Athletics

Ex-US athlete Rohatinsky backs doping claims against Salazar

Josh Rohatinsky

London, June 15 - Josh Rohatinsky, a former runner, who trained under Alberto Salazar, has backed the "full extent" of doping allegations made by the BBC against his ex-coach.

A BBC investigation alleged that Salazar, who was hired as Mo Farah's coach in 2011, doped United States 10,000 metre record holder Galen Rupp in 2002, when the athlete was 16-years-old, after which Farah had decided to pull out of the Diamond League race in Birmingham.

Bolt labours to win at New York Diamond League

Usain Bolt

London, June 14 - Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt laboured to victory in the 200 metres event at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The world record holder took 20.29 seconds to complete the race, edging out Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla.

Bolt exclaimed that he was not too happy with the time, adding that training was going well and he was looking forward to the rest of the season, the BBC reported.

Mo Farah `upbeat` post Salazar doping scandal probe

Mo Farah

London, June 12 - British Olympic winner Mo Farah has said he was feeling more ' upbeat' now following the launching of a dope-related probe against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Farah said in a Facebook post that the past week had been tough, but that he had used this time to reflect.

He said he did realise that he had disappointed many people by pulling out of the race and wanted to apologise again, and extend a massive thanks to all of his supporters.

'Convicted' Pistorius to be released on parole in August

Oscar Pistorius

London, June 9 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on parole on August 21after serving 10 months for killing his girlfriend, South African prison officials have confirmed.

The double amputee athlete was sentenced to a five-year jail in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

However, Steenkamp's parents believe the imprisonment of 10 months is 'not enough for taking a life', the BBC has reported.

A state appeal against Pistorius' murder acquittal will be heard in November.

Gatlin beats Bolt's Rome record

Justin Gatlin

London, June 5 - Justin Gatlin snatched the track record set by rival Usain Bolt, as he achieved victory in the men's 100 meters in Rome diamond League.

The Olympic gold medalist, who served a two doping bans including a four-year suspension from 2006 to 2010, completed the race in 9.75 seconds, the seventh-fastest time in history - outclassing Bolt's 9.76 set in 2012.

Jubilant with the victory, Gatlin said that the key to keep winning was not to think about it because the championships were not tomorrow, the BBC reported.

Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar facing doping claims

Alberto Salazar

London, June 4 - Alberto Salazar, one of the world's best known athletics coaches, is facing doping allegations, according to a BBC investigation.

Salazar has been accused of violating anti-doping rules, including claims he was involved in doping U. S. record holder Galen Rupp, in 2002.

Salazar is a US athletics legend, who won the New York marathon three years in a row and ran himself unconscious in winning the Boston marathon in 1982.

Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

London, May 27 : Olympian Usain Bolt has won his first race of the year in Europe at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.

In wet conditions, Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 20.13 seconds - well outside his 19.19 world record - to beat American Isiah Young, reports the BBC.

He said he was building up for the World Championships in Beijing to be held in August.

The Jamaican said that he was well off from where needed to be by the summer. (ANI)

Now it's all about securing my legacy, says Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Kingston (Jamaica): Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says his main focus for the remainder of his sprinting career is to secure a legacy as the greatest athlete of all times.

Bolt's disclosure comes ahead of his eagerly anticipated showdown with world-leading American Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's perennial sub-10 sprinter Asafa Powell, CMC reported on Tuesday.

The sprint superstar says his primary focus now is his place in history as he prepares to retire in 2017.

US relay team stripped of London Olympic medals

Tyson Gay

London, May 14 - In the light of Tyson Gay's doping case, the entire United States 4x100 m relay team has been stripped of their silver medals from the London Olympic 2012.

Former 100m and 200m world champion Tyson Gay, who was suspended for a year after being found positive for a banned anabolic steroid, had already handed over his medal back to the officials, the BBC reported.

Ethiopian great Gebrselassie retires after Great Manchester Run

Haile Gebrselassie

London, May 11 - Haile Gebrselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run.

Gebrselassie, who is considered as one of the greatest atheletics' distance runner, said that he knew this was going to be his last one, adding that he was happy to stop here, the BBC reported.

However, he insisted that he was retiring from competitive running and not from running, for it was his life.



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