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The Tyson Gay File
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

The Tyson Gay File

Last July, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay held the fastest 100-meter time in the world. He appeared primed to give world record holder Usain Bolt a run for the crown at the 2013 world championships in Moscow the following month. But instead of discussing his acceleration phase, Gay struggled through sobs as he told reporters that […]

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Defecting Cuban hurdler Orlando Ortega aims for US move
By August 28, 2013 Read More →

Defecting Cuban hurdler Orlando Ortega aims for US move

A top Cuban hurdler who defected earlier this month says he now wants to be reunited with his mother in Florida. Orlando Ortega, 22, criticised the Cuban sports authorities in a phone call to the Associated Press news agency from Padua in Italy. “It was an extremely difficult and tough decision, but I made it […]

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Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
By July 14, 2013 Read More →

Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

The American 100m record holder Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and says he will pull out of the world championships in Moscow in August. Gay has not revealed the substance but he says he was notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that a sample came back positive from an […]

Tyson Gay gives Usain Bolt world championships warning in Lausanne
By July 5, 2013 Read More →

Tyson Gay gives Usain Bolt world championships warning in Lausanne

Tyson Gay has again thrown down the gauntlet to Usain Bolt before the world championships by reinforcing his status as the current fastest man in the world. By Owen Gibson After getting off to a powerful start at the Diamond League meeting, Gay finished the 100m in 9.79 seconds, ahead of the Jamaican Asafa Powell […]

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Two Explosions Tear Through Boston Marathon, Injuries Reported
By April 15, 2013 Read More →

Two Explosions Tear Through Boston Marathon, Injuries Reported

Several people were critically injured when two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon shortly before 3 PM today, officials reported. By Nathan James The iconic foot race, with approximately 26,000 participants, was thrown into chaos by the incident, which is under investigation by the Boston Police department and FBI. Windows on upper […]

Could Kenya host the Olympics in 2024?
By March 3, 2013 Read More →

Could Kenya host the Olympics in 2024?

No African nation has yet hosted an Olympic Games, and Kenya wants to be the first. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga recently vowed the country would bid to host the Games in 2024, but sports writer Chris Tsuma says the attempt is destined to fail. Kenya, it seems, has dreams of an Olympian nature. In […]

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Oscar Pistorius: Olympian and Paralympian faces murder charge
By February 14, 2013 Read More →

Oscar Pistorius: Olympian and Paralympian faces murder charge

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing a murder charge after his girlfriend was shot and killed at his Pretoria home. His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero. Police said a 26-year-old man would appear in court on Friday. […]

Openly gay Australian gymnast Ji Wallace Joins TEAM TO END AIDS
By December 1, 2012 Read More →

Openly gay Australian gymnast Ji Wallace Joins TEAM TO END AIDS

Los Angeles, Calif.  – Olympic silver medalist Ji Wallace has joined TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), an endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and will run the 2013 Honda L.A. Marathon, APLA announced Saturday. The announcement comes just months after Wallace revealed to the Sydney Star Observer that he is living with […]

Kenya athletics doping claims probed
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Kenya athletics doping claims probed

Kenya’s athletics authorities say they are investigating allegations of widespread doping in the country. There have been media allegations that doctors had given banned substances to runners at a high-altitude Rift Valley training base. In June, distance runner Mathew Kisorio failed a drugs test at Kenya’s national championships and said doping was rife. Athletics Kenya […]

Ethiopia’s Gelana Wins Olympic Women’s Marathon
By August 5, 2012 Read More →

Ethiopia’s Gelana Wins Olympic Women’s Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won the women’s marathon Olympic gold medal through the rainy streets of London Sunday. She finished the race at 2:23:07 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo, who won silver. Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova took the bronze. Source: VOA

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