Tag : athletics

Bolt swaps the track for The Outback

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Image Credit: [CNN] Formerly of 100 metre fame, Usain Bolt has swapped the sport he conquered to try and conquer another sport – his ‘dream’ in the form of football. The unusual destination for Bolt, however, was in Australia. Picked up by Central Coast Mariners, after various trials and even … Read More

Report into doping accuses Sir Bradley Wiggins of “crossing ethical line”

8 months ago / 0 comments

When thinking about doping many think of: the recent Russian scandal, which shows no signs of abating; the recent case of Maria Sharapova; or the infamous case of Lance Armstrong, who inspired the world by beating cancer, raising money for charity whilst continuing to be, or at least seeming to … Read More

Nine become eight as Bolt loses relay medal

2 years ago / 0 comments

Usain Bolt, widely heralded as the most successful track athlete of all time and the fastest human ever recorded, has lost his unique claim to being the only sprinter in history to complete the ‘triple triple’ after he had one of his nine Olympic golds taken away on Wednesday because … Read More

The World Applauds Ennis-Hill as She Bows out of Sport

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thursday October 13th marked the day that British legend, Jessica Ennis-Hill, retired from Athletics following an inspirational career on, and off, the track. After so many ups and downs, from injury prior to Beijing 2008 forcing her to miss the games, giving birth to her first child just one year … Read More

Athletes on track for success

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE first of the 60m heats kicked off the first day of the BUCS Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last Friday as Leeds’ Anna Short and Chloe Boomer took to the blocks. Short stormed through her heat gaining first position with a time of 7.88s, not … Read More

Doping: Should Records Be Reset?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Ever since athletics was first rocked by its ongoing and highly volatile doping scandal at the end of 2015, a massive amount of soul searching has taken place by the key figures throughout the sport. Key questions have had to be answered. How could cheating on this scale have been … Read More

Leeds Athletics team made of Steel

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE Leeds University Athletics team was one of many Northern universities to compete in the Steel Cup Competition on Wednesday. Other competitors such as Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and Loughborough promised a day of tough rivalry for the Gryphons, however team spirits were high and everyone was excited to kick off … Read More

Doping Scandal Puts Pressure on Lord Coe

3 years ago / 0 comments

DOPING has always been an unwelcome presence in sport, but recent revelations have pushed the issue back into the limelight. Last year the World Anti-Doping Agency launched a commission into allegations of doping in Russian athletics, and published its findings earlier this month. The results shook the sport to its … Read More

World Athletics Championships lights up Beijing

3 years ago / 0 comments

For the past 9 days, the Birds Nest stadium in Beijing has been filled with the best athletes from around the world, and they have shown us the sublime, the bizarre, and the downright entertaining. Starting at home, there is no doubt that Britain has impressed. Mo Farah showed that … Read More

Stars get set for World Athletics Championships

3 years ago / 0 comments

In 2008, Beijing was thronged by athletes from all four corners of the globe, looking for Olympic glory. Now, seven years later, the superstars of athletics return, this time to compete in the World Athletics Champonships. The Championships will start on Saturday and will run for 9 days. For many, … Read More