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New Athletics Australia president David Grace has criticised the inconsistency of the way sports such as Australian rules are treated for drug offences compared with Olympic athletes, saying the discrepancy is not right.
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Olympic 400m champion believes her sibling can beat her - and they could face each other at the 2016 Games in Rio Christine Ohuruogu has faced up to the possibility of going from being the best in the world to an also-ran in her own family.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for 2013's Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 16. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by a former Sportsman recipient.
The FDA earlier went against the recommendation of its advisory committee and OK'd the drug, the first hydrocodone-only drug in America.
A tryout the next winter in Lake Placid didn't go so well, with coaches thanking him for his interest and sending him home.
Shot Putter Tom Walsh has done it again. The Timaru builder took another huge stride on the international track & field stage yesterday, winning the shot put at the prestigious Zatopek Classic in Melbourne with another NZ record throw of 20.61m.
Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt snaps a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama during the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 10. "Selfie" has been named the global word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.
"When people say to me 'are you getting sick of winning?' I say to them 'Is Bolt?'," says Farah ahead of SPOTY on Sunday This year he carried on in much the same vein when becoming only the second athlete in history to complete the long distance 'double double' - adding the World 5,000 and 10,000-metre titles to his London Olympic gold medals.
TRAINING partners Ciaran Cooper and Will Crisp were Swindon Harriers' star performers in the Wiltshire Cross Country Championships, writes KEVIN FAHEY.
FOUR golds, two silvers and a couple of bronze medals gave Area 7 secondary boys some measure of respect in the 2013 Provincial Meet on Wednesday at Panaad Park and Stadium.
Langley Secondary Grade 12 athlete Georgia Ellenwood raced to a gold medal in the senior girls 100m final on June 1, during the B.C. high school track and field championships at McLeod Stadium.
Deaflympian Simon Cherono Kibai is the 2013 Sports personality of the Year. Kibai a triple gold medalist at this year's Summer Defalympics games in Bulgaria beat other leading sportsmen and women including World and Olympic Steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama and two time world marathon champion ... (more)
Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, American four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson told a packed Doha Goals Forum here on Wednesday.
East London Runners were out in force at the Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, with six of the club's 18 competitors achieving personal best times.
Russia triggered angry criticism and even calls to boycott the Sochi Games when, in June, it banned spreading 'gay propaganda' to minors.
KINGSTON: Jamaica's double World Championships sprint gold medallists Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were on Monday named the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's male and female athletes of 2013.