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Joshua Cheptegei Sets Sights On 10,000 Metres Track Record

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PARIS, France- Joshua Cheptegei has already broken two world records this year but he now has his sights on a third when he attempts to break Kenenisa Bekele's 10,000 metres track record in Valencia on Wednesday. "With the look of...

Tokyo Governor Pledges To Host 2020 Olympics “By All Means”

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TOKYO, Japan- The postponed Olympics must be held next year "by all means", Tokyo's governor said Wednesday, becoming the latest official to insist the event is feasible despite the coronavirus pandemic.Yuriko Koike's remarks, at an event hosted by Kyodo...

Usain Bolt Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Lavish Birthday Party

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NEW YORK, United States- Usain Bolt was in quarantine on Monday as Jamaican media reported the sprint legend had tested positive for the coronavirus, just days after he celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish party.The retired 100m and...

Two-Time Olympic Champ Rudisha Out For 16 Weeks Due To Ankle Fracture

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NAIROBI, Kenya- Two-time Olympic and world 800m record holder David Rudisha will be sidelined for 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle.The 31-year-old Rudisha twisted his left ankle at his rural home in Kilgoris, western Kenya on May 19,...

2021 Is The Last Option To Hold Olympics, Says Thomas Bach

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TOKYO, Japan- Olympics chief Thomas Bach said 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.Bach told the BBC that he agreed with Japan's stance that the Games...

Rescheduled Boston Marathon Now Cancelled For First Time In 124 Years

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NEW YORK, United States- The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in the event's 124-year history because of ongoing coronavirus fears, officials confirmed on Thursday.Boston mayor Marty Walsh said that the race, which had already been...

London 2020 Diamond League Meeting Cancelled

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LONDON, United Kingdom- British Athletics confirmed on Tuesday that the London Diamond League meeting scheduled for early July had been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Anniversary Games had been due take place at the London Stadium, which hosted...

Alex Korio Becomes Latest Kenyan Athlete To Be Suspended By AIU

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NAIROBI, Kenya- Yet another Kenyan athlete in Alex Korio Oloitiptip was handed a suspension by the Atheltics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing to declare his whereabouts, and a charge has already been issued.This comes less than a month after...

Kenyan Athletes Handed KSh 53.6 Million Lifeline By World Athletics Fund

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NAIROBI, Kenya- There seems to be light at the end of the dark coronavirus tunnel for Kenyan athletes who have been hard hit after World Athletics announced a fund of KSh53.6 million (US$500,000) that will go towards supporting them...

Olympics Chief Says Next Year’s Games Will Be Cancelled If Pandemic Is Not Over

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TOKYO, Japan- The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under control by next year, the organising committee's president warned, ruling out further delays.The comments, in an interview with a Japanese...

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Sheffield Wednesday to appeal against points deduction

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Sheffield Wednesday to appeal against decision by disciplinary panel to impose 12-point deduction Last updated 16 hours ago | By Reuters

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