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A sprint for the ages

LONDON – Someone may break 9.8 seconds for only the second time in an Olympic 100 metres final and still fail to win a medal at the London Games, says the world’s second fastest man Tyson Gay. “I really truly believe that,” the American sprinter said last night. “It will take a 9.7 to even […]

Marching on

Perennial champions Barbados kept in the hunt to add to their ten regional senior men titles when they turned back hosts US Virgin Islands in four-sets in the second and final quarterfinal at the 14th Senior Men’s Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) being played at the Ronald “Ranchee” Charles Gymnasium, Central High School, Kingshill, St […]

All-clear given

Two previously banned Barbadian bodybuilders have been given the all-clear to return to the sport. The National Anti-Doping Commission (NADC) today announced that Martinus Durrant and Roderick Waterman had returned negative analytic results from the commission’s out-of-competition testing programme and were now free to return to national competition at all levels. Two years ago Durrant, the […]

Somali duo get heroes' send-off

MOGADISHU – The two athletes who will represent Somalia in the Olympics left Mogadishu yesterday for London to attend the Games which will open later this month. They have trained amid the bullets and bloodshed of a 20-year devastating civil war.They have endured a famine that affected 12 million and killed more than 100 000 […]

Age just a number for Chinese athletes

SHANGHAI – Age fabrication is widespread in Chinese sports, according to boxing world champion Ren Cancan, a hot contender for flyweight gold in the inaugural women’s tournament at the London Olympics. Ren would know. She celebrates her birthday on a different date to the one she has long used to register at international tournaments. Her […]

England take first day honours

Alastair Cook finally reached his 20th Test century as bat dominated ball on the opening day of the first Test between England and South Africa at the Oval today. Cook had gone 16 innings since turning his 19th century into a career-best 294 at Edgbaston last August, but made 114 not out as England reached […]

Marial looking to run for South Sudan

Guor Marial, 28, who was born in southern Sudan at the start of the conflict, would have liked to run the marathon for South Sudan, which became an independent country last year. The world’s newest country has not yet established a National Olympic Committee, however, so it cannot send a team to the Games, which […]

Going for gold

SAO PAULO – Brazil travel to the London Games looking not only for their first Olympic title but also seeking to find the team and the style that will bring them success when they host the World Cup in 2014. Coach Mano Menezes boasts one of the strongest squads in the competition with Santos wonder […]

Shooters meet separation snag

LONDON – Australian shooter Russell Mark is planning to sneak off in the night to see his wife, also a competitor at the London Olympics, after accepting that he cannot share a room with her in the athletes’ village. The six times Olympian, a Double Trap gold medallist in the 1996 Atlanta Games, had made […]

Bin Hammam ban rescinded

Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam has had his lifetime FIFA ban rescinded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Bin Hammam was handed a lifetime ban by FIFA’s ethics committee last year after being found guilty of paying cash gifts totalling close to $1 million to CONCACAF officials during his campaign […]

Valverde takes stage 17

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON – Bradley Wiggins overcame a big hurdle in his bid to win the Tour de France, repelling would-be attackers on the last day of mountain climbs as Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won Stage 17 today. After the last hard ascent, the Briton cemented his grasp on the yellow jersey and said he sensed “that it […]

Ronald rules

Minister of Education Ronald Jones was today appointed as one of the chairmen of the powerful new FIFA Ethics Committee.

Barbados in control

Barbados held the upper hand at the close of play on the first day of their opening match of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-15 Tournament against Jamaica in St Kitts today.

Six Bajans in provisional T20 squad

Six Barbadians are included in the provisional 30-member squad announced today by the West Indies Cricket Board for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Tournament to be staged in Sri Lanka in September.

Global sports round-up

SWANSEA – Former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli has been banned for six months after testing positive for a banned substance, UK Anti-Doping confirmed today. The 31-year-old Welshman tested positive for methylhexaneamine after beating Shane McPhilbin to claim the British cruiserweight title in March. Maccarinelli, whose WBO title reign was ended by David Haye in 2008, […]

Stuart heads onto MMA world stage

Barbadian Mixed Martial Arts champion Renaldo Stuart will be stepping into the international spotlight next week Saturday.

SA eye no.1 spot

LONDON – Graeme Smith warned England today his South Africa team were determined to take the hosts’ number one ranking in Test cricket away from them.

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