Athletics

Rio 2016 qualifier Alem Mumuni to inspire Labone S.H.S students at “Making it Happen” seminar

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Rio 2016 qualifier and Ghana’s first para cyclist Alem Mumuni is set to attend the second edition of the Liquid Sports Ghana and Cowbell Ghana mentorship programme dubbed “Making it Happen” at the Labone S.H.S. on Thursday, 19th May, 2016. Alem will share his awe inspiring story of surviving polio, surviving discrimination at school, becoming Ghana’s first para cyclist and ...

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Olympics 2016: Stadium power cut denies Indian athletes

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Two Indian sprinters must still qualify for Rio 2016 after their new national records were not ratified as a result of being recorded on hand-held clocks. Race organisers at Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix could not use electronic timings due to a power cut at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Amiya Kumar Mallick was 0.07 seconds inside the Olympic men’s 100m ...

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Nestle Milo® begins donation of 3,500 sports boots to fulfill marathon promise

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Nestlé Ghana Limited, producers of the beverage MILO, has begun a nationwide distribution sports shoes to less-privileged children from deprived communities across the country in fulfilment of promise made to patrons of the fun race during the 28th Accra MILO® Marathon. It will be recalled that the 28th Accra Milo Marathon, held on 21st September 2015, was expanded to include ...

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Athletics: Safo-Antwi to compete for Ghana

Sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi (right) competes in the British Championships last month where he finished in third. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has confirmed that UK-based athlete Sean Safo-Antwi has been cleared by the IAAF to compete for Ghana. The athlete was third in the British National Indoor Championships this year and decided to switch his allegiance afterwards. He wrote to the IAAF and requested for a switch and British Athletics Association did not contest his decision. ...

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Nadia Eke sets new national indoor triple jump record

Nadia Eke Track File Photo (Youjin Jenny Jang)_0

Ghanian triple jumper Nadia Eke has set a new national record at an event in New York on Friday. She jumped a distance of 13.49m to break the old record of 13.48m held by France-based Mathile Boateng. The feat has thus qualified Eke to the African Seniors Championships which will be held in South Africa in June. Eke is now ...

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Rabat to host IAAF Diamond League in May

AAF President and Chairman of the Board of Diamond League Sebastian Coe with Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) president and Rabat meeting director Abdeslam Ahizoune (IAAF) © Copyright

The General Assembly of the Diamond League meeting yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland has decided to include Rabat, Morocco as a new host city for the prestigious global series of one-day athletics meetings. The Meeting International Mohammed VI, which is annually held in the Moroccan capital’s Complexe Prince Moulay Abdellah, replaces New York, USA with immediate effect for the 2016 season. ...

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Oscar Pistorius denied leave to appeal for Steenkamp murder

Oscar Pistorius is now due to be sentenced in April  (Image credit: AFP/Getty)

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been denied leave to appeal against his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Constitutional Court has made the ruling, meaning Pistorius will now be sentenced in April. Pistorius killed Ms Steenkamp in February 2013 after firing four times through a locked toilet door. A manslaughter verdict was overturned in December and a ...

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World 1500m champion Abeba Aregawi fails drugs test

Abeba Aregawi has won European and world titles at 1500m (Image credit: AFP)

World 1500m champion Abeba Aregawi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance. The 25-year-old Ethiopia-born Swede failed an out-of-competition test conducted by governing body the IAAF. Aregawi, who won gold at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, has requested a B sample be tested. Britain’s Hannah England finished fourth ...

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IAAF suspend Kenyan body’s chief executive

Isaac Mwangi said the corruption claims against him are "unsubstantiated" (Image credit: AP)

The IAAF has provisionally suspended the chief executive of Athletics Kenya amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans. The governing body for athletics said it took the decision concerning Isaac Mwangi “in the interests of the integrity of the sport”. Meanwhile, Kenya has been given until 5 April to show it complies with the World Anti-Doping ...

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