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Jones’ former agent suspended by US track governing body

29 December 2007

Charles Wells, the former agent of disgraced American sprinter Marion Jones has been suspended by USA Track & Field for two years.
The penalty dates to March 22, when Wells pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a money laundering case that also ensnared Jones, her ex-boyfriend sprinter Tim Montgomery and her former coach Steve Riddick. Read Full Story...

Gaines continues struggle to come back

15 December 2007

Sprinter Chryste Gaines paid the full legal penalty for drug violations when her two-year suspension ended earlier this year. But the U.S. sprinter's on-track struggles continue as she attempts an Olympic comeback. Read Full Story...

Jones' teammates refuse to give up medals

14 December 2007

Two U.S. runners who have been asked to relinquish the relay medals they won with sprinter Marion Jones at the 2000 Sydney Olympics say they plan to keep them, even if the International Olympic Committee requests they return them.
The International Association of Athletics Federations last month requested that all U.S. athletes give up the Olympic medals they won on two relay teams in Sydney that included Jones. The sprinter recently admitted to using banned drugs and the IAAF took away her titles, some medals and records dating back to the Sydney games. The IOC, however, says it does not expect to decide the fate of the Olympic medals for several months. Read Full Story...

IOC strips sprinter Marion Jones of Sydney Olympics medals

12 December 2007

The International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced here Wednesday that Marion Jones, who admitted doping last month, had been stripped of her five Sydney Games medals.
“We’ve disqualified Miss Jones from the 2000 Olympic Games and declared her ineligible from Beijing (2008 hosts),” Rogge confirmed. Read Full Story...

No more excuses for missing drugs tests, Olympic gold medallist Campbell

8 December 2007

Briton’s 2004 Olympic 4?100-metres relay gold medallist Darren Campbell has insisted that athletes should have no more excuses for missing drugs tests.
Earlier this week Campbell’s Athens Olympic relay-winning teammate Mark Lewis-Francis revealed he was one strike away from suffering the same fate as 400m star Christine Ohuruogu, who got a year-long ban for missing three tests. Read Full Story...

Liu and Powell work toward Beijing golds

8 December 2007

World record hurler Liu Xiang and 100 meters sprinter Asafa Powell are confident of picking up gold medals in their respective events at next year's Olympic Games in Beijing.
"We like each other very much and I think Powell is the greatest 100-meter sprinter in the world," Liu said yesterday. "I expect him to win every race because of his determination and his single-minded purpose as he speeds towards the line. This is the most important mindset for any athlete in a competition." Read Full Story...

Powell to start Olympic preparation in Australia

29 November 2007

World 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell will open his Olympic year campaign by training and then competing in two high-profile Australian meetings.
The 25-year-old Jamaican will race in the Sydney Athletics Grand Prix on February 16 and five days later at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meet in Melbourne. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu wins appeal against lifetime Olympic ban

27 November 2007

World 400-meter champion Christine Ohuruogu won her appeal Tuesday against a lifetime Olympic ban for missing doping tests.
The 23-year-old British runner was cleared to compete in next year’s Beijing Olympics after the ruling by a sports arbitration panel. Read Full Story...

Jones' mates could get raw deal

27 November 2007

You worked for years to realize the dream of winning an Olympic medal. You finally claim that medal, treasure it and think it will be with you forever. Then, more than seven years after the fact, you suddenly face the harsh realization that the medal could be abruptly snatched away from you. Read Full Story...

Gay and Defar win world athlete award

25 November 2007

World champion sprinter Tyson Gay of the United States and Ethiopian middle-distance starlet Meseret Defar were on Sunday named by athletics’ world governing body, the IAAF, as the top athletes of 2007. Read Full Story...

Marion Jones disqualified from races

23 November 2007

Marion Jones was formally disqualified on Friday from all competitions since Sept 1. 2000, including the Sydney Olympics where she won five medals, after admitting last month to taking banned drugs.
The International Association of Athletics Federations' governing council ruled that Jones's results be annulled after she confessed to taking the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone before the 2000 Games. Read Full Story...

Smith's legacy secure with HOF induction

23 November 2007

Calvin Smith's accomplishments in the 1980s signify that he was a great sprinter. He was a two-time gold medalist in the 200 meters at the world championships in Helsinki and Rome. He broke the 100-meter record of Jim Hines in 1983, running a 9.93 to eclipse a mark that had stood for 15 years. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay ready to race for Olympic double

22 November 2007

Joy at winning at the world 100 and 200 metres double has sparked the desire within Tyson Gay to duplicate his performance at next year’s Beijing Olympics.
“I want it all,” Gay told Reuters in a phone interview from his Kentucky homeplace. “I want to go to the (U.S. Olympic) trials healthy and come out victorious in the 100 and 200, and do the same in the Olympics." Read Full Story...

Fate of Jones' Sydney medals coming

22 November 2007

The fate of the Olympic titles won by disgraced American sprinter Marion Jones at the Sydney Games in 2000 will be decided by the sport's world governing body on Friday. Read Full Story...

Gay, Felix honored as top U.S. athletes

20 November 2007

World champions Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix were named winners of the 2007 Jesse Owens Award on Monday as the sport's top U.S. athletes, USA Track & Field announced. Read Full Story...

Powell confident of going faster than 9.7

1 November 2007

Jamaica’s world record holder Asafa Powell is confident that he is capable of improving his own world mark when the new season begins next year. Read Full Story...

IAAF ponders further Jones action

13 October 2007

Athletics' world governing body could impose sanctions on relay team-mates of disgraced US sprinter Marion Jones. Read Full Story...

Ottey set for another Olympic bronze again

10 October 2007

Merlene Ottey, the legend Jamaican-born sprinter could add another Olympic medal to her tally thanks to the sincerity of American sprinter Marion Jones. Read Full Story...

Jones should keep medals - Conte

8 October 2007

Balco founder Victor Conte says Marion Jones should not be stripped of her medals won at the Sydney Olympics. Read Full Story...

Jones hands back Olympic medals

8 October 2007

Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones has handed over the medals she won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the US Anti-Doping Agency has announced. Read Full Story...

Marion Jones pleads guilty in drug case

6 October 2007

US athlete Marion Jones has pleaded guilty to lying about her steroid use to US investigators, which could see her jailed and stripped of her medals.
The 31-year-old had previously denied using performance-enhancing drugs ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where she won five medals - three of them gold. Read Full Story...

Gay promises to break 100m record next year

3 October 2007

World champion Tyson Gay promised to break the 100m world record next season after finishing this one with a comfortable victory at the Yokohama track and field meet at the weekend.
The American dashed 100m in 10.23 against wind and rain, followed by Churandy Martina of the Dutch Antilles and Naoki Tsukahara of Japan. Read Full Story...

Gay & Powell 'kept apart in 100m'

27 September 2007

World 100m champion Tyson Gay and record-holder Asafa Powell claim they are not allowed to face each other at the Golden Grand Prix in China. Read Full Story...

Ndure shocks Spearmon in Stuttgart 200m

23 September 2007

Norwegian sprinter Jaysuma Saidy Ndure surprised a strong field to win the men’s 200-metre dash at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday.
After winning the silver behind world record holder Asafa Powell in the 100m on Saturday, Saidy Ndure returned Sunday to shock favourite Wallace Spearmon with a gallant run of 19.89, a personal best and national record for the Gambian-born. Read Full Story...

Isinbayeva and Richards earned Golden League pay-day in Berlin

16 September 2007

Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva and American 400m runner Sanya Richards secured half shares in a $1-million jackpot when they completed perfect Golden League seasons in Berlin on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Powell blazed to 9.84 win in Brussels

14 September 2007

Jamaican World record holder Asafa Powell didn’t break the world mark like he would have hoped, but blasts his way to meet record to win the men’s 100-metre dash at the 31st edition of the Memorial Van Damme - IAAF Golden League in Brussels, Belgium on Friday. Read Full Story...

Powell, Gay to avoid showdown

13 September 2007

The sprinting paths of Tyson Gay, the world champion in the 100 meters, and Asafa Powell, the world-record holder in the event, will run parallel later this month in Asia. But they will not cross. Read Full Story...

Powell relaxed, and good things followed

12 September 2007

He ran and felt well in qualifying heats, and entered the recent world championships in prime condition. But by the end, all the pressure proved too burdensome for Asafa Powell. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu wants to stay in Britain

10 September 2007

World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu has underlined her commitment to British athletics, although she is currently banned from the Olympics. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell breaks own world record in Rieti

9 September 2007


Video. 9.74 sec - Asafa Powell. September 9, 2007. Rieti, Italia.

Asafa Powell bettered his own world record in the 100 meters Sunday, running 9.74 seconds at the Rieti Grand Prix.
The Jamaican set the mark during one of the two heats to reach the 100 final. Read Full Story...

Carter beats Bolt; Richards, Isinbayeva stay in jackpot hunt in Zurich

7 September 2007

American Xavier X-Man Carter showed that he still is one of the best 200-metre runners of this era when he defeated a strong field to take that event at the Weltklasse Zurich, IAAF Golden League meeting in Switzerland on Friday. Read Full Story...

Video section update: Osaka 2007 IAAF World Championships

5 September 2007

100m Men's Final. Tyson Gay beats Asafa Powell.
100m Men's Quaterfinal (Asafa Powell)
100m Men's Quaterfinal (Tyson Gay)
200m Men's Final
400m Men's Final
110m Men's Hurdles Final
400m Men's Hurdles Final
4x100m Men's Relay Final
4x400m Men's Relay Final
100m Women's Final
200m Women's Final
400m Women's Final
400m Women's Hurdles Final
4x100m Women's Relay Final
4x400m Women's Relay Final


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Tyson Gay’s media conference for Zurich - Golden League

5 September 2007

“I did not practice on the new track yet, but I heard it is dead fast. Anything under ten seconds will satisfy me when I take into account how I feel after my tough programme at the World Championships. I still feel a little sore, slightly tired. I need concentrate a lot also mentally after fulfilling my goals in Osaka.
“It is also my first Golden League of the year. That is because of my planning as the previous meets did not fit well into my schedule. I have excellent memories at Zurich, I ran here last year my best in world record race, I m very thankful for that. I m not sure about my next races after Zurich, there are maybe two or three still to come. I may even run a 200 m. I should be in Brussels, but I cannot confirm the event. For the moment I can?t say. Read Full Story...

French athlete 'fails' drugs test

4 September 2007

France 400m hurdler Naman Keita has reportedly failed a drugs test from a pre-World Championships sample. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay targets Beijing sprint treble

3 September 2007

Sprint king Tyson Gay has confirmed he will be going for three golds at the Olympics in China next summer. Read Full Story...

Well beaten in Osaka, Bolt says Gay was the better man

2 September 2007

Jamaica’s World Junior 200-metre record holder Usain Bolt, who finished second to American new sprint king, Tyson Gay at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan last week, said he was simply beaten by a better man. Read Full Story...

Liu turns Helsinki silver into Osaka gold

1 September 2007

China's Liu Xiang was absolutely delighted with how he dealt with the huge pressure on him to win the 110-meter hurdles gold at the world championships.
The 24-year-old added a first world crown to the Olympic and Asian titles he already owns on Friday night and the pressure will get greater in the runup to next August's Beijing games if the reaction in China is anything to go by. Read Full Story...

USA, Russia set-up World 4x400 gold medal battle

1 September 2007

The big favourites booked their spot for the finals of the World Championships women’s 4x400 relay on the 8th day of competition in Osaka. Read Full Story...

USA win both sprint relays in Osaka

1 September 2007

The United States held off Jamaica in a thrilling finish to win the women’s 4x100 metres relay at the world championships on Saturday. The American quartet of Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Mikele Barber and Torri Edwards tore around the Nagai stadium track in 41.98 seconds to pip the Jamaicans by little more than the thickness of a vest.
On the men’s side, the Americans held off a strong finish from Asafa Powell to take gold in a world-leading 37.78. Jamaica broke their national record again to take silver in 37.89. Olympic champion Great Britain won the bronze in 37.90. Read Full Story...

Powell anchors Jamaica to national record

31 August 2007

Asafa Powell showed that he will be out for redemption in Osaka at the World Championships after he anchored Jamaica home in world-leading and national record 38.03 seconds time in the men’s 4?100m relay semi-finals. Read Full Story...

21.81! - Felix destroys on her way to World 200m title defence

31 August 2007

Defending champion Allyson Felix totally destroyed a strong field to win the women’s 200m title in superb fashion.
Felix clocked a personal best and world-leading 21.81! after coming off the curve behind her major challengers. The 21-year-old performance was recognized as perhaps the biggest of margin in the history of the world championships. Her time was also the fastest in this century. Read Full Story...

Jeremy Wariner blitzes field for 400-meter gold

31 August 2007

American Jeremy Wariner retained his world 400-meter title in dazzling style to lead an American sweep of the medals on Friday.
The 23-year-old Texan powered off the final bend to clock 43.45 seconds despite a swirling wind in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay to take a break from half-lap

31 August 2007

World Sprint double champion American Tyson Gay has said he will be taking a break from the 200-metre for the rest of the 2007 season.
“It’s just so long, you know,” Gay said Friday, a day after winning the 200 to complete his sprint double at the world championships.
Gay is uncertain about his schedule for the rest of the season, but it’s likely to focus on the 100. Read Full Story...

Powell wants rematch with Gay

30 August 2007

After surrendering a lead and losing to American Tyson Gay in the 100-metres at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Asafa Powell is already thinking about a quick rematch. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay blasts to 19.76 championships record and sprint double

30 August 2007

American Tyson Gay became the third man in history to win the world championship sprint double with an emphatic victory in the 200-meter final on Thursday. Read Full Story...

Campbell points to Ottey after Osaka success

30 August 2007

Following her late charge, which saw her winning her first world title at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Jamaica’s new sprint queen Veronica Campbell dedicated her performance to former Jamaican and world renowned sprinter Merlene Ottey. Read Full Story...

Liu plays down world title hype

30 August 2007

Olympic champion Liu Xiang said here on Thursday that his goal is to get a medal at the world championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Merritt, Taylor ready to make a name against Wariner

29 August 2007

World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner will have his hands full when he lines up to defend his 400m title in Osaka.
His main challengers, Angelo Taylor and LaShawn Merritt, the other Americans in final wants to make their mark in the event and come finals day the duo who joined Wariner as semi-finals heat winner on Wednesday, vowed to make their fellow American team-mate work hard to regain his crown. Read Full Story...

Human error caused 100m mix-up

29 August 2007

Veronica Campbell and Lauryn Williams waited and waited on the track for a winner to be announced in the finals of the 100m sprint. Then again, it takes a while to calculate a time down to a thousandth of a second. Campbell was awarded the gold medal over Williams by three-one-thousandths of a second on Monday night — the margin announced officially yesterday. Read Full Story...

Kim Collins looking forward to next season

29 August 2007

Former world champion Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis believes his slow start to the season was the reason for him not making it to the final of the men’s 100-metre at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Read Full Story...

Derrick Atkins happy to win first global medal in Osaka

29 August 2007

Fresh from his silver medal at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan on Sunday, Bahamian sprinter Derrick Atkins says, despite not winning the gold medal, he was happy to win a medal for his country in the glamour event. Read Full Story...

Christine Ohuruogu claims gold for Britain

29 August 2007

Christine Ohuruogu claimed Britain's first gold medal at the World Championships in Japan with a stunning victory in the women's 400m. Read Full Story...

Gay in double range; Clement takes 400m Hurdles

28 August 2007

Some champions make the toughest challenge look easy. Count American Tyson Gay and Russian Yelena Isinbayeva among them. Read Full Story...

Veronica Campbell finishes fast for 100m gold in photo-finish

27 August 2007

Despite a poor start Jamaica’s Olympic champion Veronica Campbell with the help of photo-finish won her first world title after finishing fast to win the women’s 100-metre at the World Track and Field Championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay eases through his 200m heat

27 August 2007

Tyson Gay started his hunt for a sprint double this morning with a heat winning performance during the 4th day of competition at the World track and field championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Powell admits to conceding silver

27 August 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell admits he gave up during the World Championships 100 metres final when he realised he was out of contention. Read Full Story...

Campbell, Edwards easily through the first round

26 August 2007

Top sprinters, Veronica Campbell and Torri Edwards moved into the semi-finals of the women’s 100-metres dash on the second day of competition at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay blasts to 100m gold in Osaka after Powell tightened up

26 August 2007

American Tyson Gay justified that he was the man to beat with a spirited run to win the men’s 100m dash at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Pechenkina opens defence to 400m Hurdles with win

26 August 2007

Defending champion Yuliya Pechenkina of Russia moved through to semi-finals of the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the 11th World Championships in Osaka this morning. Read Full Story...

Michael Johnson: "Tyson Gay is the Carl Lewis of his day"

26 August 2007

Tyson Gay is the Carl Lewis of his day, showing the same ability to relax, allow the race to come to him and pull away to take 100m gold. Read Full Story...

Powell, Gay safely through the first round

25 August 2007

Video. 100m Men's Quaterfinal (Asafa Powell)
Video. 100m Men's Quaterfinal (Tyson Gay)

World record holder Asafa Powell easily qualified for the quarter-finals of the men’s 100-metre dash, while his arch rival Tyson Gay also cruised through at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan this morning. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay believes Osaka could be the place for a 100m world record

24 August 2007

American sprint ace Tyson Gay, a man on target to win gold medals in both the 100m and 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, starting this week, believes the world record may fall when he clashes with Jamaican Asafa Powell in dash. Read Full Story...

Tough times ahead for Veronica Campbell in Osaka sprints

23 August 2007

Jamaica’s Olympic 200-metres champion Veronica Campbell will be looking to better her performance from Helsinki, two-years-ago when the 11th IAAF World Championships starts in Osaka, Japan on the weekend. Read Full Story...

Relaxed Williams ready for Osaka

23 August 2007

Far from the maddening moments that have muddled her state of mind this outdoor season, Lauryn Williams began her long trip to Osaka, Japan, and the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Championships with the glee of an excited teenage girl. Read Full Story...

Ottey set to compete in another World Championships

22 August 2007

Former Jamaican sprinter queen Merlene Ottey will lead a small squad of athletes selected to represent Slovenia at the upcoming IAAF World Championships, which starts this weekend. Read Full Story...

Wariner showing record potential in workouts

20 August 2007

When he hits the track in Osaka later this week, Olympic champ Jeremy Wariner won't just be looking to defend his world title in the 400. He'll be gunning for a world record. Read Full Story...

Gay, Powell can't avoid each other in Osaka

18 August 2007

They are No. 1 and No. 1A in the 100-meter sprint fraternity, with the order to be determined as the world looks on.
Finally, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay are preparing to step into the starting blocks simultaneously at the upcoming 2007 world championships in Osaka, Japan. Time for the heavyweights to get it on in the glamor event of track and field. Time for the dodgeball maneuvering behind the scenes, the public posturing and the rhetoric to end. It's 100 meters of clear territory to the finish line. May the best man win and proudly celebrate his "World's Fastest Human" title, at least until affirmation is required at the Beijing Olympics next summer. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell promises world record run

17 August 2007

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell touched down in Japan on Tuesday for the World Athletics Championships intent on lowering his own 100 metres world record. Read Full Story...

Nelson wins GB sprint relay call

16 August 2007

Alex Nelson has been selected to replace the injured Dwayne Grant in Great Britain's 4x100m relay squad for the World Championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Liu confident of gold at world champs

14 August 2007

Liu Xiang is confident of claiming the only major 110m hurdles title to have eluded him at this month's world championships, China's head coach said on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Wariner, Gay spearhead strong team for Osaka

13 August 2007

Olympic and world 400-meter champion Jeremy Wariner and American sprint king Tyson Gay spearhead a strong U.S. team for this month's athletics world champs. Read Full Story...

Gay’s constant World record talks worries Carol Lewis

12 August 2007

Former American Long Jumper Carol Lewis believes the in-form Tyson Gay needs to concentrate more on just running fast, rather than focusing solely on breaking the 100-metre World record every time he steps on the track. Read Full Story...

Bahamian Atkins runs 200m personal best in Leverkusen

11 August 2007

Bahamian in-form sprinter Derrick Atkins continued his preparation for the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan with a 200m victory at the Bayer Leichtathletik Meeting in Leverkusen, Germany on Friday. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu wins on Glasgow comeback

11 August 2007

Christine Ohuruogu coasted to victory in her first race since returning from a drugs suspension at the Scottish National Championships in Glasgow. Read Full Story...

Powell and teammates receive visas

11 August 2007

Asafa Powell and his MVP teammates were granted Japanese visas on Friday and will now travel to Tottori, Japan on Monday for the 11th IAAF World Championships to be held in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu set for Glasgow comeback

10 August 2007

Christine Ohuruogu will have her first races since returning from a drugs suspension at this weekend's Scottish National Championships in Glasgow. Read Full Story...

Powell, Campbell lead Jamaican team for Osaka

9 August 2007

Jamaica have announced a strong squad, minus Sherone Simpson and Brigitte Foster-Hylton for this month’s 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
The squad will be led by sprinters Asafa Powell, who will lead the men’s contingent and Veronica Campbell, who heads the female team. Read Full Story...

Jeremy Wariner blasts to 43.50 PB in Stockholm

8 August 2007

American World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner produced a world-class personal best of 43.50 to win the men’s 400m and collect a piece of the one-carat-diamonds at the IAAF Super Grand Prix DN-Galan in Stockholm on Tuesday. Read Full Story...

Felix shocks Richards in the 400m in Stockholm

8 August 2007

Allyson Felix came away with a shocking win over World silver medallist and event favourite Sanya Richards in the women’s 400-metre dash at Tuesday’s IAAF Super Grand Prix DN-Galan in Stockholm. Read Full Story...

Powell’s arrival in Osaka put on hold because of visa

8 August 2007

The arrival of Asafa Powell for the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan later this month has been put on hold because he, along with several other Jamaicans were unable to acquire visas to visit the host country. Read Full Story...

Sprinter Richards ready for dual challenge

7 August 2007

For Sanya Richards, the saying "time heals all wounds" resonates profoundly on multiple levels. Read Full Story...

With some work, Johnson backs American trio to test his 200m WR

6 August 2007

World 200-metre record holder Michael Johnson is backing American trio Tyson Gay, Xavier Carter and Wallace Spearmon to put a strong challenge on his world mark of 19.32, as they progress in their careers. Read Full Story...

Jamaicans double up in 200m at Crystal Palace Grand Prix

4 August 2007

Jamaican half-lap stars Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell captured the men’s and women’s 200-metre dashes at the Norwich Union Grand Prix meeting in Crystal Palace on Friday. Read Full Story...

Easy win, but no world record for Gay in Crystal Palace

3 August 2007

Despite not getting the World record again on British soil, American fastest man Tyson Gay won the men’s 100m dash at the Norwich Union Grand Prix meeting in Crystal Palace on Friday. Read Full Story...

Gardener finishes UK 100m career

3 August 2007

Jason Gardener ran his last 100m on home soil at Crystal Palace on Friday after deciding to quit outdoor athletics at the end of the summer. Read Full Story...

Now in the best shape of his life - Gay believes it’s time for the WR to go

2 August 2007

American sprint double world-leader Tyson Gay believes he is in the best shape of his life and has said he will be going for the world record of 9.77-seconds in the 100-metres every time steps on the track. Read Full Story...

Lewis-Francis backed for GB place

1 August 2007

Marlon Devonish has backed Mark Lewis-Francis to take the third 100m slot at the World Championships. Read Full Story...

At 47, Ottey still thinking about the World Championships in Osaka

1 August 2007

Jamaican-born veteran sprinter, Merlene Ottey has not ruled out the possibilities of running at this month’s IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, though her currently season’s best is nothing to write home about. Read Full Story...

Devonish to concentrate on 100m

31 July 2007

Great Britain will not risk in-form Marlon Devonish in the 200m at next month's World Championships in Osaka. Read Full Story...

Sanya Richards targets fast times at DN Galan Grand Prix

31 July 2007

American IAAF World female Athlete-of-the-Year, Sanya Richards, wants to improve her personal best in the 100-metres when she competes in a rare 100m and 400m double at the DN Galan, at Stockholm Olympic Stadium Tuesday, 7 August. Read Full Story...

Gay to face Euro champ Obikwelu

31 July 2007

American Tyson Gay, the fastest 100/200-meter combination sprinter in history, is set to race the 100 meters at the Norwich Union London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on Friday, the same track where he recorded an impressive victory in 2006 by beating a stellar field to win the 200 and set a new stadium record in the process. Read Full Story...

Gatlin starts doping-ban appeal

30 July 2007

Justin Gatlin's attempt to reduce the length of his eight-year ban for doping will be heard at a two-day hearing in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday. Read Full Story...

Six men below 10-seconds in windy Zaragoza

29 July 2007

Jamaica’s Steve Mullings led five other sprinters in a windy fast 100-metre dash at the 4th Gran Premio Internacional de Atletismo Gobierno de Aragon” held in Zaragoza, Spain, on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Devonish wraps up sprint double

29 July 2007

Marlon Devonish defended both his sprint titles as he battled to add the 200m to his 100m crown at the UK Championships and World Trials. Read Full Story...

Felix clipped final hurdle and loses gold medal in Rio

28 July 2007

Dominican Republic`s 2004 Athens Olympic champion Felix Sanchez missed out on defending his 400-meter hurdles gold medal title at the Pan American Games on Friday after tripping over the final barrier and fell out of the medal placings. Read Full Story...

Devonish retains UK 100m title in the wind

28 July 2007

Marlon Devonish continued his good vein this season by retaining his 100-metre dash title on a windy evening session at the Norwich Union World Trials & UK Championships on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Webb, Gevaert take titles at Belgium meet

28 July 2007

One week after setting the American mile record, Alan Webb set a personal best en route to taking the 800-meter race at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Read Full Story...

Athletes frustrated with officials

27 July 2007

Starting a track and field race is one of the simplest tasks in international sports.
On your marks ... get set ... BANG.
Almost all track fans are familiar with the loud report of the starting gun signaling the race is off.
But the way they have started races at the 2007 Pan American Games in new Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro has caused a revolt among the sprinters. The officials have used a quick, ready, set, go formula, ending with a tepid pop gun some haven't been able to distinguish from rowdy crowds. Read Full Story...

Pistorius agrees to undergo tests

26 July 2007

Oscar Pistorius has agreed to work with athletics authorities to try to discover if his artificial legs give him an unfair advantage. Read Full Story...

Powell turned down big offer to race against Gay in London

25 July 2007

Saving himself from a possible injury before the World Championships, world record holder Asafa Powell and his agent turned turn a big money offer to race against Tyson Gay in London. Read Full Story...

Sherone Simpson to see if she’s ready for Worlds at Monaco Super Grand

25 July 2007

The Jamaican public will know today if star sprinter Sherone Simpson is ready for the upcoming World Championships when she competes at the Herculis 2007 Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Arron improves to 11.06; Pittman runs season’s best in Monaco

25 July 2007

Guadeloupe-born French star Christine Arron continued her impressive comeback from injuries with a season’s best of 11.06 to take the women’s 100m dash at the IAAF Herculis 2007 Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Powell, Gay on different roads to Osaka

24 July 2007

The top two sprinters in the world, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, will pursue different competitive paths as they make final preparations for a possible long-awaited duel at the upcoming world championships in Osaka, Japan. Read Full Story...

Steffenson beats Taylor; Mutola back to winning in Madrid Grand Prix

21 July 2007

John Steffenson of Australia defeated 2007 world number two runner Angelo Taylor to win the men’s 400m dash at the 26 Meeting de Atletismo Madrid 2007 on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Tim Benjamin parts with Colin Jackson

19 July 2007

In what he described as a decision to get his preparation for the next year’s Olympic Games back on track, British quarter-miler Tim Benjamin has parted with trainer Colin Jackson. Read Full Story...

Wallace Spearmon to step another 100m in Madrid

19 July 2007

World 200m silver medalist Wallace Spearmon will again race in a 100-metre dash as he continues his preparation for the upcoming 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, starting next month. Read Full Story...

Fasuba takes 100m at All Africa Games, but refuses to celebrate with flag

19 July 2007

African record holder Olusoji Fasuba of Nigeria lived up the hype of being the favourite as he captured the men’s 100-metre dash on the second of athletics competition at the 9th All Africa Games on Thursday. Read Full Story...

Edwards finds bright spot in one-year ban

18 July 2007

On the last day of the U.S. outdoor track and field championships last month, 100-meter champion Torri Edwards entered the 200 final with a chance to record a rare sprint championship double. Marion Jones won both races at the U.S. outdoor meet three times, the last time in 2002. Gwen Torrance did it twice, in 1995 and 1992. Edwards had already won both titles in 2003 and had hoped to ride the momentum of her 100 victory two days earlier. Read Full Story...

Arron wins with season’s best in Reims

18 July 2007

French and European 100m record holder Christine Arron continued her come-back from injuries with a winning performance on home soil. Read Full Story...

Bolt blasts to 10.03 in Rethymno

18 July 2007

Jamaica’s World Junior 200m record holder Usain Bolt showed that he too must be ranked amongst the best sprinters by blazing to an eye opening personal best in the men’s 100-metre dash at the 23rd Vardinoyiannia in Rethymno, Greece on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

IAAF angry at being portrayed as the villain in Pistorius affair

17 July 2007

Oscar Pistorius was told to “calm down” as the debate over whether his carbon-fibre blades give the double-amputee an unfair advantage descended into an unedifying spate of mud-slinging. The simmering bitterness boiled over when the man known as the Blade Runner accused the IAAF of acting like the FBI, but the federation’s initial research into his case seems likely to result in the end of his Olympic dream. Read Full Story...

IAAF reject Pistorius criticism

16 July 2007

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have responded to comments made by Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African sprinter, in which he criticised their approach to evaluating his eligibility for competition in able-bodied events. Read Full Story...

Gay wins 100m in Sheffield, but looked to be in slight pain

15 July 2007

Tyson Gay did not get the world record he was hoping for at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix on Sunday, but he managed to come away with the 100-metre win on the wet track in Sheffield. Read Full Story...

Blade Runner Pistorius disqualified in Sheffield

15 July 2007

After running a full 400m against his able counterparts, South African Oscar Pistorius known as “Blade Runner” was disqualified from the men’s race for running outside of his lane after trailing in last at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Liu, Perry dominate sprint hurdles in Sheffield

15 July 2007

Favourites Xiang Liu of China and American Michelle Perry won the men`s and women`s sprint hurdles at the 2007 edition of the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Sheffield on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Gay happy to win, but not impressed with time

15 July 2007

American speedster Tyson Gay said he was disappointed at the time in which he ran in the 100-metres dash on a rainy day at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Powell runs second-fastest 100 of season

14 July 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell made an impressive comeback from injury by winning the 100 meters in 9.90 seconds at a Golden League meeting on Friday. Read Full Story...

Bolt, Spearmon set for another 200m clash in Sheffield

14 July 2007

Jamaica`s World Junior record holder Usain Bolt is set to continue his rivalry with American World silver medallist Wallace Spearmon when the two come head-to-head again at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix meeting in Sheffield, UK, on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Gay puts pressure on rival Powell

14 July 2007

American Tyson Gay insists the pressure is all on sprint rival Asafa Powell ahead of August`s World Championships. Read Full Story...

Liu, Robles set to exciting clash in Sheffield

14 July 2007

Chinese World record holder Xiang Liu will seek revenge against his Cuban rival Dayron Robles when the pair clash in the men’s 110m Hurdles at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix in Sheffield, UK on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Why `Blade Runner` has sport on edge of a moral dilemma

13 July 2007

Throughout his ascendance from a school athletics track in Pretoria to the cusp of Olympic competition, Oscar Pistorius has gained strength from an uncomplicated maxim. "You`re not disabled by the disabilities you have," he says. "You are able by abilities you have." Read Full Story...

Gay surprised at his 200m dominance in Lausanne

11 July 2007

Tyson Gay, the hottest sprinter in the world this year said he was surprised to see the way he dominated to men’s 200-metres dash at the 2007 edition of the Athletissima Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday evening.

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Devonish learning the art of becoming a champion

11 July 2007

Marlon Devonish produced a new personal best on his way to winning the men`s `B` race at the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Lausanne on Tuesday and he said he is slowly learning what it takes to become a champion. Read Full Story...

Double amputee to run in 400-meter race

11 July 2007

Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who races on carbon fiber blades attached below his knees, will get a chance to prove himself against the best runners in the world. Read Full Story...

Torri Edwards - ready for anyone, anywhere, anytime

10 July 2007

American sprinter Torri Edwards, who is set to clash with Jamaica`s Veronica Campbell in the women`s 100-metre dash at the Lausanne Super Grand Prix event in Switzerland on Tuesday, said she is confident in her current form and is ready to meet anyone anywhere. Read Full Story...

Powell will run relay leg at Lausanne Super Grand Prix

10 July 2007

Asafa Powell is set to make a return to track tonight when he competes as a member of the Jamaican 4x100 relay team at the 2007 edition of the Athletissima track meet - an IAAF Super Grand Prix event in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read Full Story...

Gay unchallenged in 19.78 run; Liu back to winning ways

10 July 2007

It was another blistering performance from Tyson Gay, the world`s best 100m and 200m runner this year as he was dominant from start to finish - taking the men`s 200m against a star-studded field at the Lausanne Super Grand Prix event in Switzerland on Tuesday. Read Full Story...

Powell back with easy, yet impressive run

10 July 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell looked easy in his return when anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men`s 4x100m relay at the Lausanne Super Grand Prix event in Switzerland, Tuesday evening. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell set to make Rome return

9 July 2007

Jamaica`s 100-metre World record holder Asafa Powell has been given the green light by his medical staff to compete at Friday`s Golden Gala meeting in Rome. Read Full Story...

Richards still in the hunt after revenged win in Paris

6 July 2007

American Sanya Richards got sweet revenge against her fellow countrywomen who knocked her off the national 400m team for the World Championships. Richards kept her hunt alive in the race for the IAAF $1 Million Dollar Jackpot prize by winning her specialty at the Golden League meeting in Paris on Friday. Read Full Story...

Injured Powell out of Paris

4 July 2007

Jamaican world record holder Asafa Powell has withdrawn from IAAF Paris Golden League on Friday, to give himself sufficient time to recover for the World Championships in Osaka, next month. Read Full Story...

Atkins tops Devonish to win 100 meters

3 July 2007

Derrick Atkins of Bahamas laid down a marker for next month`s world championships by clocking his second sub 10-second run of the year in winning the 100 meters at the Athens Grand Prix on Monday. Read Full Story...

`The best is yet to come` - Brooks` camp buzzing with confidence

2 July 2007

A little over a year ago, Sheri Ann Brooks was just a name, hardly recognised by followers of track and field in world. Yes, she was excellent when winning the 200m at the NCAA in 2005, but she was not one of the premier standouts in the sprint events during her colligate years at Florida International. Read Full Story...

Caribbean stars to challenge the world`s best at the Athens Grand Prix

2 July 2007

The national championships, which produced several impressive performances, are now over in the Caribbean and, after a brief rest, some of the region`s best will now turn their attention back to the international circuit as they vie for more glory at the IAAF Athens Grand Prix in the Athens Olympic Stadium on Monday. Read Full Story...

Exciting clash expected between young generation and elders - Paris Golden League

1 July 2007

The 400m Hurldes is once again one of the most anticipated race of the evening. The best of the discipline all meet up on the parisian track for what promises to be a sublime opposition of styles between the veterans and a young generation driven to succeed. Read Full Story...

Kim Collins back with 10.27 win in Moscow

30 June 2007

St Kitts and Nevis` surprised 2003 World Championships gold medallist Kim Collins started his silent 2007 campaign on winning note, after taking the men’s 100m dash at the Moscow Luzhniki Cup 2007 on Friday. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay to have a go at the 9.77 world record in Sheffield

29 June 2007

American sprint ace Tyson Gay, the fastest man ever in a headwind in both the 100m and 200m has said he will have a go at the 100m world record if the weather in Sheffield is good. Read Full Story...

Campbell, Edwards set for Athens clash

28 June 2007

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell and her American main challenger Torri Edwards, the 2003 world champion are set for another 100-metre square-off this season. The clash this time has been scheduled for the IAAF Athens Grand Prix in the Athens Olympic Stadium on 2 July, 2007. Read Full Story...

Powell sidelined with groin injury

28 June 2007

After re-injuring his groin at the Jamaican nationals last week, Asafa Powell will likely have to wait until August at the world champs before he can take on Tyson Gay. Read Full Story...

USA T&F Championships 2007 Videos

27 June 2007

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Williams-Darling to sit year out

27 June 2007

Olympic and World Champion Tonique Williams-Darling has decided to sit this season out, resting up for next year1s Olympic Games. Read Full Story...

Campbell, Felix, Richards set up half-lap clash in Sheffield

26 June 2007

Another super star lineup has been announced for the July 15 Norwich Union British Grand Prix in Sheffield and yet again it is a half-lap race. Read Full Story...

Why so many MVP athletes injured? fans still searching for answers

26 June 2007

The Maximum Velocity Performance (MVP) track has been criticism somewhat by some of the Jamaican track and field fans, who are still stunned by the number of the islands top athletes who are injured. Read Full Story...

Agent: Carter `should be all right`

26 June 2007

U.S. sprinter Xavier Carter is expected to compete again this season following an injury he suffered at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Indianapolis, said his agent, Mark Block. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay collects two U.S. titles in Indianapolis

25 June 2007

Tyson Gay ran the second-fastest 200 meters ever on a wet track at the U.S. championships in Indianapolis on Sunday, claiming his second title after his victory in the 100. Read Full Story...

Darrel Brown runs 9.88w to take Trinidad`s national 100m title

24 June 2007

World Junior record holder Darrel Brown was is electric form at the Hasely Crawford Stadium during the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championship in Trinidad Saturday evening, as he blazed to the finishing line to win the men`s 100m in a wind-assisted 9.88 seconds. Read Full Story...

Campbell runs world-leading time. Powell not so fast - Jamaica Champs

24 June 2007

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell ran a world-leading 10.89 to win a fast women`s 100-metres dash at the Jamaica National Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday (23). Read Full Story...

Richards failed to make U.S. 400m team for Osaka - U.S. Championships - DAY 3

24 June 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - Reigning World silver medallist Sanya Richards was stunned at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships here in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday. Read Full Story...

19.62! Tyson Gay runs second fastest 200m ever

24 June 2007

Tyson Gay, the hottest sprinter in the world in 2007 clocked the fastest 200-metre time ever when he ran 19.62 seconds into a head-wind to take the men`s 200m dash at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships here in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Usain Bolt sizzled to 19.75 national record in Kingston

24 June 2007

World Junior record holder Usain Bolt sped to a blistering 19.75 to not only run a personal best, but also improve the Jamaica national record on the final day of competition at the Jamaica National Championships in Kingston, on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Agent: Extent of injury still unknown

24 June 2007

World-record holder Asafa Powell was slightly injured winning the Jamaican championship on Saturday, his agent said on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Former world record holder tips Gay to beat Powell in Osaka

23 June 2007

Former British World record holder in the 110-metre Hurdles, Colin Jackson has tipped American Tyson Gay to win the men`s 100m at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, later this summer. Read Full Story...

Powell confident season is going according to plan

22 June 2007

Asafa Powell is a man on a mission and he knows that if everything goes according to plan, this season could be the biggest in his early career, thus far. Read Full Story...

No Powell, Bolt clash at Jamaica Championships

22 June 2007

Despite early week speculations of a possible clash between World record holder Asafa Powell and World Junior record holder Usain Bolt over 200-metres at the Jamaica National Championships, Bruce James, president of the MVP track club of which Powell belongs, has written off that case. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell cruises through early phase - Jamaica Championships

22 June 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell qualified fastest from the rounds of 100-metre dashes at the 2007 Jamaica National Championships in Kingston, on Friday. Read Full Story...

Gay fastest ever in negetive wind (9.84) - U.S. Championships - DAY 2

22 June 2007

Tyson Gay may not have gotten the 100-metres World record, but he finished the second day of the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships here in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday as not only the American champion and world-leader, but also the faster runner ever into a head wind. Read Full Story...

Liu Xiang targets own world-record

21 June 2007

Chinese Olympic champion Xiang Liu, who is also the 110-meter hurdles world record holder, has targeted the upcoming World Championships in Japan and the 2008 Beijing Olympics on home soil as the perfect place to lower his own world mark. Read Full Story...

Sanya Richards adds 200 meters to racing program

21 June 2007

Sanya Richards will try to double her pleasure this week at the U.S. track and field champs, where she will run both the 200 and 400 as she prepares for Beijing next year. Read Full Story...

Gay, Powell could clash in London

21 June 2007

Perhaps the most anticipated clash for the 2007 track and field season, the match-up between Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay is leaning towards August, a report here in Indianapolis said on Thursday. Read Full Story...

Gay starts double mission with sub-10 - U.S. Championships - DAY 1

21 June 2007

Tyson Gay opened his quest for a possible national sprint with a 9.98 seconds clocking to win his heat of the men`s 100-metre dash at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 21-24 in Indianapolis. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay believes he can break Powell`s World record

20 June 2007

Tyson Gay, the hottest sprinter in the early 2007 outdoor season believes he can break the 100-metre world record of 9.77 seconds, set in 2005 and equalled twice by Jamaica`s speedster Asafa Powell. Read Full Story...

Allyson Felix headlines dual-race competitors

20 June 2007

Allyson Felix, one of many U.S. athletes who will race in more than one event, will compete in the 100 and 200 meters at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that run from Thursday through Sunday. Read Full Story...

Injury forced Sherone Simpson out of Jamaica Championships

19 June 2007

Sherone Simpson, the 2006 fastest woman in both the 100m and 200m, will miss the Jamaica national track and field championships this weekend because of a nagging hip injury. Read Full Story...

Injured Greene ruled out of U.S. Championships

19 June 2007

As expected by many pundits who saw a lackluster performance in his only outdoor meeting this season, former Olympic and World 100 meters champion Maurice Greene will not take part at this week`s U.S. championships in Indianapolis. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell set date for last days on the track

18 June 2007

It is still early days and much to achieve on the track. However, Jamaican world renowned sprinter Asafa Powell as already set a time for his last days on the track. Read Full Story...

Ato Boldon not feeling track and field anymore

16 June 2007

Former Olympic 100m silver medallist Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago has said that his passion for the sport he once loved dearly is slowly migrating because of the abuse it has received from top athletes. Read Full Story...

Marion Jones all set to skip 07 season

16 June 2007

Former Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones, who has been absent from the track for a while now, will continue her lay-off as she almost certain of not competing in the 2007 season. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu finding it hard in comeback

16 June 2007

Lloyd Cowan, the coach of Commonwealth Games champion Christine Ohuruogu, says it has been difficult to get the British quarter-miler back on track as she comes to the end of a 12-month ban. Read Full Story...

`I am the best`, says Powell

15 June 2007

Jamaican superstar sprinter Asafa Powell is confident that despite what has been happening around him and the injuries that set him on the back-foot for the past couple of weeks, he is currently still the best sprinter in the world. Read Full Story...

Record in hand, Powell chases world title

13 June 2007

Last year, Jamaican Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin of the United States captivated the track and field world with a compelling drama. Gatlin tied Powell`s 100-meter world record in mid-May, and Powell tied his own mark about one month later. After weeks of gamesmanship, the two runners agreed on a rare showdown in late July. Read Full Story...

Walker, Brown win, Powell finishes third at Prefontaine Classic

11 June 2007

Trinidad and Tobago`s Darrel Brown and Jamaica`s Melaine Walker recorded wins on Sunday at the 33rd edition of the Nike Prefontaine Classic, which took place at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Read Full Story...

Carter wins 200 over high-profile names

11 June 2007

Xavier Carter powered past fellow American Wallace Spearmon to win a star-studded 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic grand prix meeting on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Devonish delivers relay warning

9 June 2007

Marlon Devonish says Britain should avoid rushing its next batch of promising sprinters into the senior international arena. Read Full Story...

Pickering gets European Cup nod

9 June 2007

Craig Pickering has been given the men`s 100m slot in Great Britain`s team for the European Cup on 23-24 June. Read Full Story...

Powell bracing for stern challenge at Prefontaine Classic

9 June 2007

Jamaica`s sprint king Asafa Powell, the fastest man ever to run the 100m dash (legally) is bracing himself for a stern test in the men`s 200m dash at the 2007 Prefontaine Classic grand prix in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Powell, Spearmon and Wariner highlight Prefontaine Classic 200m field

9 June 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell is set to get strong test in his second international meeting since being back from injury when he takes on the inform Wallace Spearmon and current 400m king Jeremy Wariner from the US in a start-studded 200m field at the 2007 Prefontaine Classic at the Hayward Field Eugene, Ore., on June 10, 2007. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell targets Golden League series again

8 June 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell, who earlier this week confirmed himself ready to race at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, in Oslo, Norway, on June 15, signal his intentions of repeating his `Golden` feat last season by signing up for the entire series of the 2007 IAAF Golden League. Read Full Story...

The new face in the 100 meters is Gay

5 June 2007

There`s good news for those who love the excitement of a pending showdown in the 100 meters. Tyson Gay is putting the sizzle back into sprinting. Read Full Story...

Bolt vows to turn the tables on arch-rival Spearmon

4 June 2007

Jamaica`s World Junior 200m record holder Usain Bolt, who was defeated at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York by Wallace Spearmon, has promised that one day he will return the favour to American who keeps getting the better of him in the 200m dashes. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay nearly blows by 100-meter world record

3 June 2007

Tyson Gay blew the crowd away with his 9.76 100-meter dash at Saturday`s Reebok Grand Prix meet in New York but later saw the record mark nullified due to too much wind. Read Full Story...

Craig Pickering wins battle of Britain

3 June 2007

Craig Pickering won the battle of the Brits as he stormed home in the all-British 100m at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Sunday. Read Full Story...

Jeremy Wariner targets new 400m record

3 June 2007

Olympic and world 400m champion Jeremy Wariner says he is on course to break Michael Johnson`s eight-year-old world record this season. Read Full Story...

Reebok Grand Prix 2007 Results

2 June 2007

Men, 100m (2.2 wind)
1. Tyson Gay (USA) - 9.76
2. Derrick Atkins (BAH) - 9.83
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Brit sprinters to meet in Glasgow

2 June 2007

Mark Lewis-Francis, Jason Gardener and Craig Pickering will clash in the 100 metres at Sunday`s Glasgow Grand Prix at Scotstoun Stadium. Read Full Story...

Tyson Gay hopes to use New York run as a boost

1 June 2007

Tyson Gay is eager to assert himself as the next great American sprint champion and hopes to use Saturday`s Reebok Grand Prix 100 meters to prove a point. Read Full Story...

Liu Xiang feels pressure as Olympics near

1 June 2007

There`s a legend -- said to be growing throughout China -- that Liu Xiang, the world record-holder in the men`s 110-meter high hurdles, is the reincarnation of Liu Changchun, China`s first athlete of the modern Olympic era. Read Full Story...

Xavier Carter starts his European tour in Glasgow

1 June 2007

Moments after he crossed the finish line as the victor in the 400 meters at the 2006 NCAA outdoor championships last June, Xavier Carter held his arms above his head and crossed his wrists to form an X. The symbol is not new to Carter, nicknamed "The X Man". He started flashing the sign in high school football games after he scored a touchdown. Read Full Story...

The Man Who Could Fly and the Fastest Man on Earth

1 June 2007

The Man Who Could Fly and the Fastest Man on Earth – Bob Beamon and Carl Lewis teamed up for a rare public appearance, Tuesday at the Town Center at Boca Raton. The occasion was the announcement of the 2007 Beamonesque Awards, presented by the annual Bob Beamon Golf & Tennis Classic. Read Full Story...

Asafa Powell starts with world-leading time in Belgrade

30 May 2007

World 100m record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica declared himself fit after producing a world-leading 9.97 seconds to win his 2007 debut 100m dash to highlight the second Artur Takac Memorial in the Serbian capital on Tuesday. Read Full Story...

Lewis-Francis pleased with upturn

30 May 2007

Mark Lewis-Francis gave a hint of a return to form as he finished third behind world record holder Asafa Powell in a 100m race in Belgrade on Tuesday. Read Full Story...

Benjamin ready to launch comeback

25 May 2007

Welsh 400m runner Tim Benjamin is confident he will return to his best form after his first winter training with new coach Colin Jackson. Read Full Story...

Marion Jones won`t run this year but eyes 2008

25 May 2007

U.S. Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones will not compete during the 2007 outdoor track and field season but plans to return to competition for the 2008 season and try to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, her agent, Charles Wells, confirmed this week. Wells did not specify a reason. Read Full Story...

Gatlin gets date with arbitration committee

23 May 2007

Justin Gatlin, the Olympic and world champion in the 100 meters and the co-world record holder in the event, will soon have a chance to officially defend himself against a doping charge. Gatlin's attorney John Collins confirmed this week that the runner's hearing before the American Arbitration Association has been scheduled for July 30 and 31, almost a year to the day Gatlin revealed that he had tested positive for illegal levels of testosterone. Read Full Story...

Jamaicans Williams, Sinclair win in Carson, but Campbell beaten

21 May 2007

At a meeting where Olympic champion Veronica Campbell saw her streak of successive wins being shot down in a classic women’s 100-metre dash and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia running a solo world record of 9:10.47 in the women’s two mile, Williams revenged her defeat by DeeDee Trotters in Kingston in the women’s 400 and Sinclair timed her home run to perfection to take the 1500m.
After former world number one and 2003 World 400m champion Ana Guevara of Mexico scratched late from the women’s 400m field, Williams and Trotters, two of the stronger and more experienced runners in the race were the clear favourites to win the title. Read Full Story...

Greene looking beyond Carson

21 May 2007

Former Olympic 100 metres champion Maurice Greene, happy to emerge unscathed after finishing last in his heat at the Adidas Track Classic on Sunday, has set his sights on next month’s US nationals. Read Full Story...

Lewis: US needs professional track coaches

21 May 2007

After setting the athletics world on fire during a career that spanned four Olympics, Carl Lewis vanished from the scene. Now, the track icon is back in a prominent role with USATF. Read Full Story...

Prefontaine: Powell and Wariner join field for 200

20 May 2007

Asafa Powell, world-record holder in the 100-meter sprint, will face 400-meter Olympic and world champion Jeremy Wariner, and 2006 Olympic 200-meter winner Shawn Crawford, in the 200-meter sprint at the Prefontaine Classic on June 10 in Eugene. Read Full Story...

Liu Xiang most popular athlete in China

19 May 2007

World number one hurdler Liu Xiang was crowned China's most popular athlete and player of the year at an awards ceremony for China's top ten athletes in Changsha, Hunan Province. Read Full Story...

Japan expects records to fall in Osaka

18 May 2007

A super-fast new track could see records tumble at this year`s world athletics championships, organisers said on Thursday. Read Full Story...

Maurice Greene is late addition to adidas Track Classic

17 May 2007

Maurice Greene, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Champion, will compete at 100 meters in the adidas Track Classic this Sunday, organizers announced today. Read Full Story...

Merritt avoids facing Wariner in Carson

17 May 2007

For those track-and-field fans who attend Sunday`s Adidas Track Classic in Carson, Calif., promising young sprinter LaShawn Merritt will be leaving something for the imagination.
The overall quest for Merritt this summer leading up to the 2008 Olympics is to challenge the dominance of 400-meter champion Jeremy Wariner. But while the champion will be settling into the starting blocks for his feature event on Sunday, Merritt will forego the 400 and focus instead on making his mark against a highly competitive field in the 200 meters. Read Full Story...

Top 200-meter dash set for adidas Track Classic on Sunday

16 May 2007

Xavier Carter will lead a deep 200-meter field at Sunday’s adidas Track Classic that includes three of the top five men in the world last year plus the reigning Olympic gold medalist, organizers announced today. They join a lineup that already included two dozen Olympic gold medalists and World Champions. Read Full Story...

Dashing new hero

13 May 2007

The man who coaches Jeremy Wariner, the world`s greatest white sprinter, was once a pretty fair country sprinter himself. And when Clyde Hart says skin color has little to do with success as a sprinter, he harkens back to his boyhood in segregated Hot Springs, Ark., in the 1950s. Read Full Story...

Reigning champs put titles on line in Doha

11 May 2007

There won`t be any shortage of track-and-field talent in Doha, Qatar, on Friday as the curtain goes up for the first IAAF Super Grand Prix meet of 2007.
Fans that flock to the Qatar Sports Club will have the opportunity to see eight athletes who collectively hold 11 titles from the 2004 Olympic Games and 2005 outdoor world championships. With several elite performers trying to position themselves for a 2007 foundation that could lead to 2008 glory at the Olympics, the competition figures to be spirited and should provide a sneak preview of what`s to come in the summer and fall. Read Full Story...

Powell set to return at low key meet

11 May 2007

Jamaican World record holder Asafa Powell will make his international debut at a low key meet at the second AthleticsBet meet in Belgrade, Serbia. Read Full Story...

Felix captures 100m, 400m double in Doha

11 May 2007

American World Championships 200m champion Allyson Felix produced a world-leading 400 meters at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting in Qatar on Friday on her way to win a rare sprint double.The sprinter clocked 50.40 seconds to improve her own previous best of 51.12 as she achieved a rare double triumph over 400 and 100 meters. Read Full Story...

Sprinter Powell poised for June return to racing

7 May 2007

Asafa Powell, the 100m world record-holder whose early season has been slowed by a sore knee, is training at full strength and will return to competition soon, his manager Paul Doyle said Saturday. Read Full Story...

Campbell back, Simpson beaten at Jamaica International Invitational

7 May 2007

Olympic 200-metres champion Veronica Campbell showed signs of her best after she provided a bullet finish to snatch the women`s 100-metres dash away from American Marshevet Hooker on a night when spectators in the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, were blessed with several world-class performances and a shocking defeat to their own Sherone Simpson during the third annual Jamaica International Invitational. Read Full Story...

Wariner classy in world dress rehearsal

6 May 2007

World and Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner underlined his dominance in the 400 meters with a crushing victory at the IAAF Japan Grand Prix on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Can world`s fastest man play football?

5 May 2007

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Wariner sets his eyes on sub-43 400m run

4 May 2007

World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner said on Friday he could be regarded as the greatest 400-meter runner of all time if he breaks the 43-second mark. Read Full Story...

Irina Privalova eyes Olympic comeback

4 May 2007

Former Olympic champion Irina Privalova is aiming to make a comeback ahead of the Beijing Olympics, after seven years away from the sport, her coach and husband said on Thursday on the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) website. Read Full Story...

Tonique back on track

4 May 2007

The outdoor track and field season is in full swing, with top names in the sport already having competed in at least two meets, so the real question is, where is Bahamian national record holder, and World and Olympic Champion, Tonique Williams-Darling? Read Full Story...

Olympics not only thing on athletes` minds

3 May 2007

For track and field athletes, the season before an Olympic year can be as important as the Olympic year itself. A strong outdoor season builds confidence and creates awareness for the competitors before they begin final preparations for the games. Read Full Story...

The X-Man Sets Triple Target in Britain

2 May 2007

Uk Athletics confirmed that leading US sprinter Xavier “The X-Man” Carter will compete in all three outdoor international televised events this summer as he prepares to stamp his authority at the World Championships this summer. Read Full Story...

Gay, Spearmon show speed at Penn Relays

29 April 2007

While teammates at the University of Arkansas, sprinters Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon never lost a 400-meter relay race. That included an NCAA Division I title in 2005 during Gay's last year at Arkansas while Spearmon was a sophomore.
In 2006, they ran together on relay teams that clocked two of the three fastest times in the world, including a world best as part of a U.S. team that ran 37.59 seconds at the IAAF World Cup in Athens last September.
Saturday, the two teamed up for the first time as part of a U.S. men`s 400-meter relay team in the USA vs. the World competition at the Penn Relays and continued their winning ways. Read Full Story...

Liu: I`ll keep winning in Osaka

28 April 2007

China`s 110m hurdles world record holder Liu Xiang is looking to continue his 100 percent winning streak in Osaka, the host city of this year's IAAF Grand Prix and World Championships. Read Full Story...

Gay says he`s ready to challenge Powell in 100

28 April 2007

The history of the race to determine who is the world`s fastest human tells us that maximum interest is generated whenever someone rises to challenge the top dog. Read Full Story...

Wariner, Defar added to hot adidas Track Classic lineup

27 April 2007

Olympic gold medalists Jeremy Wariner and Meseret Defar have committed to run in the adidas Track Classic on May 20, organizers announced today. Ranked #1 in the world, Wariner will compete at 400 meters, while Defar may have her eye on the 2-Mile World Record. Read Full Story...

Franklin Field hosts Penn Relays

26 April 2007

With the Osaka World Championships and the Beijing Olympic Games just over the horizon, the 113th edition of the Penn Relays -- running Thursday through Saturday -- will showcase an array of top international candidates. Read Full Story...

Wariner at home in outdoor debut

25 April 2007

World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner began his individual race campaign of the outdoor season with a double win at the Michael Johnson Classic at Baylor University on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Olympic champion Campbell in sizzling come-back

25 April 2007

Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell is back and is fast again. The Jamaican sizzled to wind-aided 22.39-seconds to capture the women`s 200m dash at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Powell withdraws from big meets with injury

25 April 2007

World record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica has pulled out of this weekend`s Penn Relays in Philadelphia, and the Jamaica International Invitational Meet scheduled for May 5 in Kingston because of injury. Read Full Story...

4 top sprinters set for Reebok Grand Prix on June 2

21 April 2007

American Lauryn Williams, the reigning World Champion; Veronica Campbell of Jamaica, the most successful track athlete at the 2004 Olympics; Tyson Gay, the world’s current #1 sprinter; and World Championship silver medalist Wallace Spearmon will headline the sprint fields at the Reebok Grand Prix on June 2, organizers announced today. Read Full Story...

Powell hopes to live up to name

21 April 2007

Operation 9.75 looks like a viable plan. It`s a plan that sprinter deluxe Asafa Powell and his handlers hope to successfully complete by the 2007 World Championships, if not sooner. Read Full Story...

Ana Guevara set for return to adidas Track Classic

20 April 2007

Ana Guevara, the 2003 World Champion and one of the most popular athletes in Mexico`s history, will compete at the adidas Track Classic on May 20, organizers announced today. Read Full Story...

Boldon to coach Saudi Arabia sprinters

20 April 2007

Retired Trinidad and Tobago sprint star Ato Boldon will be taking over as sprint coach of the Saudi Arabia national track and field team. Read Full Story...

Powell, Simpson and Sinclair in Jamaica’s team for Penn relays

19 April 2007

Sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, as well as middle distance runner Kenia Sinclair, were named in Jamaica`s squad to represent the country at the 113th Penn Relays scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, on 26-27-28 April 2007. Read Full Story...

Powell planning for World Championships gold medal

17 April 2007

Jamaica World record holder Asafa Powell has said that he will limit his racing schedule this season in an attempt to be ready for the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, this summer. Read Full Story...

Phillips takes Long Jump as Powell withdrew at Mt SAC

16 April 2007

Two-time world champion Dwight Phillips won he long jump at the Mount San Antonio College Relays with a leap of 8.15m on a day when World record 100m holder Asafa Powell withdrew from the competition - citing that it was too cold. Read Full Story...

Campbell set to run 100m in Tennessee

13 April 2007

Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell is set to run her first 100m race in almost a year at Saturday`s Sea Rays Relays in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read Full Story...

World record holder Liu to compete in Sheffield

12 April 2007

Olympic 110m Hurdles champion and World record holder Liu Xiang of China will compete in Sheffield, UK, during the Norwich Union British Grand Prix - IAAF World Athletics Tour - on Sunday 15 July 2007. Read Full Story...

Sprint star in race for fitness

10 April 2007

Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell is racing against the clock to become fully fit for the IAAF World Championships this summer. Read Full Story...

Sprinter pleads guilty to fraud

9 April 2007

Former 100m world record-holder Tim Montgomery has pleaded guilty to charges related to a $5m bank fraud and money-laundering scheme in the US. Read Full Story...

Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay to highlight adidas Track Classic

7 April 2007

American sprint sensations Allyson Felix and Tyson Gay, both sure to be in the gold-medal hunt at the 2008 Olympics, are the first athletes set for the 2007 adidas Track Classic on May 20, organizers announced today. Read Full Story...

Powell dampens double rumours

6 April 2007

Asafa Powell has dampened rumours that he will attempt a 100m-200m sprint double at the World Championships in Osaka later in the year. Read Full Story...

American sprint legend believes Powell has more to achieve

5 April 2007

American sprint legend Michael Johnson believes there is more to come from Jamaica`s World record holder Asafa Powell, following his brilliant showings in the 100-metre dash last season. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu`s appeal upheld

4 April 2007

British quarter-miler Christine Ohuruogu`s has had her appeal against a one-year ban dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Hart named finalist for coach of year

3 April 2007

Baylor`s Clyde Hart has been named one of five finalists for the United States Olympic Committee`s national coach of the year. Read Full Story...

Jamaica`s Powell sympathises with Gatlin

2 April 2007

Jamaica`s world record holder Asafa Powell has showed some sympathy for banned American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, the man he built a huge rivalry with in the last two outdoor campaigns. Read Full Story...

Liu`s coach concern over pressure

1 April 2007

Sun Haiping, the coach of world 110m hurdler record holder Liu Xiang, fears the pressure from intense training could affect his Chinese pupil chances of defending his Olympic title in front of his home fans next summer. Read Full Story...

Campbell opens season with 400m relay leg

29 March 2007

Jamaica`s Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell made a return to the track after injuries when she competed as part of a relay team at the Annual ASU Invitational Meet, held at the Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium. Read Full Story...

Gatlin`s Good Byes

27 March 2007

No no, I didn`t say goodbyes, I said good byes, as in the byes he has for this year`s World Championships! Because as defending champion in both sprints from Helsinki, Justin Gatlin is awarded a bye in each event for this year`s event in Osaka, Japan. Read Full Story...

IAAF Council re-affirms its call for 4-year doping sanctions

26 March 2007

During it’s meeting in Mombasa, Kenya, the IAAF Council has re-affirmed its call for an increase in doping sanctions to 4 years for the next version of the World Anti-doping Code which will be ratified in November 2007. Read Full Story...

Fredericks to aid German runners

20 March 2007

Former sprint world champion Frankie Fredericks of Namibia has been hired by the German athletics federation to work with the country`s male relay teams. Read Full Story...

Richards going for four golds in Beijing

20 March 2007

World Championships silver medallist Sanya Richards believes she has a great chance of winning four gold medals at either the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan, or the Beijing Olympic Games in Japan in 2008. Read Full Story...

Powell to start outdoor season with relays

12 March 2007

Jamaican Asafa Powell, the world record holder in the 100 meters, plans to begin his 2007 international outdoor season in April at two relay meets in the United States. Read Full Story...

Track star Gatlin one quick coach

12 March 2007

These kids believe in him. Just look at 'em tripping all over themselves to get closer. They stick out pens and T-shirts and hats and shoes and backpacks, so giddy they look like they are about to fall over.
Two teenage girls squeal, "He touched my leg!" after he signed their spikes. Even though he is the world's fastest man, Justin Gatlin cannot escape the crowd. He stands there until he has signed every last item, turning his back to the boys he helps coach as they long jump and triple jump in the pits behind him. Read Full Story...

Chambers secures NFL Europa spot

10 March 2007

Dwain Chambers` athletics career could be over after the announcement that he has signed a contract with German gridiron side Hamburg Sea Devils. Read Full Story...

Gardener`s class shines through

5 March 2007

Jason Gardener brought down the curtain on a glittering indoor championship sprint career in style with a fourth successive European Indoor 60 metres gold medal in Birmingham. Read Full Story...

Gardener rethinks sprint future

5 March 2007

Jason Gardener is rethinking his future in athletics after capturing a fourth European Indoor 60m gold in Birmingham. Read Full Story...

Thanou determined to make Worlds

5 March 2007

Controversial Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou plans to continue her comeback from a two-year doping ban at August`s World Championships. Read Full Story...

Pickering targets Gardener upset

1 March 2007

Craig Pickering is confident he can end Jason Gardener`s reign as European Indoor 60m champion this weekend. Read Full Story...

Gardener plans dash home for baby

1 March 2007

Defending 60m champion Jason Gardener will dash home for the birth of his second child if it arrives during the European Indoor Championships. Read Full Story...

Liu Xiang shapes up for Robles clash

28 February 2007

China`s Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Liu Xiang has been training hard in preparations for the future clashes against upsurging Cuban Dayron Robles, his official website revealed on Wednesday. Read Full Story...

Powell left disappointed, as Bolt stars in Kingston

27 February 2007

Despite a bullet start on the lead-off leg of the men`s 4x100m relay finals at Saturday`s Gibson Relays held at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, Asafa Powell was left disappointed as his team failed to complete the event. Read Full Story...

Powell tells Greene to rethink his record plan

23 February 2007

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell told US star Maurice Greene to rethink his idea of a run at the 100m world record, declaring he will be the one to lower the mark he shares with Justin Gatlin. Read Full Story...

Powell, Simpson impress over 400m

21 February 2007

Jamaica`s world 100-metre record holder Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, who established the fastest times over the 100m and 200m on the women`s side in 2006, recorded personal bests on their way to winning their respective 400m race at the University of West Indies Invitational at the National Stadium East complex on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Devers reconsiders, will race in Paris

21 February 2007

Following her surprise win in the 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games earlier this month, Gail Devers said she had no plans to run another indoor meet in 2007. She also said she would consider another competition if the right offer came along. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu faces new appeal delay

21 February 2007

Christine Ohuruogu will have to wait until mid-March for the verdict in her appeal against a 12-month drugs ban. Read Full Story...

Gardener in gear

18 February 2007

Jason Gardener paid tribute to training partners Craig Pickering and Ryan Scott after he returned to form to claim the 60m title at the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Birmingham. Read Full Story...

Gardener edges Pickering in final

17 February 2007

Jason Gardener edged out rising star Craig Pickering to win the 60m at the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Birmingham. Read Full Story...

U.S. athletes travel overseas for events

16 February 2007

With no U.S. indoor meets scheduled this weekend, some American athletes are traveling far to find events. Others are using the time to rest and relax. Read Full Story...

Gatlin to face arbitration panel

16 February 2007

World and Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin has requested an arbitration hearing on doping charges. Read Full Story...

X-Man targets Birmingham boost

16 February 2007

Sprint star Xavier Carter is aiming for a fast start to his first full season as a professional when he races at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Obikwelu fired up for Birmingham

14 February 2007

Olympic silver medallist Francis Obikwelu says he relishes the prospect of racing Craig Pickering and Jason Gardener in Birmingham on Saturday. Read Full Story...

Gardener makes GB indoors squad

13 February 2007

Jason Gardener has been named in Great Britain`s team for next month`s European Indoor Championships despite finishing only seventh in the trials. Read Full Story...

Out of the blocks

7 February 2007

Retirement - a time of afternoon snoozes in front of Countdown, pottering around in the garden and developing an interest in lawn bowls, no? Possibly not, in the case of Darren Campbell. Read Full Story...

Millrose Games begin, end indoor chapters

6 February 2007

Gail Devers did more than defy her age by winning the 60-meter hurdles Friday night in a more-than-respectable 7.86 seconds at the Millrose Games. During the postrace press conference, she exuded the youthful exuberance of a teenager who scored free tickets to a Justin Timberlake concert. Read Full Story...

Strong showing by Caribbean athletes at Millrose Games

5 February 2007

Led by Trinidad and Tobago`s Sherridan Kirk, Grenadian Hazel Ann Regis and Jamaicans Lerone Clarke and Sheri-Ann Brooks, Caribbean athletes enjoyed some success at the 100th edition of the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday evening. Read Full Story...

Devers soars, Greene stumbles in New York

3 February 2007

Earlier this week, 40-year-old Gail Devers said her running career is day-to-day and 32-year-old Maurice Greene said he might be a little rusty. Read Full Story...

Thanou wins on sprinting return

3 February 2007

Disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou qualified for the European Indoor Championships on her first run since her ban at the 2004 Olympics. Read Full Story...

Greene going for gold in Beijing

2 February 2007

Former Olympic 100m champion Maurice Greene has vowed to challenge for gold again at the Beijing games in 2008. Read Full Story...

Ohuruogu faces delay over appeal

2 February 2007

Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu will not now find out whether her appeal against a drugs ban has been successful until the end of the month. Read Full Story...

Masback discusses future of U.S. athletics

31 January 2007

The U.S. track and field indoor season, which opened last weekend in Boston, continues this weekend with the 100th edition of the Millrose Games in New York City. With a history that juxtaposes gold medals with cases of doping, U.S. athletics has had its share of ups and downs. Dave Ungrady of WCSN.com discussed the past, present and future of American athletics with USA Track & Field CEO Craig Masback. Read Full Story...

Greene aims at Powell`s 100m world record

30 January 2007

He has not raced competitively in 10 months, but American sprint legend Maurice Greene said before the year comes to an end he expects to break the men`s 100m world record of 9.77 seconds, set by Jamaican Asafa Powell. Read Full Story...

Fit-again Gardener back to form

30 January 2007

Reigning European 60m champion Jason Gardener returned to form on Tuesday with two fast times in Vienna. Read Full Story...

Powell takes 400m heat at Jamaican meet

29 January 2007

Powell takes 400m heat at Jamaican meet Read Full Story...

Powell and Simpson head nominees for Jamaica Sportsman and Sportswoman award

23 January 2007

World record holder, Asafa Powell and Commonwealth Games 200-metres champion, Sherone Simpson, head the list of competitors vying for the Jamaican 46th National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards for 2006. Read Full Story...

Devers, Greene join field for 100th Millrose Games

23 January 2007

Gail Devers, a two-time Olympic 100-meter champion, and Maurice Greene, an Olympic gold medalist at 100 meters and a three-time World Champion, have been added to a star-studded field for the 100th Millrose Games, organizers announced today. Devers will compete in the 60-meter hurdles and Greene in the 60-meter dash. Read Full Story...

Chambers gets closer to NFL dream

19 January 2007

Dwain Chambers has made the next stage in his bid to become a professional American Footballer. Read Full Story...

Obikwelu feels he can only get better

19 January 2007

Portugal`s Francis Obikwelu, the European Male Athlete of the year in 2006 and the fastest European sprinter in history, says the best is yet to come. Read Full Story...

Powell set to open season with 400m run in Jamaica

17 January 2007

World 100-meter record holder Asafa Powell will start his 2007 athletics season by running a 400m race here at a local meet on January 27, his coach confirmed to AFP Monday. Read Full Story...

Dwain Chambers interview

16 January 2007

Dwain Chambers embarked on the latest stage in his bid to become a professional American Footballer last weekend. Read Full Story...

Chambers harbours athletics dream

15 January 2007

Dwain Chambers says he has not turned his back on athletics, despite pursuing a new career in American Football. Read Full Story...

Obikwelu Europe`s top male athlete

9 January 2007

Double European sprint champion Francis Obikwelu from Portugal has been voted the Waterford Crystal European Male Athlete of the Year for 2006, the European Athletics Association announced Tuesday. Sweden`s Carolina Kluft was confirmed as the female title winner Monday. Read Full Story...

Powell targets world record again in 2007

9 January 2007

After a dominant 2006 season, Jamaican 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell says lowering his world mark of 9.77 seconds is of the greatest importance to him in the upcoming season. Read Full Story...

Asafa collects Commonwealth Games award

6 January 2007

World 100m record holder Asafa Powell collected his Commonwealth Games Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year award from the foundation’s founder Al Hamilton on Friday. Read Full Story...

Jamaican-born sprint legend spends Christmas in the Caribbean

2 January 2007

Britain's Linford Christie, a Jamaican-born former World and Olympic champion celebrated Christmas in Jamaica along with his family, which included his wife and three children. Read Full Story...

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