Tag Archives: Athletics


Russian, Olympic chief, calls, overhaul, athletics, federation

Russian Olympic chief calls for full overhaul of athletics federation

11 November, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee on Monday called for a full overhaul in the leadership of the country’s suspended athletics federation after the sport’s global governing body halted its reinstatement process. Russia’s athletics federation had been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which found … Read More


Athletics: Johnson urges quick return to training for Tokyo aspirants

10 October, 2019 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – As athletics’ elite rest up from the latest world championships on record, 12 times global gold medallist Michael Johnson has some advice for Tokyo medal seekers: don’t stray too far from the track or exercise room.  “If you take too much time off, that’s just going to extend the amount of time … Read More


Athletics: Lyles beats asthma and the blues to conquer the world

10 October, 2019 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – Noah Lyles had to overcome severe asthma as a child and periods of depression on his way to becoming world 200 metres champion at the age of 22. The day after his triumph, when he stormed across the line unthreatened in a time of 19.83 seconds, American Lyles said that asthma had … Read More


Athletics, IAAF, 1,900-plus, world championship, entries

Soccer: FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

09 September, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October. While foreign women have been allowed limited access to matches, Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men’s teams … Read More


Athletics: IAAF confirms 1,900-plus world championship entries

09 September, 2019 4:02 pm 4:02 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – More than 1,900 athletes from 209 countries will be in action at this month’s World Athletics Championships, with American sprinter Allyson Felix looking to extend her record medals tally in Doha. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed 1,928 entries in a provisional list released on Thursday here for the event, … Read More


Athletics, Simbine, takes, London, 100m, honours

Athletics: Simbine takes London 100m honours

07 July, 2019 11:40 pm 11:40 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 metres on Saturday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake to come home in 9.93 seconds. Hughes had clocked an impressive 9.96 in the heats, despite easing up and running into … Read More


Athletics, Indian, shot-putter, Kaur, four-year, doping, ban

Warner must rein in attitude for Australia return: South Africa’s Smi...

04 April, 2019 4:09 pm 4:09 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – David Warner will be driven to prove his worth to Australia when he returns to the side but will need to check his ego at the door as he is no longer an indispensable part of the team, former South African captain Graeme Smith has said. The 32-year-old received a 12-month ban … Read More


Athletics, Indian, shot-putter, Kaur, four-year, doping, ban

Athletics: Indian shot-putter Manpreet Kaur handed four-year doping ban

04 April, 2019 3:58 pm 3:58 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Manpreet Kaur, who won women’s shot put gold at the 2017 Asian athletics championships, has received a four-year ban after testing positive for banned substances, the country’s anti-doping body (NADA) has said. Kaur failed doping tests four times in 2017, the body said, including at the Asian championships in Bhubaneswar, where … Read More


Athletics – Oh brother! Ingebrigtsen beats siblings for historic win

08 August, 2018 10:10 am 10:10 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – His two brothers had always said that Jakob Ingebrigtsen was going to be the best of them all. The 17-year-old proved them right on Friday as he became the youngest winner of an individual track title in the 84-year history of the European Athletics Championships. The fairytale of the three Norwegian siblings, … Read More


Athletics- Hughes and Asher-Smith complete 100 meters double for Britain

08 August, 2018 10:50 am 10:50 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith were crowned as Europe’s fastest sprinters on Tuesday, winning high-quality editions of the blue riband 100 metres finals at the European Championships. On a hot, still evening in the Olympic Stadium where Usain Bolt set the world record of 9.58 seconds, Hughes, an occasional training partner … Read More