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  • Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping

    Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping

    Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drug-free athletics at this weekend’s London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multi-titled Jamaican was bombarded with questions about the sport’s latest doping scandals. Any hopes...

  • Ennis-Hill returns but still in pain

    Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill set a personal best in the javelin at a European Athletics Permit event at Loughborough on Tuesday but remains a doubt for next month’s World Cham-pionships. The 27-year-old, who has been dogged by injury since winning...

  • Knee injury ends Rudisha’s season

    Olympic 800 metres champion and world record-holder David Rudisha will miss the remainder of the season and is unlikely to race again until at least March next year, the Kenyan athlete’s coach has said. Rudisha pulled out of next month’s World...

  • Coe determined to weed out the doping cheats

    Coe determined to weed out the doping cheats

    Sebastian Coe insists athletics must go on fighting to weed out the drug cheats. Coe wants the cheats to be banned from the sport for four years instead of the two-year suspensions currently in place. The organiser of the London Olympics, who is...

  • Relentless Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004

    Relentless Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004

    World champion Asbel Kiprop’s relentless pace proved too much for his rivals, including Mo Farah, as the Kenyan clocked the fastest 1,500 metres time since 2004 at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. With the World Championships in Moscow...

  • Jamaica’s Smikle admits positive test

    Olympic discus thrower Traves Smikle yesterday became the fourth Jamaican athlete in four days to reveal a positive doping test but said he did not knowingly ingest a banned substance. Smikle said the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO)...

  • Athletes pay tribute to‘inspirational’ Bennett

    Athletes pay tribute to‘inspirational’ Bennett

    Stars of British athletics have paid tribute to the “inspirational” Olympic silver medallist Todd Bennett, who has died at the age of 51 following a short battle with cancer. The Southampton-born Bennett capped his career by claiming second place...

  • Trainer Xuereb denies wrongdoing in Powell case

    Asafa Powell’s trainer yesterday insisted he is not to blame for the Jamaican sprinter’s positive drugs test and claims he is being made a scapegoat. Chris Xuereb, a Canadian, has had the finger of blame pointed at him by Powell’s agent Paul Doyle...

  • Italy police probe Jamaican sprinters

    Prosecutors in Italy have launched a criminal investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson and their Canadian trainer Christopher Xuereb. Powell and Simpson have both tested positive for a banned stimulant and police...

  • Tyson Gay delivers further body blow to troubled sport

    Tyson Gay delivers further body blow to troubled sport

    Former double world sprint champion Tyson Gay delivered a further body blow to his troubled sport on Sunday when he pulled out of next month’s Moscow World Cham-pionships after failing an out-of-competition dope test. Gay has run the fastest three...

  • Powell drug explained

    Powell drug explained

    The banned drug oxilofrine that top Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have tested positive for is a stimulant used to boost the body’s ability to burn fat. The substance helps athletes boost their power-to-weight ratio with more...

  • US sprinter Gay fails doping test

    Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said yesterday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s World Championships in Moscow. Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 metres time of...

  • Asafa Powell tests positive

    Jamaica’s former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell, 30, said yesterday he had tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s National Championships. “I will confirm that a sample I gave at the National Trials in June earlier this...

  • Olympic champion Kemboi beaten at Kenyan trials

    Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi was beaten by teenager Conseslus Kipruto at the Kenyan trials for the world athletics championships yesterday but still made the team for Moscow next month. Teenager Kipruto, who won gold medals...

  • Injured Rudisha’s world title defence in doubt

    David Rudisha’s defence of his world 800 metres title in Moscow next month is in doubt because of a knee injury, the Kenyan’s coach said. “He is progressing on well, but I doubt if he will heal early enough to resume training for the world...

  • Bolt races to year’s fastest 200 metres time

    Bolt races to year’s fastest 200 metres time

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt sent out a warning to his rivals ahead of the world championships by running the fastest time of the year to win the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday night. The world record holder eased to the line in...

  • Gay continues impressive build-up with Lausanne win

    Gay continues impressive build-up with Lausanne win

    American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive build-up to next month’s world championships late Thursday by winning the 100 metres at the Lausanne Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds. Jamaica’s former world record holder...

  • Borovets mountains await Malta runners

    Six long-distance runners will represent the country at the European Mountain Championships, to be held in Borovets, Bulgaria this weekend. The men’s team will be formed of Andrew Grech, Joseph Saliba and Charles Cilia, while Giselle Camilleri,...

  • Battle-hardened Farah sends reminder to rivals

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah produced a stunning sprint to take the 5,000 metres in Birmingham yesterday as a host of London Games winners struggled to find the form that propelled them to victory last year. Farah was locked in battle with...

  • 'Emotional' Pistorius back on track

    'Emotional' Pistorius back on track

    A bearded and much skinnier Oscar Pistorius was "overcome with emotion" as he pulled on his carbon fibre running blades for his first track training since the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his agent says. With a short beard and a blue...

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