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  • Olympic Legacy, already losing pace

    Olympic Legacy, already losing pace

    by Liam Lines 06 Feb 2014 09:37

    This year, I believe we are seeing how some of the shine of the Olympics is already being chipped away from. West Ham’s confirmation in becoming the new owners of the Olympic stadium, that is costing not only more money from the government via

  • GB return from World Games with six gold medals

    GB return from World Games with six gold medals

    by Kit Munns 15 Aug 2013 11:50

    Great Britain returned from the ninth World Games in Cali (Colombia) last week having won six gold medals. The World Games, held every four years, were first staged in 1981 and provide a platform for world competition in sports not includ

  • Athletics - A sorry state of affairs or a stride in the rig

    Athletics - A sorry state of affairs or a stride in the rig

    by Rebecca Oatham 16 Jul 2013 09:23

    In the wake of an impressive 9.91 second run by British athlete Dasalou, the athletics world was shaken with news that two of the sports’ biggest names has failed a drugs tests. With athletics, and in particular sprinting, already being tainte

  • London Marathon observes silence for Boston victims

    London Marathon observes silence for Boston victims

    21 Apr 2013 09:47

    The London Marathon got under way on Sunday after marking a 30-second period of silence to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

  • London Marathon to run under heightened security

    London Marathon to run under heightened security

    21 Apr 2013 02:48

    The London Marathon takes place Sunday amid a heightened police presence following the Boston Marathon bomb attacks -- and a moment of silence

  • Olympic champion Hoy announces retirement

    Olympic champion Hoy announces retirement

    18 Apr 2013 11:17

    Olympic great Chris Hoy announced his retirement from cycling with immediate effect on Thursday.The six-time Olympic champion, Britain's m

  • Boston blasts a warning for Sochi Olympics: Russia

    Boston blasts a warning for Sochi Olympics: Russia

    16 Apr 2013 11:49

    The twin blasts that killed three people and injured scores at the Boston marathon are a warning for Russia as it prepares to host the 2014 Win

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  • IOC deplores ruling to destroy Spain doping evidence

    IOC deplores ruling to destroy Spain doping evidence

    01 May 2013 09:17

    The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday deplored a ruling by a Spanish court that bags of blood seized in a doping case be destroyed, preventing further probes into what has been described as the world's biggest doping network.Ov

  • Magnussen wants rid of alpha male tag

    Magnussen wants rid of alpha male tag

    01 May 2013 06:16

    Reigning world champion James Magnussen said he was working hard on being humble and no longer trying to be the "alpha male" of the Australian swimming team.The London Games silver medallist, who produced the year's fastest time to win th

  • Operation Puerto ruling to be announced

    Operation Puerto ruling to be announced

    29 Apr 2013 20:47

    The Operation Puerto doping trial involving Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes and four co-accused is set to conclude on Tuesday with Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria set to give her ruling on whether the five were guilty of endangering public health.

  • Sacked Russian Olympic official claims poisoning

    Sacked Russian Olympic official claims poisoning

    29 Apr 2013 10:17

    A former senior Russian Olympic Committee official fired by President Vladimir Putin over delays in building infrastructure for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi said doctors had found higher than normal levels of mercury in his body, Interfax r

  • Lee, Thai teen win India Open titles

    Lee, Thai teen win India Open titles

    28 Apr 2013 19:47

    Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia maintained his perfect record against Kenichi Tago, seeing off the challenge of the Japanese player to win the India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi on Sunday.The Malaysian, ranked number one in the worl

  • Jamaican women, US men win Penn 4x100 titles

    Jamaican women, US men win Penn 4x100 titles

    27 Apr 2013 19:47

    Two-time reigning Olympic 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce anchored Jamaica to a 4x100 victory Saturday at the 119th Penn Relays, snapping an eight-year American win streak.The US men also took a 4x100 title as 2013 world leader M

  • Spilak wins stage as Froome extends lead

    Spilak wins stage as Froome extends lead

    27 Apr 2013 17:18

    Slovene Simon Spilak won the fourth stage of the Tour of Romandie on Saturday as Chris Froome extended his overall lead.Briton Froome tightened his grip on the yellow jersey as he finished just behind Spilak after 188.5km from Marly to Les

  • Riley edges Olympic champ Merritt at Drake

    Riley edges Olympic champ Merritt at Drake

    27 Apr 2013 04:17

    Jamaican Andrew Riley crashed the Olympic 110m hurdles reunion, edging London Games gold medalist and world record-holder Aries Merritt at the Drake Relays athletics meeting.Riley, a 24-year-old who recently completed a US collegiate athlet

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