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Jeptoo's 'B' sample positive

2014-12-20 00:12

Kenya's top woman marathon runner Rita Jeptoo is facing a two-year suspension after her 'B' sample turned positive for EPO.

Gay's former coach banned

2014-12-18 11:30

Former sprinter and coach of US sprinter Tyson Gay, John Drummond, has been banned for eight years.

Kipsang misses dope test

2014-12-17 07:08

Kenya's former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been notified of a missed dope test by the IAAF.

Zuma hails 10 years of SASCOC

2014-12-01 22:40

President Jacob Zuma has praised SASCOC by saying that sport has come a long way in levelling the playing field.

Lavillenie, Adams win top awards

2014-11-21 22:25

France's pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams have been named the IAAF's Athletes of the Year.

IAAF slammed for Doha choice

2014-11-19 19:45

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have slammed the IAAF for awarding the 2019 world champs to Doha.

Doha given 2019 world champs

2014-11-18 17:35

Doha will host of the 2019 Athletics World Championships, days after FIFA cleared the Gulf state's football officials of corruption.

Rudisha wins Olympic award

2014-11-08 07:56

Kenyan 800m champion David Rudisha has won the inaugural award as the best male athlete at the most recent Olympics.

Jeptoo positive test confirmed

2014-11-03 20:45

Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's positive doping test was for EPO, two senior Kenyan athletics officials have confirmed.

Van Dyk pipped at the post

2014-11-02 19:41

South African wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk has narrowly lost out on winning the New York Marathon, finishing in second place.

Athletics Kenya under fire

2014-11-01 17:41

Kenya's athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism after it emerged Rita Jeptoo tested positive in an out-of-competition anti-doping test.

Mutai eyes New York hat-trick

2014-10-31 23:56

A doping scandal has threatened to overshadow Geoffrey Mutai's run at a New York City Marathon hat-trick.

Jeptoo tests positive for EPO

2014-10-31 19:45

The world's top female marathon runner, Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, has tested positive for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO.

Fans unite to bid farewell

2014-10-30 22:23

Hundreds of mourners converged at a joint memorial service for Senzo Meyiwa, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Phindilie Mwelase.

Tribute paid to fallen heroes

2014-10-30 13:59

Sport fans have gathered at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg to pay homage to three fallen South African sporting icons.

Mulaudzi's funeral details revealed

2014-10-28 11:00

The memorial service for South Africa's former 800m world champion, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, will take place on Thursday.

Kiptoo leads Kenyan sweep

2014-10-26 22:04

Mark Kiptoo put behind him his second placed finish in 2013 by winning the Frankfurt Marathon in a Kenyan cleansweep.

Details of Mulaudzi crash emerge

2014-10-25 14:57

Olympic medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died when he lost control of his car on a curve on a road, officials say.

SASCOC mourns Mulaudzi's death

2014-10-25 05:00

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has mourned the sad and sudden loss of Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

Zuma: Nation has lost a hero

2014-10-24 21:59

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa has lost a true hero after former Olympic medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died in a car crash.

Athletics needs fresh ideas - Meyer

2014-10-24 15:26

Athletics events in South Africa are in need of an urgent shot in the arm, says former long-distance runner Elana Meyer.

Oscar's career is 'finished'

2014-10-23 09:12
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Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says Oscar Pistorius's sentence for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his career.

No comment on Oscar - IAAF

2014-10-21 14:28

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has "no comment to make about Oscar Pistorius".

Gatlin fails to make Top 3 list

2014-10-17 13:29

Facing a backlash over his doping past, Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year.

 

Kenya defends doping record

2014-12-19 17:49

Kenyan athletics has defended the country's record on doping, despite 32 positive tests for banned substances in the last five years.

Bolt against programme change

2014-12-18 11:30

Usain Bolt says reports suggesting the 200m is among athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous".

Two Kenyan runners banned for doping

2014-12-16 15:30

Kenyan marathon runners Viola Kimetto and Joyce Kiplimo have been banned for two years for doping, Athletics Kenya (AK) said.

Oscar spends birthday in jail

2014-11-22 07:13

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday - his first birthday behind bars.

Africa to dominate IAAF awards

2014-11-20 09:03

Dennis Kimetto and Genzebe Dibaba are in line for top honours at Friday’s IAAF gala awards in Monaco.

SASCOC want 10 medals in Rio

2014-11-18 23:04

SASCOC president Gideon Sam says Team South Africa will be targeting at least 10 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Lack of new talent worries Sam

2014-11-18 16:08

SASCOC president Gideon Sam has said that the lack of future talent in South African Olympic sports was a worrying trend.

Jeptoo a long-term EPO doper?

2014-11-08 07:56

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been implicated in illegal doping dating back more than three years.

Makhanya sets new challenge

2014-11-03 17:30

Mapaseka Makhanya faces the biggest challenge of her career when she competes in her first international marathon in 2015.

Kipsang wins NYC Marathon

2014-11-02 19:28

Wilson Kipsang has won the New York City Marathon men's title, defeating Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line.

Mulaudzi laid to rest

2014-11-01 13:11

Former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been laid to rest at his home village of Muduluni.

Jeptoo fails doping test

2014-10-31 23:56

Leading marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon.

Senzo's death united South Africa

2014-10-31 11:54

Siphe says it shouldn't take the death of the country's sporting stars to unite the nation.

Sepeng recollects Athens final

2014-10-30 16:26

Recounting the 2004 Olympic Games 800m final, Hezekiel Sepeng has paid tribute to former world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

SA to honour departed heroes

2014-10-29 20:23

A memorial service will be held in Johannesburg for the three SA sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

ANCYL mourns Meyiwa, Mulaudzi

2014-10-27 06:06

The ANC Youth League on Monday sent condolences to the families of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa and athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

Mulaudzi a 'true Olympian'

2014-10-25 18:11

IOC president Thomas Bach says former world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who died in a car crash, was a "true Olympian".

Tributes pour in for Mulaudzi

2014-10-25 07:28

President Jacob Zuma has said that South Africa "has lost one of our most disciplined and talented athletes" in Mbuleni Malaudzi.

Caster pays tribute to Mulaudzi

2014-10-24 22:38

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's tragic death has triggered immediate reaction from two star South African athletes.

SA Olympian killed in car crash

2014-10-24 19:52

South African middle distance runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, the 2009 world champion, has been killed in a car accident.

Oscar, agent to discuss future

2014-10-23 18:01

Oscar Pistorius' agent is seeking a meeting with the athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.

Comrades Marathon GM quits

2014-10-22 18:01

The Comrades Marathon general manager, Chris Bruwer, will be moving on after only one year at the helm of the race.

Oscar banned from Rio Paralympics

2014-10-21 11:24

Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to run at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, even if he's released early from his five-year sentence.

Magakwe looks towards Olympics

2014-10-15 14:31

Although 2014 was the most successful in Simon Magakwe's career, the sprinter has not lost track of his ultimate dream.

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