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Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

Athletics-Farah runs year's fastest 5,000m in Oregon

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - British double Olympic champion Mo Farah made his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year's fastest 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League..
SBS

GB discus thrower Roles, 39, dies

gb discus thrower roles, 39, dies
Welsh discus thrower Philippa Roles, who represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games, dies at the age of 39, UK Athletics announce.
BBC Sport

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Trans World Sport: Michelle Carter

Trans World Sport: Michelle Carter 06:07

Trans World Sport talks to Olympic champion shot putter Michelle Carter about her relationship with her father Michael Carter, who won a silver medal himself in the sport.
Source: IMG Programming -

News video: Gail Indian Speed Star Finalizes Athletes To Train For Olympics

Gail Indian Speed Star Finalizes Athletes To Train For Olympics 00:57

After a series of trials across the country, the Season II of GAIL Indian Speedstar culminated with selection of 7 athletes, who will now be trained to compete for international athletic events..
Source: nnis Sports English -

News video: Runner Eliud Kipchoge Finishes Marathon Just Short of Record-Breaking 2-Hour Mark

Runner Eliud Kipchoge Finishes Marathon Just Short of Record-Breaking 2-Hour Mark 01:39

Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours.
Source: Time -

News video: Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon

Kenyan Runner Comes Close, 2-hour Marathon 00:40

CNN has reported that early Saturday morning, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge covered a full marathon course in two hours and 24 seconds. 32-year-old, Kipchoge, is the 2016 Olympic champion and the 2016..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Children In War-Torn Aleppo Compete In Local 'Olympics'

Children In War-Torn Aleppo Compete In Local 'Olympics' 00:30

Children in a rebel-held Aleppo province town have been getting a taste of normal life in recent days thanks to an athletics competition organized in the town.
Source: IBTimesTV -

 

Athletics - Thompson posts world leading 200m time in Kingston

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson cruised to a world leading equalling 22.09 seconds to win the 200 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on Saturday.
SBS

Athletics - Thompson claims Shanghai win with 2017's fastest time

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set the fastest time in the world this year when she won the women's 100 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday.
SBS

'Why not make it 101 metres?' Tweak events don't wipe records, says Sotherton

'why not make it 101 metres?' tweak events don't wipe records, says sotherton
Athletics chiefs should tweak events rather than rewrite existing world records, says three-time Olympic bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton.
BBC Sport

Mixed-gender relays could be Games sport

mixed-gender relays could be games sport
Mixed-gender relays are being considered as an Olympic event to ramp up interest in athletics, a senior member of the sport's governing body said on Thursday.
SuperSport

European athletics backs Paris 2024 Olympics bid

european athletics backs paris 2024 olympics bid
European Athletics threw its weight behind the Paris 2024 Olympics bid, saying on Wednesday the French capital was the best possible candidacy for the Games' showcase sport.
SuperSport Also reported by •SBS

Campbell welcomes call for ratification laws

campbell welcomes call for ratification laws
European Athletics' proposal to rewrite majority of the pre-2005 world records would be for the "greater good", British former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell has said.
SuperSport

Resetting world records is for 'greater good', says Olympic medallist Campbell

resetting world records is for 'greater good', says olympic medallist campbell
Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell says a proposal to rewrite the majority of athletics' world records would be for "the greater good".
BBC Sport

Another Kenyan fails doping test

another kenyan fails doping test
The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested..
SuperSport


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