The Decathlon heats up. World record-holder, the Frenchman Mayer, who had struggled with injury, is coming back. He'll challenge our man Ash Mooney & favourite Damian Warner. Aussie Cedric Dubler has a hamstring problem and will struggle. Warner is carrying winning form from his tremendous performance in Gotzis.
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse.
The world's best 1500m runner and the 2019 1500m world champ, Timothy Cheruiyot, has been added to the Kenyan Olympic team to race the 1500m, in a last second switch. Cheruiyot replaces teenager Kamar Etiang, who finished second at the Kenyan trials. Etiang has recently come into some grief by failing to comply with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) doping measures requiring three out-of-competition tests in the last 10 months, Kenyan athletics officials said.
The click-bait articles were quick to flood the internet, but authorities have cleared 20-year-old Oliver Dustin of cocaine use, accepting there had been cross-contamination of a sample that contained small traces of cocaine. Earlier, Dustin was told he had returned an adverse analytical finding for traces of a cocaine metabolite in France. It has put his first Olympic outing in doubt, just 10 days before the opening of the Games in Tokyo.
Even before the men’s 100m final, traditionally the most anticipated event of the Olympic Games, this was a thrilling night of athletics. In the minutes before the world’s fastest men took to the track for their showdown on Sunday (1), Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas had destroyed the 26-year-old triple jump world...
Australian Olympian, Jessica Hull, finished second at a track meet in California just two days ago (July 18). Hull clocked 4:00.73, just off her PB of 4:00.42. The winner was Josette Norris who became the 9th American woman to ever break the 4:00.00 barrier for the 1500m. Her winning...
In an unexpected development, Marcell Jacobs, the Olympic 100m champion hailing from Italy, has unveiled his collaboration with American sprint coach Rana Reider. This announcement follows Reider's recent conclusion of an extensive 18-month investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.
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New Zealand long-distance runner Zane Robertson has been banned from competing for eight years after testing positive for a prohibited substance and tampering with the doping control process, according to the Sports Tribunal. Robertson, who won bronze for New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and participated in the last two Olympics, was found to have taken Erythropoietin (EPO), a banned substance, and tampered with the doping control process.
Nijel Amos has been reinstated and placed into the start-list for the final of the men's 800m on Wednesday night. Amos fell in the semi-final and it was assumed his Olympic campaign was finished.