Merritt unfazed by Bolt’s 400 metres talk

June 7, 2009

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Jamaican 100 and 200 metres world record holder Usain Bolt’s talk of the running the 400 metres competitively, maybe even in the 2012 London Olympics, is not causing current Games champion LaShawn Merritt a lot of concern.

Nothing to lose in Bolt’s Manchester street dash

May 15, 2009

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Commercial endorsements plus appearance and prize monies are projected to bring as much as $10 million a year to Jamaican Usain Bolt since he shattered the world 100 and 200 records in Beijing last year.

Restrospective testing gives pause for thought

April 30, 2009

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It has always been an accepted fact that the dope cheats – much better financed and sometimes state sponsored – will always have the march on the testers.

Handball threatens to implode

March 25, 2009

German handball fans have been watching in shock as allegations of match-fixing in their sport have surfaced almost daily.

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British Olympic soccer team becomes right royal farce

March 13, 2009

There has not been one since 1960, the Scottish don’t want its return, neither do the Welsh, nor the Northern Irish and yet the prospect of a British soccer team at the 2012 London Olympics remains.

I wasn’t blown away by DeGale, were you?

March 5, 2009

Olympic gold medallist James DeGale made his professional debut on Saturday but despite getting the verdict the chorus or boos that rang around the Birmingham Indoor Arena and the reluctance of a poorly matched opponent to fight left me seeing similarities with the last Briton to win a Boxing gold.

New Olympic rights deal is not all that bad

February 19, 2009

It’s official. The International Olympic Committee has broken with a 52-year-old tradition and sold the European broadcasting rights for the 2014 Winter Games and the 2016 Summer Olympics to sports agency SPORTFIVE.

Smith and sport laid the groundwork for Obama’s rise

February 13, 2009

John Carlos and Tommie Smith receive their "Arthur Ashe Courage Awards" at the 2008 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, REUTERS/Danny MoloshokTommie Smith in retirement is relaxed and friendly. He speaks without rancour of the harsh years after he outraged white America by raising a black-gloved fist and bowing his head on the victory podium at the 1968 Olympics in protest at his country’s treatment of its blacks.

USA Track & Field heeded the call for further change

February 11, 2009

Williams of the U.S. talks to her teammate Edwards after their women's 4 x 100m relay heat at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games A task force delving into the disappointments of the Beijing Olympics urged the U.S. governing body to make sweeping changes to its selection policies for coaches and its management of athletes at Olympic Games and world championships.