Usain Bolt, running at the Icahn Stadium at Randall’s Island where he set his first 100 metres world record in 2008, produced what he described as "one of the worst races I've run,” as he earned a narrow victory in the 200m at the International Association of Athletic Federations’ Diamond League meeting in New York City.
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Riccardo De Luca established himself as a favourite to take next year’s Olympic modern pentathlon title in Rio de Janeiro with a surprise victory in the men’s individual World Cup final in Minsk, Belarus.
Hansen’s new Commissions approved by European Athletics Council as Bydgoszcz and Grosseto bids get nod
European Athletics’ new President Svein Arne Hansen has welcomed the Council’s approval of his plan to restructure the organisation’s Commissions – a key part of his election campaign – at the conclusion of its meeting in Oslo, where Hansen, meet director of the Bislett Games for 24 years, has also played a key part in the celebrations of the meeting’s 50th Anniversary.
On a special night that was supposed to belong to established names such as Mutaz Essa Barshim, Bohdan Bondarenko and Genzebe Dibaba, the 50th Anniversary running of the Bislett Games - watched by illustrious past performers such as John Walker, Ingrid Kristiansen, Roger Moens, Henry Rono, Sebastian Coe and Steve Cram - will be remembered instead for three unlikely victors in Britain’s 1500 metres runner Laura Muir, China’s high jumper Guowei Zhang and Israeli javelin thrower Marharyata Dorozhon.
Sebastian Coe, one of the honoured guests here for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bislett Games, has today unveiled details of a 100 Day Plan that he would put in place immediately if he is elected President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on August 19.
Awarding hosting rights for two championships and a new structure for European Athletics’ commissions will top the agenda during a landmark occasion for the sport this weekend here when President Svein Arne Hansen welcomes the Council to his home town for its first full meeting since its election in April.
Henry Carr, the United States sprinter who won two Olympic golds at the 1964 Tokyo Games before switching careers to American football, has died aged 72.
Two days after UK Athletics issued a statement saying it had “absolutely no concerns” about Britain’s world and Olympic 5000 and 10,000 metres champion Mo Farah continuing to work with coach Alberto Salazar, who is the subject of doping allegations, the UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner has suggested it might be best if the relationship ended, at least for the moment.
A stupendous javelin throw of 91.39 metres from Kenya’s Julius Yego and a sub-10 second 100 metres from Britain’s Adam Gemili - albeit at the price of an injured hamstring - offered spectators at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Birmingham value for money, despite the morning’s withdrawal of “an emotionally and physically drained” Mo Farah.
An angry and upset Mo Farah insisted today that he will not end his relationship with Alberto Salazar after saying he has "not seen any clear evidence" that his coach has been involved in doping.
Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt’s three-year-old track record in Rome tonight, winning the 100 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League meeting in 9.75sec.
Nike has stepped into the controversy over allegations carried in last night’s BBC Panorama programme that Alberto Salazar and one of the athletes he coaches at the Nike Oregon Project in Portland, Galen Rupp, had been involved in doping violations.
Alberto Salazar, coach to Britain’s world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion Mo Farah, has refuted allegations of anti-doping violations made in a BBC documentary, which implicate Galen Rupp, the United States 10,000m record holder and Olympic silver medallist.
Ten medals, six of them gold, left Britain well clear at the top of the medal table after their 2015 international debut at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan - but the gold medal most eagerly sought, by their flagship boat in the men’s eight, was claimed by a resurgent German crew.
Despite a stupendous display of sprinting which saw six women better 10.90sec, the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) Eugene Diamond League meeting had its highlights in the field events.