Athletics

Athletics: Special birthday for Avery

Athletics: Special birthday for Avery

It was a birthday Cameron Avery (Christchurch Avon) will savour for life, after making use of a chance visit to Dunedin to contest the Otago Cross-country championships at Waikouaiti on Saturday.

Athletics: Taking care of business

Athletics: Taking care of business

Hanna English will spend the next four years on a sports scholarship at a US university, but she has a couple of things she wants to take care of at home first.

Jamaica anti-doping measures a 'model for many others'

Rio Games-bound athletes from Jamaica, a nation that is no stranger to doping scandals, went through a drug-testing program the head of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) calls a "model for many other countries".

Athletics: Snell wants assurances first

Athletics: Snell wants assurances first

Sir Peter Snell is wavering about whether he will donate his medals to Te Papa and wants assurances the national museum will display the items appropriately.

Athletics: US names strong team for Rio

Athletics: US names strong team for Rio

The United States will field a powerhouse athletics team for next month's Rio Olympics even though several big names crashed out in the just-completed American trials.

Athletics: Bolt named in Olympic team

Athletics: Bolt named in Olympic team

Sprint king Usain Bolt was named to the Jamaican Olympic team in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m races despite an injury that kept him from qualifying at trials, the Jamaican Olympic Association said.

Athletics: Chignell burns up the course

A blistering turn of pace from the start saw Oli Chignell (Hill City-University), make a successful defence of the open men's title in the Edmond Cup Steeplechase at Wingatui Racecourse on Saturday.

Athletics: Russia names athletics team

Athletics: Russia names athletics team

Russia has named a track and field team for the Rio Olympics which includes gold medallists Yelena Isinbayeva and Ivan Ukhov among 68 athletes who are hoping an IAAF ban on them competing will be lifted by sport's highest court later this month.

Athletics: Blake wins double at Jamaica champs

Athletics: Blake wins double at Jamaica champs

Olympic double silver medallist Yohan Blake completed the sprint double at the Jamaican Championships when he easily won the men's 200 metres on Sunday.

Athletics: Bolt overcomes disruptions at Jamaica champs

Athletics: Bolt overcomes disruptions at Jamaica champs

Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarterfinal of the 100m in 10.15 seconds at Jamaica's national championships today.

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