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Athletics


Athletics South Africa in new row

October 29 - Athletics South Africa (ASA), already under fire for its handling over the Caster Semenya (pictured) scandal, is at the centre of a new row over they were accused of misleading the country's Parliamentary Sports Committee over claims that they had withheld funding to help athletes prepare for the London 2012 Olympics.


Joy for Turner, despair for Lewis-Francis

October 27 - Andy Turner has been restored to National Lottery funding by UK Athletics a year after being cut but Mark Lewis-Francis (pictured), who anchored Britain's 4x100 metres relay team to the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, has had his support withdrawn after an injury-ravaged two years.











Bolt casts big doubt over 2010 Commonwealth Games

By Duncan Mackay

 

October 14 - Usain Bolt (pictured) has left a large question mark over whether the Commonwealth Games will figure in his schedule for the 2010 season by saying that he does not plan to compete in major championships because he needs an easy season to help him prepare for the London 2012 Olympics.