Australia ganged up on Perec. She deserves an apology

If the spirit of the Olympics counts for anything, and if Australia is as big-hearted as it imagines itself to be, one of the ceremonies of this 20th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Games should be an apology to Marie-Jose Perec. You remember her. She was the elegant French runner from Guadeloupe who had won
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Christian Malcolm gets vote of confidence from British athletics’ golden girls

Christian Malcolm has won the support of Britain’s golden girls after bagging the top coaching job in athletics. World champions Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson were amongst the first to welcome the appointment of British athletics’ first black head coach. “New era,” tweeted Asher-Smith, before Johnson-Thompson went further to explain why the 41-year-old former sprinter’s
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Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus as police launch probe into party

Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus less than a week after his controversial birthday party which is now under investigation from the police. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist was thrown a surprise celebratory bash in his native Jamaica on Friday in honour of his 34th birthday. There is currently a rule in place in
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London Marathon 2020 will be for elite runners only as organisers abandon mass-participation plans

The 2020 London Marathon will not be a mass-participation event, organisers have announced, and will instead be open only to elite runners. The race route has been redrawn to entail 19.8 laps of St James’ Park before finishing on the Mall, and spectators will not be allowed to attend. The event director, Hugh Brasher, said
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New York and Berlin Marathons cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 New York and Berlin Marathons have been cancelled due to coronavirus, putting the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon in further doubt. Berlin was due to take place on 27 September, while New York was set for 1 November. And with London rearranged for 4 October, New York’s decision may hold extra weight, despite
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