Track & Field

US-born sprinter wins bronze for Israel at EU championships
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

US-born sprinter wins bronze for Israel at EU championships

Donald Sanford finishes 400 meter dash in 45.27 seconds, winning Israel its 3rd medal in competition’s history Israeli-American athlete Donald Sanford made some Israeli history on Friday when he won a bronze medal in the 400 meter dash in the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland – the first running medal for Israel in the […]

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Commonwealth Games: Tom Daley and James Denny win silver medal
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Commonwealth Games: Tom Daley and James Denny win silver medal

Tom Daley and James Denny produced a fantastic final dive to secure a silver medal for England in the men’s synchronised 10m platform. The pair, both 20, scored 95.46 to rise from last place in the four-nation competition to second on 399.36 points. Australian pair Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham then did just enough with […]

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Peter Thatchell urges First Minister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

Peter Thatchell urges First Minister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia

Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth member states. We urge him to appeal to all participating countries to adhere […]

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Bolt charges up Commonwealth Games
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

Bolt charges up Commonwealth Games

These Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself. But as soon as the Jamaican emerged on stage to face a news conference packed with reporters and camera crews from around the world, there was a quick realisation that the remaining nine days would […]

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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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