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  • Embattled Carter to race this weekend

    Embattled Carter to race this weekend

    Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter will return to the track this weekend in his first meeting since he was stripped of his Beijing Olympics gold medal after a retroactive test uncovered a banned substance in his sample. Carter’s re-tested...

  • Bolt sprinkles star-dust

    Bolt sprinkles star-dust

    The Nitro Series promised to make athletics a show and the sport’s ultimate show-man Usain Bolt capped its first meeting in Melbourne yesterday by propelling his team of international “All-Stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4x100 metres...

  • Debono wraps up title after victory in Ta’ Qali

    Debono wraps up title after victory in Ta’ Qali

    Charlton Debono wrapped up his second consecutive Road Running League following a convincing run and first place at the Ta’ Qali 10k race held last Sunday. The Gozitan repeated last season’s feat, that of winning all his first four legs of the...

  • Bolt rules out 2018 Games swan song

    Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt has no plans to extend his career beyond this year’s world championships in London and has ruled out a return to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Bolt, who completed a ‘treble treble’ of 100m, 200m and...

  • Life goes on for ‘disappointed’ Bolt after losing title

    Life goes on for ‘disappointed’ Bolt after losing title

    Sprinting great Usain Bolt is refusing to dwell on the disappointment of losing his Beijing Olympics 4x100 metres gold medal after his Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned stimulant. Bolt, who completed a remarkable ‘treble...

  • Usain Bolt returns 2008 gold medal

    Usain Bolt returns 2008 gold medal

    Jamaican Usain Bolt says it is rough losing one of his nine Olympic gold medals after relay team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough that I have to give back one of my medals and I already gave it...

  • Usain Bolt returns gold medal from 2008 relay

    Usain Bolt returns gold medal from 2008 relay

    Jamaican Usain Bolt says it is rough losing one of his nine Olympic gold medals after relay team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "It's rough that I have to give back one of my medals and I already gave it...

  • Bolt loses his relay gold after Carter fails 2008 dope test

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals and his perfect triple treble of Games’ sprint victories after team-mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter was found to have taken the...

  • Ethiopians sweep Dubai Marathon

    Tamirat Tola led Ethiopia’s clean sweep at the Dubai Marathon yesterday after men’s pre-race favourite Kenenisa Bekele retired injured. Tola won the men’s race in two hours four minutes and 11 seconds, setting a new course record and personal...

  • Valletta race attracts sizeable field despite the bad weather

    Valletta race attracts sizeable field despite the bad weather

    Charlton Debono and Lisa Bezzina are two runners that certainly need no introduction – both have been dominating the athletics headlines with their consistent performances. Sunday’s Urban Jungle House of Sport 10K Valletta Race was no exception...

  • Family setting ideal for veteran thrower Chouhal

    Family setting ideal for veteran thrower Chouhal

    As with the finest of wine, Antonella Chouhal just keeps getting better as she matures. For years she has been the finest female thrower in Maltese athletics yet even so she keeps on pushing herself to improve. “You are never perfect, I wish I...

  • Russian coach Mokhnev is banned for 10 years

    Vladimir Mokhnev, former athletics coach of Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, has been banned for 10 years for offences involving banned substances, said the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In the same ruling Anastasiya Bazdyreva, an...

  • Grech, Galea secure top billing

    Grech, Galea secure top billing

    Over 250 athletes were on the starting line of the Birkirkara St Joseph Eurosport Fleur-de-Lys Race. The race, the last on the club’s calendar, has seen substantial growth over the last few years. In this year’s edition, 149 athletes undertook the...

  • Debono and Schembri win Kalkara 10k races

    Debono and Schembri win Kalkara 10k races

    Charlton Debono and Roberta Schembri emerged victorious from the recently-held Urban Jungle House of Sport 10k Road Running Series race. Held in Kalkara, the 10k saw approximately 300 athletes running two loops of 5kms each in adverse weather...

  • Russia’s Isinbayeva urges IAAF to reach a compromise

    Russia’s Isinbayeva urges IAAF to reach a compromise

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) must reinstate Russia as soon as possible to prevent the country’s athletes from stagnating, Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) chair Yelena Isinbayeva has said. The Russian Athletics...

  • High turnout for cross country races at Marsa Sports Ground

    A total of 206 girls and 248 boys, from 25 government, church and private schools, were present at the Marsa Sports Ground last week to take part in the annual cross country events organised by Athletics Malta during the first semester. This was a...

  • Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - report

    Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - report

    More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, a WADA report said. The second part of a report by Canadian sports...

  • Diamond League gets makeover

    The Diamond League will have two end-of-season finals with a prize pool of $3.2 million following changes to the structure of the competition announced by the International Association of Athletics’ Federations (IAAF). Under the new format,...

  • Ethics Board extends IAAF officials’ ban

    Three senior athletics officials have had their provisional suspension from the sport extended by the IAAF’s Ethics Board as it continues investigations into their alleged involvement in a suspected cover-up of Russian doping cases. Nick Davies,...

  • IAAF passes sweeping reforms

    A sweeping reform package that changes how the scandal-hit governing body of world athletics operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress yesterday. “This is a very important moment in the history of our sport,” IAAF president...