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Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Olizarenko dies at 63

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) " Nadiya Olizarenko, gold medalist in the women's 800 meters at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, has died. She was 63.The Ukrainian athletics federation said in a statement that Olizarenko..
New Zealand Herald

Mo Farah bows out of indoor athletics by breaking record

mo farah bows out of indoor athletics by breaking record
Farah, Britain's four-times Olympic champion, plans to focus on road racing after the outdoor world championships in London in August when he will say his final farewell to the track.

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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..
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News video: Bolt reveals Tokyo 2020 plans

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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..
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News video: With Russian Banned, Semenya Is Set For Gold

With Russian Banned, Semenya Is Set For Gold 00:49

A Russian athlete has been banned from international competition for four years. According to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, investigators found clear evidence in the biological passport that..
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Athletics: Farah says Birmingham will be his last indoor race

(Reuters) - Mo Farah will end his indoor running career with a 5,000 metres at Saturday's Birmingham grand prix, the British Olympic champion said on Friday.
Reuters Also reported by •DNA

Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts to begin campaign at Athletics ACT championships

Canberra Olympian Kelsey-Lee Roberts returns to the field for her first event of the season at the AIS.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Pope receives Special Olympics athletes, speaks of joy of sports

Pope Francis received a group of participants in the Special Olympics World Winter Games and spoke about the joy of athletics.
Catholic Culture

Bans for Russians who don't return medals

Russian athletics officials have vowed to kick athletes off the national team if they have failed to return Olympic medals voided by sample retests.

Olympic hurdler Lauren Wells has noticed a Nitro, Usain Bolt boost in Canberra

Canberra Olympian Lauren Wells has felt a "buzz" in Canberra since the Usain Bolt-led Nitro Athletics.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Athletics-Jamaican sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said..

'I have no reason to stay in athletics,' says Usain Bolt

Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, bringing the curtain down on a career that has delivered eight Olympic gold medals.

Usain Bolt believes he could be as good as Rooney

100 metres? Done. 200 metres? Done. 4x100m? Done. So, naturally, matching the football career of Wayne Rooney is Usain Bolt’s next challenge. The undisputed sprint king of the past decade, Bolt once..

Fan killed in shooting outside Rio de Janeiro soccer stadium

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Rio de Janeiro football club Botafogo has confirmed the death of a fan who was shot outside its stadium, the same venue used for athletics at the Olympics.The club and police..
New Zealand Herald

Eilidh Doyle strikes gold as Bath athletes medal at British...

eilidh doyle strikes gold as bath athletes medal at british...
Bath athletes returned with three medals from the British Indoor Team Trials in spite of British Athletics' decision to scrap funding their elite base camp in the city. Coaches Malcolm Arnold and James..
Bath Chronicle

Disgraced Nesta Carter eyes comeback in Athletics World Championships amid doping charges

Re-test of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Olympics was found to be positive for the banned substance which resulted in Usain Bolt being stripped of the gold medal last month.
Zee News

Athletics-Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of..

Athletics: Host of 2017 bests and a wedding present at Millrose

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Olympic women's pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi got back on track, while Rio gold medalist Shaunae Miller celebrated her nuptials with a stunning victory in the 300 meters..
Reuters Also reported by •DNA

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday, Feb 12

Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Sunday: ATHLETICS Millrose Games Olympic rivalry renewed in Millrose pole vault A golden parade of Olympic champions feature at the 110th NYRR Millrose Games..

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