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Athletics

  • Banned US sprinter Gay to make his return in Lausanne

    Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year doping suspension at next month’s Lausanne Diamond League meeting. The US record holder, suspended after a 2013 positive test for an anabolic steroid, will race American rival...

  • Rupp sets US 10,000m record in impressive Eugene win

    Rupp sets US 10,000m record in impressive Eugene win

    American Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp (picture) ran the year’s fastest 10,000 metres to break his national record at the opening session of the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday. With British Olympic gold medallist and...

  • Championships at Marsa this weekend

    Championships at Marsa this weekend

    Athletics Malta will hold its annual Track and Field Championships this weekend at the Matthew Micallef St John Athletic Stadium in Marsa. The championships are the climax of a busy local track and field season which kicked off in February. They...

  • Steeplechase records

    Steeplechase records

    Two national records were set in the 3,000m steeplechase (men and women) during the Athletics Challenge 5 Meeting, held earlier this month at the Marsa athletics track. Mark Herrera established a new mark for the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 9...

  • Blake back in top form

    Blake back in top form

    Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4x200...

  • Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Yohan Blake and a speedy Jamaican 4x200 metres relay team did not need Usain Bolt to add to the island nation’s collection of world records on Saturday night. Blake, the world’s second fastest 200 metres runner behind Bolt, turned on the jets and...

  • Lawsuit by Gay’s ex-coach ‘baseless’ – USADA

    A lawsuit filed by Tyson Gay’s former coach Jon Drummond, who claims he was falsely accused of supplying the sprinter with performance-enhancing drugs, is ‘baseless’, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said. The lawsuit comes as USADA is seeking...

  • Records could tumble at inaugural World Relays

    Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes. The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all...

  • Skolasport classes provide fun and learning

    The foundation module of the KMS Skolasport programme, sponsored by Kellogg’s, gives children aged four to six the opportunity to enjoy physical exercise and learn basic skills. A popular class is Fun Athletics, designed to encourage kids to...

  • Coe curious about Gay’s ‘significant assistance’

    Athletics’ world governing body (IAAF) wants to know what “significant assistance” Tyson Gay has provided to the American anti-doping authorities who handed him a shorter one-year ban, its vice-president Sebastian Coe said yesterday. The United...

  • I can beat the cheats – Blake

    I can beat the cheats – Blake

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has no problem racing against convicted dopers, insisting he will beat them clean. The world’s second fastest man was in Manchester last week to help showcase the good side of the sport after the drug bans handed down...

  • Annual Qormi road race on June 7

    The annual 10-kilometre Qormi Road Race, held by the Qormi Athletic Club in conjunction with the local council, will be staged on June 7. Now in its 18th edition, this race has always been popularly attended by local long distance runners and the...

  • Britain’s Farah to run at Commonwealth Games

    Britain’s Farah to run at Commonwealth Games

    Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in July in Glasgow, he said on Twitter. “Hi guys! I will be running in the Commonwealth Games this year. See you in Glasgow,” he tweeted. The...

  • Kenyans Kiprop and Obiri shine in Doha

    Kenyans Kiprop and Obiri shine in Doha

    Double world champion Asbel Kiprop and fellow Kenyan Hellen Obiri launched the new Diamond League season with sparkling displays in Doha late Friday. Kiprop captured a fast-paced 1,500 metres in a meeting record three minutes 29.18...

  • Blake doping ban reduced

    Jamaican 400 metre runner Dominique Blake’s six-year ban for a second doping offence has been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday. CAS said it had reached its decision “in view of some...

  • Blake has ban reduced following CAS appeal

    Jamaican Olympic athlete Dominique Blake has had her six-year ban for a second doping offence reduced by 18 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following an appeal to the Swiss-based authority. A 27-page CAS ruling dated May 2 and...

  • Good management crucial for new MAAA head Attard

    Good management crucial for new MAAA head Attard

    Athletics has been running through the veins of Edwin Attard for almost his entire life. His love for the sport started at a very young age and in his heyday went on to become one of the fastest middle distance runners in the country, winning the...

  • US sprinter Gay banned one year for doping

    US sprinter Gay banned one year for doping

    Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said. Gay has also returned the silver medal he won with the US 4x100...

  • Four-minute mile Bannister reveals he has Parkinson’s

    Four-minute mile Bannister reveals he has Parkinson’s

    Almost 60 years to the day since becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, Roger Bannister has revealed he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The 85-year-old Briton said he had been suffering with the degenerative nervous...

  • Mellieħa 10km race on Sunday

    The 2014 Mellieħa AC series of races in their locality will be held on Sunday. The races, sponsored by The Shoppers Supermarket, get underway with the main event on the day – the 10km run starting at 8.30am. There will also be a 10km walk while...

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