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/ Nov 14, 2016

Japan to join Bolt for Australian track meet

China, Japan and England on Monday signed on for an innovative team athletics event in Melbourne in which sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first Australian appearance. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt launched the inaugural Nitro Athletics and will captain the 'Bolt All-Stars' in the ...

/ Nov 10, 2016

Sprinter Tsukahara set to retire

Naoki Tsukahara, a member of Japan's men's 4x100-meter relay team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will retire from competition after this season, his corporate team at Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday. The 31-year-old sprinter, who has a personal-best time of 10.09 ...

Thompson holds off rival Schippers

/ Sep 10, 2016

Thompson holds off rival Schippers

Elaine Thompson extended her sprinting dominance through her last race of the season, with the double Olympic champion beating rival Dafne Schippers in the 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial on Friday. In a battle between the two dominant sprinters of the past two ...

Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

/ Aug 1, 2016

Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

Japan has not seen one of its athletics competitors on the top step of the podium since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, when Mizuki Noguchi ran to a win on the historic marathon course and Koji Murofushi took the Olympic title in the hammer. Since ...

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

/ Jul 29, 2016

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

When Stephen Kiprotich won the marathon gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, celebrations reverberated throughout Uganda. The outpouring of joy brought back memories of 40 years previously when another Ugandan great, John Akii-Bua, united a divided country amid the horror of dictator Idi Amin's ...