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 Russian-born

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 will not

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, and

Powell signs for Rieti

RIETI (EME News) – World Championships 100m bronze medallist, Asafa Powell, will again face the starter at the IAAF Grand Prix in Rieti, Italy. Powell won the men’s 100m dash in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. In 2007 he 9.74secs, then a world record in heats. He will be joined in the race by fellow Jamaicans Michael

Rights group takes up Semenya race issue

A civil rights organisation has laid a charge at the world's governing body of athletics against the president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) for inciting racial polarisation over athlete Caster Semenya. Afriforum chief executive Kallie Kriel said he had laid a charge against Leonard Chuene at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). "Chuene's polarising statements, which