeks to work in Jamaica with Usain Bolt’s training group, the Racers Track Club.
Usain Bolt has long said that his first sporting love was cricket and earlier this year he caused a stir at Sabina Park in Jamaica when he turned up for the first test match against England. But, until Sunday, no-one knew if the fastest man in the world was any good with a bat or ball in his hand.
British sprinter Dwain Chambers played the role of pantomime villain at the world championships, suffering some pretty half-hearted boos from some of the crowd unhappy at his doping past and his bid to overturn the British Olympic Association’s bylaw banning all convicted dopers from the Games.
from Africa News blog:
Eighteen-year-old Mokgadi ‘Caster’ Semenya is being celebrated as a national hero in South Africa after winning the 800 metres at the World Athletics Championships, but the decision by international athletics officials to order a gender verification test has stirred deep anger – and brought accusations of prejudice against the country and the continent.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt obliterated his own world record on Sunday as he won the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships in an incredible, mind-boggling 9.58 seconds.