Asafa Powell will attempt to fill the sizeable shoes of injured Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt in the 100m at Saturday`s Diamond League meet in Paris, still keen on lowering his personal best of 9.72 seconds -- the fifth fastest time ever.
Sprint star Usain Bolt is in Munich on Wednesday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a bid to cure his problematic pelvis injury before August`s world athletic championships.
Azerbaijani Chaltu Beji`s joy at winning the women`s 3,000 metres steeplechase in the team event at the European Games turned to shame on Saturday after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced she had failed a dope test.
Another shameful incident took place that included a paralympic sportsperson on Thursday. A wheelchair-bound athlete was asked to vacate her hostel room at the Jawaharlal Nahru stadium after a fire broke out in her room as the officials failed to take any quick steps.
The spectre of doping was again looming over athletics and cycling on Thursday with a top running coach, a world champion steeplechaser from Spain and a Tour de France-winning cyclist on the defensive.
After Mo Farah defended himself in a public statement last Friday, athletics coach Alberto Salazar on Thursday released a lengthy letter saying he believes in "clean sport and hard work and so do my athletes."