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2014 Tokyo Marathon: Tsegaye wins Womens

Tirfi Tsegaye (ETH) sets a new course record at 2:22:23, crushing the old record by three minutes. Birhane Dibaba, her fellow country woman, was just sevens seconds behind in 2nd.

Russian gay-rights groups seek more pressure on Olympic Committee

(Reuters) – Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. Russia has come under mounting human rights criticism internationally since passing an anti-gay propaganda law earlier this year that […]

Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights

Gold medallists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (Reuters) – A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when […]

Russia says anti-gay law will not affect Winter Games

An interior view shows the Iceberg Skating Palace for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, August 20, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski (Reuters) - Russia has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a controversial anti-gay law which has triggered protests in many countries will not affect athletes or spectators attending next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC, […]

Tyson Gay Fails Drug Test; Pulls Out Of Racing While Awaiting B Sample Test

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina | Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s world championships in Moscow. Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 metres time […]

2013 Diamond League: Lausanne: Men’s 100m: Tyson Gay wins

After winning the 100m and 200m in the USA Championships, Tyson Gay (USA) claimed his second Diamond League win of the 2013 season with a time of 9.79 seconds in the 100, beating Asafa Powell (JAM) by .11 seconds.

2012 Diamond League Zurich: Blake wins 100m; Gay is DQ’d

In the non-Diamond League race, Tyson Gay (USA) false starts and is DQ’d, while Yohan Blake (JAM) cruises to victory at 9.76 seconds for the win.

2012 Diamond League Birmingham: Ashmeade beats Tyson Gay in 200m

Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) gets the win over Tyson Gay (USA) at 20.12, and moves into 2nd in the Diamond League, with his second event win.

Gay racing over 200 meters in Birmingham on Sunday

Tyson Gay (USA), right, celebrates with fans in the stands after winning the men’s 4x100m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – American sprinter Tyson Gay, fourth in the 100 meters at the London Olympics, will race over 200 for the […]

Yohan Blake beats Tyson Gay in 100m at Lausanne

Yohan Blake finished with a meet’s best time of 9.69, winning the 100m over Tyson Gay by .14 seconds, during the 2012 IAAF Diamond League Lausanne.

Medal weighs heavily on Tyson Gay’s mind

Tyson Gay of the U.S. looks at the scoreboard after his men’s 100m semi-final of the athletics competition at the National Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this August 16, 2008 file photo. Over 116 years the Olympic 100 meters final has produced drama, pain, controversy, disillusionment, incredulity and unbridled joy – all […]

Gay healthy but nervous as 100m approaches

Tyson Gay warms up during a United States track and field team open training session for the 2012 Summer Olympics, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super) By Gene Cherry BIRMINGHAM, England July 25 (Reuters) – The surgically repaired hip that kept Tyson Gay off the track for nearly a year showed […]

Tyson Gay says 9.7 needed for London medal

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for photographer by the clock displaying his winning time after the Men’s 100m Final at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt clocked a new world record time of 9.69 seconds. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By […]

Gay warms up with chilly 100 victory

Tyson Gay of the U.S. (2nd R) competes and wins the men’s 100m finals during the Diamond League London Grand Prix athletics meet at Crystal Palace in London, July 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay got a taste of the tough conditions the world’s best sprinters may […]

2012 Track and Field Diamond League London: Tyson Gay wins 100m

Tyson Gay (USA) manages to power through for another win, posting a time of 10.03. This victory ties him for the Diamond League lead with Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt.

Gay beats Gatlin, Bekele’s hopes dashed at Paris meeting

Tyson Gay of USA wins the 100m men race ahead of Justin Gatlin of USA, left, at the IAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay beat fellow American Justin Gatlin […]

2012 Track and Field Diamond League Paris: Tyson Gay chases down Justin Gatlin

After a bad start Tyson Gay (USA) proved he was back in shape as he edges Gatlin (USA) at the line by .04 second. Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) took 3rd.

Injuries on the mend, Gay in mix to be the best

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, right, stretches as he stands next to French 100m champion Christophe Lemaitre, at the end of a press conference in Paris, Wednesday July 4, 2012. Both athletes will compete in the Diamonds League track and field event at the Stade de France on July 6. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) By […]

Sprint rivals all have chance of winning, says Gay

World champion Yohan Blake, left, walks with his coach Glen Mills after defeating world-record holder Usain Bolt in the 100m final at Jamaica’s Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Friday, June 29, 2012. Blake pulled a stunner finishing in 9.75 seconds to upset Bolt by 0.11 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid) By Johnny Cotton PARIS, July 4 […]

Gatlin secures London return ahead of Gay

Justin Gatlin (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 100 meter final ahead of Tyson Gay (L) and Michael Rodgers at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Justin Gatlin is back. So is Tyson […]

Gatlin and Gay cruise into 100m semis at U.S. trials

By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin took a confident step forward on his comeback trail, breezing through the first round of the men’s 100 meters in an eye-catching 9.90 seconds at the U.S. athletics trials on Saturday. Gatlin, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games but […]

Countdown To London: Gay Makes A Comeback

The only person to beat Bolt in a final since the Bejing Games is American Tyson Gay. The 29-year old hold the American record in the 100m, but a hip injury kept him from competing for almost an entire year.

Gay confident he will make U.S. team

Tyson Gay, second from right, crosses the finish line ahead of the pack during the 100-meter B race at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet on Randall’s Island, Saturday, June 9, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 11 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has a few […]

Gay passes Diamond League test after 12-month absence

Sprinter Tyson Gay of the U.S. crosses the finish in the men’s 100 meters race at the Diamond League New York Grand Prix athletics meet, June 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) – Former world champion Tyson Gay returned to the track for the first time in nearly a […]

2012 Diamond League New York: Tyson Gay in 100m B Final

Tyson Gay (USA) returns from injury and tests himself in the Men’s 100m B Final as he attempts to make the London Olympics.

Tyson Gay in NY return

Tyson Gay of United States speaks to the media during a press conference in the adidas PR Lounge ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Daegu 2011 at Daegu Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 4 (Reuters) – United States […]

2011 Diamond League New York: After three DQs, Mullings edges Gay

June 11, 2011: Steve Mullings bests training partner Tyson Gay in a photo finish in the men’s 100m following three disqualifications prior to the start.

Stockholm 2010: Gay Beats Bolt in 100m

Tyson Gay beats Usain Bolt in 2010 Stockholm 100m.

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – In a finish a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympicsproduced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, in a thrilling start to the fifth full day of competition. Despite clear skies and mild temperatures, complaints about slushy snow conditions in […]

Canada, Germany strike winter gold, Russia basks in skating glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA (Reuters) – Canada and Germany added to their gold medal hauls at the Winter Olympics on Monday, while Russia basked in the afterglow of its first title of the Games after the team figure skating victory captivated the host nation. The inaugural team event, decided at a packed Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi on […]

Bad news for Putin as Sochi satire floods Internet

(Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s dreams of glory at the Sochi Winter Olympics are drowning in a sea of online satire poking fun at everything from the toilets to threats of a bomb attack. The Twitter account @SochiProblems, with comments on issues ranging from supposed spray-painting of the grass to signs banning fishing in the toilets […]

Winter Games open, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY (Reuters) – Russia’s Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe […]

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

Geoffery Mutai And Priscah Jeptoo Win New York City Marathon

Larry Fine | NEW YORK | Sun Nov 3, 2013 11:10pm IST (Reuters) – Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s races at the New York City Marathon on Sunday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city’s five boroughs. Jeptoo overtook front-running Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba with […]

Wilson Kipsang Breaks Marathon World Record In Berlin

REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]

Thomas Bach Elected New IOC President

(Reuters) – German Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday, succeeding Belgium’s Jacques Rogge and maintaining a European stranglehold on the most powerful job in world sport. The 59-year-old Bach, who is also the first Olympic champion to head the IOC, is the ninth president only in the body’s […]

Universal Sports Update: Equal Treatment for LGBT in Winter Games

President Obama said on Tuesday night that he expects Russia to be welcoming to gay and lesbian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

2013 Diamond League: London: Men’s 400m Hurdles: Michael Tinsley wins

In a non Diamond league event, Michael Tinsley finished with one of the best times this year, finishing in a time of 47.98 over fellow Americans Johnny Dutch and Justin Gaymon.

Universal Sports Update: Gatlin vs Bolt

With Tyson Gay dropping out of the World Championships next month, Justin Gatlin is now Team USA’s big hope against Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. And Gatlin has defeate Bolt earlier this season.

2013 Diamond League: Monaco: Men’s 100m: Gatlin wins

With the 100m world being rocked by positive drug testing of athletes Gay and Powell, Justin Gatlin (USA) gets the win at 9.94, .02 over Dentarius Locke (USA).

Usain Bolt Believes He Is Back

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month’s world championships in Moscow. The world record holder won the 100 metres at last month’s trials to secure his place at the worlds, having been given a […]

Jeptoo keeps her feet for Kenya, Kebede takes men’s win

By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya their third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining […]

2013 London Marathon: Men’s race: Kebede wins

Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining the men’s title by overhauling 2011 winner Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages to win in two hours six minutes and four seconds.

Champion Kipsang plots London win for Kenya

By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – London Marathon men’s champion Wilson Kipsang plans to work with his Kenyan colleagues on Sunday in a bid to keep the title in the east African country. Kenya have won all but one of the last nine men’s London marathons, with 2010 being the odd year out […]

Elite field at April 12 press conference

BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]

Boston Marathon updated 2013 Elite Field

Courtesy of BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]

Dibaba to race in London marathon

irunesh Dibaba (ETH) competes in the women’s 5000m final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Multi-world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meters champion Tirunesh Dibaba, arguably the greatest women’s distance runner of all time, will make her marathon debut […]

Kebede smashes course record to win Chicago Marathon

Runners leave the starting line during the 2012 Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede slashed almost a minute off the course record to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, leading an African sweep in the 35th running of the race. Kebede stormed to victory […]

Mutai beats Kimetto to win Berlin marathon

Geoffrey Mutai, left, of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 39th Berlin Marathon ahead of his second placed fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, right, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Kenyan favorite Geoffrey Mutai survived a brave challenge by compatriot and marathon debutant […]

2012 Diamond League Zurich: USA wins Men’s 4x100m relay

In a non-Diamond League race, Darvis Patton, Wallace Spearmon, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey (USA) defeated the Jamaican team — minus Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt — by .17 seconds.

Rudisha suffers shock loss, shivering Bolt wins

Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman (C) celebrates as he won the men’s 800m race in front of David Rudisha of Kenya (R) during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Olympic 800 meters champion David Rudisha suffered a shock defeat at the Weltklasse diamond […]

Double champion Farah eases to victory

Mo Farah of Great Britain during the Samsung Diamond League 2012 Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Aug 26 (Reuters) – Sleep-deprived double Olympic champion Mo Farah was almost caught napping during the two-mile race at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, […]

Bolt wins 200 in Lausanne, Blake sets personal best

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (C) celebrates after winning ahead of his compatriot Warren Weir (R) and Netherlands’ Churandy Martina in the men’s 200m race during the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) LAUSANNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at […]

2012 IAAF Diamond League Lausanne-Athletissima (REPLAY)

This year’s meet will take place just 10 days after the end of the Olympic Games – a perfect date which is likely to attract a host of Olympic champions and medal winners, including Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and others. (Full event replay)

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