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Ethiopia makes a clean sweep at Boston Marathon

Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa led an Ethiopian clean sweep at the Boston Marathon on Monday with victory in the men's and women's races of the prestigious event. Hayle clinched victory in the men's race in a time...

Kenya makes a clean sweep at Rabat International Marathon

Kenyan athletes dominated the Morocco's Rabat International Marathon as they swept all the medals, both men's and women's races on Sunday. In the men's race, Sammy Kigen won the gold medal after crossing the finish line in a time...

Court throw out Oscar Pistorius’s appeal for murder conviction.

South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected Olympian Oscar Pistorius' right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Supreme Court of Appeal changed the 29-year-old's conviction to murder in December after the state...

IAAF Ethics Board suspends Kenya Athletics CEO Mwangi

IAAF Ethics Board chairman Michael Beloff on Monday provisionally suspended Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi over a potential anti-doping violation. The IAAF, the world athletics governing body, issued a statement saying it had received information "warranting investigation" and that...

Prosecutors in South Africa argue against Pistorius appeal

South African prosecutors have asked the nation's highest court to reject a bid by Oscar Pistorius' lawyers to appeal the double-amputee runner's murder conviction, a spokesman said Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority filed papers with the Constitutional Court arguing...

Kenya vows action on athletes after WADA warns of doping problem

Kenya vowed Thursday to take action to protect its "number one" brand ambassadors after WADA World Anti Doping Agency inquiry chief Richard Pound warned it "clearly" has an athletics doping problem.More than 40 Kenyan athletes have been suspended for doping...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

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