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  • Sport has shaped my life – Croker

    Sport has shaped my life – Croker

    There is the belief that sporting talent will emerge regardless of the opportunities available. This turns into a self-perpetuating myth where those who aren’t perceived to be talented from an early age aren’t put forward to try different...

  • IOC unlikely to overturn Russia ban, says IOC chief Coates

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is unlikely to overturn world athletics’ ban on the Russian track and field team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, IOC vice-president John Coates said yesterday. The International Association of Athletics...

  • Bronze for Moore and Wingfield

    Bronze for Moore and Wingfield

    History was made at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium last weekend with the staging of the first ever Small States of Europe Athletics Championships. The venue in Marsa was a hive of activity all day with 18 European national athletics...

  • Russia's athletics ban remains following unanimous vote of IAAF Council

    Russia's athletics team remains banned from global competition after the sport's governing body voted unanimously against lifting the suspension for systemic doping. Despite desperate Russian attempts to have the ban lifted before the Rio Olympics...

  • Bolt prepared to return Olympic relay gold

    Usain Bolt told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay team-mate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test. Nesta Carter, who helped the 4x100 team to Olympic and world championship...

  • Meeting part of build-up to GSSE

    Meeting part of build-up to GSSE

    Athletics Malta are looking at this week’s Championships for Small States of Europe as an ideal stepping stone ahead of next year’s GSSE in San Marino, president Edwin Attard said yesterday. Attard was addressing the media at the official...

  • Wingfield wins 100m bronzein Med. U23 championships

    Wingfield wins 100m bronzein Med. U23 championships

    With just one week to go for the inaugural European Championships for Small States at the Marsa athletics track, a team of four athletes, accompanied by coach Ivan Roshnov, are in Tunis taking part in the second edition of the Under-23 Games,...

  • Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Whilst some athletes visibly fade away with the passing of years, others improve as they gain more experience and confidence in their body’s ability. Lisa Marie Bezzina falls in this latter category. Although she is far too young to be considered...

  • Pearson clocks 12.75 in time trial return

    Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson has clocked an impressive 12.75 seconds in a time trial in her first run-out since shattering her wrist in a fall at a Diamond League meeting last June. The 29-year-old Australian feared her lower...

  • Doping findings rough for sport, says Bolt

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said the finding of 31 positive doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics marked a rough point for athletics, but backed the World Anti-Doping Agency in its effort to crackdown on drug use in the...

  • Whistleblower Stepanova still carries Olympic dream

    Whistleblower Stepanova still carries Olympic dream

    Even through all the turmoil that forced Yuliya Stepanova to flee her native Russia with her husband, the whistleblower has not given up hope of competing at the Rio Olympics in August. Evidence provided by Yuliya Stepanova and her husband Vitaly,...

  • BSJ keen to increase Challenge profile

    Birkirkara St Joseph SC are looking to increase the profile of the Malta International Challenge Marathon after becoming the official organisers of the annual three-day running event. Earlier this year, Barry Whitmore, founder of the Malta...

  • I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    Despite the boom long-distance running in Malta has experienced in recent years, much of it has been among casual runners. The elite, those who go beyond just participating and aim to win, have stayed pretty much the same. Matters, however, are...

  • Ennis-Hill deeply concerned by Zika threat

    Britain’s world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is deeply concerned about the threat of the Zika virus in Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to numerous...

  • Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Within a week of clinching the Road Running League series for the second year running, Pembroke Athleta embarked on their quest to again win the Clubs League title in track and field. In a convincing team performance, both male and female teams...

  • Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Eliud Kipchoge produced the second fastest run in marathon history to successfully defend his London Marathon title while his Kenyan compatriot Jemima Sumgong showed remarkable courage after a fall to win the women’s race yesterday. There was...

  • Kimetto eyes course record in London

    Kimetto eyes course record in London

    World record holder Dennis Kimetto is targeting a course record in today’s London Marathon. The 32-year-old is the only man to have run under two hours three minutes. His world record of 2hrs 2mins 57secs was set in Berlin in September 2014 – the...

  • Richard holds her own

    Richard holds her own

    With the local track and field season gaining momentum, the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium was buzzing with activity recently as athletes of all ages made the most of the Easter sojourn. Some British athletes were present to add spice to the...

  • Debono making up for lost time

    Debono making up for lost time

    Regardless of the sport, coaches fear athletes reaching their mid-teen years like nothing else. It is during this period, when the study-related stress starts to pile up – and other attractions begin to dominate their attention – that most give up...

  • Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Each marathon, each race tells a story… a story of determination and hope while pushing to the limit. For 66-year-old Antonio Grotto, the 2016 Malta Marathon signalled a milestone in his career – it was the 800th time that the Italian veteran had...

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