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Dope cheats: Living in denial

I’m sorry if I disappointed people. I made a terrible mistake." So said double-Olympian Liza Hunter-Galvan, after the Sports Tribunal banned her for two years for doping. The United States-based marathon runner took the blood-boosting, endurance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) and so became only the second New Zealand representative in recent times caught deliberately cheating (after … Continue reading Dope cheats: Living in denial

Bolt a one-man show in Shanghai?

Three-time world sprint champion Usain Bolt is set for a showdown in Shanghai against… himself. The Jamaican superstar is the only competitor listed so far for the men’s 100m event at the post-season Shanghai Golden Grand Prix on September 20, organisers said. American Tyson Gay and Bolt’s compatriot and former world record holder Asafa Powell … Continue reading Bolt a one-man show in Shanghai?

Jamaica’s sprinters and windy conditions dominate results in Rovereto

Jamaican sprinters dominated the sprints in the 45th edition of the Palio della Quercia in Rovereto yesterday (1). Sherone Simpson ran 11.04 in the women’s 100 metres, one of the few wind aided marks of a meeting generally dominated by headwinds, conditions which Lerone Clarke and Steve Mullings ignored to set new meeting records in … Continue reading Jamaica’s sprinters and windy conditions dominate results in Rovereto

World leading 82.58m heave by Kozmus in Celje

Continuing the fine form that brought him the World title in Berlin last month, Slovenian hammer thrower Primoz Kozmus broke his own national record with a 82.58m throw the northeastern town of Celje on Wednesday (2). The second round throw by Kozmus, 29, broke the 82.30m national record he set in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2007, … Continue reading World leading 82.58m heave by Kozmus in Celje