Inside Track: This league has not reached the diamond level yet

May 28, 2010

ATHLETICS/Might the Diamond League be snake-bitten in its initial season? Injuries and other setbacks have taken away a chunk of glitter from the initiative, which was to bring new fans and interest to the sport.

Inside Track: Waiting for the first sprint showdown

May 21, 2010

ATHLETICS-WORLD/When will the Diamond League have its first sprint showdown?

That’s a frequent question from athletics followers whose appetites have been whetted by the fast early times of Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt.

Inside Track: Who gets the Diamond League dollars?

May 14, 2010

ATHLETICS-GOLDEN/Times and distances won’t be the only figures athletes and their managers will be checking on the new Diamond League circuit which began on Friday in Doha.

Inside Track: Solinsky’s record-breaking debut

May 7, 2010

ATHLETICS-WORLD/Except for a training run, new American distance find Chris Solinsky might not have become the first North American runner to break 27 minutes in the 10,000 metres.

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.

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.

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.