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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Court reduces doping ban on Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:37pm by APSPT

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Jamaican sprinters' 18-month suspension cut to just six months after winning their appeal Court reduces doping ban on Powell and Simpson The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced 18-month doping bans for Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson to just six months. Powell, a former world record holder in the 100 ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    My best is yet to come, says superstar Usain Bolt

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kingston, Jamaica Sprinter says he can run faster next year and at Rio Olympics if he stays injury free My best days are still ahead of me: Bolt Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    'Drunk' Oscar Pistorius in nightclub brawl, says South African media

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg The Paralympian star, on trial for murder, is reported to have been thrown out of a club in Johannesburg after fighting with a customer Pistorius in 'drunken nightclub brawl' South Africa's Paralympian s ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Firefighter Bolt to his sport's rescue once more

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 08:12am by AFP

    ... Firefighter bolt to his sport's rescue once more Lightning lit up the Moscow sky as Usain Bolt regained his 100 metres world title, the big Jamaican taking on the role of fireman, extinguishing flames that have threatened to consume the popular sport. It is not the first time the 26-year-old superstar has come to athletics' rescue. His record-breaking exploits at the Beijing ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong's disdainful attitude toward sport is costing it medals

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Swimming and athletics have the least number of full-time athletes at the Sports Institute, and the problem is the disdainful local attitude to sport Fact: The two blue-riband sports at the Olympics and Asian Games - athletics and swimming - account for less than 5 per cent of the total number of full-time athletes at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Fact: The government has pumped ...

  6. Sport - China - ATHLETICS

    Pressure to reform mounts on China sports system

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Neil Connor in Shanghai A new wave of foreign-coached track stars are putting pressure on the intense state sports system to change the way it develops talent great leap forward? Is China ... sports system to reform. "It's not a surprise. I expected to jump well," said the 23-year-old after he beat a strong field including three previous Olympic champions at the Diamond ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    January date change for 2015 Hong Kong Marathon 'will make it harder'

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Jane Richards says shift may see freezing temperatures, which is undesirable for her, but Stefano Passarello welcomes the switch January date for marathon 'too cold' A move to stage the 2015 Standard Chartered ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:11pm by JULIE CHU

    ... that even the most talented athlete cannot perform to his or her best in today’s sports without scientific support. “Nowadays young athletes are very lucky because they have more chances and better ... Poon says this situation is similar in almost all kinds of sport in Hong Kong. He says, for example, that even when a team have their own physiotherapist, the physio will have to serve ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Roger Bannister marks 60th anniversary of sub four-minute mile

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Oxford Runner, now 85, recalls the day on May 6 when he broke the barrier that many said was humanly impossible Bannister's sub 4-minute mile still a fabled feat Sixty years later, Roger Bannister is busy reliving the four minutes that still endure as a transcendent moment in sports history. It was on a wet, blustery spring day- May 6, 1954- ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    US sprint star Tyson Gay banned for doping

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... he has tried to help the sport move forward for the good of clean athletes.” As part of the suspension he accepted, Gay, the joint second fastest man in history, was disqualified from all ...




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