Wellington, Dec. 03 - Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals overturned his previous conviction for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Earlier in October, the double-amputee athlete was released on parole and placed under house arrest after serving less than a year in prison. However, Pistorius will now be handed a new sentence.
London, Nov. 12 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country must do everything to get rid of doping, ordering an internal inquiry into mounting allegations of rampant doping scandal in athletics in the country.
Putin urged the sport officials to cooperate with anti-doping and international athletics authorities, Sport24 reported.
The 63-year-old also asserted that those who break the rules are individually responsible for it and the athletes who have never touched doping should not suffer.
London, Nov. 12 - British sprinter Mo Farah will miss next year's World Indoor Championships in order to focus on defending his Olympic title at Rio in Brazil.
The double Olympic champion revealed that the 3000m race in February in Glasgow is likely to be his only indoor race of 2016, the Guardian reported.
Farah, who hasn't competed in Glasgow since 2012, said that he felt glad to be back again, hoping that the race will also help him to set up for a successful outdoor season.
The 32-year-old will be aiming to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles in 2016 Rio Olympics.(ANI)
Johannesburg, Sept.19 - A UK Athletics review on doping claims against Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has found 'no evidence of impropriety' by him and his training programme at the Oregon Project.
Earlier, a statement released by UK Athletics had said that none of the 'extensive information' supplied to the review panel contained 'any evidence of impropriety' by Farah or gave them reason to 'question the appropriateness of the input' into his preparation given by Salazar's team.
Kolkata, Sept.16 - The 55th National Open Athletics Championship will begin at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex here today.
India's top athletes will vie for honours at the event.
All eyes would be on sportspersons heading for the Rio Olympics, as also on 19-year old sprinter Dutee Chand of Odisha, who was cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July to compete in national and international events after challenging world body of the sport IAAF's policy on hyper-androgenism.
London, Aug 26 - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah recovered from an apparent stumble on the final bend to qualify for the 5,000m World Championships final in Beijing.
The British sprinter, who retained his 10,000m crown last Saturday, clocked 13 minutes and 19.44 seconds to finish second, the BBC reported.
The 32-year-old is now one race away from becoming the first man to achieve an unprecedented 5,000 and 10,000 double at consecutive world championships at the Bird's Nest Stadium on Saturday.
London, Aug 18 - South African prosecutors have upped the ante by launching an appeal calling for Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to be released on parole, to be convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend.
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. He is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of his sentence in jail.
According to the BBC, lawyers for the double-amputee runner have a month to file their response.
Washington DC, July 31 - With the recent water sight inspection conducted in Rio de Janeiro, it looks like athletes will be swimming in the swamp of garbage at the 2016 Olympics.
When comprehensive testing of the water at several Olympic sites was conducted, it was reportedly found that the sites were contaminated with alarmingly high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage, reported People magazine.
Commenting on the reports, marine biologists John Griffith said that these water site were only raw sewage nothing else.
London, July 31 - A UK Athletics review on the doping claims against Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar on Thursday has found no evidence of impropriety against the British sprinter.
A statement released by UK Athletics said that none of the 'extensive information' supplied to the review panel contained 'any evidence of impropriety' by Farah or gave them reason to 'question the appropriateness of the input' into his preparation given by Salazar's team, the BBC reported.
London, July 24 - Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has insisted that he is 'not worried' to face in-form American sprinter Justin Gatlin at next month's World Championships in Beijing.
The Jamaican, who holds the world record in both 100 metres and 200 metres, said that he was not planning to lose in Beijing despite his struggles with form this year.
Bolt, who will compete in the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London on Friday, insisted that he was not worried to face fellow sprinter Gatlin despite knowing the fact that the latter had been on a winning streak this season.
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