The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency had a simple-sounding new year resolution: “I just want to make sport cleaner.” Sir Craig Reedie knows he will never eradicate doping. Just a month into his new role, he says: “People still cheat and that is regrettable.”
Athletics, Track And Field
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
The Festival has lost none of its intensity since expanding to a fourth day in 2005, but those who counselled that "less is more" may yet feel they had a point when they contemplate today's card. Elevated to the Thursday centrepiece, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle has hitherto borrowed lustre first from Inglis Drever, who won three times in four years, and then from Big Buck's, whose record-breaking spree of 18 wins has incorporated the last four runnings.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Odds-on favourite is headstrong and jumps poorly before claiming Arkle Chase victory
Tuesday 12 March 2013
He bestrides the whole meeting, much its most feasible colossus. True, only the desperate or deranged will actually be tempted by the available odds, but nobody goes to a coronation to sell ermine. And the sort of show you get from Sprinter Sacre tends to be its own reward.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The privileges of his position bring corresponding pressures to Ruby Walsh, who must juggle obligations and opportunities between the rival powerhouses of Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins. The stakes are especially high today, as he has had to choose between two horses converging upon a race that might volunteer a future Gold Cup winner. In the end he went with Unioniste, which would seem to guarantee improvement on a narrow preparatory success, but it could yet be Walsh is made to regret his desertion of Boston Bob (2.40) in the RSA Chase.
Sunday 10 March 2013
James stood in front of his locker bold as brass in his boxers
Saturday 09 March 2013
If Mala wasn't conceived as Devendra Banhart's Europhile album, it's doing a damn fine impression of one.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Robbie Grabarz has admitted recently to a motivational trouble
Monday 04 March 2013
Co-chairman David Gold says Hammers could be days away from agreement
Saturday 02 March 2013
It promises to be a super enough Saturday for the British track and field team in their first engagement since the home Olympics but for one of the country’s most prolific indoor performers the European Championships got off to a Friday flop of a start in Gothenburg yesterday.
Perri Shakes-Drayton among stand out performers for impressive Britain at the European Indoor Championships
Friday 01 March 2013
The Championships are taking place in Gothenburg
Thursday 28 February 2013
New team head coach promises changes from Van Commenee era prior to championship debut
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Oscar Pistorius is due to hold a private memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model he shot at his home on St Valentine’s Day. The service was planned at the Pretoria home of his uncle Arnold, where the Olympic athlete has been staying since he was released on bail awaiting trial on a premeditated-murder charge.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Britain's Mo Farah outsprinted Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam to win the New Orleans half-marathon yesterday.
Thursday 21 February 2013
It is not hard to see why only five others should have had the temerity to line up against Sprinter Sacre in last year's race. Whether his stablemate Simonsig already deserves quite so much respect in the Racing Post Arkle Chase is another matter.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Dwain Chambers has been included in Great Britain's team for the European Indoor Championships despite failing to impress on his return from a back problem.
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