Athletics

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me

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Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex abuse images and has also admitted assaulting gymnasts. “I ...

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Gatlin shocked by doping allegations about coach & athletics agent

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World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is “shocked and surprised” at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent. Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport’s governing body called “serious allegations” about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner. The Daily Telegraph said Wagner – an agent linked to Gatlin – offered to ...

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GOC names Chefs de Mission for various games

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  The Ghana Olympic Committee has named eight executives as leaders of delegation for upcoming events spanning from the Winter Olympics in February 2018 in South Korea through to the summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The GOC says it is part of measures to enable Team Ghana’s smooth participation in those games. The list is as follows: Winter Olympics Pyeonchang ...

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GOC secures Commonwealth Games grant for seven athletes

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The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has secured £5,000 preparation grant for seven Ghanaian athletes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. A statement from the GOC signed by Mr. Richard Akpokavie, General Secretary and copied to the GNA Sports, said the grant is a form of scholarship for the athletes to aid them in their preparation for ...

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Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors appeal for longer sentence

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South African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They told the Supreme Court of Appeal the six-year sentence was “shockingly light” and he should get 15 years. Defence lawyers say the sentence handed down by a lower court is appropriate. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in ...

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3rd Kempinski-Cowbell race on November 12

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The Ghana Triathlon Federation will be having its third Kempinski-Cowbell race series in the year on the 12th November, 2017 at the University of Ghana, Legon. Two races will be run in a day, adults and youth races. The adult race will begin at 7am sharp and the participants will be swimming 600m, ride a bicycle for 20km and run 5km. And the ...

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Mo Farah splits from coach Alberto Salazar and will return to Britain

Salazar (centre) alongside Farah (right) and training partner Galen Rupp (left) at the London 2012 Olympics (Image credit: PA)

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has split from coach Alberto Salazar and will return to Britain. Farah, 34, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016, said his decision was based on a desire to move back to London. Salazar is being investigated by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) after BBC’s Panorama made allegations about drugs ...

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Rio Olympics head Carlos Nuzman charged with corruption

Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe (Image credit: Reuters)

Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman is accused of running a criminal organisation, money laundering and violating currency laws. The charges follow an investigation into a payment of $2m (£1.52m) to secure votes for the Rio ...

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When Baji bagged bronze

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Hungarian sprint hurdler Balazs Baji talks about the glory of claiming his first global medal in London earlier this year and how it has positively impacted on his life. “It was only a little over 13 seconds but without doubt wining world bronze at the 2017 IAAF World Championships changed my life. “I went into the event in the best ...

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