Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell, as expected, filled the first two 100 metres places at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene on a day when Allyson Felix backed up half of her ambition to double up in Rio 2016 by winning her 400m final.
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Exclusive: Stepanova should run at Rio 2016 under neutral flag, says British athlete she cheated out of world final place
British athlete Jenny Meadows says Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova, who effectively cheated her out of a place in the 800 metres final at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in 2011, should be allowed to compete at next months' Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro under a neutral flag.
Brittney Reese laid down a huge marker for Rio 2016 as she produced a long jump of 7.31 metres, the best seen for 12 years, in winning at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Galen Rupp, already qualified for the Rio 2016 marathon, gave himself a second option as he lived up to his position as favourite in the 10,000 metres at the United States Olympic Track and Field trials in a race which saw the end of 41-year-old Bernard Lagat’s hopes of becoming the oldest ever American runner at the Games.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has praised the “unity” of the Paris 2024 bid, and its state of readiness in terms of potential Olympic venues and sites.
New York’s Maria Michta-Coffey earned her place in the United States Olympics team by winning the 20 kiloemetres walk at Salem, Oregon on the opening day of the US Olympic Track and Field trials.
Hayward Field in Eugene in Oregon is an arena awaiting drama right now as the best of United States’ athletes prepare for the sudden-death phenomenon of the Olympic Track and Field Trials, which are due to start tomorrow.
Exclusive: Stepanova absent from European Athletics Championships entry list - but likely to make late entry in Amsterdam as a neutral
Yulia Stepanova’s name was absent from the entry list released today for next week’s European Athletics Championships, but the indications are that the former doping cheat whose allegations led to the current suspension of Russian athletes from international competition will be on the starting line in Amsterdam.
Wayde Van Niekerk and Caster Semenya provided the expected victories at the African Athletics Championships in Durban to underline their soaring Rio 2016 ambitions and help the host nation to its eighth overall medal table victory and a share with Nigeria of the best ever record.
Alice Aprot lived up to her position as favourite for the 10,000 metres title on the fourth day of the African Athletics Championships in Durban, leading home a Kenyan clean sweep in 30min 26.94sec, the fastest time so far this season.
The Ivory Coast earned a sprint double on the second day of the African Athletics Championships at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban as Youssef Ben Meite denied home hope Akani Simbine 100 meres gold in the men’s race and African record holder Murielle Ahoure won the women’s event in 10.99sec.
Paris underlined its positive desire to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games here today with messages that came from the very heart of the Olympic Movement.
Hosts South Africa enjoyed a golden start to the 20th African Athletics Championships on a chilly day at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban as Stephen Mokoka and Jaco Engelbrecht won the 10,000 metres and shot put respectively.
Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya will spearhead one of the largest teams ever to represent South Africa at the 20th Confederation of African Athletes’ African Senior Championships which start in Durban tomorrow - with the hosts seeking to retain the overall title they won in Marrakech two years ago.