(Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic relay silver medalist Sherone Simpson said on Sunday she had tested positive for a stimulant at last month’s national championships. Simpson, 28, was a member of the Jamaican team that finished second in the 4×100 relay at last year’s London Olympics. She finished equal second in the 100 meters at the […]
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 […]
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON | Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Jamaica’s twice Olympic 200 meters champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was suspended by her national federation on Tuesday following a positive test for a banned diuretic at a meeting last month. “The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) can now confirm that a case concerning […]
(Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 Olympics medals got their first public airing on Thursday with organizers unveiling the prizes for Russia’s first ever Winter Games and Paralympics. With eight months to go until the opening ceremony, a record 1,300 medals were manufactured with the Russian city hosting more events than any previous Winter Olympics. Depending […]
(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]
The Columbus Dispatch reports today that former Ohio State and Denver Broncos running back Maurice Clarett will be participating in the Ohio Rugby Sevens Invitational in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on May 25th. He will be playing for the Columbus affiliate of Tiger Rugby, who incidently will be responsible for picking the 2016 USA Rugby Sevens Olympic […]
(Reuters) – A sick Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Giro d’Italia on Friday to ensure he would be back to full strength for the Tour de France which starts on June 29. Pre-race favourite Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada both pulled out of the Giro prior to the 13th stage citing illness. Wiggins, who […]
Bronze medallist, US Apolo Anton Ohno, shows the number 8 as he celebrates his eighth Olympic medal at the end of the Men’s 5000 m relay short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 26, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 24 […]
<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]
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 […]
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.
Mo Farah (GBR) defeats Galen Rupp (USA) to win the mens 10,000m final, 27:30.42 to 27:30.90, during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Not even odds of 25-1 can persuade double Olympic champion Mo Farah to abandon his carefully laid […]
Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) celebrates after winning the men’s marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Stephen Kiprotich, who overcame childhood illness and the might of the Kenyans on his way to winning marathon gold at the London Olympics, […]
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 […]
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]
Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS) competes in the women’s pole vault during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) – Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva will make her first appearance of the season at next month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, the Russian athletics […]
April 3 (Reuters) – Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton wants the multi-discipline event to be included in the Diamond League series. The decathlon, made up of 10 different track and field disciplines, features mainly in major championships because competition takes place over two days. “I believe decathlon should have a hand in the Diamond League […]
Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (C) leaps ahead of Brazil’s Bruno de Barros (L) and Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez to win the “Mano a Mano Men’s 150 metres” challenge on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 2013. (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) CLICK HERE to watch the race Usain Bolt won his first sprint of the […]
LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Oxford buried memories of their painful defeat 12 months ago as they surged past Cambridge to win the 159th University Boat Race by almost two lengths on a chilly and windy River Thames on Sunday. Last year Oxford felt they had been robbed of the win after Cambridge won a […]
Courtesy of http://www.baa.org 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 […]
March 19 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at Rome’s Golden Gala meeting on June 6, organizers said on Tuesday. The Jamaican world record holder has already announced appearances in the 200 at Oslo’s Bislett Games on June 13 and at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 […]
The 2013 Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship will be held at the Volvo Sports Centre in Riga, Latvia from March 16 to 24. It marks the first time that Latvia has hosted the World Women’s Championship. This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White capped a perfect season by reclaiming the ice dance title from Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the figure skating world championships on Saturday. While the title will change hands, it will not go far with the good friends […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s Patrick Chan took full advantage of home ice to deliver a record-smashing short program and stake his claim for a third straight figure skating world championship crown on Wednesday. Chan had not performed like a world champion this season but looked every inch a gold […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 12 (Reuters) – Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else. Having grown up in Ilderton, just […]
By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]
March 4 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s 100 meters world champion Yohan Blake is the first high-profile athlete to sign up for the opening Diamond League event in Doha, organizers said on Monday. The meeting on May 10 in Qatar is the first of the 14 Diamond League fixtures. “This will be my first time in Qatar […]
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