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Olympic athletics coach Mike Smith's funeral held

olympic athletics coach mike smith's funeral held
BBC Local News: Hampshire -- Mike Smith nurtured the talents of more than 30 international athletes during his career.
BBC Local News Also reported by •BBC News

Canadian star sprinter Andre De Grasse to race at Harry Jerome track meet

*By The Canadian Press* VANCOUVER — Canadian star sprinter Andre De Grasse will compete at this year's Harry Jerome International Track Classic. De Grasse won the 100- and 200-metre races at..

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Athletics

News video: Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding

Kenya faces ban after IOC cuts off funding 03:48

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cuts financial support to Kenya after the country's crisis-hit Olympic Committee failed to make changes to its constitution - a decision that could lead to a..
Source: Reuters - Sports -

News video: Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams
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News video: Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal

Usain Bolt Isn't Mad He Lost A Gold Medal 00:34

(CNN)Usain Bolt may have lost one of his Olympic gold medals after compatriot Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance -- but the Jamaican says he has "no hard feelings" towards his sprint..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: 'Rural Olympics' concludes with enthusiasm

'Rural Olympics' concludes with enthusiasm 01:04

Ludhiana, Feb 20 (ANI): A unique sports extravaganza, popularly known as 'Rural Olympics', came to a close in Ludhiana with participants leaving the audience awestruck with its daredevil..
Source: News unlimited -

News video: Bolt reveals Tokyo 2020 plans

Bolt reveals Tokyo 2020 plans 00:30

CNN reports that despite having to give up one of his gold medals, Usain Bolt not gone back on his promise to retire after this summer's World Athletics Championships. despite no longer being the proud..
Source: Wochit News -


Records and qualifiers for Para athletes at NZ Champs

Eleven World Para athletics championships qualifying performances and nine New Zealand Para athletics records highlighted a very successful Jennian Homes 2017 NZ Track and Field Championships in..
New Zealand Herald

European athletics chief wants Fredericks to step down

BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of European athletics has called on Frank Fredericks to step down from the world athletics' (IAAF) federation council pending an investigation into allegations he accepted..
Reuters Also reported by •SBSDNA

Athletics: Sir John Walker's Olympic triumph to be captured in statue

athletics: sir john walker's olympic triumph to be captured in statue
The iconic image of Sir John Walker's 1500 metres gold medal win at the 1976 Montreal Games will be immortalised in a bronze statue to stand in the Manurewa town centre.The permanent tribute comes..
New Zealand Herald

Govt appoints Olympians as National Observers

govt appoints olympians as national observers
*New Delhi:* The government of India has designated 12 Olympians, including Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, as National Observers in their respective disciplines to assist in..

Athletics: Joseph Millar erases records, upstages Walsh, McCartney

athletics: joseph millar erases records, upstages walsh, mccartney
While a couple of Olympic medallists were struggling with their form, speedster Joseph Millar snuck past to again steal the show at the New Zealand track and field championships in Hamilton.Millar, 24,..
New Zealand Herald

Athletics: Angie Petty digs deep for sixth national 800m crown

athletics: angie petty digs deep for sixth national 800m crown
Halfway down the Porritt Stadium home-straight, Olympian Angie Petty had that same old familiar feeling she'd had twice before this summer.Her keen 800m rivalry with Katherine Camp had resulted in a..
New Zealand Herald

Olympic gold medallist Jess Ennis-Hill expecting second child after retiring from athletics

olympic gold medallist jess ennis-hill expecting second child after retiring from athletics
The 31-year-old revealed on Thursday that she is pregnant again
Daily Record

South Africa: Sunette Viljoen, Caster Semenya Shine at Athletics Speed Series

[News24Wire] Olympic medallists Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen opened their 2017 seasons with convincing victories at the third leg of the ASA Speed Series at Kenneth McArthur Athletics Stadium on..

Top meet of Olympic elite awaits Potch

top meet of olympic elite awaits potch
South Africa's Olympic stars are again expected to lighten up Wednesday night (tomorrow), at Kenneth McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom.

Para athletes set to light up National Championships

The Rio 2016 Paralympics witnessed a big resurgence in the New Zealands Para athletics programme with six athletes in the team returning with nine medals between them.Five of the six medallists will be..
New Zealand Herald

Australian sprinter Morgan Mitchell "one happy girl" ahead of Canberra Athletics Grand Prix

She starred at the Rio Olympic Games and in Nitro Athletics and is one of the most exciting young stars in a sport on the rise in Australia.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Mo Farah: Supplement infusion 'not recorded properly by UK Athletics'

mo farah: supplement infusion 'not recorded properly by uk athletics'
UK Athletics staff may have failed to properly record a supplement infusion given to Olympic champion Mo Farah, the BBC learns.
BBC Sport

Fredericks steps down from IOC and IAAF roles amid corruption claims

Four-time Olympic sprint silver medalist Frankie Fredericks has stepped roles at the International Olympic committee and world athletics following allegations of…

Fredericks steps aside from IAAF task force

LONDON (Reuters) - IOC member Frankie Fredericks has stepped aside from an IAAF task force following a newspaper report that he received almost $300,000 from disgraced marketing consultant Papa Massata..
SBS Also reported by •ReutersDNA

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