Athletics

Justin Gatlin equals sixth fastest 100m time at Diamond League

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American Justin Gatlin ran the joint-sixth quickest 100m time in history to dominate the field in the Diamond League opener in Doha. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, sprinted away to win his first race of 2015 in a time of 9.74 seconds – a world best for this year. It was a bad night for Britain’s James ...

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All-Africa Games 2015: Sports Minister assures federations of funds

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The National Sports Authority (NSA) has disclosed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports is currently negotiating with government to have funds released for the various sports federations ahead of the 2015 All-Africa Games. The various sports federations have given the Sports Ministry a May 15 deadline to the Sports Ministry to provide money to help them with preparations for ...

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US stripped of London 2012 Olympic relay medals

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The entire United States 4x100m relay team have been stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals as a consequence of Tyson Gay’s drugs ban. Former 100m and 200m world champion Gay was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. The 32-year-old returned his London 2012 medal when his suspension was announced in May 2014. ...

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USA Successfully Defend Golden Baton at World Relays in Bahamas

USA celebrate their victory and world record in the distance medley at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

After winning seven of the 10 events in Nassau, USA once again underlined their domination of relay events by winning the golden baton for the second year in succession at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015. They may have had one or two mishaps, most notably in both 4x200m finals, but it didn’t affect their overall standing as they amassed ...

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U.S. defeats Usain Bolt, Jamaica in 4×100 at World Relays

The U.S.' Ryan Bailey celebrates after winning the 4x100 final at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anchored by Ryan Bailey, the United States defeated Usain Bolt and Jamaica in the 4×100 relay at the IAAF World Relays meet Saturday in Nassau, Bahamas. Bailey was running with Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, and the Americans posted a time of 37.38 seconds. Jamaica finished in 37.68, off its world-record 36.84 set at the 2012 Summer Olympics ...

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GAA releases April rankings: Elizabeth Dadzie dips below 14 secs in 100m hurdles

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The latest Ghana Athletics Association rankings revealed some outstanding individual performances from Ghanaian athletes in the USA and Europe with more seasonal bests and even some personal bests. African heptathlon silver medalist Elizabeth Dadzie leads the honours after finally dipping below 14 secs in the 100m hurdles for the first time in her life with a 13.95 clocking. Meanwhile, African ...

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African athletes dominate at the Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa's last victory was in 2013 two hours before a bomb exploded near the finish line (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa has won the men’s race at the Boston Marathon and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich came first in the women’s race. Rotich took the title in two hours 24 minutes 55 seconds after a sprint finish with Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba. Desisa’s victory at 2:09:17 was more comfortable and he crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of his compatriot ...

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