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…

Disgraced American sprinter Marion Jones works out with Pro basketball team

Track and field superstar Marion Jones’ bid to get her athletic career back on track brought her to Tulsa on Saturday for a high-intensity workout with Shock coach Nolan Richardson. Jones was stripped of five medals she won in the 2000 Summer Olympics after she admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs prior to the Summer Games….

Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell set to light up Gibson Relays

Fireworks are anticipated in events involving Jamaica’s elite athletes, as the organisers of the Gibson Relays have received entries from Usain Bolt’s Racers and Asafa Powell’s MVP Track Clubs. “I know the Racers Club athletes will be participating and the only way they will not compete is unless they are injured… I can’t vouch for…

Blanka Vlasic clears 2.03m at home meeting

Competing before an energized crowd of nearly 11,000, World champion Blanka Vlasic cleared 2.03m and made three solid attempts at a would-be World record of 2.09m at the Slobodna Dalmacija Women’s High Jump Meeting in her hometown of Split, Croatia on Sunday (21). “I’m very satisfied with the outcome because this time there was no…

Statistician says Jan Zelezny better than Usain Bolt

Longtime statistician/author Dale Harder of Castro Valley, California, says that the best men’s world record is in the javelin, not the 100 or 200. His take on the subject: Jan Zelezny’s JT of 323’1 (98.48m) is actually the best mark of all time based on empirical results. No one else has come within 5% of…

BW-Bank Meeting – Karlsruhe – IAAF Preivew

Ariane Friedrich’s return to the Europahalle and Saif Saeed Shaheen’s return to the indoor circuit will be just two of the eagerly anticipated highlights of Sunday’s Deutsche Bank Credit Suisse JP Morgan Chase Meeting in Karlsruhe. or Friedrich, who has since become one of the most recognised and followed faces in German athletics, Karlsruhe will…

13-y-o Jamaican student dies in cross country race

The Cornwall College school fraternity has been plunged into a state of mourning following Friday afternoon’s death of 13-year-old Jaime Brown, who collapsed during a school cross country race along Sewell Avenue near the school. Brown, who was a seventh grade student, was believed to have become exhausted during the race and expressed to another…

Finland’s Osku Torro surprises with 2.32m NR; world lead also for Cantwell

Finland’s 30-year-old Osku Torro took a surprise High Jump victory indoors in Wuppertal, Germany, setting a world season lead with a 2.32m performance which not only added 5 centimetres to his outright personal best (2.27 outdoors, 2007 / 2.26 indoors, 2006) but improved the Finnish record by one centimetre. Torro, had a clean jumping card…

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‘Destination Doha’ – IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting Season

Monte-Carlo – In a week’s time one of the world’s longest standing sporting events let alone athletics meetings, the 103rd edition of the Millrose Games (Fri 29 Jan) will take place in New York, USA, and so will commence five intense weeks of exciting indoor athletics action across the 2010 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting season….