track and field

I will be hard to beat next season: Blake


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 21 (IANS/CMC) Reigning 100 metres world champion Yohan Blake has sent out an early warning that he will be hard to beat when the new track and field ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Pound’s drug remark about Jamaican athletes rubbished


August 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 15 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) has rubbished a claim by International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound that it is difficult to test Jamaican athletes because they ... Read more...

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South Africa tops continent’s medal standings


August 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.South Africa ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chicherova soars to high jump gold for Russia


August 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Anna Chicherova won the Olympic gold medal in the women's high jump, clearing 2.05 metres for victory.Chicherova's triumph Saturday marks a Russian Olympic double ... Read more...

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Olympics Athletics: Sally Pearson fastest hurdler, reinstated Toufiq triumphs (Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Sally Pearson of Australia set a new Olympics record to win the gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles while reinstated Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi produced a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: America’s Jenn Suhr wins gold


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russian pole vault queen gets bronze


August 7th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva took the bronze at the Olympic pole vault final Monday.Isinbaeva was looking to become the first woman to win ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Sudha Singh fails to impress


August 4th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's Sudha Singh finished 13th in heat 1 of the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase Saturday, thus ending her participation in the London Olympics.The Indian runner's time of ... Read more...

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Ethiopia’s Dibaba retains 10,000m Olympic title


August 4th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba put in a devastating last lap to retain her Olympic 10,000 meters title in London Friday.Dibaba, the double Olympic gold medalist in ... Read more...

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Olympics: Krishna Poonia qualifies; Mayookha, Om Prakash out (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia qualified for the final round while triple jumper Mayookha Johny and men's shot putter Om Prakash Singh were knocked out ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt, Blake headline weekend track action


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/CMC) The much anticipated track and field segment of the London Olympics runs off Friday with the first round of the women's 100 metre expected to be the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Carl Lewis expects ’surprise’ in men’s 100m event


August 1st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) American track and field legend Carl Lewis expects close competition in the men's 100 metres event in the London Olympics."I never do prediction on races. But ... Read more...

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Olympics: Stewart quietly confident despite setbacks


August 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Olympic silver medallist runner Kerron Stewart has been nowhere close to her best for the last two years but the determined Jamaican says she will not let ... Read more...

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Bolt’s doctor declares him fit and ready


July 27th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/CMC) Team doctor of Jamaica's track and field outfit Winston Dawes says Usain Bolt is fit and ready for the Olympics despite lingering public concerns over his ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva likely to retire after Olympics: Coach


July 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yelena Isinbayeva, pole vault world record holder and double Olympic champion, is "tired" of the pressure of expectations and is likely to retire after ... Read more...

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Dix out of 200m for London Games


June 30th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) American sprinter Walter Dix, third in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2008 Olympics and second in both events at last year's World championships, failed ... Read more...

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Robles to train in Spain ahead of Olympics


June 26th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 26 (IANS) Olympic champion and world record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, Dayron Robles, will train in Spain in the run-up to the London Olympics.Trainer Santiago Antunez said ... Read more...

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Bolt says 18 seconds a possibility for 200m


June 8th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 8 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt flirted with the idea of running 18 seconds in the 200 metres but reiterated that his immediate focus was to defend his ... Read more...

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Brazil in bid for athletics Diamond League stage


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rido De Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Brazil's athletics confederation is in talks with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to host a stage of the elite Diamond League in ... Read more...

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Bolt confirmed for Weltklasse Zurich


May 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, May 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has been confirmed for the Weltklasse Z├╝rich Diamond League here in August, officials said.Bolt is the biggest drawing card in world athletics ... Read more...

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Up to four-year ban for illegal betting: IAAF


May 8th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 8 (IANS) Track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said that athletes and officials involved in illegal betting at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Clooney wants Olympics tickets


January 28th, 2012 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor George Clooney says he wants to attend this year's London Olympics.The "Descendants" actor is delighted the world's biggest sports event is coming to the British ... Read more...

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Bahamas pull out of football World Cup due to unfinished venue


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) The Bahamas have pulled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament, football's world governing body FIFA has confirmed. The northern Caribbean side had been scheduled ... Read more...

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India win 243 medals including 92 gold at Special Games in Athens


July 8th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) India won 243 medals, including 92 gold, at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games-2011 in Athens.Mallika Nadda, chairperson of the Special Olympics Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Longer warm-ups can sabotage sporting performance


May 30th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Many coaches and physiologists glowingly describe how a longer warm-up increases muscle temperature and metabolism, leading to more oxygen intake, factors vital in performance. But a ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis in race for New Jersey Senate


April 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has announced his plans to enter the American political arena and run for the New Jersey state senate.The athletics legend said he wants ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis to run for New Jersey senate


April 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Athlete Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, has announced that he plans to seek a state senate seat from New Jersey, where he ... Read more...

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US woman, 95, sets new 60m-sprint record after training in her hallway


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A woman in the US has set a new 60m-sprint record at the age of 95.Pensioner Ida Keeling, from New York, set a new world best for her ... Read more...

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A year to cherish for India’s athletes (2010 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A truly spectacular year for Indian sport that brought record medal hauls at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, 2010 ended with Saina ... Read more...

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I did not deserve six-month prison sentence for lying about steroid use: Jones


December 6th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6(ANI): Former American track and field athlete Marion Jones has said that she did not deserve a prison term for lying about steroid use and involvement in a drugs fraud ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: India’s Preeja, Kavita clinch silver, bronze


November 26th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) India's Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut won the silver and bronze medal in the women's 5000 metres final of the track and field event at the Asian Games ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Abraham wins gold in 400m men’s hurdles


November 25th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 25 (IANS) India's Joseph Abraham clinched the gold in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the Asian Games here Thursday.Abraham clocked his season's best timing of 49.96 seconds to win ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: India’s Ashwini wins 400m hurdles gold


November 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 25 (IANS) India's Ashwini Chidananda won a surprise gold in the women's 400 metres hurdles while her compatriot Juana Murmu missed the bronze by a whisker at the Asian Games ... Read more...

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