Athletics




Disgraced shot putters vow to return

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

July 20 - Kieran Kelly (pictured) and Jamie Stevenson, the British shot putters banned for two years after refusing to take drugs tests, have vowed to return to the sport when their suspensions end in 2012.




Bolt wins on return but upstaged by Oliver

By Mike Rowbottom

July 16 - Triple world record holder Usain Bolt had said he was capable of running 9.70sec in tonight’s Samsung Diamond League meeting in Paris, but he managed to beat his fellow Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake with a time of 9.84 on an evening when David Oliver (pictured) came within two hundredths of a second of the world 110 metres hurdles record.





Gay puts Powell in his place in Gateshead

By Mike Rowbottom in Gateshead

July 10 - Tyson Gay laid down the gauntlet to his Jamaican rivals here as earned the first big 100 metres spoils of the season, winning his duel with Asafa Powell at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Gateshead in 9.94sec – an outstanding effort given the headwind of 1.7 metres per second.


Powell and Gay shocked by Fraser positive test

By Mike Rowbottom in Gateshead

July 9 - Preparations for the Samsung Diamond League in Gateshead tomorrow have been overshadowed with Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, the two biggest names competing in the meeting, forced to react to the latest blow to their sport - the news that Jamaica’s Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser (pictured) had tested positive for a banned substance.