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US Olympic officials reprimand but don’t punish Pan-Am Games protesters

Gwen Berry, Race Imboden each get 12 months of probationBoth athletes will be eligible for next summer’s Tokyo GamesThe letter went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience.The CEO of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committe…

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Dina Asher-Smith finishes second in Birmingham to boost Qatar hopes

• Winner Miller-Uibo will not compete in 200m in Doha• Johnson-Thompson impresses with third in long jumpThe biggest victories don’t always come on pitch. Moments after Dina Asher-Smith finished second to Shaunae Miller-Uibo in a world-class 200m at th…

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Dina Asher-Smith full of confidence before toughest test of the year

• Briton faces best in the world in Diamond League 200m• ‘You can’t be daunted by anybody’ – Asher-SmithWhen the question came, Dina Asher-Smith did not even blink. “What is it like being the hunted, not the hunter, now that you are one of the best spr…

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I have high testosterone, so what? says Caster Semenya – video

The double olympic champion Caster Semenya’s battle with the athletics authorities rolls on as she continues to fight an IAAF regulation that would make her take testosterone-lowering medication. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her…

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Scottish runner Eilish McColgan hits out at people who describe her as ‘skinny’

• ‘Go body shame elsewhere’ says 5000m silver medallist• Not first time the 28-year-old has been outspokenScottish middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan has hit out at people who describe her as “skinny”, telling them to “go body shame elsewhere”.McCo…

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls

Philip Banning pleaded guilty to 18 indecent assault charges dating back to 1970s A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.Philip Bannin…

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls

Philip Banning pleaded guilty to 18 indecent assault charges dating back to 1970s A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.Philip Bannin…

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Race Imboden takes a knee and joins tradition of US athlete protests – video

United States gold medal winning fencer Race Imboden may face sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the 2019 Pan-Am Games. Imboden’s gesture preceded a similar protest on Saturday by American hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who raised her…

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Nafissatou Thiam: ‘Seeing Katarina do well pushed me to go even further’

The Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion discusses her preparations for Doha 2019, her rivalry with Katarina Johnson-Thompson and why she is ‘not even close’ to her ultimate goalAll eyes will be on the long jump pit in Birmingham next weeken…

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Classic YouTube | Phantom VAR aggro, track and field ruckus and Gripper Stebson

Also featuring Harry Maguire’s pace, Jaap Stam’s demeanour and Tubby Taylor takes a screamer 1) As we all know, football is extremely important, and as such, it is absolutely impossible for grown adults to go about their lives when a refereeing decisio…

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Carl Lewis backs equal pay in sports and attacks ‘racist’ Donald Trump

Olympic legend supports US women’s team lawsuitCalls US president ‘prejudiced, and misogynistic’Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said on Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized Donald Trump for being “racist” and…

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Athletics great Sally Pearson retires after injuries take their toll

‘My body is just not up to it,’ says Olympic champion 32-year-old will miss 2020 Games in RioAustralia’s greatest modern-day track and field athlete Sally Pearson has announced her retirement due to a devastating run of injuries.Pearson, 32, won gold i…

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Caster Semenya blocked from competing at world championships

• Athlete expresses disappointment after court ruling• Swiss supreme court reverses earlier judgmentCaster Semenya has expressed disappointment over a court ruling which means she will be prevented from defending her 800m title at the world athletics c…

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Dina Asher-Smith proud to finish second in 100m final in quality field

• Asher-Smith lost out to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce • Lynsey Sharp and men’s 4x100m relay excelled in victoryDina Asher-Smith was given a close-up view of what it will take to become a true sprint champion as she lost the 100m final at the Anniversary Ga…

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‘All I want is to go’: five young athletes on their dreams of Olympic glory

It’s exactly a year until the torch is lit at the Tokyo Olympics. Here, five hopefuls reveal some of the sacrifices they’ve made in the hope of winning a priceless place in Team GBLina, 23, grew up in east London. She recently switched from 400m to hur…

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Laura Muir cruises to 1500m victory at Anniversary Games

• Scot wins easily with 57-second last lap• Zharnel Hughes and Beth Dobbin also shineLaura Muir, Zharnel Hughes and Beth Dobbin seized the occasion of competing in London’s former Olympic stadium to delight the crowds and deliver impressive personal pe…

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Dina Asher-Smith energised by the hype as world’s best meet in London | Paul MacInnes

Three European gold medals raised expectations but the sprinter views Anniversary Games as a step on the way to bigger titlesAmid a flurry of fond reminiscence and surrounded by a plethora of yoghurt products, the stars of track and field have arrived …

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96-year-old Roy Englert runs 42-minute 5K to shatter age-group world record

Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group recordVirginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500mRoy Englert, 96, added yet another world record to his collection at last week’s USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, running the 5000m…

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Kyle Langford’s £1,000 fine for run-in with official ‘lenient’ and ‘derisory’

• British 800m runner appeared to grab 74-year-old by throat• Toni Minichiello among coaches to criticise UKA’s punishmentUK Athletics’ decision to fine Kyle Langford, the Commonwealth 800m silver medallist, £1,000 for an incident in which he appeared …

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If Martina Navratilova can change her mind on trans athletes, so can sport | Owl Fisher

I was prepared for the worst when I watched the veteran tennis star’s BBC documentary, but her conclusion was upliftingWhen I first heard about the documentary on trans athletes presented by Martina Navratilova on BBC One, I was worried that it would f…