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Tokyo Olympics: Eight athletes to watch in women’s 100m sprint

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Jamaica look favourites to top the podium in the women's 100 metres for a fourth successive Olympics but plenty of competitors will be bidding to end the streak.Here are eight contenders who may challenge for medals on July 31....

Olympic legends: Cathy Freeman – Born to Run

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As she entered the Olympic stadium midway through the opening ceremony of Sydney 2000, dressed in a luminescent white bodysuit to transfer the Games flame to the imposing cauldron at the far end, the message that went out was...

Sebastian Coe backs reviewing marijuana rules in doping

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Sebastian Coe wants to ensure what happened this month to American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson won’t knock another athlete out of the Olympics in the future.Richardson, who won the 100 meters at the U.S. trials last month, didn’t travel to...

Alberto Salazar gets lifetime ban for sexual and emotional misconduct

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Track coach Alberto Salazar was permanently banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct.Salazar has 10 days to appeal the decision, which was handed down Monday. The SafeSport center does not reveal details of investigations.In...

Olympic Legends: Jesse Owens – The First Superstar

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Let us begin with how James Cleveland Owens came to be known as “Jesse,” a name that was to become known the world over as the American charted new territory of his own, translating the immense talent in him...

AFI clears Sreeshankar and Irfan for Tokyo Olympics

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The Athletics Federation of India cleared long jumper M. Sreeshankar and race walker K.T. Irfan for the Olympics after their coaches gave a written assurance that their athletes would produce at least their qualification performance in Tokyo.The AFI conducted...

Tokyo 2020: Olympic medal? Anything is possible, says Dutee Chand

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For sprinter Dutee Chand, Tokyo Olympics preparations in the final phase are mainly about block start, finish and checking for one last time the details of a proper nutritious programme.Dutee has been training at the Gaudium International School here...

Kamalpreet could produce a big surprise, says Krishna Poonia

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She quit sport soon after the 2016 Rio Olympics but now Krishna Poonia is very excited with discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur's stunning progress this year. And she feels that the 25-year-old could pull off a big surprise at the...

Tokyo 2020: World record holder Sydney McLaughlin eyes thriller

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American Sydney McLaughlin is taking a fighting spirit into the 400 metres hurdles in Tokyo.The 21-year-old broke the world record last month as she won the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon in 51.90 seconds, becoming the first woman...

Olympic legends: Carl Lewis – The King

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Sometime in 1971, Carl Lewis, then 10, had the opportunity to be photographed with the American great Jesse Owens, who advised the young kid “to have fun in life.” Little would have Owens realised then that his long-standing record...

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India vs Australia: SCG to have capacity crowd for final T20...

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The third T20 International between India and Australia is set to be played in front of a capacity crowd with the New South Wales...

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