Athletics News

  • Cyprus pole vault champ dead at 23

    Cyprus pole vault champ dead at 23

    29 Apr 2013 20:17

    Cypriot pole vaulter Marianna Zachariadi, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, died at the age of 23 on Monday after a battle with cancer, doctors said.Zachariadi, who was born in Greece, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011 an

  • 100s more police for London Marathon after Boston blast

    100s more police for London Marathon after Boston blast

    19 Apr 2013 14:17

    Police are deploying "several hundred" more officers to secure this weekend's London Marathon in the wake of the bombings at the Boston race, Scotland Yard said on Friday.Although there is no suggestion of a link between the US attack

  • London Marathon organisers call for show of solidarity

    London Marathon organisers call for show of solidarity

    17 Apr 2013 10:47

    Organisers of the London Marathon have urged people to come out and support Sunday's race in the wake of the devastating fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon.Three people were killed and over 180 injured, many seriously, after two bomb

Other Athletics News Stories

  • Sainsbury's launch the 1 Millions Kids Challenge

    Sainsbury's launch the 1 Millions Kids Challenge

    by Andrew Allen 12 Apr 2011 12:00

    To mark 500 days until the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, Sainsbury’s, Official Partner of the 2012 London Paralympic Games, yesterday (Monday 11th April) launched its 1 Million Kids Challenge. The Challenge aims to encourage 1 mi

  • London 2012 ticket application process set to open

    London 2012 ticket application process set to open

    by Andrew Allen 14 Mar 2011 12:00

    The build-up to the London 2012 Olympics takes another huge step tomorrow when the application process for tickets finally opens. While applicants are urged to get online and register their interest in each of the 26 featured sport

  • Powerade ION4: Powering Britain's Olympians

    Powerade ION4: Powering Britain's Olympians

    by Ben Moss 17 Feb 2011 12:00

    Powerade launched an exciting new advertising campaign on Tuesday night, featuring three elite British athletes Jessica Ennis, David Davies and Richard Whitehead, to promote its new and improved sports drink formula, Powerade ION4. The sti

  • London 2012 tickets available from March 2011

    London 2012 tickets available from March 2011

    by Andrew Allen 21 Jan 2011 12:00

    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) this week  confirmed that tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on Tuesday 15 March 2011 and Paralympic Games tickets will go on sale on Fri

  • Gebrselassie to carry on running

    Gebrselassie to carry on running

    by Nigel Brown 15 Nov 2010 12:00

    Veteran Ethiopian athlete Haile Gebrselassie has completed a remarkable U-turn and decided not to quit athletics.The 37-year-old had said earlier this month that he was retiring from the sport after pulling out of the New York Marathon with

  • Delhi Games declared a success

    Delhi Games declared a success

    by Nigel Brown 15 Oct 2010 12:00

    Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell claims Delhi delivered a successful games despite the problems before and during the event.Fennell thanked the organisers and people of the city at Thursday's glittering closing ceremony at the Jawaharl

  • Indian walker fails drugs test

    Indian walker fails drugs test

    by Andrew Allen 13 Oct 2010 12:00

    Indian walker Rani Yadav has become the third athlete to fails a drugs test at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.Yadav, who finished sixth in the women's 20km, tested positive for the anabolic agent 19-norandrosterone.Nigerian duo Damo

  • Alternative look at the Commonwealth games - Day Eight

    Alternative look at the Commonwealth games - Day Eight

    by Sam Rider 11 Oct 2010 12:00

    The weekend events in New Delhi may have seen failed drug test drama in the women’s 100m final and brought a sweep of medals to home shores in the pool, the 200m final and shooting, but it is the rather more extraordinary stories on Saturday

Archive Athletics News

Archive

Top trending sports stories

Writer stream