ARTICLES RELATING TO ATHLETICS

Sixty days until CT Marathon

2014-07-23 14:35

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has achieved significant planning targets in the build-up to its 60-day countdown.

Bolt not happy with Gay ban

2014-07-23 08:25

Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban.

Ten to watch in Glasgow

2014-07-22 08:51

A look at the top ten athletes to keep an eye on during the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Bolt to run at Copacabana

2014-07-21 07:30

Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website.

Bolt headlines cast at CGames

2014-07-19 10:05

Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

Gay, Gatlin clash in Monaco

2014-07-17 21:00

Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin bring their rivalry to the Monaco Diamond League meeting when they clash in the 200m.

Pistorius 'unwise' visit to club

2014-07-16 09:45

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius' visit to a nightclub while on a charge of murdering his girlfriend was "unwise", admits his family.

US Olympic track legend dies

2014-07-15 20:45

Former US athlete Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has died. She was 90.

SASCOC seek R10bn overhaul

2014-07-15 16:09

A whopping R10 billion is needed to take the country's sport to a competitive level on the international stage, Gideon Sam has said.

Powell, Simpson free to race

2014-07-15 08:20

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are free to race again after the Court of Arbitration in Sport reduced their doping bans.

Farah faces fitness race

2014-07-14 20:00

Olympic champion Mo Farah admits he faces a race against time to be fit for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Rudisha shines in Glasgow

2014-07-12 20:34

David Rudisha has fired a warning to his Commonwealth Games rivals as he won the 800m in blistering time in Glasgow.

Anaso pulls out of Games

2014-07-11 18:37

SA sprint sensation Anaso Jobodwana has announced that he will not be competing at the Commonwealth Games later this month.

Cronje, Olivier to sharpen up

2014-07-10 13:43

South Africa's best middle-distance runners are aiming for fast times in Glasgow, Scotland, this weekend.

Fredericks builds on fine form

2014-07-05 21:50

Hurdler Cornel Fredericks continued his steady rise in the global rankings with another solid performance in Paris.

Bolt named to Jamaican squad

2014-07-04 09:36

Jamaican sprint stars Usain Bolt has been included Jamaica's 68-strong athletics squad for this year's Commonwealth Games.

Powell pulls out of Paris meet

2014-07-03 15:38

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has withdrawn from the Diamond League meeting in Paris due to injury, event organisers confirmed.

Tyson Gay set for comeback

2014-07-02 07:56

American star Tyson Gay makes his comeback to the track i Lausanne after serving a one-year doping ban.

Rodgers wins US 100m title

2014-06-28 09:30

Mike Rodgers wasn't going to be slowed by a slight headwind as he captured the 100m title at the US Track and Field Championships.

Powell gives nationals a skip

2014-06-26 22:19

Asafa Powell withdrew from the Jamaican Athletics Championship, hours before he was to have run in the 100m event at the meet.

Powell to compete at nationals

2014-06-26 12:11

Former 100m world record holder sprinter Asafa Powell plans to compete at the Jamaica Track and Field Championships this week.

Meyer backs CT marathon

2014-06-25 12:44

Elana Meyer is confident the organisers of the CT Marathon will succeed in their attempt to make it one of the most popular races.

Powell, Simpson's bans lifted

2014-06-18 21:28

Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson can resume competition pending the outcome of their doping appeals.

Gatlin races to new world best

2014-06-18 08:23

American Justin Gatlin improved his own world-leading 100m time at the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic.

Van Niekerk still on Cloud 9

2014-06-15 15:00

Wayde van Niekerk has admitted he was stunned by his own performance after he smashed the 15-year-old SA 400m record.

 

Pearson doubtful for 100m

2014-07-23 12:39

Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia says she's a doubtful starter for the 100m at the Commonwealth Games.

Bolt raring to go in Glasgow

2014-07-22 19:29

Usain Bolt says he ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from minor surgery.

Glasgow wowed by Durban bid

2014-07-21 22:21

Durban was thrust into the spotlight following an impressive presentation to the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly.

SA trio on form in Madrid

2014-07-20 12:28

Andre Olivier, Khotso Mokoena and Carina Horn were the best of the SA contingent at the World Challenge meeting in Madrid.

Gatlin storms to victory

2014-07-19 07:58

Justin Gatlin has stormed to the fastest 200m of the year at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Farah fit to race in Glasgow

2014-07-16 19:00

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Powell makes modest return

2014-07-16 07:32

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell wasted no time getting back into the thick of the action a day after his doping ban was reduced.

Mbalula irked by Caster snub

2014-07-15 19:00

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula is disappointed that Caster Semenya is not part of the team competing in the Commonwealth Games.

New sponsors for CT Marathon

2014-07-15 12:31

The Cape Town Marathon has secured a major new naming rights sponsorship from financial services giant Sanlam.

CAS uphold Powell appeal

2014-07-14 21:00

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld in part appeals filed by sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson.

Olivier happy with second

2014-07-13 12:00

Andre Olivier has expressed mixed feelings about his performance after taking second place in the men's 800m race in Glasgow.

Olivier second in Glasgow

2014-07-12 20:05

South Africa's middle-distance athletes proved their potential with a sterling showing at the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow.

Blake sorry for missing Games

2014-07-10 18:00

Yohan Blake has apologised to the Scottish public for missing the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

SA trio battle in Budapest

2014-07-08 22:00

The small South African contingent struggled in windy conditions at the Istvn Gyulai Memorial track and field permit meeting.

Olivier returns to action

2014-07-04 10:01

SA two-lap specialist Andre Olivier is confident of hitting his straps when he resumes his European track and field campaign.

Gatlin beats Gay on comeback

2014-07-03 22:16

Justin Gatlin has trumped Tyson Gay, returning from a doping ban, in a blistering time at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

SA sprint records on the line

2014-07-02 11:29

Wayde van Niekerk hopes to make full use of the opportunity, with another national record on the line.

Campbell-Brown top in Jamaica

2014-06-28 09:31

Veronica Campbell-Brown has won the national women's 100m title at the Jamaican Track and Field Championships.

Bolt petitions to run relays

2014-06-27 08:31

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt says he still hopes to be ready to compete in the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Van Niekerk wins in Sweden

2014-06-26 22:19

Wayde van Niekerk has stormed to victory in the men's 200m race at the Sollentuna Grand Prix permit meeting in Stockholm.

Van Niekerk to try out 200m

2014-06-25 19:19

In his first race since smashing the South African 400m record, Wayde van Niekerk will drop down in distance.

Rudisha eyes Glasgow double

2014-06-24 18:17

Kenya's Olympic and world 800 metres record holder David Rudisha is keen to run a double at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ex-Comrades winner dies

2014-06-18 12:41

George Claassen, the 1961 Comrades winner and father of ex-Springbok captain Wynand, has passed away at the age of 97.

Magakwe holds his own

2014-06-17 21:03

The majority of the SA contingent put up firm challenges, but ultimately struggled at the Golden Spike athletics meeting.

SA 400m record smashed

2014-06-15 05:33

Wayde van Niekerk has smashed the 15-year-old South African record in the men's 400m at the New York Diamond League meeting.

 
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