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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21 Aug Mo Farah Knighthood Backed By Cameron

David Cameron has said he would "warmly welcome" a recommendation for Mo Farah to be knighted. The 30-year-old athlete achieved a historic double-double in Moscow on Friday night as he added two world titles to the twin Olympic triumphs from last summer. The feat, completed by racing...

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21 Aug Kiss not a gay protest, say runners

Two Russian female gold medal-winners at the Moscow World Athletics Championships expressed bewilderment on Tuesday over media claims that their jubilant podium kiss was a symbol of gay defiance against a new Russian law banning homosexual “propaganda”. Full Article HERE...

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