Usain Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare

Published : 8:57 am  July 29, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend.

7500 for Colombo Marathon on October 2

Published : 1:02 am  July 29, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Returning for a 16th year the LSR Colombo Marathon will take place on October 2, with organizers expecting more than 7,500 participants at this year’s event.

New dawn for Olympic boxing tournament, same old controversy

Published : 8:22 am  July 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Professional boxers will join amateurs in the ring for the first time in Olympic history in Rio but anyone hoping for box-office big-hitters can think again, even with Muhammad Ali in the draw.

IOC’s Bach is part of doping problem, says discus champion Harting

Published : 8:04 am  July 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Germany’s Olympic discus champion Robert Harting has launched a stinging attack on International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, describing him as part of the problem in the fight against doping.

From yellow to gold, Froome eyes road to glory

Published : 7:56 am  July 27, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chris Froome underlined his love of yellow with a third Tour de France triumph on Sunday, now the British rider has his eyes on Olympic glory alongside the golden sands of the Copacabana.

Froome seals Tour great status with third title

Published : 8:47 am  July 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.

We’ll beat Farah in Rio, say confident Kenyans

Published : 10:39 am  July 22, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Kenyan athletes aim to settle a few scores with their perennial opponents at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London 1500 stakes claim as ‘dirtiest race’

Published : 8:24 am  July 21, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Ben Johnson 1988 Olympic 100 metres final was dubbed “the dirtiest race in history” but there is a new contender for that dubious honour as the fallout continues from the drug-ravaged 2012 women’s 1500 metres in London.

Russia suspends senior sports officials over doping scandal

Published : 2:18 pm  July 20, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Russia suspended a raft of senior sports officials on Tuesday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said they were heavily involved in a state-backed cheating scheme at the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics.

Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France to focus on Rio

Published : 2:09 pm  July 20, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Britain’s Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Tour de France to manage his workload ahead of the Rio Olympics, his Dimension Data team said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mollema my biggest rival, says Tour de France leader Froome

Published : 9:10 am  July 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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While almost everyone at the Tour de France has been focussing on a battle royale between Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana, Bauke Mollema has been quietly edging up the standings.

Total Russia Rio ban unlikely, suggests IOC head Bach

Published : 9:58 am  July 14, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Athletes from one sport should not be punished for the sins of those from another, the IOC president said on Wednesday, cooling speculation that Russia could be banned from the Olympics altogether for systematic doping.

Froome on the attack again as Sagan takes another stage

Published : 9:54 am  July 14, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chris Froome showed again he will attack his rivals on every terrain as the Briton extended his overall lead in the Tour de France with a surprising move in Wednesday’s 11th stage, which was won with panache by world champion Peter Sagan.

Dutch swimmer Dekker wins race to Rio after cancer surgery

Published : 8:35 am  July 13, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February and had surgery in March, will take part in her fourth Olympics after being named on Tuesday in a 17-strong squad for next month’s Rio Games.

Felix misses U.S. team as Bowie surprises in 200m

Published : 10:07 am  July 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Olympic champion Allyson Felix stunningly failed to make the U.S. team for Rio in her favourite event, the 200 metres, as her dreams for a rare sprint Olympic double ended at the American trials on Sunday.

Manjula Kumara wins ‘Best Athlete’ for sixth time

Published : 1:22 am  July 11, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Sri Lanka record holder and veteran high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekera of the Sri Lanka Air Force won the best athlete award and also the award for the best performance at the 94th National Athletic Championships concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex, Diyagama on Sunday.

Merritt blazes into 200m final, Rollins stuns in hurdles

Published : 10:44 am  July 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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LaShawn Merritt clocked the fastest 200 meters time of the year as Brianna Rollins scored a stunning victory in the 100m hurdles at the US Olympic track and field trials here Friday.

Harper-Nelson shock exit ends Rio dream

Published : 10:34 am  July 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Former Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson was left in shock here Friday after missing out on a place in the final of the 100 meter hurdles at the US track and field trials by just 0.01 of a second.

Manjula misses Olympic qualifying, AASL to offer another chance on Sunday

Published : 11:37 pm  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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The Athletics Association of Sri Lanka has decided to offer one final chance to high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekera to qualify for Rio Olympics after the veteran jumper missed it by a whisker at Friday’s Athletics Nationals which is being worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama.

Cavendish overtakes Hinault with 29th Tour win

Published : 10:45 am  July 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Mark Cavendish cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when he claimed his 29th stage victory in the race in Thursday’s sixth leg.

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