Athletics

Prosecutors to argue for more jail time for Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more prison time. The National Prosecuting Authority said Tuesday that the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear its case for overturning Pistorius’ six-year prison sentence for murdering girlfriend ...

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Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively

IOC president Thomas Bach (centre) announces the 2024 and 2028 hosts with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (left) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee. Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding. The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, ...

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Usain Bolt to miss Manchester United legends match due to injury

Usain Bolt injured his hamstring in the 4x100 metres relay final and will not play at Old Trafford on 2 September. Photograph: Garcia/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Usain Bolt will be prevented from achieving his lifelong dream of playing for Manchester United by the hamstring injury sustained in his farewell race. United Legends take on their Barcelona counterparts at Old Trafford on 2 September in a charity match, raising money for the Manchester United Foundation and its work in the local community. Ruud van Nistelrooy, Denis Irwin ...

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“Preps for World Championships were tough”- Nadia Eke

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Ghana’s triple jump queen Nadia Eke has revealed how difficult her preparations were leading to the just ended IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The defending African champion failed to progress from the qualification round at the World Championships, finishing 23rd with a distance of 13.56m in what was one of her worst performances this year. The 24-year old US ...

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HFC Bank present items to GES ahead of National Youth Sports Festival

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This year’s National Youth Festival which will see top talent from around the country compete in various disciplines has received a huge boost following the decision of HFC Bank, to support the competition with kits and trophies. The Bank reached an agreement with the Ghana Education Service (GES) last year to support the festival for the next three years. The ...

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Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold

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Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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Bolt and Gatlin to face off as Jamaica, USA reach 4x100m final

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Seven days after the deflating experience of a surprise defeat in his final individual race, the fastest man in history was back on the track in the London Stadium in the day nine morning session at these 2017 IAAF World Championships – in buoyant mood and back in winning form. Three-quarters of the way through heat two in the men’s ...

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Favourites into 4x100m final as Ghana limps out

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There are usually casualties in the sprint relay heats at the IAAF World Championships and London 2017 was no different in that regard, with the Bahamas quartet failing to finish the second of two races after a poor second change. But the likely gold medal contenders, the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Jamaica all progressed in untroubled fashion to set ...

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