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Great Britain’s World triple jump gold medal winner Phillips Idowu has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships in Doha later this week.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 […]

Report: Kelly Sotherton set to snub Commonwealth Games

LONDON – Organizers of next year’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India have been hit with another blow following the news that Kelly Sotherton will not defend her heptathlon title. Sotherton, who won the title when Australia hosted the last Games in Melbourne in 2006, has decided that the timing of the meeting would not […]

Bolt's agent big winner in Berlin

It seems like everything and everyone rises to the top once they are associated with Usain Bolt, and the sprinter’s agent Ricky Simms is not immune. Simms, who is also a director at Pace Sports Management in the United Kingston, represents athletes who won five gold medals and two bronze medals at the recently concluded […]

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