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Thursday 19 May 2011
Usain Bolt admitted yesterday that he had suffered "a small setback" in his preparations for his 2011 track campaign but insisted: "I am fit and ready to start my season."
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The two final bidders for the Tote have offered about £200m for the state-owned bookmaker and vied to win over a powerful racing lobby that has a say in who buys it.
Monday 16 May 2011
It says something when you are clocked at 8.88sec for 100m and someone asks you whether your performance was "tinged with disappointment". But, then, every time Tyson Gay steps on to a running track his high-speed deeds are measured against those of Usain Bolt.
Saturday 14 May 2011
For someone who was the fastest man in the world in 2010 – too quick even for Usain Bolt when they fought their one high-speed duel of the year, over 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm in August – Tyson Gay was not exactly swift to look on the bright side of life as he sat on the sixth floor of a Manchester office block yesterday, contemplating his first race of this pre-Olympic season.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The American Allyson Felix was made to fight all the way before winning the 400 metres in last night's first Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha.
Thursday 28 April 2011
New Jersey's top election official has ruled that nine-times Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis is ineligible to run for the state senate because he fails to meet the four-year residency requirement for candidates.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, has resumed training after his outdoor season was cut short by injury.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Mark Lewis-Francis might have stopped short of applying for membership of the Michael Johnson Fan Club but yesterday he ventured almost as far as thanking the former sprinter for criticising his celebrations after his surprise 100m silver at the European Championships.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Usain Bolt may retire from sprinting after the 2012 London Games, the triple Olympic champion disclosed yesterday.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Usain Bolt will become the "best paid athlete in track and field history" after agreeing an extension to his deal with Puma that ties him to the company beyond the London Olympics. The world's fastest man is set to earn more than £10m over three years, a deal that equates to what Cristiano Ronaldo is paid by Nike.
Thursday 19 August 2010
The inaugural Diamond League series will crown 16 champions tonight, giving the season-long winners in each event the right to be called the No 1 in the world.
Friday 13 August 2010
Tyson Gay has yet to get back to his native Kentucky but on the streets of south London this week he has been able to gauge the impact of the knockout blow he delivered in Stockholm's 1912 Olympic Stadium a week ago. Ahead of his appearance at the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace tonight, the second-fastest man in history was taken on a London bus yesterday to visit the 2012 Olympic Stadium in east London. "I know this may sound weird," he said, reflecting on his 100m win against Usain Bolt in Stockholm a week ago, "but I've received more attention from that victory than I did when I won the 100m and 200m world titles in 2007.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
It came as another Bolt from the blue. Four days after the jolt of Usain Bolt's shock 100m defeat in the DN Galan meeting in Stockholm last Friday, it was announced yesterday that the world's fastest man had brought a premature end to his injury-plagued, below-par track season following the diagnosis of a back problem. There will be no re-match with Tyson Gay at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial meeting in Brussels on 27 August.
Sunday 08 August 2010
It was easy in retrospect in the 1912 Olympic Stadium late on Friday night to say you had seen it coming, that the defeat which struck down the mighty Lightning Bolt had not arrived entirely out of the blue. The amateur psychologists, the budding Freuds among us, might have read the runes in the Jamaican's somewhat leaden body-language as he emerged from the tunnel at the east end of the arena for the big race on the north side of the Swedish capital.
Friday 06 August 2010
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more