Athletics

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.

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.



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