Since his blistering run of 9.91sec in the 100 metres semi-final at the UK Trials, James Dasaolu has become something of an invisible man in sprinting terms. After becoming only the fourth Briton to dip under that dream 10sec barrier, the hope – in fact, expectation – was that Dasaolu would back that up... and soon.
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
Anti-doping chief to introduce new code that allows athlete’s team to also be held accountable
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.
Monday 21 January 2013
Indoors specialist aims for summer and winter Olympic double as he makes it into Britain's two-man bob team, writes Simon Turnbull
Saturday 11 August 2012
No one actually dropped the baton this time, which is progress of sorts, but Great Britain's men's 4 x 100m relay squad still managed to get disqualified in their heat, the fifth time they have done so in the past six major competitions.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Seven of the eight qualifiers for tonight's 100m Olympic final ran under 10 seconds in the semi-finals as defending champion Usain Bolt looked close to his brilliant best once more.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Defending champion Usain Bolt strolled into the semi-finals of the 100 metres today as Olympic history was made on a lightning fast track in London.
Saturday 04 August 2012
The main event on what could be a glorious weekend for British athletics is the culmination of the women's heptathlon. After a strong start from Jessica Ennis, and a surprisingly good one from Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the heptathlon has its final events tonight.
Friday 03 August 2012
Great Britain shot putter Carl Myerscough waited 12 years for his Olympic dream to become reality.
Monday 02 July 2012
Five days of action for the British team at the European Championships came to an end in Helsinki last night when Richard Buck crossed the line to secure second place for the men's 4 x 400m relay team. It was a silver lining, one of two on the final day, that took the GB medal haul to seven but after yet another Great British sprint relay disaster it was doubtful that the buck would stop there.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Teenage sprinter Adam Gemili has confirmed he does plan to compete at the London Olympics.
Monday 25 June 2012
Sunday 17 June 2012
It was on 10 June 1984 that Roald Bradstock took part in his first Olympic trials. "It was in Gateshead, and on my very first throw I pulled my groin," recalls the javelin thrower and professional artist who has come to be known as "the Olympic Picasso". "It was the most excruciating pain. I just had that one throw – 74 metres – with one hand in the air and one hand on my leg."
Thursday 14 June 2012
The United States Anti-Doping Agency have initiated legal proceedings over allegations of doping against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Usain Bolt eased to victory in Ostrava last night, but his post-race reaction was somewhat unusual.
Monday 07 May 2012
Far from the madding crowd at the 2012 Olympic Stadium on Saturday night, the athlete most likely to emerge as a class act on the big stage come Games time got his season off to a flying start in the early hours, British-time, yesterday. Running in his first individual race of the year, the 100 metres in the Jamaica Invitational meeting at the National Stadium in Kingston, Usain Bolt emerged victorious in 9.82 seconds – the fastest time in the world in 2012 and his quickest-ever season opener.
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