Athletics

American sprinter Gay's former coach banned over administration of drugs to athlete

American sprinter Gay's former coach banned over administration of drugs to athl

London, Dec 18 - The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has reportedly banned Jon Drummond, American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach, for eight years over, possession, trafficking and administration of banned drugs to an athlete he coached.

The ban has been applied from 17 December onwards, which was also the date of the decision. Earlier this year, American former 100-metre and 200-metre world champion Gay was suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

Bolt says dropping 200-metres from Olympics would be 'ridiculous'

Usain Bolt

Wellington, Dec 18 - Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is against the changes to Olympics athletics programmes and has termed the reports suggesting the 200-metres being among five events at risk of being removed from the Games as ridiculous, saying that it must not happen.

The six-time Olympic champion was responding to an article from an Australian media company, which said that the event Bolt has won at the last two Summer Olympics is one of five key disciplines at risk.

Usain Bolt looking for right girl to marry, start a family

Usain BoltcNew York, Dec 9 - World's fastest man Usain Bolt has revealed that he is now willing to settle down and have kids with a right girl.

The eight-time world champ in athletics asserted that one get lot of offers for sure, if one was famous, but it was hard adding that he was trying to find a girlfriend now, the New York Post reported.

The 28-year-old Olympic champ continued that it was that time when he was trying to focus on having a family.

Sporting icon P T Usha is Biennale Goodwill Ambassador

P T UshaKochi, Dec 3 : India's sporting legend P T Usha is the Goodwill Ambassador of the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).

Jessica Ennis-Hill receives rape threats for warning against convicted rapist Evans' reinstatement

jessica ennis hillLondon, Nov 15 : British track and field athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill has been at the receiving end of rape threats on Twitter, after she warned against the reinstatement of convicted rapist footballer Ched Evans.

The Olympian announced in a statement on Friday that she would want her name removed from the Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stand if Evans were to be re-signed. The footballer started training with the club this week, sparking widespread debate.

Former athlete calls boxers' pregnancy tests ahead of tournaments 'common feature' in sport

Sunita GodaraNew Delhi, Nov. 6 - Backing reports of Boxing India conducting pregnancy tests on eight women boxers going for the World Championships in Korea next week, former athlete Sunita Godara on Thursday said that it was a common feature.

Pistorius will be welcomed to compete at 2016 Rio Games if he's declared eligible

Oscar PistoriusWellington, Oct 29 - Convicted Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed by Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organisers to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the double amputee athlete is declared eligible.

Pistorius branded 'pathetic figure' by Reeva's mother in new book

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 26 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been branded as a pathetic figure by his deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother in her new book.

Reeva's mother June Steenkamp opened up about her daughter's relationship with Pistorius, saying that she was unmoved by a public apology from the man who was trying to save his own skin.

'Trigger-happy' Pistorius would have killed sooner or later, claims Steenkamp's mother

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 25 - Oscar Pistorius' deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother has claimed that the Paralympics runner would have shot someone else dead sooner of later.

June Steenkamp has claimed that Pistorius shot Reeva dead in a jealous rage, then finished her off with three more bullets so she couldn't tell the world what really happened.

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.



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