Athletics

Marathon legend Ramaala confirms plans to run for Athletics South Africa Presidency

By Nick Butler

Hendrick Ramaala competing in the 2009 London Marathon ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - Veteran marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala will run for the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Presidency next month in a bid to replace former rival James Evans, he has revealed.

Triple jumper Walter Davis handed one-year ban for missing three random drugs tests

By Nick Butler

Walter Davis has been handed a one year ban by the US Anti Doping Agency ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 23 - Former world triple jump champion Walter Davis has been handed a one-year ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after becoming the latest athlete to break stringent whereabouts rules. 

St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada awarded 2015 and 2016 CARIFTA Games

By Nick Butler

Usain Bolt set a world 200 metres record of 19.93sc at the 2004 CARIFTA Games in Hamilton, Bermuda ©IAAFApril 23 - Saint Kitts and Nevis have been awarded the 2015 Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games, an event which helped launch the career of Usain Bolt, while the 2016 event will take place in Grenada, it has been announced.

Keflezighi and Jeptoo win Boston Marathon one year on from deadly bombing

By Emily Goddard

Meb Keflezighi today became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - American Meb Keflezighi and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo today won the men's and women's races of the Boston Marathon one year on from a deadly bombing at the finish line that left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Thousands of athletes gear up for Boston Marathon on anniversary of 2013 bombings

By Paul Osborne

Around 36,000 will line up for the Boston Marathon tomorrow, a year after the deadly bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more ©Getty ImagesApril 20 - Thousands of athletes will step to the start line of the Boston Marathon tomorrow as runners take to course for the first time since last year's harrowing bomb attacks.

Uganda Athletics Federation suspends coach in alleged sex abuse case

By Emily Goddard

Uganda Athletics Federation has suspended a man in connection with sexual abuse allegations ©Uganda Athletics FederationApril 20 - The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has suspended a coach named Peter Wemali in connection with the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the sport in the East African country in recent weeks.

Furtsch becomes first female Olympic athletics champion to turn 100

By Paul Osborne

Evelyn Furtsch became the first female Olympic champion in athletics to live to 100 on Thursday ©USOCApril 20 - America's Evelyn Furtsch has made history by becoming the first female Olympic champion in athletics to live for a century and the oldest living track and field gold medallist.

Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel official that found Powell guilty arrested on prostitution charges

By Duncan Mackay

Gayle Lennox, who led the Jamaican Disciplinary Panel, which found Asafa Powell guilty of doping has been arrested on sex offence ©Getty ImagesApril 18 - Deputy chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Lennox Gayle has been arrested following a raid at a massage parlour he allegedly owns.

Nike and USA Track & Field sign multi-million dollar deal through to 2040

By Paul Osborne

Nike and USA Track and Field have extended their partnership to run through until 2040 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Global sports apparel brand Nike and USA Track & Field (USATF) have announced an extension to their partnership which will significantly increase support of USATF programmes, athletes and competitive groups through to 2040.
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