Women’s 100m and strong fields in the throws to take the spotlight in Osaka

Two reigning World champions and a pair of reigning Olympic champions will headline the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday, the second IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2010. Leading the field in the women’s 100m will be Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Earlier this year, Campbell-Brown won the World indoor title in the 60m […]

World Indoor 60 favourite Ivory Williams tests positive for marijuana

American world indoor 60m favourite Ivory Williams has withdrawn from this weekend’s IAAF championships because of a positive test for marijuana, his manager said on Wednesday. “He had a marijuana positive,” Ray Flynn said in a telephone call from the United States. “To the best of my knowledge it was at the US championships,” Flynn […]

Britain's Phillips Idowu pulls out of World Indoors

Great Britain’s World triple jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships in Doha later this week. The 31-year-old, who won World Championship gold outdoors in Berlin last summer, made the decision for personal reasons following the birth of his second child last week. Idowu said: “I am gutted not […]

British boss Charles van Commenee predicts medal success in Doha

Charles van Commenee refuses to name specific colours, but firmly believes there is a great chance the Aviva Great Britain team will return from next weekend’s World Indoor Championships with at least five medals. UK Athletics’ dynamic head coach is highly confident Dwain Chambers, Jessica Ennis, Phillips Idowu, Jenny Meadows and the men’s 4×400 metres […]

Dwain Chambers, Phillips Idowu, Jessica Ennis to lead Britain's World Indoor team

Charles van Commenee has named a 38-strong British team for next month’s World Indoor Championships in Doha. Although no medal target has been announced, two years ago Britain won five medals – one gold and four silvers – and the head coach is expected to demand a similar haul this year, depending on whether established […]

Reebok Grand Prix features big world champions and Olympic medalists match-ups

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18) – Marquee match-ups for the women’s and men’s 5,000 meter, women’s 100 meter, women’s 400 meter, women’s 200 meter and men’s 110 meter hurdles for the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix announced today by organizers of the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix.

Universal Sports, NBC and IAAF strike long term partnership

LOS ANGELES — Universal Sports and NBC Sports today announced a long-term partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world’s governing body for track & field, and their commercial partner’s, Dentsu Inc. for broadcast rights to all major IAAF World Athletics Series events from 2010-2015, including the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The agreement extends the existing relationship between Universal Sports, NBC Sports, the IAAF and Dentsu already in place that covers this year’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.

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