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.


Paralympic boss says 'no clarity yet' over Pistorius competing again

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Sep 16 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Sir Philip Craven has claimed its stance on whether Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete again has been misinterpreted.


Pistorius free to compete for South Africa unless judge rules otherwise

Wellington, Sep 16 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is reportedly free to compete for South Africa again, as long as the double amputee's running does not go against the judge's ruling in his murder trial.

Pistorius, who is due to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee had no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country.


Reeva's brother believes Pistorius 'got away with murder'

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Sep 15 - Reeva Steenkamp's brother Adam Steenkamp believes that Oscar Pistorius effectively got away with murder, after the Paralympic runner shot his sister dead last year and was found guilty of culpable homicide.

The judge had ruled that Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter in the UK, after he fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva on Valentine's Day in 2013.


Pistorius' ex spills beans on Blade Runner's 2012 London Olympics tantrums

London, Sep 13 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius had reportedly threatened to withdraw from the London 2012 Olympics if his former girlfriend refused to fly over to support him.

Pistorius sent a flurry of calls, emails and texts from London, sometimes reaching 30 a day, to beg his former girlfriend Samantha Taylor to join him. In one message from the Olympic Village, Pistorius even said that he is sorry for being such a 'f*** up'.

The Paralympian fumed, pleaded and sobbed down the phone to Taylor at her home in South Africa, The Mirror reported.


Pistorius went on two-hour 'naughty toddler' rampage post 2012 London Paralympics loss

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Sep 13 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius reportedly went on a two-hour rampage after he was beaten in the 200 metres final at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Pistorius had to be locked in a room, where he punched tables and hurled chairs against walls after Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira beat him in the 200 metres final.



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