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Doped American Pole Vaulter Who Was Suspended Claimed He Ate Chocolates

In announcing the ban on Monday, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) annouced the ban of Cole Walsh (pole vaulter) for failing a dope test for cannabis; also said the 24-year-old had completed it. American Walsh who was suspended for three months after failing a doping test said the cause was not cannabis, but chocolate. Walsh, 10th […]

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Javelin World Record Holder Spotakova And Vadlejch Shine In Czech Meet As Pavel Maslak Suffered An Upset

Back on the Track, an athletic series meeting organised by Czech Athletics kick off today with an upset recoded in 300m. Three times World 400m indoor Champion, Pavel Maslak (33.10s)was beaten to third place by five times national Champion, Jan Jirka (32.82s) and Matej Krsek (33.05s). The women World Javelin Record Holder, Barbora Spotakova, reign […]

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Former World Long Jump Champion Carl Lewis To Coach A World Champion

The former World long jump Champion and the athlete with second longest long jump in history, Carl Lewis, will now be coaching World female long jump Champion and a female athlete with the second longest long jump in history, Germany Malaika Mihambo. This was revealed earlier today by Malaika herself that she plans to move to […]

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I’m Really, Really Hungry-Akani Simbine

The Commonwealth and African Champion, South Africa Akani Simbine, is no longer find it funny of his near misses of podium in the World stage. In an interview with Athletics South Africa, Simbine underlined his desire for Olympic glory and said he was putting Tokyo 2020 “before everything else”.  “I’m really, really hungry – there’s […]

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Czech Athletics Meet In 173 Stadiums For Tommorow

As Czech republic relaxes it’s covid-19 restrictions from tommorow, with new regulations which will allow up to 300 people to participate in a single sporting event; the Czech Athletics want to cash on that by staging a meet. Tommorow June 1, the Czech Athletics will organise a project meet dubbed “Back on Track”, that will […]

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Triple Olympics Champion Who Equal Jesse Owen’s Record Passed Away

The man regarded as the most relaxed sprinter of all time and the dominant sprinter of the 1950s, Bobby Morrow, passed away yesterday at the age of 84 years. Bobby Morrow, won three gold medals for the USA at the 1956 Olympic Games to remains one of just four men to win Olympic 100m, 200m […]

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See What Lockdown Has Done To My Coach/ Husband-Australian World Javelin Champion Kelsey- Lee

The lockdown has turn-up different scenarios at the door of family of an Australian World Javelin Champion Kelsey-Lee and her husband-coach Mike Barber in Australia. The lockdown suddenly annointed Barber to be inevitable her wife physio and masseur, in addition as her coach. Mike was able to stepped in as a part-time masseur by receiving […]

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Athletics Integrity Unit Bans Four Athletes

It seems Kenya is gradually becoming famous for doping as two of the four athletes banned today by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) are Kenyan. The banned athletes are Belarusian pole vaulter Stanislau Tsivonchyk, Kenyan marathon runner Mikel Kiprotich Mutai and Japhet, and Indian long-distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur. In a retesting case dating back to the […]

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Setback For Rudisha (800m World Record Holder) As He Went Under The Knife

This is not a good time for 800m World Record Holder and double Olympics Champion, David Rudisha; who has recovered well from injury few weeks ago and confident he has discovered his form again to claim his third Olympics gold. Bad luck struck when he twisted his ankle at his home last week. At first, […]

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Former Athletics’ President Corruption Case Moved Back By Five Days

The corruption case involving Lamine Diack, former president of International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) now World Athletics has now be moved back by five days. The Paris trial of Diack who is accused of accepting millions of dollars to cover up positive Russian doping tests, has been moved to 8 June, a judicial source told […]

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Norwegian Ingerbrigsten Brothers To Face Team Kenya In 2000m Race

Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amina Mohammed disclosed earlier today that the virtual race that pits Kenya against Norway will be staged on June 11. The race will attract an appearance fee. A team of Kenyan athletics stars dubbed ‘Team Cheruiyot’ will take on the world-famous Ingebrigtsen brothers from Norway in a virtual race called […]

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Sotherton’s (Treble Olympics Medalists) Fear For Dina Smith

With the coming fixture congestion in athletics, the treble Olympics Medalist and the new track and field GB team captain, Kelly Sotherton fears that it will be difficult for Dina Asher-Smith to win an historic Commonwealth treble. “The fixture congestion is not ideal,” Sotherton said. “Hopefully, ideally, we would have loved to see Dina Asher-Smith […]

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Why New Zealand Runner Want To Extend His Stay In Iten Kenya

When all the foreign runners who were stranded in Kenya because of covid-19 induced lockdown were thinking of how to get home quickly. The kiwi marathon runner Daniel Jones instead want to extend his staying. Jones want to extend his staying to get his Olympics qualification right. “Sometimes it feels like you’re competing over here. […]

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Jamaican World Discus Medalist Warned- Jamaica Has Potential To Rule The World In Field Events

The Jamaica 2019 World Discus Silver Medalist, Fedrick Dacres has sound a note of warning about Jamaica’s brewing strength in field events yesterday in a GleanerInstagram Live interview. Dacres believes that including his discipline, Jamaica has the best range of field-event athletes it has had in years, and he said that the country has the […]

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Is Former World Champion Luvo Manyonga Back To Addiction As He Was Arrested For Public Drinking

The big question on the libs of everybody close to former World and Commonwealth long jump Champion, Luvo Manyonga ; is whether he’s has gone back to tik ( South Africa local variant of crystal methamphetamine) addition. Luvo was arrested by police on Wednesday at Thubelitsha Park in Kayamandi‚ a township on the outskirts of […]

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How A Great Irish Middle Distance Runner Regain His Seven Irish’s Record After 50 Years

An Irish great middle distance runner Derek Graham, has all to thank BBC Sport after their report article on Northern Ireland resulted in his seven Irish athletics records, recognised more than 50 years after they were airbrushed from Irish sporting history. Graham, 78, won an International Cross Country medal for Ireland in 1966 but soon […]

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Former Olympics Champion And Irish Legend Just Realised Two Street Named After Him After 65 Years

The Irish legend and 1956 Olympics 1500m Champion, Ronnie Delany who is now 85 years was really pleased he’s still alive to know two street was named to honour him after his sensational Olympics triumph in 1956. Even though the revelation just came out to him this weekend after 65 years. The revelation came when […]

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Jakob Ingerbrigsten Broke Norwegian 15km Record In Style

Double European Champion and Norwegian 5000m record holder, Jakob Ingerbrigsten did not disappoint on as he obliterated the Norwegian 15km record in style as he was quick toward the end, to finish in 13.28s. The 19 years old, Sandnes born middle distance runner; achieved the feat at Forus Perselop in Stavanger, therefore erased 13:37, set […]

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Usain Bolt And Warren Weir Become A Father

In what look like a repeat of 2012 Olympics 200m final in a reverse family way, legend Usain Bolt became a father on Sunday while his former track mate and 2012 Olympics 200m bronze medalist, Warren Weir also received his second child on Wednesday. Bolt and his long time partner Kasi Bennett welcomed their first […]

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Court Of Arbitration Rubber Stamped Grenadian Bralon Taplin’s Four Years Ban

Even with all arguments and counter-arguments employed by the Grenadian 300m national record holder, Bralon Taplin, to up turn his earlier four years ban; the Court Of Arbitration ( CAS) has refused to grant his request. The 28-year-old, fifth on the World 400m Indoor all-time list (44.88a) was sanctioned by the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization […]

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How Ukraine European Medalist Drew The Ire Of Kenya

The 2019 European Championships 800 metres bronze medallist Olga Lyakhova from Ukraine drew the ire of Kenya on Twitter after posted a naive sensational message on her staying in Iten. Olga was one of foreign athletes training in Kenya who remain in their rented houses as they wait for a return to normalcy after the […]

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Boston And Chicago Marathoan Champion Donated Food For Children To Cope With Covid-19 Pandemic

Lawrence Cherono the Boston and Chicago Marathon Champion made a surprise donation of food stuff to over 50 children when he visited Neema Children Home on Saturday. Neema Children’s Home Director Rev. Joshua Mbithi together with his wife Miriam were delighted by the kind gesture from the champion. “We are happy that a champion has […]

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Swedish European Cross Country Champion Banned For Four Years

Swedish Anti-Doping Board has banned an Eritrean-born Swedish European Cross Country Champion, Robel Fsiha, for four years for testing positive for artificial testosterone at training camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian. Fsiha, who started running for Sweden at the end of 2018 after arriving as a refugee in 2013 from Eritrea, tested positive for the banned […]

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Two Norwegian Former European Champion Gunning For 15km Norway’s Record In Three Horse Race

As Athletics meeting are gearing up for full steam, another clash after two edition of Ultimate Garden Clash will come up on May 20th in a three horse race. Jakob Ingerbrigsten will go against his brother Henrik in what look like Norwegian 5000 record holder versus 3000m reord holder respectively in 15km race to break […]

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Coe Said Athletics Meeting May Flag-Off With Empty Stadium As Stefanidi Won Ultimate Garden Clash

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe opened up when asked by insidethegames if circumstances may require athletes’ efforts to be viewed via television rather than directly by spectators, Coe responded: “In the short term we may have to compromise on that. “We can’t be oblivious or tin-eared to what we are being told by local communities and public […]

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Baton Exchange To Undergo Changes- Coe

Sebastian Coe opened up on the changes coming to Athletics on an interview with Indian media, Coe said there would be greater use of technology to make events “more exciting” for television viewers and to adapt to the coronavirus threat. “If you think of relay, the baton exchange could be another source of infection, but […]

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Criteria To Receive World Athletics Covid-19 Relief Fund As Athletes’ Registration Is Announced

Registration for the World Athletics Relief Fund will be open to applicants until May 31 with a working group overseeing the distribution of funds, with eligibility criteria and the application process now being finalised. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe, who chairs the working group has said defining the eligibility criteria has been difficult to ensure […]

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Leading Women Pole Vaulter To Go Better In Another Tripod Pole Vault Competition Tommorow

In what look like what men can do women can do better; women leading pole vaulter want to emulate their men counterpart in Ultimate Garden Clash tomorrow. Individually, reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, two-time US indoor winner Katie Nageotte and Commonwealth Games champion Alysha Newman of Canada will compete head-to-head-to-head to see who […]

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Global Athlete Appeal WADA & AIU Over British Commonwealth Medalist’s Suspension

A global Athlete, a body representing all the global athletes have called on World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for appeal over 4 years suspension of British hammer thrower, Mark Dry. Dry was provisionally suspended by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) a year ago, receiving a charge of “tampering or attempted tampering […]