Athletics

Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan also witnesses 2 nd  day’s events at Punjab Special Olympic Games Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada praises passion of special athletes  

LAHORE    :   Several exciting competitions were witnessed on the second day of 17th Punjab Special Olympic Games at Punjab Stadium on Thursday. Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada was the chief guest on the second day. Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jaan, Deputy Director Hafeez Bhatti, Secretary Punjab Special Olympic Association Aneesur Rehman also watched the  exciting games. A large ...

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Jemima Sumgong: Four-year doping ban for Olympic marathon champion

 ADDIS  ABABA    :   Olympic marathon winner Jemima Sumgong has been banned for four years after her claim she was taking EPO for an ectopic pregnancy was rejected. Sumgong told a Kenyan law court she was given the banned substance in hospital, but her paperwork was deemed to have been provided by “an imposter” and her claims labelled as “not ...

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David Parker: Javelin coach suspended by British Athletics

LONDON    : British Athletics has suspended javelin coach David Parker following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female athlete. Parker, 37, is the lead throws coach at Loughborough University and has a part-time contract with British Athletics. It has been reported the relationship was with a student at the university. “British Athletics and Loughborough University can confirm that a ...

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Donald Trump’s attempt at using Usain Bolt in national anthem debate backfires

WASHINGTON      :    Donald Trump brought Usain Bolt into his argument to justify his narrative in the on-going issue of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. But his attempt at using an example of Bolt standing in honour and respect of the American national anthem backfired spectacularly with it being shut down by the Jamaican Olympics team ...

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Record breaker Farah wins fourth successive Great North Run

LONDON: Britain’s Mo Farahwon the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday. Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, saw off a determined challenge from New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in the closing stages of the race to finish in a time of one hour and six seconds. The 34-year-old is the first athlete to win the Great North Run four times in a ...

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Usain Bolt will be back in ‘a year or two’: Justin Gatlin

LONDON   :    Justin Gatlin remains convinced Usain Bolt will return to athletics after injury dramatically ruined his farewell in the 4×100 metres relay final in London on Saturday. Bolt looked set to head into retirement with a record-equalling 15th IAAF World Championships medal but pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury and failed to finish the final leg ...

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