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HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

Athletics

Emotional run post Boston bombing

Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo surged clear to win a sombre London Mara­thon on Sunday, as runn­ers paid tribute to the victims of the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.

Nitender hogs limelight on day one

The country's top-four male runners broke the 14-minute barrier in the 5,000m track event on the opening day of the 17th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships  in Patiala.

Mandeep, Akkunji unlikely to see action

The Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) plan to utilise the services of the women 400m runners, whose two-year suspension ends in June-July, for the Asian Athletics Championships, may not take off.

Ahead of IOC meeting, ministry and IOA yet to arrive at consensus

The joint meeting called by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, is just 20 days away, but the deadlock between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) acting president, VK Malhotra, and the sports ministry persists.

Sponsorships likely for gay athletes

Jason Collins decision to come out as an openly gay male athlete will serve as a test case for US sports leagues, his future teammates and fans. Not to mention Madison Avenue.

Six wrestlers flee tournament to avoid dope test

The Vijender Singh story still fresh in mind, Indian sport was hit by another embarrassment as six junior wrestlers fled a tournament here over the weekend to avoid a dope test.

Pistorius fined for unpaid taxes

Oscar Pistorius was audited and fined for unpaid taxes after having to declare his assets during his bail hearing, a South African newspaper reported on Sunday as the Olympian prepares for his first court appearance in nearly four months.

Sergei Bubka in bid for IOC top job

Legendary pole vaulter Sergei Bubka, currently president of Ukraine's National Olympic Committee, announced Tuesday his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Pune to host the Asian Athletics meet

Pune will host the Asian Athletics Championships, beginning July 3.

Bolt and Blake split wildcards for Worlds

Usain Bolt will have to qualify for the 100 metres at this year's world championships after Jamaican officials decided the country's automatic entry into the race should go to his training partner Yohan Blake.

Bolt runs track record 19.79 over 200 at Bislett

Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a new track record at the Bislett Games yesterday.

Buoyant Bolt confident of negotiating trials

Usain Bolt dispelled any concerns over his early-season form by blasting to a convincing victory in the 200m at the Bislett Games.

Bolt’s coach calls for anti-doping lab

The Jamaican government needs to establish an accredited anti-doping laboratory to protect its world-class athletes from taking contaminated substances, the coach of world record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt says.

Pune crucial Asian test for Susmita

Next month’s Asian Athletic Championships in Pune will be Susmita Singha Roy’s fourth but in many ways it will be as important as her first. This will be the champion hepathlete’s first international event in nearly two years.

Emotional Pistorius resumes track routine

A bearded and much skinnier Oscar Pistorius was "overcome with emotion" as he pulled on his carbon fiber running blades for his first track training since the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his agent says.
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