DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt brought world-class pizzazz to the athletics world championships yesterday where one Olympic champion ducked out without completing even a single pole vault and another was in tears after false starting in her 400 metres heat.
DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, predicted yesterday he would retain his world 100 metres title in Daegu, South Korea, easily this month provided he gets a decent start.
NICE, (Reuters) – Former French pole-vaulter Pierre Quinon, who won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, has died in an apparent suicide, the French Athletics Federation said on Thursday.
SPLIT, Croatia, (Reuters) – World high jump champion Blanka Vlasic will defend her title despite a hamstring injury which nearly forced her to pull out of the upcoming world championships in the South Korean city of Daegu, she said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. sprinter Michael Rodgers, who tested positive for a prohibited stimulant last month, has accepted a provisional suspension yesterday and withdrew from this month’s world championships in South Korea.
KINGSTON, (Reuters) – World champion Steve Mullings has confirmed he has tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide and could now face a life ban from athletics.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will host its Inter-Guiana Games trials on August 28 at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary from 10:00hrs.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – World sprint champion Usain Bolt leads an array of stars in a Jamaica 50-member contingent named Monday for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea starting month end.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – Ethiopian Olympic and world champion Kenenisa Bekele will defend his 10,000 metres world title later this month despite not having raced since early 2010, his manager said yesterday.
Headquarters yesterday ran out champions at the 57th edition of the Guyana Police Force Inter Unit Championships at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.
Alika Morgan and Chavez Sital won the women’s and men’s division of the John Venture Memorial Road Race last Sunday in Essequibo.
STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – The fastest man in the world stares at a blank piece of paper for a few seconds and, finding no inspiration, turns to his manager.
Guyana’s Rolyce Boston jumped his way to a bronze medal last Friday evening at the Junior Pan American Championships in Miami, Florida.
Distance queen, Alika Morgan comfortably won the first of three marathon events when she defeated all and sundry in the Westshore sponsored 5K event last Saturday in Trinidad.
National 400 metres junior champion Stephan James placed sixth in the 400-metre final at the ongoing Pan American Junior Championships yesterday in Miami, Florida while Iana Amsterdam failed to show up to participate in her events.
The final and third day of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) Inter-Unit Championships at Camp Ayanganna Ground was postponed yesterday due to heavy rainfall.
Guyana’s World Junior Championship representative Kadecia Baird will not be participating at the Pan American Junior Championships in Miami, Florida which started yesterday.
MONACO, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt does not expect to lower his 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds at the upcoming world championships.
Leslain Baird continued his impressive form on the second day of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Inter-Unit Championships held at Camp Ayanganna ground yesterday.
Guyana’s 400 metres junior champion, Stephan James will depart today for Miami, Fl;orida, United States of America, to participate in the Pan American Junior Championships from July 22-24.
PADOVA, Italy, CMC – Nesta Carter grabbed a reassuring victory on Sunday at the Atletica Mondiale meet, leading a tiny group of Jamaican competitors that continued to fine tune for this year’s World Championships.
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, CMC – A final day that featured victories for sprint hurdlers Vonette Dixon and Eric Keddo, as well as distance runner Korene Hinds, and the women’s mile relay squad propelled Jamaica to the top of the medal standings at the end of the Central American & Caribbean Senior Championships on Sunday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The battle to keep drugs out of the London Olympics has started long before the opening ceremony next July.
Reuters) – Factbox on some of the main substances and methods used for doping in sport: ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO) * EPO is a peptide hormone that is produced naturally by the human body.
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, CMC – Olympic sprint relay silver medallist Keston Bledman handed Trinidad and Tobago one of four gold medals on the opening day of the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Championships, when he snatched the men’s 100 metres here Friday.