Young athletes praised

2013-08-20 22:00

Team manager Magda Botha says she is satisfied with South Africa's turnout at the IAAF world championships in Moscow.

Bolt bags gold medal treble

2013-08-18 17:18

Usain Bolt anchored the Jamaican 4x100m relay team in their victory at the world championships, to claim his third gold medal.

New era for African sprinting?

2013-08-17 10:36

Murielle Ahoure has declared a new era for African sprinting after she won the continent's first medal in a women's world 200m.

Isinbayeva 'misunderstood'

2013-08-17 08:49

Yelena Isinbayeva has attempted to play down the furore provoked by her anti-gay remarks, saying she was "misunderstood".

Kemboi wins third world title

2013-08-15 20:01

Ezekiel Kemboi has won his third 3000m steeplechase world title in convincing style at the IAAF world championships.

Ramaala gunning for title

2013-08-15 19:03

ASA vice-president Hendrick Ramaala has lofty ambitions for the men's marathon at IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

SA athletes bow out in Moscow

2013-08-15 16:30

South Africa's Orazio Cremona just missed out on a place in the next round of the men's shot put at the IAAF World Championships.

Palframan up against big guns

2013-08-14 23:00

South Africa's Justine Palframan will line up against the world's top sprinters in the 200m heats at the IAAF world championships.

Hogan pleased with fifth

2013-08-13 22:00

Victor Hogan has provided the South African team with its highlight of their showing at the world athletic championships.

Isinbayeva completes fairytale

2013-08-13 20:30

Yelena Isinbayeva has thrilled a partisan home crowd as she landed her third and probably last world title of her illustrious career.

Mundell eyes SA record

2013-08-13 20:07

Marc Mundell will be hoping to better his own South African record in the 50km walk at the IAAF World Championships.

Sanchez through to final

2013-08-13 19:14

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez has moved a step closer to making history in the IAAF World Championships.

Fraser-Pryce wins world crown

2013-08-12 20:21

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has won the women's 100m title at the IAAF world championships in Moscow.

Oliver hurdles to Moscow glory

2013-08-12 20:21

David Oliver of the United States won his first major title, claiming the 110m hurdles crown at the IAAF world championships.

African hope in 100m final

2013-08-12 18:20

Blessing Okagbare and Murielle Ahoure have advanced to the final of the women's 100m at the world championships.

Pistorius not missed in Moscow

2013-08-11 22:44

For some at the world championships, the topic of Oscar Pistorius remains either taboo or simply not worth tackling.

Eaton wins decathlon gold

2013-08-11 19:40

Ashton Eaton has added the world decathlon title to his Olympic crown in a dominant display at the World Athletics Championships.

Baptiste fails drugs test

2013-08-10 22:11

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste has failed a drugs test and withdrawn from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Bolt cruises into 100m semis

2013-08-10 20:33

Usain Bolt's bid to regain his 100m world title began in gentle fashion when he cruised into the semi-finals in Moscow.

Farah triumphs in 10 000m

2013-08-10 18:08

Briton Mo Farah was pushed all the way in an ultimately well-executed victory in the men's 10 000m at the world championships.

Semenya out of world champs

2013-07-27 21:19

Caster Semenya will not compete at the IAAF World Championships after missing out on achieving the qualifying standard in Belgium.

Cheruiyot won't defend titles

2013-05-21 22:03

Kenyan world 5 000m and 10 000m gold medallist Vivian Cheruiyot has confirmed she will not defend her titles in Moscow.

IAAF plays down heat worries

2011-10-06 16:22

Qatar's searing heat will not be a deal breaker in determining whether Doha will host the 2017 world championships, the IAAF says.

Oscar loses cool in interview

2011-09-06 19:03

SA's double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has cut short a BBC radio interview after what he considered an insulting question.

Silver is for Madiba - Semenya

2011-09-05 08:29

After being pipped at the post Caster Semenya has dedicated her 800m silver medal to former South African president, Nelson Mandela.


SA team to bring medal home

2013-08-19 20:00

The SA athletics team is due to arrive at OR Tambo with a solitary bronze medal for their efforts at the IAAF world championships.

Cronje claims SA's only medal

2013-08-18 15:53

Johan Cronje has won SA's only medal at the athletics world championships in Moscow, clinching bronze in the 1 500 metres final.

Fraser-Pryce wins 200m title

2013-08-17 08:49

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has completed a sprint double at the world championships by adding the 200m gold to her 100m title.

Sanchez left dry by Gordon

2013-08-15 21:02

Jehue Gordon has ruined two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez's bid to nail a history-making third world title in the 400m hurdles.

Borlees make track history

2013-08-15 19:03

The Borlee brothers have made history when all three competed in the 4x400m relay, a first for the IAAF world championships.

Fraser-Pryce in Felix's way

2013-08-15 19:00

Allyson Felix is within one victory of the all-time record for world titles as she won her 200m semi-final at the world championships.

Woeful day for Team SA

2013-08-15 11:02

Team SA suffered a woeful day at the IAAF World Championships, with all three athletes producing forgettable performances.

Yelena vaulting to motherhood

2013-08-14 15:26

After winning her latest, and perhaps last, gold medal, Yelena Isinbayeva has almost immediately looked at the next challenge ahead.

Aman claims vacant 800m title

2013-08-13 20:34

Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia has won the men's 800m gold medal at the IAAF world championships in Moscow.

Eatons miss out on double gold

2013-08-13 20:07

The Eatons have finished their working honeymoon ever so close to making it a double-gold celebration at the world championships.

Merritt regains 400m title

2013-08-13 20:00

American Lashawn Merritt has regained the men's 400m world title at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

James, Merritt set up showdown

2013-08-12 21:05

Kirani James and his predecessor as world and Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt have set up a clash in the 400m final.

Ohuruogu seals 400m title

2013-08-12 20:21

Christine Ohuruogu has cemented her reputation for leaving it late by snatching the 400m title from Botswana's Amantle Montsho.

Lightning, Bolt seen together

2013-08-12 20:00

It's the kind of picture one can only ever dream of; Usain Bolt clinching gold as a lightning illuminates the stormy skies above.

US quartet ease into final

2013-08-12 18:01

The US hopes of a medals clean sweep in the 110m hurdles have remained intact as all four of their hurdlers qualified for the final.

Bolt back on top of the world

2013-08-11 20:13

Jamaican Usain Bolt has regained his world 100m title in Moscow ahead of American Justin Gatlin and compatriot Nesta Carter.

Explosive 100m final awaits

2013-08-11 18:12

Usain Bolt has remained on course to regain his 100m world title as he progressed into the final at the IAAF World Championships.

Jobodwana cracks the semis

2013-08-10 21:59

SA's Anaso Jobodwana has reached the semi-finals after finishing second in his 100m heat at the IAAF World Championships.

Maxwell struggles in Moscow

2013-08-10 19:48

It was a luckless day for SA’s Tanith Maxwell who finished 42nd in the women's marathon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Six SA stars in Day 1 action

2013-08-09 16:36

Six South African hopefuls will be in action on Day 1 of the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Season-best for Viljoen

2013-06-01 17:54

Sunette Viljoen qualified for this year's World Athletics Championships with a season's best effort at the Prefontaine Classic.

Bolt eyes three Moscow golds

2013-01-23 21:57

Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year's world championships in Moscow.

Pistorius surpised at omission

2011-09-07 19:58

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius says he was surprised after being left out of the South African 4x400 metres relay team in Daegu.

Blake apologises for antics

2011-09-06 13:40

New 100m world champion, Yohan Blake has apologised for his behaviour during the playing of Jamaica's national anthem.

SA claim 17th spot in Daegu

2011-09-04 18:18

South Africa finished 17th on the table after Caster Semenya grabbed a silver medal on the final day of the World Championships.

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