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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Carter injury deals Jamaica fresh blow

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Lausanne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, the second fastest man over 100m this year, pulled out of Wednesday’s meet at Lucerne because of a thigh injury, organisers said. Carter was a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay gold medal win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1285248/carter-injury-deals-jamaica-fresh-blow
  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaica’s Blake withdraws from world championships

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica has withdrawn from the world championships in Moscow next month due to a nagging hamstring injury. Agent Cubie Seegobin says that although Blake has made “vast improvement” sinc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1284568/jamaicas-blake-withdraws-world-championships
  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt will have to qualify for 100 metres at world championships

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 01:05pm

    ... should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country’s wildcard entry into the 200m after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ruled in his favour for the longer sprint. The JAAA was forced to choose between its own athletes after the sport’s world body ruled that only one wild card would be allowed per country for each event. Jamaica had two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1259839/bolt-will-have-qualify-100-metres-world-championships
  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt runs track-record 19.79 in 200 at Bislett

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:25am by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a track record at the Bislett Games. “I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt said Thursday after his emp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1260561/bolt-runs-track-record-1979-200-bislett
  5. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    French athlete loses gold medal for removing his shirt before crossing the finish line

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... was stripped of his gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the European athletics championships on Thursday after peeling off his running vest before he crossed the line. Entering the home straight ... a convincing victory in 8min 25.30sec. But the 29-year-old appeared to contravene rule 143.8 of the International Association of Athletics Federations, stipulating that “bibs may not be obscured in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1574151/french-athlete-loses-gold-medal-removing-his-shirt
  6. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Prime minister says Jamaica standing by athletes

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 10:52am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica’s leader says the Caribbean country is standing by its athletes after two of the island’s marquee sprinters and three others tested positive ... national pride.” But she says Jamaican athletes “need to be far more vigilant” about taking supplements which could possibly contain prohibited substances. Former 100-meter world-record holder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1284539/prime-minister-says-jamaica-standing-athletes
  7. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Six new doping cases revealed by IAAF

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Friday announced that a re-testing of samples from the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki has revealed six new cases of doping. “The six adverse findings involving Andrei Mikhnevich, Ivan Tsikhan, Vadim Devyatovskiy, Tatyana Kotova, Nazdeya Ostapchuk and Olga Kuzenkova have resulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1187068/six-new-doping-cases-revealed-iaaf
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Natural runner Angela Leung leaves everyone in her dust

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:46pm by Richard Castka

    ... to test herself in a marathon, and coach Chau provided her with a standard 12-week training programme he would also give to his younger athletes. I watched the situation unfurl on TV. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1624473/natural-runner-angela-leung-leaves-everyone-her-dust
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Endurance athletes try to break three hours in swimming and running

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:43pm by RACHEL JACQUELIN

    ... Rachel Jacqueline 'Cold Standard' competitors hope to break the magic mark in both disciplines by finishing a 10km swim then the marathon Endurance athletes aim to overcome power of three In marathon swimming and running, the magic number is three: a sub-three-hour 10-kilometre swim is as elusive as a sub-three-hour 42-kilometre run. The athlete who nails them both? Unheard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1428000/endurance-athletes-try-break-three-hours-swimming-and-running
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong 4x100m hero So Chun-hong targets Rio Olympics after seizing Asian Games chance

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:47am

    ... Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association senior vice chairman Simon Yeung Sai-mo. “The guys did really well. Perhaps it is also because there was no pressure on them after the poor performance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1608828/hong-kong-4x100m-hero-so-chun-hong-targets-rio-olympics-after

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