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Kiwi Hamish Kerr wins high jump gold at World Indoor Champs

27-year-old Christchurch man Hamish Kerr delivered an extraordinary performance at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Kerr set a new New Zealand record, matched...

Tom Walsh secures silver in shotput at World Indoor Champs

At the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Tom Walsh secured a silver medal in the men's shotput event with an opening throw of 22.07m. American...

Eliza McCartney sets new high mark for 2024

New Zealand pole vaulter Eliza McCartney set a new high for 2024 by clearing 4.84m at a meet in France, surpassing the year's highest...

Chain-smoking marathon runner disqualified

A man who completed the race while smoking cigarettes displayed “uncivilized behaviour,” organisers have said. A 52-year-old athlete who chain-smoked his way through an entire...

Runner banned for using car during race

A disciplinary panel has rejected Joasia Zakrzewski’s claims that she had become disoriented following a flight from Australia. British ultra-marathon runner Joasia Zakrzewski has been...

Modi hails Indian athletes’ record medals haul at Asian Games

The country's sports men and women collected 28 golds among 107 placings at the world’s second largest multi-sporting event. The Indian contingent at the recently-concluded...

Oscar Pistorius denied parole

It was found that Oscar Pistorius has not yet completed the minimum period of detention required by law. Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee and former...

World Athletics lifts Russia doping ban

However, Russian athletes will continue to be excluded from events due to the military situation in Ukraine. World Athletics voted on Thursday to end its...

Trans women banned from female athletic competitions

The World Athletics Council says it will continue to “maintain fairness” for women in sports. Transgender people will no longer be able to compete in...

US sprint queen Sha’Carri Richardson kicked off plane after row with attendant

Sha’Carri Richardson claimed she was ‘harassed’ before being removed from the American Airlines flight. American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson has shared footage of...

Usain Bolt reveals sum allegedly stolen from investment account

Usain Bolt is widely considered to have been the greatest sprinter in history. Some $12.7 million has gone missing from an investment account linked to...

Olympic sprint icon ‘missing millions from investment account’ – media

There are major discrepancies with an account belonging to Usain Bolt, according to a report in Jamaica. An investigation has been launched in Jamaica after...

US Olympic champion Gil Roberts banned for doping

Gil Roberts won gold at the 2016 Rio Games and has a World Championship silver medal to his name. American Olympic gold medalist Gil Roberts...

Sir Murray Halberg dies

Sir Murray Halberg has died, aged 89. Halberg won the gold medal in the 5,000m track race at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. https://twitter.com/TheNZTeam/status/1598150452201152512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1598150452201152512%7Ctwgr%5E3de8eb0746dd5a6e566e3291b695131eb6f916eb%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nzherald.co.nz%2Fsport%2Fsir-murray-halberg-dies-aged-89%2FP5UBSYZQ7FFRPEOU22QCFBFUWM%2F He founded the...

Anti-doping chiefs cut Ukraine slack over ‘non-conformities’

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) cited 'force majeure' in justifying the step. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said previous “non-conformities” concerning the Ukrainian anti-doping...

US transgender sports ban deemed unconstitutional

A Montana judge says a ban on trans athletes in collegiate sport cannot continue. A judge in the US state of Montana has decreed that...

Sprint king seeks to trademark iconic pose

Jamaican track legend Usain Bolt was famed for his celebration. Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has filed a trademark application for a logo of his...

Athletics coach Toni Minichiello hit with life ban for ‘sexually inappropriate behaviour’

Toni Minichiello led Jessica Ennis-Hill to gold at the London 2012 summer Olympics. Toni Minichiello, who coached Jessica Ennis-Hill to a gold medal at the...

Japanese Olympic hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki killed in France

Tsudoi Miyazaki was hit by a car while training. Japanese athletics is in mourning after the life of Paris 2024 hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki was tragically...

Sprint icon Michael Johnson accused of being ‘black racist’

Michael Johnson was pilloried online for comments made about Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan. Track and field legend Michael Johnson, who is black, has hit out after...

Watch: UK Olympic icon Farah reveals fake name & human trafficking past

Farah made the shocking admission to the British media. British long-distance running legend Sir Mo Farah has said he was illegally trafficked to the UK...

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