09 Sep Nike to partner British Athletics to 2020

British Athletics today announced that Nike will become their official sportswear partner in a seven year deal through to the end of 2020. UK Athletics Chief Executive Niels de Vos, who secured the deal said: "We are thrilled to announce this new deal with Nike - the...

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05 Sep Nike to partner British Athletics to 2020

British Athletics today announced that Nike will become their official sportswear partner in a seven year deal through to the end of 2020*. UK Athletics Chief Executive Niels de Vos, who secured the deal said: “We are thrilled to announce this new deal with Nike – the...

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29 Aug Zurich Diamond League preview

In the penultimate leg of the IAAF Diamond League, a large contingent of GB & NI athletes head to Zurich tonight as the outdoor season nears its end. Adam Gemili (coach: Michael Afilaka) leads the charge at this evening’s meet, in which no fewer than twelve...

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29 Aug Nevin Yanit banned for two years for doping

Nevin Yanit, the European 100m hurdles champion, has been banned for two years for doping by the Turkish Athletics Federation. Yanit, who won the European title in 2010 and 2012, tested positive in Düsseldorf, Germany, in February. The case against the Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir...

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29 Aug Back to school for Sharp

Lynsey Sharp reflects on London 2012, looks ahead to Glasgow 2014 and gives pupils at her former school, the Mary Erskine in Edinburgh, an athletics masterclass in this video interview. Full Article HERE...

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23 Aug Stockholm Diamond League round-up

Less than a week after the IAAF World Championships, a number of GB & NI athletes were in action this evening on the twelfth leg of the IAAF Diamond League. After finishing in an impressive fifth place in the 110m hurdles in Moscow, William Sharman (Jerzy...

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23 Aug Gay’s positive test was for banned steroid

American sprinter Tyson Gay's positive test was for a banned steroid that carries a two-year suspension, the BBC has learned. News of the American's failed test emerged last month, but the details of the substance he tested positive for have - until now - not been...

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22 Aug Black and Minority Ethnic groups in athletics

British Athletics is one of four governing bodies in the UK set to work with Leeds Metropolitan University on research into sporting experience and coaching aspirations among under-represented groups’ with particular reference to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. The study, commissioned by Sports Coach UK...

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22 Aug Perri Shakes-Drayton to undergo knee surgery

European Indoor Champion Perri Shakes Drayton (coach: Chris Zah) is to undergo surgery imminently to repair tears to her cartilage and posterior cruciate ligament after sustaining the injuries during the final of the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow last week. As soon...

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15 Aug The six ages of athletics

Ovett became the first Briton since Tommy Hampson in 1932 to win Olympic 800m gold, with a despondent Coe taking silver. So what was the difference between the two men in a race that Coe was overwhelmingly expected to win? A look at the notion...

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