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‘SPORT NEEDS TO SELL ITSELF BETTER’

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Athletics needs to shake itself out of the Dark Ages and be much better at presenting what is a great product, according to world and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford. Source : Supersport The injured Briton is unable to defend his title at the World Championships, which begin in London on Friday, but will have a different view on ...

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BOLT AND FARAH RUN ON OPENING DAY OF LONDON WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will be looking to light up London on Friday when the World Championships gets under way at the Olympic Stadium.By Mark Ashenden Jamaican sprinter Bolt kicks off the defence of his 100m crown in his swansong season as he starts to bring down the curtain on his glittering career. Bolt, dubbed an “extraordinary competitor” by ...

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WAYDE, BOLT, CASTER SHINE IN MONACO

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Sprint king Usain Bolt and his self-proclaimed successor Wayde van Niekerk stole the limelight at Friday’s Diamond League meet in Monaco. Bolt produced a strong second half in the 100m, easing up over the line in a welcome season’s best of 9.95 seconds. Bolt, winner of eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, will bring down the curtain on his ...

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BOLT HEADLINES JAMAICA’S WORLD CHAMPS TEAM

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Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is one of three Rio Olympic gold medalists leading a 59-strong Jamaican team named Monday for next month’s athletics World Championships in London. Bolt has said he intends to run the 100m and the 4x100m relay at the worlds, his final event before retiring. He’s one of two reigning world champions, along with sprint hurdler Danielle ...

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FRANKIE FREDERICKS SUSPENDED FROM ATHLETICS

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IAAF council member Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into a potential ethics violation, the sport’s governing body said on Monday. By Zebb Chakawa The Namibian is being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) over payments he received from Papa Massata Diack, the son of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack. In March, French newspaper Le Monde claimed former ...

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GENDER TESTS STUDY ‘SHOWS FEMALE TESTOSTERONE ADVANTAGE’

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GENDER tests for female athletes with high levels of testosterone could be reinstated after a new study found it gave them a “competitive advantage”. By Own Correspondent Athletics’ governing body the IAAF commissioned the research because it wants to prove it was right to test women with hyperandrogenism. It wants to reinstate rules limiting how much testosterone female athletes can have in their ...

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MHONDERA ENJOYS HER TANGANDA

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RUDO MHONDERA looked at ease as she set a new Tanganda Half-Marathon record and fired warning shots in Mutare last weekend. The 21-year-old athlete stopped the clock on 1:12:00 to better the record set by Rutendo Nyahora last year by a massive seven minutes. BY Tariro Charandura recently in Mutare Patience Garauzivo of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services came ...

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RECORD BREAKING MAPAYA STRIKES GOLD

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RISING triple jumper, Chengetai Mapaya was the toast of the Zimbabwean athletes at the African Junior Athletics Championships, which ended in Algeria last night after shattering several records on his way to a memorable gold medal on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The St George’s College student jumped a personal best mark of 16,30 metres, breaking the African Junior Athletics Championships ...

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VAN NIEKERK, MUNYAI MADE ATHLETICS HISTORY

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South Africa’s, Wayde van Niekerk and Clarence Munyai, probably made athletics history last night at the Golden Spike Meeting in Ostrava by becoming the first athletes of the same country to set new world bests in different categories but in the same race. Van Niekerk “blitzed” to victory over the rarely-run 300m distance in a time of 30.81s that took ...

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MAPAYA FAMILY DISOWNS PAYNE GLOBAL SPORTS

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THE family of St George’s College triple jumper and footballer Chegetai Mapaya has denied any links with Payne Global Sports Management International, who claims to have facilitated a scholarship in the United States for the youngster. BY FORTUNE MBELE Payne Global Sports Management International, through their representative Lovemore Dube, on Tuesday claimed they had helped the 18-year-old Mapaya to get ...

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