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De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 metres record.

Sochi 2014 re-tests complete, hearings done by November

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hearings for Russian athletes following the re-tests of their doping samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be completed by the of November, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Para athletes’ hopes of golden glitter in Gold Coast dashed

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will not be able to count on Paralympic heroes Ziyad Zolkefli (pic), Ridzuan Puzi and Abdul Latif Romly to contribute to the gold medal count at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next year.

Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

Sprinter Khairul to train in Germany ahead of world indoor meet

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur SEA Games gold medallist Khairul Hafiz Jantan will attend a one-month training stint in Mannheim, Germany, in February to prepare for the World Indoor Athletics Championships in London from March 1-4.

All smiles: Sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan with the mock cheque from his sponsors 100PLUS yesterday. — SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star
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Only one athlete positive in Vancouver Games re-tests - IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Athletics - Rupp, Dibaba claim Chicago Marathon victories

(Reuters) - Galen Rupp became the first American to win the Chicago Marathon in 15 years and Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba ran away with the women's race on Sunday.

Birmingham bid for 2022 ruled 'not fully compliant'

LONDON (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced on Friday that the deadline for bids to host the 2022 event had been extended, as sole bidding city Birmingham's plans were judged to be not fully compliant.

IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazil's national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee on Friday, a day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with a corruption investigation.

CAS confirms decision to strip Chicherova of 2008 high jump medal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova has lost her appeal against the decision to strip her of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal over a doping offence, sport's highest tribunal CAS said on Friday.