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MUZHINGI WELCOMES NAAZ SPONSORSHIP

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ZIMBABWE’S three-time Comrades Marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi believes local athletics is set for major revival, following the entry of JM Busha 54 Races to sponsor local marathon races, as well as track and field competitions in the country. BY SPORTS REPORTER JM Busha 54 Races is a non-profit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting sport, education and peace ...

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‘I’M A CLEAN ATHLETE” INSISTS MO FARAH

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Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah on Sunday insisted he was “a clean athlete” after a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report suggested that his coach had “almost certainly” broken anti-doping rules. “I am a clean athlete who has never broken the rules in regards to substances, methods or dosages and it is upsetting that some parts of the media, ...

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BOLT HAS ‘NO REASON’ TO STAY IN ATHLETICS

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Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, bringing the curtain down on a career that has delivered eight Olympic gold medals. “I’ve just ...

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BOLT’S NITRO SHOW RUNS INTO CONTROVERSY

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Usain Bolt led his All-Stars to victory in the second Nitro team athletics event on Thursday but it was mired in controversy with Australia docked points. Needing only to take the baton around the track in the mixed 4x100m relay, Australia blew their chance to top the night in the finale of the new concept at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium. Jack ...

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BULAWAYO READY FOR CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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BULAWAYO province is confident of retaining the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) cross country championships title when they host this year’s competition at Hillside Dam this weekend. BY FORTUNE MBELE Naaz will use the competition to select athletes who will represent the country in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country on March 26 at Kololo ...

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BOLT TURNS IN MEDAL, SAYS RULES ARE RULES

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Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt insisted on Thursday that the loss of one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of the doping sanction of relay teammate Nesta Carter won’t tarnish his legacy. “I am disappointed based on losing a medal, but it won’t take away from what I have done throughout my career, because I have won my individual ...

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CASTER SEMENYA OWNS 2016: GOLD MEDALS, AWARDS AND LOVE

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THERE’S no denying that it’s hard to keep up with Caster Semenya’s list of mammoth achievements. And dare we say, this year was no different. By Own Correspondent Soon after scoring a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as R500 000 prize money, Caster went on to win the overall season title in the women’s 800m ...

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FARAH’S AWARD FLOP MYSTIFIES FELLOW STARS

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Olympic gold medalists Alistair Brownlee and Nick Skelton expressed their surprise British athletics legend Mo Farah was again snubbed by the public for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Brownlee, who retained his Olympic title in Rio and also gained widespread respect for helping his ailing younger brother Jonny across the line in a triathlon in Mexico ...

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BOLT SHOCKED BY JAMAICA’S ABSTENTION

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Usain Bolt has said he was shocked by the decision of Jamaica’s athletics federation to abstain from an IAAF vote on a sweeping reform package at the governing body of world athletics. The reforms, aimed at changing how the IAAF operates, were overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress in Monaco on Saturday, after members voted 182 to 10 in favour. ...

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BOLT WINS SIXTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award on Friday, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10 000m gold in Rio. “I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said Bolt, who will retire next year. “I love competing, I dream of being in the stadium ...

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