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18 October 2018 6:09 AM Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Sydney - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said Thursday. The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving Down Under in August. He scored 31

10 October 2018 5:46 PM Kenyan marathon runner handed 4-year doping ban

Paris - Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei was handed a four-year doping ban on Wednesday after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced as the African powerhouse suffered another body blow. Kalalei, 23, tested positive at April's Rotterdam marathon where he finished seventh in a time of 2h 10min 44sec, a personal 27

28 September 2018 6:47 PM IAAF unveil radical new timetable for Qatar worlds

Paris - The IAAF unveiled the radical new timetable for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar on Friday, as well as a rejigged qualification system. The opening day of the September 27-October 6 worlds at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium will culminate with the women's marathon, which has a local starting time of midnight in a bid to bypass 27

18 September 2018 12:51 PM Spanish golfer found dead at US course

Chicago - Police have charged a man with the premeditated murder of a Spanish golfer, Celia Barquin Arozamena, who investigators say was assaulted and killed on a golf course in the US state of Iowa. The 22-year-old's body was discovered on Monday by police officers who responded to a report of a "suspicious" unattended golf bag at the Coldwater Golf Links 28

13 September 2018 6:07 PM WATCH: Bolt enters space race in zero gravity sprint

Paris - Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt was back on the starting line on Thursday - but found it a challenge to stay on his feet in zero gravity conditions aboard an aeroplane. The 32-year-old briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia's Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event. Dressed in a spacesuit 28

04 September 2018 5:37 AM LeBron jets to Germany to watch Caster compete

Cape Town - American basketball star LeBron James travelled to Berlin, Germany on Sunday to watch South African athlete Caster Semenya compete. Semenya did not disappoint in front of the NBA superstar as she won the women’s 1 000m at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting. James, who is a superstar for NBA outfit Los Angeles Lakers, met Semenya afterwards 33

23 August 2018 6:36 AM SA athletics giant John van Reenen dies

Cape Town - South African athletics giant John van Reenen passed away at the age of 71 on Tuesday. Van Reenen made headlines in 1975 when he broke the discus world record. During apartheid, Van Reenen left South Africa to study at Washington State University where he was pursuing his art studies on a scholarship. He studied Fine Art throughout his athletics 32

17 August 2018 7:57 AM More Kenyan doping drama after medallist suspended

Paris - Kenya's Kipyegon Bett, who was a bronze medallist in the 800m at the 2017 world championships in London, was suspended on Thursday for "refusing or failing to submit" to a drugs test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced. "@AIU_Athletics issues a Notice of Charge against Kipyegon Bett for refusing or failing to submit to sample collection 31

15 August 2018 11:15 AM 20 SA athletes picked for African Continental Cup team

Cape Town - A large group of South African athletes will represent the African continent at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic between September 8-9, after the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) announced its team on Tuesday. The SA contingent of 20 athletes will make up more than a quarter of the 74-member 28

03 August 2018 3:16 PM Caster claims gold, smashes 18-year old 400m national record

Cape Town - Team South Africa were off to the perfect start on day three of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday with Caster Semenya winning gold in the 400m event. Semenya stopped the clock in a national record of 49.96. The record, previously held by Heide Seyerling had stood for 18 years. Semenya now holds national 25