Britain’s Olympic athletics trials, which begin tomorrow in Birmingham, have been thrown into disarray
Dwain Chambers’ campaign to be allowed to go to the Beijing Olympics gathered momentum last night when the disgraced sprinter clocked the fastest time by a Briton this year.
Oscar Pistorius will tonight recite a silent prayer to his late mother at the Arena Civica, in Milan’s Parco Sempione, before bracing himself to record a fast enough time to become the first amputee sprinter to qualify for the Olympic Games. His chances are slim, but then the man with no legs is used to fighting adversity.
The revelation that 11 Bulgarian weightlifters have failed drugs tests so hard on the heels of a similar scandal involving 11 of the Greek team must call into question the sport’s Olympic future.
It was the news they had been fearing all summer. Ever since Dwain Chambers declared his intention of running at this summer’s Beijing Olympics by winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the World Indoor Championships in March, the British Olympic Association have been bracing themselves for a legal battle with the 30-year-old sprinter.
The International Cycling Union has suspended the French Cycling Federation until the end of the year in the latest episode in the row over Tour de France places.
Tottenham Hotspur’s attempt to sign Heurelho Gomes has become complicated by a feud at PSV Eindhoven
Jeff Blackett, the Rugby Football Union’s disciplinary officer, insisted last night that he would take “as long as it takes” to discover the truth concerning allegations of sexual misconduct against four England players in the team hotel in Auckland following their defeat against New Zealand in the first Test.
Justin Gatlin’s bid to compete in the American trials for the Beijing Games has been blocked by a federal judge.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has cancelled Zimbabwe’s 2009 tour because of continued political unrest.