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Olympic stars lead SA rankings

olympic stars lead sa rankings
Athletics South Africa (ASA) on Thursday releases the updated and latest version of the 2017 Rankings.

British Olympic silver medallist Germaine Mason dies in crash

british olympic silver medallist germaine mason dies in crash
Olympic silver medal-winning British athlete Germaine Mason has died, aged 34, in a motorbike accident in his native Jamaica. Mason finished runner-up in the high jump at the Beijing Games in 2008,..
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Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding

Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding 03:48

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cuts financial support to Kenya after the country's crisis-hit Olympic Committee failed to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a..
Source: Reuters - Sports -

News video: Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal

Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal 00:34

(CNN)Usain Bolt may have lost one of his Olympic gold medals after compatriot Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance -- but the Jamaican says he has "no hard feelings" towards his sprint..
Source: Wochit News -


Olympic high jumper Germaine Mason dies in motorbike crash

KINGSTON (Reuters) - High jump star Germaine Mason died in a motorbike crash outside Jamaica's capital early on Thursday, police said, an announcement that prompted tributes to the British Olympic..

Meet the mascots for London's 2017 World Championships

meet the mascots for london's 2017 world championships
The mascots for this summer's IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in London have been unveiled as Whizbee the Bee and Hero the Hedgehog. A judging panel comprised of..
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Jessica Ennis-Hill receives damehood at Buckingham Palace

jessica ennis-hill receives damehood at buckingham palace
The 31-year-old Olympic champion retired from athletics in October.
BBC Sport

Athletics - Thompson enjoys fast start to season

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson cruised to a wind-assisted 10.75 seconds to win the 100 meters at Jamaica's UTECH Classic on Saturday.

Coe happy with security for London

coe happy with security for london
Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he had every confidence in the security surrounding August's world athletics championships in London having had a close-up view of operations during the 2012 Olympics in..

50km walk to stay in Olympics

LONDON (Reuters) - The 50km walk will remain in the Olympics and world championships after the IAAF voted unanimously to retain the longest event in the athletics programme.

Coates drops C-bomb in the fight to keep control of Olympic movement

Embattled Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has admitted he called Australian Sports Commission chief John Wylie a "c---" during an unprovoked verbal attack on the businessman at..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Olympic champion Sumgong fails drugs test

The athletics world is in shock with defending Olympic women's marathon champion Jemima Sumgong testing positive for banned substance EPO.

Athletics - Hurdler Pearson back on track after lost years

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having come back from two years ruined by injuries, the tears flowed freely for Sally Pearson after the former Olympic 100m hurdles champion booked her ticket to the world..

Athletics - Australia's Pearson back in world championship frame

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson shrugged off two years of injury trauma to post a world championship qualifying time in winning her eighth 100 metres hurdles title at..

Athletics: Sally Pearson posts world championships qualifying time at Australian Athletics Championships

Olympic champion Sally Pearson has announced herself back on the big stage, bulldozing her Australian championships heat in a world championships qualifying time.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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