Bekele lashes out at federation after Rio omission ‘I'm deeply disappointed and sad. I have long overcome my Achilles tendon injury and I was ready for the challenge’ IMAGE: Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia reacts. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters. Triple Olympic gold medal winner Kenenisa Bekele said he was bitterly disappointed to be left out of Ethiopia's team for the Rio Olympics and blamed members of the country's athletics federation he said knew nothing of the sport. "I'm ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Usain Bolt will launch an audacious bid for three Olympic sprint gold medals for an unprecedented third time as the perfect antidote to a year of turmoil in his drug-tainted sport. Track and field has been dragged through the ringer since Sebastian Coe took ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Ruth Jebet of Bahrain celebrates after winning. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters. Every year, hordes of foreign runners flock to Kenya's high-altitude training camps in the hope that some of the nation's long distance-running magic will rub off on them, embracing the motto, 'if you can't beat them, join them'. The tiny Gulf island of Bahrain has also sought to replicate the Kenyan success story, but espouses a somewhat different strategy: 'If you can't beat them, naturalise them'.Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Mo Farah survived another stumble to get through to the final of the 5,000 metres and remain on course for the prized Olympic distance double-double. IMAGE: Caster Semenya of South Africa, Ajee Wilson of the United States, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke of Britain and Wang Chunyu of China compete during the women’s 800 metres at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Hot favourite Caster Semenya qualified for the women's 800metres semi-finals at the Rio Olympics with ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
A surfeit of action awaits as the race for gold begins in right earnest in Rio. Here's a quick guide to the contests to look out for in the playfields of the Brazilian city Tennis A spate of pullouts in both men's and women's sections owing to Zika virus may ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
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