Athletics

Wilson's Sprintec cops first global senior Adds to his national honour

London , England — Jamaica's Head Coach Maurice Wilson could not have been a happier man as his Sprintec Track Club got its first senior international medal to add to the national honour of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, to which he was recently... Read More

Coe rejects responsibility for public opinion after Gatlin booed
London , England — President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lord Sebastian Coe said he cannot control public opinion and who gets booed after fielding a question that another drug offender was in the 100m race other than Justin...... Read More

Abortion revelation helped others — Richards-Ross
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — American athletics great Sanya Richards-Ross says revealing in her autobiography she had an abortion on the eve of leaving for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has helped the healing process for many women.... Read More

No thanks!
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Burton Manager Nigel Clough has laughed off Albion Chairman Ben Robinson's claim that his Championship club wanted to offer a trial to sprint legend Usain Bolt.... Read More

Kenya to bid for 2023 World Champs

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Nairobi , Kenya (AFP) — Kenya is to launch a bid to host the Athletics World Championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years. Read More

Red-hot Manangoi eyes Diamond League success

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Nairobi , Kenya (AFP) — Kenyan middle-distance star Elijah Manangoi, fresh from a barn-storming victory at the IAAF World Championships, said yesterday he is aiming to win the Diamond League. Read More

Taylor hunting down record again — at altitude

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Tignes , France (AFP) — Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor will target the world record today at altitude in the French Alps, just a week after coming up short in the same bid at the IAAF World Championships. Read More

Bolt effect drives business at Jamaican-flavoured Rhythm Kitchen

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England — There is a zinc fence mural at the back with a painting of a black woman in a head wrap. On the fence was a menu that reads rice and peas, curry goat, and coconut water. Read More

Thompson yearns for injury-free season to produce best form

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

London , England — In a season that should have been her rehabilitation from persistent injuries, Yanique Thompson was just two hundredths of a second from making the women's 100m hurdles final at the London World Championships. Read More

'Superhuman' wanted

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (AFP) — Usain Bolt's retirement leaves a huge vacuum to fill, but athletics is moving in the right direction in rebranding itself after scandals that seriously damaged its image, according to sports marketing experts. Read More

Big boots to fill

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

London , England — International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe believes with Usain Bolt's retirement the next face of track and field has big boots to fill and, more importantly, must be accessible. Read More

Photo: Big boots to fill

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Retiring global track legend Usain Bolt (centre) greets International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe during a farewell ceremony at the conclusion of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the London Olympic Stadium on Sunday. (Photo:... Read More

Photos: Through the lens of Collin Reid

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Usain Bolt greets IAAF president Sebastian Coe (right) during a special presentation where the track icon received a framed piece of lane seven of the London track he dominated at Olympics 2012. Read More

'A special sweet taste!'

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Lalonde Gordon ran a spectacular last leg as Trinidad and Tobago stunned the United States to crown themselves men's 4400 metres relay champions on the final night of the 16th IAAF World Championships here on Sunday. Read More

Farah rebrands as 'Mohamed' for road career

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

LONDON, England (AFP) — British athletics great Mo Farah wants to be known as 'Mohamed' now that he is switching his focus to road racing, he has announced. Read More



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