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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Athletics

Steroid stanozolol was Ben Johnson's downfall

This week is the 25th anniversary of Ben Johnson's victory in the Seoul Olympics 100 metres final and his subsequent disqualification for doping.

Paralympian Girisha accorded a warm reception

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport in New Delhi on his arrival from the London Paralympic Games, where he won a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event.

Ram Singh Yadav finishes 78th in marathon

Ram Singh Yadav, India's lone entrant in men's marathon, failed to replicate the feat through which he qualified for the Olympic Games on the winding streets of London as he finished a distant 78th from 105 starters on Sunday.

Olympic athletics: US women power to 4x400m relay gold

The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay on Saturday.

Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold

Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.

Olympic athletics: Russia's Lashmanova wins walk in record time

Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk on Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the process.

Alptekin leads Turkey 1-2 in women's 1500m

Asli Cakir Alptekin led a shock 1-2 for Turkey when she won the women's Olympic 1500m on Friday in 4min 10.23sec, handing her country a first-ever gold medal in track and field.

Bolt a legend with the X-Factor

Usain Bolt may believe he is now worthy of the legend tag and be on a par with Michael Johnson - but he arguably surpasses the American because he can win and entertain at the same time.

Bolt, Brathwaite anxiously eyeing semis

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at the London Games.

Greene post sparks Team GB Twitter warning

The British Olympic Association (BOA) have reminded their athletes to act "carefully and responsibly" when using social media after world champion Dai Greene broke their guidelines.

A few good men

HT takes a look at the male athletes most likely to conjure up magical moments that will live on long after the summer ends... The real Olympic yardstick

Russian athletes mustn't 'fool around' in London: Medvedev

Russian athletes must ignore the lavish parties and cultural exhibitions at the Olympics and focus on training rather than "fooling around", Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.

Indian athletes lose doping case in CAS

The six Indian women athletes, who were caught for steroid doping last year, lost their case in the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland as it upheld the IAAF's appeal to impose two-year ban on them.

Anju writes off Indian challenge in track & field

Former long jumper Anju Bobby George said that the country has no chance of winning a medal at the track and field events.

Help coming way of athlete Santhi Soundarajan

Winner of 11 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state Tamil Nadu, Santhi Soundarajan saw herself pushed down and humiliated, then forgotten and forced to slog it out in a brick kiln for sustenance. But now help is on way.
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