ARTICLES RELATING TO ATHLETICS

Allyson Felix out of Doha meet

2016-04-28 11:37

Organisers say Olympic 200-metre champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week.

Russia races against time to reach Rio

2016-04-27 08:18

There are just 100 days until the Rio Olympics as Russia fights for a place in the athletics contest.

Bolt to run 100m at Ostrava in May

2016-04-26 15:23

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on May 20.

ASA to study Mbalula's bid bombshell

2016-04-25 13:51

Athletics South Africa has taken note of the announcement by Fikile Mbalula that he has withdrawn the privilege of hosting international events from ASA.

Kipchoge defends London Marathon title

2016-04-24 13:21

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya set a new course record in winning the London Marathon for the second straight year.

Kenyans favoured in London marathon

2016-04-21 12:25

Ethiopian athletes may have obliterated their opponents in the Boston marathon, but Kenyans are strong favourites to win Sunday's London race.

Kenya pass anti-doping bill

2016-04-19 18:56

Kenya passed a new law in accordance with WADA demands that will allow their athletes to take part at Rio 2016.

Pearson sees return to golden best

2016-04-19 14:20

Australian Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson says she is finally back in the blocks and has her sights set on Rio.

Ethiopia sweep at Boston Marathon

2016-04-18 19:04

Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa led an Ethiopian clean sweep at the Boston Marathon with victory in the men's and women's races.

Semenya does 400-800 double at nationals

2016-04-16 14:34

Caster Semenya won national titles in the 400 and 800 metres and ran Olympic qualifying times in both events at the SA championships.

 

Australia joins 'substance-checker' alliance

2016-04-27 08:26

Australia have hooked up with Britain, Canada, Japan and the USA in an alliance allowing athletes to check whether a medication is prohibited.

'Super Sanchez' announces retirement

2016-04-27 08:15

Two-time Olympic 400m hurdles gold medalist Felix Sanchez has announced his retirement.

Officer dies running London Marathon

2016-04-25 15:09

A British Army officer has died after collapsing three miles short of the London Marathon finish line.

Mbalula bans SA from bidding for major rugby, cricket events

2016-04-25 11:43

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has suspended the privileges of SA Rugby, CSA and ASA from bidding for international tournaments due to lack of transformation.

Bolt, Spieth make Time's 'influential' list

2016-04-22 07:23

Sprint star Usain Bolt and NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry pepper make Time magazine's 2016 "100 Most Influential People" list.

Rihanna snubs Usain Bolt date request

2016-04-21 10:12

Rihanna has snubbed Olympian Usain Bolt's request for a date after he declared his love for her.

Scandals won't taint 2017 World Champs

2016-04-19 17:03

Recent scandals that have tarnished athletics will not overshadow the 2017 World Championships in London organisers have said.

Van Dyk pipped to Boston title

2016-04-19 09:48

South Africa’s Ernst van Dyk has narrowly missed out on winning his 11th title in the men’s wheelchair division at the 120th Boston Marathon.

Semenya makes history at nationals

2016-04-16 21:39

South Africa’s Caster Semenya has made history at the SA Senior Championships in Stellenbosch.

Van Zyl, Fredericks to resume rivalry

2016-04-14 14:16

One of the most exciting rivalries will resume when LJ van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks battles it out to become the SA 400-hurdles champion.

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