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Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

Ennis-Hill: London can help restore faith in athletics

ennis-hill: london can help restore faith in athletics
Olympic heptathlon gold-medallist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill insists a successful World Championships in London is pivotal to restoring the tarnished reputation of athletics. The sport has been rocked..
City A.M.

British Olympic sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine seriously injured in Tenerife

British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident in Tenerife, British Athletics said on Wednesday.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Russia's long running doping saga

Russia's long running doping saga 02:45

The findings of Richard McLaren, the Canadian law professor and head of the independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate allegations of systematic cheating in..
Source: euronews (in English) -

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Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah becomes a knight in a New Year Honours list which also sees Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour being recognised for services to fashion.
Source: PA - Press Association STUDIO -

News video: Physical challenges overcome on volleyball day

Physical challenges overcome on volleyball day 02:00

Every month, students with disabilities in JeffCo schools get together to test their skills in a new sport.
Source: 7News - The Denver Channel -

News video: More than 1000 Russian athletes benefited from state-sponsored doping - report

More than 1000 Russian athletes benefited from state-sponsored doping - report 01:22

More than 1000 Russian athletes, including Olympic medalists, are implicated in the McLaren report on Russian state-sponsored doping. The report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
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Motorcycle crash in Tenerife leaves Brit sprinters in hospital

motorcycle crash in tenerife leaves brit sprinters in hospital
British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine required urgent medical treatment following a motorcycle accident in Spain on Tuesday night. The Team GB representatives at the Rio Olympics..
City A.M.

Athletics - Bekele to run London with eye on world record

LONDON (Reuters) - Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathon runner in history, will make another attempt at claiming the world record over the classic 26.2 mile..

Eatons take to the snow after life on the track

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Athletics' retired super couple have discovered a new sport but do not expect them to be chasing Olympic medals anytime soon.

Maria Sharapova May Represent Russia At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpishchev has revealed possible prospects of veteran women’s tennis player Maria Sharapova may play at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Though there has been..
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Kostadinova criticises proposals to wipe world records

kostadinova criticises proposals to wipe world records
Former Olympic high jump champion Stefka Kostadinova has criticised proposals to wipe out athletics world records in an attempt to regain public trust and clean up the sport's image.
SuperSport Also reported by •SBS

Olympic decathlon champion Eaton retires

Prominent multi-event athletics stars Ashton Eaton and his wife Brianne have announced their retirements.

Elaine Thompson: My golden moment in Rio

elaine thompson: my golden moment in rio
Jamiaca's Elaine Thompson talks to BBC Sport about her 100m and 200m wins at the Rio Olympic Games and describes what it means to be the 'Sprint Queen' of athletics.
BBC Sport

Double Olympic champion Yifter dies, aged 72

TORONTO (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia has died at the age of 72, the International Association of Athletics Federations said on its website (www.iaaf.org) on Friday.

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