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Usain Bolt targets 200m after Glasgow 2014

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 10:00

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games.

Phelps tops 100m butterfly qualifying in return

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 08:56

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months.

Motherhood is what I aim to achieve as a woman: Missy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 15:48

A full-time psychology student staying in a dormitory and doing her own laundry is not the way a multiple Olympic and world champion athlete is normally introduced, but then American swimming sensation Missy Franklin is one of a kind.

Jamaica changes encourage WADA chief

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:32

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief executive David Howman said Wednesday that Jamaica`s testing system was now "back in place" following the controversial case of Veronica Campbell-Brown.

`Scared` Ratchanok eyes Olympic champ showdown

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 11:58

Ratchanok Intanon, the youngest ever world singles champion, moved to within one win of a probable All-England Open showdown with Li Xuerui, the Olympic champion, before admitting her patchy form is scary.

Bekele to run Paris marathon

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 03:16

Ethiopia`s Kenenisa Bekele, one of the all-time great long-distance runners, will take part in this year`s Paris marathon on April 6, race organisers announced on Thursday.

Olympic champion`s ex-girlfriend gets lifer in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 14:43

A Chinese Olympic champion`s former girlfriend, who cheated more than two dozen well-known figures in the sports and entertainment industries of nearly USD 10 million, has been awarded life imprisonment by a court here.

Bolt had right people around him, Johnson didn`t: Bailey

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:32

Doping is a menace that can be avoided if one keeps the company of "right people" which exactly has been the difference between Usain Bolt and Ben Johnson, feels former Olympic and World 100 metres champion Donovan Bailey.

Athletics will never be drug free, says Michael Johnson

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:30

Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, American four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson told a packed Doha Goals Forum here Wednesday.

Worked hard and prepared well: Saina

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 18:35

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal and Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China have been put in same group for the BWF Super Series Finals, that will be played here Dec 11-15, after the draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday.

Mo Farah challenges Bolt to charity race over publicly chosen distance

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 13:10

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he has no intention of quitting the track, and has challenged Usain Bolt to a charity showdown over public`s choice of distance.

Former Olympic champion Ma out of World TT

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 18:36

Former Olympic champion and four-time World Cup winner Ma Lin became the biggest name to fall at the World Table Tennis Championships when he was upset by Japan`s Kenta Matsudaira in the men`s singles second round.