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Athletics

  • Bolt wins 100m at Jamaican trials for world champs

    World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt put in a workmanlike display to win the 100 metres on Friday at the Jamaican trials for the world championships. Bolt recovered from a slow start to catch Nickel Ashmeade at the 50-metre mark and...

  • Gay sprints to year’s fastest 100 metres

    Tyson Gay overcame Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin’s quicker start and sped to the year’s fastest 100 metres, clocking 9.75 seconds at the US trials for the world championships. Fully fit for the first time in years, Gay took control...

  • Malta squad heads for Slovakia test

    The  Malta Amateur Athletics Asso-ciation (MAAA) is sending a team of 22 athletes to take part in this year’s European Team Championships (third league), being held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia this weekend. Up to 2009, Athletics Malta’s...

  • Gatlin says win over Bolt prelude to bigger things

    Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin is not willing to call his surprising 100 metres victory over world record holder Usain Bolt a fluke. The American sprinter prefers to think of last month’s triumph as the opening act of journey that will...

  • IAAF denies prior knowledge of Italian Schwarzer’s doping

    The world athletics governing body (IAAF) yesterday denied that it had any prior knowledge or evidence of Italian 2008 Olympic race walk champion Alex Schwazer’s doping practices before he was caught with a positive test last year. Schwazer, who...

  • Rudisha faces injury lay-off before worlds

    Kenya’s Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha is facing a three-week lay-off with injury, sending the east African nation into panic mode and sparking fears over Rudisha’s challenge at the World Championships. Rudisha picked up a knee injury running...

  • Bolt’s coach Mills calls for Jamaica anti-doping laboratory

    The Jamaican government needs to establish an accredited anti-doping laboratory to protect its world-class athletes from taking contaminated substances, the coach of world record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt said. Glen Mills, who mentors...

  • Campbell Brown fails dope test

    Jamaica’s 200 metres world champion Veronica Campbell Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters, yesterday. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International...

  • Bolt surges to 200m victory

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week’s surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 metres at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday night. The Jamaican world record holder,...

  • Borg leads host of improved showings at Marsa meeting

    The second in a series of three National Clubs League meetings was held one week after most of the national team athletes returned from their participation in the Luxemburg GSSE. At the Josy Barthel Stadium, Malta failed to build on their...

  • Bolt, Blake split wild cards

    Usain Bolt will have to qualify for the 100 metres at this year’s world championships after Jamaican officials decided the country’s automatic entry into the race should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country’s wild...

  • Naimova could face life banfor doping

    European indoor sprint champion Tezdzhan Naimova could face a life ban from athletics after a second doping offence in four years, the Bulgarian federation chief said. Dobri Karamarinov said the 26-year-old tested positive for the banned steroid...

  • No injury problems for Bolt

    Usain Bolt’s rare defeat over 100 metres in Rome on Thursday was not down to a flare-up of the hamstring injury which has hampered his start to the season. Bolt was beaten into second place at the Diamond League meeting, 0.01secs behind London...

  • Bolt aims for more years of dominance

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt aims to preserve his sprint dominance and add to his collection of six Olympic gold medals before he ends his glittering athletics career after the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. “I have pretty much four more years I think...

  • Moore delivers gold

      Kevin Moore handed the country its first gold medal in the 2013 GSSE after a resounding win in the 400 metres final at the Josy Barthel Stadium, yesterday. It was a timely boost for Team Malta as finally we moved off the bottom of the...

  • Athletics to see revenues cut by IOC

    Athletics will get a lower share of Olympic revenues in the future after the IOC recalculated the federations’ revenues according to their contribution to the Games. The 26 sports federations at the London 2012 Olympics divided up $519 million...

  • Camilleri back on podium

    Giselle Camilleri was Malta’s sole medal winner in track and field yesterday as the veteran long distance runner took bronze in the 10,000m on an evening when our sprinters failed to sparkle at the Josy Barthel Stadium. Camilleri came into her...

  • Debono runs 24th marathon in Belfast

    Veteran Żurrieq Wolves AC runner Alfred Debono returned to the long distance racing scene in recent months after overcoming some health concerns. Debono, 64, clocked a respectable 1:45:11 in the Gozo Half Marathon last month, finishing second in...

  • Pistorius not ready to return to the action

    Oscar Pistorius has turned his back on athletics for the rest of the year to focus on fighting the murder charge hanging over him. The South African’s agent Peet van Zyl told reporters the 26-year-old was not mentally ready to return to...

  • MAAA team at Island Games in Corsica

    This week Athletics Malta embarks on a very busy schedule of international activity that extends all through the summer to culminate with the World Athletics Cham-pionships in Moscow. Appropriately, the first engagement commences with the younger...

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