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Jamaica football chief wants Order of Merit for Usian Bolt

Jamaica football chief wants Order of Merit for Usian Bolt

Jamaica's football boss Horace Burrell has called on authorities to confer on superstar sprinter Usain Bolt the Order of Merit, the country's fourth highest honour.

Japan teen sprinter Sani Brown added to Beijing World Athletics Championships squad

Japan teen sprinter Sani Brown added to Beijing World Athletics Championships squad

Japan have added 16-year-old sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown to their squad for this month`s World Athletics Championships in Beijing, making him the youngest athlete to represent the country at senior level.

Tour de France: German team Giant-Alpecin play down Marcel Kittel departure fears

Tour de France: German team Giant-Alpecin play down Marcel Kittel departure fears

German team Giant-Alpecin insist star sprinter Marcel Kittel will still be with them next year despite his disappointment at missing the Tour de France.

Sprinter Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Sprinter Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Grenadian sprinter Kirani James, gold medal winner in the 400 metres at the 2012 London Olympics, is on target to regain his world title in the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing, his coach has said.

Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Kirani James focused on regaining world 400m title

Grenadian sprinter Kirani James, winner of the gold medal in the 400 metres at the 2012 Olympics, is working hard to regain his world title in the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing.

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.

Missing sprinter from Sierra Leone sleeping rough in London

A sprinter from Sierra Leone, who disappeared after competing in last year`s Commonwealth Games, has been sleeping rough in London, afraid to return home because of the Ebola virus, the Guardian reported on Friday.

Dutee Chand issue raised in Odisha Assembly

Terming sprinter Dutee Chand`s exclusion from the Indian team for the Commonwealth Games as "painful", Odisha government Saturday said it will seek a reply from the Athletic Federation of India and Sports Authority of India as to why the girl alone was subjected to such a test.

Bolt to miss Ostrava and Paris meets

Jamaica`s Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, currently recovering from a foot injury, said Friday he is not ready to race at meets in Ostrava or Paris.

Fraser-Pryce wins Diamond League opener, Dibaba flops

Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce kicked off the 2014 Diamond League season with a comfortable victory in the women`s 100m in Doha on Friday.

Prosecutor to Pistorius: Did Reeva scream when you shot her?

Oscar Pistorius` three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax on Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door.

Powell`s speed not improved by banned substance: Witness

The banned stimulant oxilofrine would not have given sprinter Asafa Powell an advantage in competition, a toxicology expert told a Jamaica Anti-Doping disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

Bolt shortlisted for 'Athlete of the Year' award

Usain Bolt, the world`s fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday.

Puma renews sponsorship deal with sprint champion Bolt

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has renewed his sponsorship deal with Puma (PUMG.DE) until after the 2016 Games in Rio, the German sportswear company said on Tuesday.

Tap into rural talent for athletics: Milkha Singh

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh who infamously lost the Rome Olympics says tapping into rural talent can lead the country to excellence in athletics.

British sprinter goes faster than Bolt this year

British sprinter James Dasaolu clocked 9.91 seconds at the Sainsbury`s British Championships here, going faster than world record holder Usain Bolt who ran 9.94 sec in this year’s world 100-metre rankings.

Bolt says `eyes still on prize` at Moscow Championships despite `early indifferent form`

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has challenged potential rivals at August`s World Athletics Championships, saying that his `eyes are on the prize` despite an indifferent form early this season.

Olympics 2012: Usain Bolt believes accusing him of ‘drug taking’ would ‘kill’ athletics

Star sprinter Usain Bolt has claimed that athletics could be finished if he was ever suspected of drug taking

Bailey eyes podium finish in London

Sprinter Daniel Bailey has said that he wanted to at least go a step further and collect a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Railway official accused of sexually harassing top sprinter

Police has registered a case against the former coach of a top sprinter for allegedly sexually harassing her, officials said on Thursday