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Dina Asher-Smith continues winning streak with dominant Florence victory

Sprinter races home in 22.06sec for second Diamond League winLaura Muir runs second-best 1500m of career to finish thirdFirst Dina Asher-Smith sent an ominous warning to her Olympic rivals on the track by sauntering to the third-quickest 200m time of h…

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Team GB athletes will not face strict medal targets for Tokyo Olympics

Competition data is missing due to pandemicTeam GB aiming to take 375 athletes to GamesTeam GB’s athletes will not face medal targets for the Tokyo Olympics after it was revealed that its experts do not have enough data to make accurate forecasts, beca…

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Brisbane close to hosting 2032 Olympics after approval of ‘irresistible’ bid

IOC’s executive give unanimous approval to bidMembers to vote on 21 July before final confirmationBrisbane is close to being formally confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics next month after its “irresistible” bid was unanimously app…

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IOC pledges to source doctors from all over globe to keep Tokyo Olympics safe

Offer comes amid concern of huge pressure on medical servicesNumber of spectators at Games to be decided by end of JuneThe International Olympic Committee has offered to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the To…

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Letesenbet Gidey breaks two-day-old 10,000m world record in super spikes

Ethiopian eclipses Sifan Hassan on same Hengelo trackGidey now holds 5,000m and 10,000m world recordsThe extraordinary spate of athletics world records in the super spikes era continued on Tuesday as Letesenbet Gidey smashed the two-day-old women’s 10,…

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Team GB steps up Covid jab programme amid fears Japan will put UK on red list

BOA says 86% of athletes have had at least one vaccinationQuarantine periods may be extended before Tokyo Olympics The British Olympic Association has reacted to speculation that Japan could place the UK on its red list by revealing that 86% of Team GB…

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Parkrun return in England set to be delayed once again

Many councils refusing to permit eventsOrganisers fear ‘impasse that could drag on’It is the news that more than 200,000 weekly devotees of parkrun across England have been dreading: its return is almost certain to be delayed again despite three-quarte…

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Becky Downie left out of British gymnastics squad for Tokyo Olympics

Silver medallist allowed extra trial after family tragedySister says ‘not a shock after way been treated this year’Becky Downie, who spoke out last year about “an environment of fear and mental abuse” at British Gymnastics, has been controversially lef…

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Mo Farah brushes off bad run and says he can defend Olympic 10,000m title

Briton ran 22 seconds outside qualifying time for TokyoFarah blames ‘niggle’ in left ankle for poor performanceIn elite sport there is often a fine line between defiance and delusion, and Mo Farah appeared to be skirting dangerously close to the latter…

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Alistair Brownlee disqualified for ‘ducking’ and faces Olympic omission

The 2012 and 2016 triathlon gold ‘pushed’ rival underwaterWinner Alex Yee set for second spot with Jonny BrownleeAlistair Brownlee’s hopes of winning a third successive Olympic title appear to be over after he was disqualified for “ducking” a rival dur…

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Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan smashes women’s 10,000m record by 10 seconds

28-year-old now has four world recordsBritain’s Dina Asher-Smith sets meeting record in 100mThe game-changing effect of super spikes on track and field was again dramatically emphasised in Hengelo on Sunday as Sifan Hassan obliterated the women’s 10,00…

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce runs second-quickest women’s 100m in history

Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce clocks 10.63sec in KingstonOnly the late Florence Griffith Joyner has run fasterShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the second-quickest 100m time by a woman to remind Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith she remains the one to beat at the Tokyo Ol…

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‘I didn’t just want to nibble at records’: 40 years on from Coe’s stunning 1981

Coe looks back on an extraordinary career, his world records, a ‘run for cash’ controversy and his rivalry with Steve OvettForty years ago this week, on a chaotic June night in Florence, Sebastian Coe set an 800m world record so breathtakingly supreme …

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister

Nigel Huddleston says sports must reduce risk of harmSports minister says football should invest more in researchThe rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, cu…

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Gemili backs Johnson-Thompson to win Olympic gold despite injury

• Heptathlete yet to compete this year due to extended recovery• Gemili: ‘She’s in a good place and ready to go’Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Olympic dream is still on track despite a serious achilles injury late last year and she remains capable of winn…

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Dina Asher-Smith beats Sha’Carri Richardson to 100m glory in Gateshead

British sprinter sets down marker for Tokyo OlympicsLaura Muir powers to victory in women’s 1500mOn a night billed as a dress-rehearsal for the women’s 100m Olympic final in Tokyo, Dina Asher-Smith proved a compelling starring act. In brutal and biting…

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Dina Asher-Smith beats Sha’Carri Richardson to 100m glory in Gateshead

British sprinter sets down marker for Tokyo OlympicsLaura Muir powers to victory in women’s 1500mOn a night billed as a dress-rehearsal for the women’s 100m Olympic final in Tokyo, Dina Asher-Smith proved a compelling starring act. In brutal and biting…

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Asher-Smith warns Diamond League rivals she is ‘much, much stronger’

World 200m champion credits gruelling winter trainingFraser-Pryce and Richardson also line up in 100mDina Asher-Smith has warned her rivals that she is stronger than ever as she prepares to face the twin threat of the 100m world champion, Shelly-Ann Fr…

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Sha’Carri Richardson may be the most exciting sprint star since Usain Bolt

Rising US star brings baggage and a back story as she takes on Dina Asher-Smith over 100m this SundaySha’Carri Richardson is the most exciting, compelling, and intriguing sprinter since Usain Bolt. The world just doesn’t know it yet. It’s not only that…

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Sha’Carri Richardson may be the most exciting sprint star since Usain Bolt

Rising US star brings baggage and a back story as she takes on Dina Asher-Smith over 100m this SundaySha’Carri Richardson is the most exciting, compelling, and intriguing sprinter since Usain Bolt. The world just doesn’t know it yet. It’s not only that…