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Jun 21, 2015

Bolt to run at Jamaican trials

Usain Bolt, off to a lackluster start to the season, will run in Jamaica next week even though he is assured of a berth in the world championships as reigning 100- and 200-meter champion. The world record-holder in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and 200 ...

Jun 20, 2015

Injured Kiryu to skip nationals

Yoshihide Kiryu will miss the national championships at the end of June in Niigata, which serve as a qualifying event for the world championships in August in Beijing, his coach said Friday. “He will not participate (in the nationals). We’ll not predetermine when he’ll ...

Jun 19, 2015

Farah denies doping rumors

Angered by “rumors and speculation” swirling around him, two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said Friday that he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and described his two missed tests as “simple mistakes.” The British distance runner missed the tests in 2010 and 2011 in the ...

Doping agency gets defensive over Farah tests

Jun 19, 2015

Doping agency gets defensive over Farah tests

Britain’s anti-doping agency defended its procedures for dealing with missed drug tests on Thursday after it was reported that distance runner Mo Farah missed two doping controls in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics. While declining to discuss Farah’s case, U.K. Anti-Doping Agency ...

Report claims Farah missed two drug tests

Jun 18, 2015

Report claims Farah missed two drug tests

Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 London Games, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. The Mail’s story comes at an awkward time for the 32-year-old Farah following recent doping allegations against his coach, Alberto Salazar. ...

Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

Jun 15, 2015

Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

Koji Murofushi said Monday he will not take part in the national championships at the end of June, putting an end to his 20 straight titles in men’s hammer throw. “I feel my indefinite participation could hinder next generations coming through. I’m hoping for ...

Bolt sure he'll be in top form by worlds

Jun 13, 2015

Bolt sure he'll be in top form by worlds

Usain Bolt remembers the rain, remembers the false start, and remembers his excitement at racing a big-name opponent in the 100 meters for the first time. Just over seven years ago, the Jamaican sprinter arrived at Randall’s Island, east of upper Manhattan, as a ...

British officials to probe Farah medical records

Jun 9, 2015

British officials to probe Farah medical records

British distance great Mo Farah is to have his medical data examined by UK Athletics officials following the controversy engulfing his coach, Alberto Salazar, over doping allegations. Farah has flown to the United States where he is expected to meet with Salazar. The coach ...

Jun 7, 2015

Farah withdraws from Diamond League meeting

Britain’s Mo Farah withdrew from Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham the BBC reported a day after the double Olympic champion said he would not be leaving his coach, Alberto Salazar, despite a BBC documentary alleging the latter had encouraged his athletes to use ...

Allegations overshadow meet

Jun 6, 2015

Allegations overshadow meet

Mo Farah’s step down for a speed-tuning 1,500 meters at Sunday’s Diamond League meet in Birmingham has seen the spotlight taken away by allegations that his renowned coach encouraged doping. What should have been a celebration of three British athletes who made it ‘Super ...

Jun 5, 2015

Gatlin clocks 9.75 at Golden Gala

Justin Gatlin came within 0.01 seconds of his world-leading time in the 100 meters, clocking 9.75 at the Golden Gala on Thursday. Then the American declared he could approach Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing in ...