Athletics

Mo Farah to miss World Indoor Championship to focus on Rio

Mo Farah

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.

UK Athletics finds `no evidence of impropriety` by Salazar

Alberto Salazar

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.

National Open Athletic Championship kicks off in Kolkata today

National Open Athletic Championship kicks off in Kolkata today

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.

Farah survives last-lap stumble to qualify for 5,000m final at World C'ships

Mo Farah

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.

SA prosecutors launch appeal for murder charges against Oscar Pistorius

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.

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