TRACK AND FIELD

  • Sacked after 2011 dope scandal, Yuri may return as coach January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogrodonik, who was sacked by the government after the doping scandal in 2011, is likely to return to the country to prepare Indian athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics after his name was cleared "in principle" by the sports ministry recently. Ogrodonik's contract was...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 December 25, 2014

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field September 8, 2014

    The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim brings a touch of genuine world class talent to Incheon. While the continent has become more competitive in other high profile sports, success...
  • First batch of Indian athletes leave for Asian Games September 4, 2014

    The first batch of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games left on Thursday with seven track athletes heading for Incheon in advance to acclimatise with the conditions there. Seven athletes Sudha Singh (3000m steeplechase), Preeja Sreedharan (5000m and 10,000m), O P Jaisha (1500m and 5000m), Lalita Babbar (3000m...
  • Nine Turkish athletes suspended for banned drug use August 1, 2013

    Ankara: Nine Turkish track and field athletes have been banned for two years after testing positive for anabolic steroids. The IAAF said Wednesday that six of the athletes are women, including two teenagers, reports Xinhua. Six cases involved field athletes testing positive for stanozolol at Turkey's national university championships held in May...
  • Olympics: Nothing left to prove, says Bolt August 10, 2012

    London: In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here Thursday to claim being "a legend" who has got "nothing left to prove". Bolt did what he promised he would do. He won the...
  • Olympics: No respect for Carl Lewis, says Bolt August 10, 2012

    London: Newlycrowned "greatestever sprinter" Usain Bolt said on Thursday he had lost all respect for Carl Lewis, the man whose ontrack exploits he has surpassed with his unique Olympic doubledouble but who still leads the way in selfregard. American Lewis is the only other man to win two Olympic 100m gold...
  • Olympics: All eyes on Bolt for a historic feat August 9, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt's bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint double double in the 200 metres is the undoubted highlight of the seventh day of athletics action at the London Games on Thursday. The 25yearold came to Britain saying he wanted to establish himself as a "legend" of track and field by...
  • Marion's 'B' negative, no dope found September 7, 2006

    Raleigh (North Carolina): Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones was cleared of doping on Wednesday after her 'B' sample tested negative for the banned bloodboosting drug EPO. Jones's initial sample had tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) at the US championships in Indianapolis in June. The 30yearold could have faced a...