Gatlin’s return throws up 100 metres quandary

August 7, 2010

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If Justin Gatlin, back in action this week after a four-year doping ban, were to line up alongside Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 2012 Olympic 100 metres final in London, who would American fans want to win?

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.

Does athletics still rule the Olympics?

April 30, 2010

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Dash or splash? Which is the number one Olympic sport?

Athletics has massive crowds and Usain “Lightning” Bolt torching world records while swimming boasts Michael Phelps ripping off another bundle of world and Olympic records.

Gay dips under 45 seconds for sprinting milestone

April 20, 2010

World silver medallist Tyson Gay’s name should be popping up on more Diamond League announcements after a milestone weekend.

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.

A Reuters Sportswrap of heroic proportions

November 6, 2009

Sportswrap is back with a bang, as we take in Hideki Matsui’s heroic performance for the New York Yankees, Usain Bolt bottle-feeding a creature that will one day outrun him and Rafa Benitez trying to invoke the spirit of You’ll Never Walk Alone only to come a cropper in the Champions League.

Ricky Rubio and the Sportswrap speed special

October 23, 2009

 

Ricky Rubio is the one that got away from the NBA. The number five draft pick opted to spend another year or two in Spain rather than join the Minnesota Timberwolves and FC Barcelona are understandably elated to have got him.

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.