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Ivorian sprinter Ahoure, takes 60m gold at the world indoor

Murielle Ahoure blasted out of her blocks to lead Ivory Coast to a 1-2 after scorching to a historic gun-to-tape victory in the women's 60m at the world indoors on Friday. Ahoure, with two previous world indoor silvers to her...

Semenya to attempt 1500m and 800m at Commonwealth Games

South Africa's speed sensation Caster Semenya, will again attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at next year’s Commonwealth Games before setting her sights on a world record. The 26-year-old won gold in the shorter distance and a surprise bronze...

IAAF tribunal upheld temporary ban on Namibia’s Fredericks

An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations. Fredericks, a multiple Olympic sprint silver medalist and a rising star among international sports...

Uganda releases final list for IAAF World Championships in London

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has named the final squad that will represent the country at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary told Xinhua that they have selected the best 20 athletes that...

Kenyan marathoner, Kipchoge seconds shy of breaking 2 hour mark.

Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. The 32-year-old's time smashed...

Kenyans Geoffrey Kirul and Edna Kiplagat sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance. Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and...

Senegal turned down French request to question Diack in France

Senegalese authorities have blankly refused to allow French judges to question Papa Massata Diack as part of a corruption probe into his father, disgraced former IAAF chief Lamine Diack, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Both Papa Massata Diack and...

Ethiopia’s Dibaba breaks world 2000m record

Ethiopian athlete, Genzebe Dibaba, sets a new record for the women’s indoor 2,000m race Genzebe,25, broke the 2000m indoor world record with a time of 5:23.75 surpassing the previous record with about seven seconds set by Gabriela Szabo (Romanian...

Oscar Pistorius gets six years jail term for girlfriend murder

South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was sent to prison for six years on Wednesday for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, the latest twist in a trial that has gripped the world. The state and...

Oscar Pistorius sentencing hearing set for June

A South African court will convene in June to determine disgraced Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge said in Pretoria on Monday. Pistorius's lawyers last month failed in their final legal bid...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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