Athletics

Social worker says 'heartbroken' Pistorius was 'emotionally distressed' after shooting Reeva

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, May 9 : A social worker has defended Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius in her testimony at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, saying that the murder-accused athlete was 'emotionally

Fraser-Pryce favourite at IAAF Diamond League

Shelly-Ann-Fraser-PrycDoha, May 9 : All eyes will once again be on reigning World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce when the lucrative IAAF Diamond League opens here with the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix.

Ex-Spanish long jumper Lamela found dead

Ex-Spanish long jumper Lamela found deadMadrid, May 9 - Former Spanish athlete Yago Lamela was found dead at his home in northern Spain.

The 36-year-old long jumper won the 1999 World Championship silver in

Six "Speedstars" from India to visit Australia for week-long training programme

Six "Speedstars" from India to visit Australia for week-long training programmeNew Delhi, May 8 : Six sprinters of India are heading for a week-long training programme with Sharon Hannan (world renowned Australian

Bolt 'requests' thieves to return his 20,000 pounds-worth 'signed spikes'

Usain BoltLondon, May 08 - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has reportedly requested the thieves, who stole his signed pair of running shoes from a commercial premises on an industrial estate, to return the 20,000 pound-prized spikes.

Jamaicans can arouse global passion for athletics: Gatlin

Jamaicans can arouse global passion for athletics: GatlinKingston (Jamaica), May 7 - American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won the 100-metre race at the Jamaican Invitational Saturday, said athletic fans in this Caribbean island are capable of arousing global passion for athletics.

Dominique Blake's six-year doping ban reduced

Dominique Blake's six-year doping ban reducedKingston (Jamaica), May 7 - Jamaican 400-metre runner Dominique Blake's six-year ban for a second doping offence has been reduced to four-and-a-half years, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced.

Pistorius' neighbours say heard no gunshots from Paralympian's house on V-Day

Johannesburg, May 7 - The neighbours on either side of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' house at Pretoria has reportedly testified that they did not hear any gunshots on the early morning of Valentine's Day last year.

Pistorius denies trying to intimidate Reeva's friend with 'sinister' remark in court

Oscar PistoriusLondon, May 7 - Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has reportedly denied trying to intimidate a friend of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by making a 'sinister remark' to her during the murder trial at Pretoria.

Dominique Blake's six-year ban for 'second' doping reduced on appeal

Dominique Blake's six-year ban for 'second' doping reduced on appealLondon, May 6 : The six-year ban on Jamaican runner Dominique Blake for a second doping offence has reportedly been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal.



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