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Friday 05 August 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Olympic double gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is joining the board of TUI Education, a division of the FTSE 100 travel giant, TUI Travel, as a non-executive director.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Caster Semenya will compete at the Diamond League meet in Oregon on 4 June as she begins her international build-up to defending her 800m world title. She is also hoping to run at the Bislett Games in Oslo five days later.
Monday 11 April 2011
Caster Semenya powered to an impressive double at the South African championships yesterday, winning the 800 metres and 1,500 metres in the build-up to defending her 800m title at the World Championships.
Saturday 09 April 2011
My parents were... My mum and my stepdad took me to my cross-country races all the time. They didn't really get involved, they weren't pushy parents, but they were happy to take me.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
World 800m champion Caster Semenya has said she plans to compete in the 1500m at next year's London Olympics. The 20-year-old South African began her season at the weekend by winning in the 800m at the first leg of the local Yellow Pages Series in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 2mins 04.12secs.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Chris Evans is no stranger to car crash television but Famous and Fearless (C4, Sunday to Friday) hasto go down as one of the slowest-motion wrecks of all time. The first episode was fully two hours long – 20 minutes tops would have sufficed – at the end of which Kelly Holmes performed a daredevil car-rolling stunt. She had just won a street luge contest despite being sent tumbling off the track halfway through. It was a case of the Dame meets the Dukes of Hazzard, and though she's no Daisy – more a shy, retiring violet – Evans was doing a fine impression of Boss Hogg, hogging the TV schedules for an entire week.
Monday 22 November 2010
The Kenyan 800m runner David Rudisha and Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic have won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. The 21-year-old Rudisha became the youngest athlete ever to win the award and succeeded Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt yesterday after breaking Wilson Kipketer's 13-year-old world record twice within eight days in August.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
South Africa's Olympic committee says Caster Semenya will miss the Commonwealth Games in India because of a back injury.
Saturday 04 September 2010
For Mo farah, the man of the year in British athletics, the end of the road for the 2010 season has already arrived.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Caster Semenya's manager says the runner's surprisingly slow performance at a meet in Italy on Tuesday can be explained by fatigue and sickness.
Monday 30 August 2010
Kenya's David Rudisha lowered the 800 metres world record to 1min 41.01sec in Rieti in Italy yesterday, just a week after first breaking the record.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Caster Semenya "doesn't care" about the criticism aimed at her since she returned to athletics, according to her coach. The Canadian athlete Diane Cummins said on Sunday that running against Semenya was like "literally running against a man", but Michael Seme said the South African is unmoved.
Monday 23 August 2010
David Rudisha of Kenya broke the men's 800m world record yesterday by running 1min, 41.09sec, only minutes after Caster Semenya had returned to the Berlin Olympic Stadium to win the women's race over the same distance.
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