Jamaica’s Maurice Smith Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games

Maurice Smith, one of Jamaica’s few medal favourites for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, has withdrawn from the team days before the team is scheduled to depart for the Games. Smith, a decathlon silver medallist at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan, reportedly informed members of Jamaica’s management team yesterday after-noon…

Christophe Lemaitre Wins 100m Dash in Kawasaki

Triple European champion Christophe Lemaitre’s victory in the 100m and Blanka Vlasic’s dominating performance in the High Jump were the key highlights at the 23rd Super Track and Field meet at Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki on Sunday (19). In the featured men’s field event, 2007 World champion Tero Pitkamaki prevailed over Japan’s Yukifumi Murakami, the…

Comments: The Doping Secrets Never To Be Revealed

A lack of IOC commitment meant Sydney was ”a Games that had drug users who were not caught”, writes David Sygall. Somewhere, possibly now at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland, a file containing the coded identities of seven drug cheats from the Sydney Olympic Games is secretly kept from the public….

Australian Craig Mottram Beats Field In UK Race

Craig Mottram sent national selectors a clear reminder of what Australia will be missing at next month’s Commonwealth Games by storming to victory at the Great North City Games. The former world championships bronze medallist powered away from the field in a two-mile race on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle in the…