Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple
Usain Bolt targeting 200m world record, third golden triple

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt insisted Friday his sights were set on an unprecedented "triple-triple" at next year`s Rio Olympics, with a new world record in the 200m also a major goal.

Injury free season priority for Usain Bolt
Injury free season priority for Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt declared himself virtually unbeatable on Friday but downplayed expectations for 2015, saying his main priority was staying injury free ahead of next year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Govt-backed international Para Games to be postponed

With just a fortnight left, India's first Open Para Games proposed next month in Delhi has been postponed in the wake of the infighting between Executive Committee members of the suspended Paralympics Committee of India (PCI).

Haile Gebrselassie aiming for sixth Manchester win
Haile Gebrselassie aiming for sixth Manchester win

Haile Gebrselassie, one of the all-time great distance runners, will be aiming to win the 10,000 metres Great Manchester Run road race for a sixth time when he competes at this year`s event on Sunday, May 10.

International Paralympic committee suspends Indian body for infighting
International Paralympic committee suspends Indian body for infighting

The International Paralympic committee on Friday decided to derecognise the Indian body due to infighting, claimed sources.

Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned
Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned

Leading South African sprinter Simon Magakwe will miss the 2016 Olympic Games after refusing to take an out-of-competition doping test, the national association announced Wednesday.

French champion questioned over burglaries

French 400m indoor champion Toumany Coulibaly has been remanded in custody by police and questioned about a series of burglaries, a French radio station reported Tuesday.

Kenyan athletes furious over top agents` ban

Elite Kenyan athletes on Tuesday slammed as "malicious and personal" the national federation`s decision to suspend two top agents for six months in the run-up to the world championships.

Kenya`s Mark Korir wins Paris Marathon
Kenya`s Mark Korir wins Paris Marathon

Mark Korir of Kenya won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first career victory in a prestigious international race.

Usain Bolt wins in 200m return at UTech Classic, asks for Justin Gatlin showdown
Usain Bolt wins in 200m return at UTech Classic, asks for Justin Gatlin showdown

Usain Bolt kicked off his campaign to win sprint honours at Beijing`s World Championships later this year on Saturday and said he would be willing to face American rival Justin Gatlin at any time.

Svein Arne Hansen elected new European Athletics Association president
Svein Arne Hansen elected new European Athletics Association president

Norway`s Svein Arne Hansen was elected the new president of the European Athletics Association at the body`s congress in Bled, Slovenia, on Saturday.

AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league

 The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved in the organisation of World Kabaddi League has shown interest in running an athletics league on the lines of highly successful IPL cricket tournament and Indian Badminton League, and it will make a presentation at the AFI Annual General Body Meeting in Varanasi.

Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief
Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics
Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics

The organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games have invited China's Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Liu Xiang to Rio to watch the event.

PCI sacks president Rajesh Tomar, contemplates criminal case
PCI sacks president Rajesh Tomar, contemplates criminal case

The Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) has sacked its president Rajesh Tomar for the gross mismanagement at the recent National Para-Athletics Championship in Ghaziabad, where athletes suffered due to lack of proper facilities.

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires
China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China`s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach
Doping-plagued Russia name Yury Borzakovsky as athletics head coach

Former Olympic 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky was named Monday as head coach of the Russian athletics team with the goal of preparing for the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the wake of a damaging doping scandal.

Haryana gymnast back on his feet after surgery

A national level gymnast from Haryana, who underwent a set of surgeries at a city hospital for critical neck injury that caused paralysis, recovered at a record time to the surprise of even the doctors treating him.

Dutee Chand allowed to 'continue to compete: SAI consultant
Dutee Chand allowed to 'continue to compete: SAI consultant

Promising Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand has been allowed to "continue to compete" till a final decision is given by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, an expert assisting her in the legal fight said on Sunday.

Malaysian queries eligibility of new Filipino rival thrower
Malaysian queries eligibility of new Filipino rival thrower

The Philippines has been scouring the United States to poach sporting talent and seem to have struck gold with thrower Caleb Stuart but some of his potential opponents at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games are questioning his eligibility.