Athletics

Olympic star Greg Rutherford welcomes baby boy

Greg RutherfordLondon, Oct 22 - Olympic star Greg Rutherford has welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend Susie Verill.

The 27-year-old long jump gold medalist, who's now a first time father, took to Twitter to share his happy news along with a cute snap of his baby's hand clasped around his parents' fingers, and wrote "happiest day of my life," the Daily Express reported.

No special cell prepared for Pistorius ahead of sentencing, say prison authorities

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 21 - South Africa's prison service has reportedly denied allegations that they have a cell prepared for Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius at one of the country's highest security jail ahead of the double amputee's expected sentencing on Tuesday.

SA Jail authorities say have adequate facilities to house 'disabled' prisoners like Pistorius

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 15 : The correctional services department has said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they lashed out at claims made during Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that prisons in South Africa were unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Departmental spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they have some currently serving sentences.

Heightened security in Pistorius court could be in light of threats to athlete

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 14 - The Institute for Secret Studies has said that the heightened security ahead of Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' sentencing in his murder case on Monday could have been because of security threats.

Pistorius' three-year house arrest recommendation leaves prosecution livid

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 14 - Correctional authorities recommendation of a three-year house arrest for Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has left the prosecution livid.

USADA's chief executive believes Justin Gatlin deserves 'redemption' after drug bans

Travis TygartLondon, Oct 11 : United States Anti-Doping Agency's ( USADA) chief executive Travis Tygart has said that American sprinter Justin Gatlin has a right to earn redemption and believes that athletes banned for doping offences deserve another chance.

Gatlin, who has served two drug bans, is the world's fastest man in 2014. Tygart said that if somebody commits a violation, serves a ban and comes back to the sport, part of the rule is this idea of redemption.

Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome

Tintu LukaKozhikode : Tintu Luka, who won a gold and a silver medal at the Incheon Asiad and her mentor,former sprint queen and Olympian P T Usha were accorded a warm welcome today by various organisations, including Kozhikode District Sports Council.

Later, a grand reception was given to them by the Calicut Press Club.

Kenyan runner Kimetto sets new 'under two hours, three minutes' marathon world record

dennis kimettoLondon, Sep 29 - Kenyan long distance runner Dennis Kimetto set up a new marathon world record in Berlin after winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds.

Kimetto shook off fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai with just under three miles remaining to become the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours and three minutes. Mutai, who finished second in two hours, three minutes and 13 seconds, also broke the previous record.

Bolt aiming to break 19-second 200m barrier

Usain BoltLondon, Sep 24 - After setting 100m and 200m world records, Usain Bolt is now aiming to break the 19 second barrier for 200m.

According to the BBC, the 28-year-old Jamaican set both current world records, 9.58 seconds for 100m and 19.19 seconds for 200m, at the 2009 World Championships .

Bolt said that everybody wants to see the 100m go but the 200m was for him.

IPC to not promote any 'reinstatement of any sort' for Pistorius

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Sep 18 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will not do any favours for 'Blade Runner' runner Oscar Pistorius, who awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, as IPC President Philip Craven has said that there has never been any intention to promote any reinstatement of any sort.



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