Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Sep 12, 2015

Schippers beats Felix in Diamond League finale

Dafne Schippers swept away any doubts she will be a gold-medal contender at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, crossing the finishing line at the Van Damme meet Friday with one index finger held proudly in the air. The Dutchwoman won a stirring 200 meters ...

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Sep 10, 2015

Gatlin, Felix headline Brussels meet

Justin Gatlin takes center stage in the absence of Usain Bolt from Friday’s season-ending Diamond League meet in Brussels, while Dutch sprint star Dafne Schippers comes up against Allyson Felix over 200 meters. Bolt pushed Gatlin into second place in both the 100 and ...

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

Aug 24, 2015

Bolt trumps Gatlin to retain 100-meter title

A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger. Sure, for Usain Bolt, the winning result, the bow-and-arrow victory celebration and even the setting may have been the same as 2008. But the show he put on Sunday in ...

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Aug 23, 2015

Bolt scrapes into 100-meter final

Defending champion Usain Bolt made a meal of it but recovered from a stumbling start to reach Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world championships, setting up his Beijing showdown with in-form American Justin Gatlin. The Olympic champion and world-record holder qualified joint-third fastest in ...

Aug 20, 2015

German athletics chief slams IAAF council exclusion

Germany’s athletics chief on Thursday said his country is likely to have paid a price for its tough anti-doping stance and recent doping revelations on German television as it missed out on an IAAF council seat after 20 years. Clemens Prokop said he was ...

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Aug 20, 2015

Bolt will face tough tests at worlds

Not for the first time, sprint king Usain Bolt — arguably world sport’s most recognizable figure — is shouldered with the burden of not only racing against and beating proven doping cheats, but also bringing a much-needed ray of sunshine to the track. Can ...