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Olympics-bound race walker Irfan tests positive for COVID-19 in SAI Bengaluru

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Olympics-bound race walker K.T. Irfan is among the five elite track-and-field athletes to test positive for COVID-19 at the Sports Authority of India's Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.The 31-year-old Irfan had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in early 2019...

Karthik hopeful of picking Tokyo ticket

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Karthik Unnikrishnan has been following the Word Athletics' Road to Tokyo rankings closely the last few weeks. Only 32 athletes are allowed in a field event at the Oympics and in triple jump the 27-year-old has dropped a rung...

Semenya sentenced to 50 hours of community service for speeding

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Olympic champion Caster Semenya was sentenced to 50 hours of community service for speeding while driving in South Africa, prosecutors said Wednesday.The runner was arrested last Thursday and released on $35 bail, the National Prosecuting Authority said in a...

Neeraj Chopra: I need competitions before Tokyo Olympics

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The training has gone along just fine but Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said he is desperate for some competition ahead of the Tokyo Games given that two years have simply been "wasted" because of injury...

Former world track chief Diack back in Senegal after release

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Disgraced former world athletics head Lamine Diack returned home to Senegal late Monday after a local soccer club paid a bond of just over $600,000 to allow him to leave France.Diack, the president of world athletics from 1999-2015, was...

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot adjusts to reality of preparing for Olympics amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Coach Bernard Ouma barked orders to start stretching and the team of a dozen athletes fanned out in the morning sunshine, leaving a good six feet between them.Among them was Kenya's 1500-metre world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, who has been...

Lyles and Felix finish strong, Metcalf comes up short at Golden Games

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Americans Noah Lyles and Allyson Felix finished their races with a burst of speed while NFL star DK Metcalf outperformed expectations but came up short of making next month's Olympic trials at the Golden Games meet in Walnut, California...

Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event sans fans

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Hundreds of athletes, including U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin, participated in a test event at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, as organisers fined tuned operations and practiced COVID-19 countermeasures with under three months to go before the Tokyo Games begin.No...

CAS rejects former Olympic walk champion Alex Schwazer’s appeal

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Italian former Olympic 50km walk champion Alex Schwazer had his appeal against an eight-year doping ban dismissed on Friday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Schwazer filed a "request for provisional measures" in an attempt to take part...

Hima Das gets first COVID-19 vaccine shot

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Star sprinter Hima Das has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged people to do the same to fight the dreaded virus.The 21-year-old Hima, who is currently training at the NIS-Patiala, posted a picture taking her...

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Abu Dhabi ruling family member buys 50% stake of Israel’s Beitar...

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A member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family has purchased a 50 percent stake of Israeli Premier League soccer club Beitar Jerusalem, the team announced...

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