Rules support loss of medals for Cox’s U.S. relay team

February 4, 2010

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.

Bekele deserves to beat Bolt as male athlete of the decade

February 1, 2010

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.

Ohuruogu to train with Bolt group in warm Jamaica

January 27, 2010

ATHLETICS-WORLD/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.

Five defining moments from a decade of sport

December 21, 2009

As the decade draws to a close, we pick five sporting moments which have defined the last 10 years.

Usain Bolt: ultimate pace bowler

October 19, 2009

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.

Let’s identify those who’ve doped to make the booing fair

August 21, 2009

chambersBritish 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.

Lightning Bolt strikes again

August 20, 2009

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Usain Bolt repeated his 100m record-breaking feats at the World Athletics Championsips in Berlin on Thursday, smashing the 200m time he set in Beijing 12 months ago to claim his second gold medal of the event.

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South African fury at sex test for track star

August 20, 2009

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.

Usain Bolt, and how I spurred him on to greatness

August 17, 2009

bolt1His feet are now worth millions but for one horrible, time-stopping moment back in 2005, Usain Bolt’s path to athletics immortality could have been very different.

Bolt shatters his own 100 metres world record in Berlin

August 16, 2009

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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.