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Usain Bolt: Olympic champion stumbles to 100m win in Jamaica

Bolt (centre) sent out a warning to his rivals for the Olympic title with victory in Kingston

Olympic champion Usain Bolt recorded the second fastest time of the year in winning a 100m race in Jamaica despite stumbling out of his starting blocks. Bolt ran 9.88 seconds at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston. Only Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut (9.86) has gone quicker. After a poor start, Bolt caught fellow Jamaicans Yohan Blake, the London 2012 silver medallist, ...

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GAA suspends Martha Bissah

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Youth Olympic gold medallist, Martha Bissah, has been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) for indiscipline and bringing the name of the association into disrepute. According to the General Secretary of the GAA, Phillipina Frimpong, Martha’s suspension letter was drafted on May 23 but she has since been evasive and refused to receive the document anytime officials of ...

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Liquid Sports Ghana and partners organise second “Making it Happen” seminar at Labone S.H.S.

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Liquid Sports Ghana in partnership with Cowbell Milk and Ethiopian Airlines has hosted an awe inspiring second of its kind event dubbed “Making it Happen,” at the Labone Senior High School to encourage students to combine their schooling and sports to achieve their goals in life. Given the cast of experienced speakers and the interactive nature of the event, the ...

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Nadia Eke sets new national indoor triple jump record

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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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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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Ampomah & Amponsah named Liquid Sports Ghana-Ethiopian Airlines Athletes of the Year

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Ghana javelin record holder John Ampomah and national sprint queen Janet Amponsah have been crowned male and female Liquid Sports Ghana-Ethiopian Airlines Athletes of the Year 2015 respectively. Both athletes excelled during 2015; John Ampomah in the javelin and Janet in the 100m/200m events. Ampomah became the first Ghanaian athlete to throw beyond 80m after throwing a spectacular 81.55m in ...

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