Former Olympic gold medallist Taoufik Makhloufi has pulled out of the Tokyo Games due to a knee injury. The 33-year-old was a medal hope in Japan after winning 800m and 1500m silvers at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 1500m silver at the 2019 Doha world championships. He is the 2012 1500m Olympic champion.
An article by Brett Davies The Olympics at Los Angeles in 1984 saw Britain 's 'big three' - Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram - compete at the Games in the 800m & 1500m. World record-holder Coe & defending champion Ovett would run the 800m and Cram - the reigning...
Sifan Hassan is potentially about to have a crack at the impossible treble; the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics. There is still a possibility that she will scratch from one event (rumoured to be the 1500m), but for now Hassan's name is on the start-lists for all three.
Australian Olympian, Jessica Hull, finished second at a track meet in California just two days ago (July 18). Hull clocked 4:00.73, just off her PB of 4:00.42. The winner was Josette Norris who became the 9th American woman to ever break the 4:00.00 barrier for the 1500m. Her winning...
Both Zoe Hobbs and Eddie Osei-Nketia qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and were invited by the IOC to compete in Tokyo. But Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) have denied them selection, arguing that both would struggle to make it into the top-16.
The click-bait articles were quick to flood the internet, but authorities have cleared 20-year-old Oliver Dustin of cocaine use, accepting there had been cross-contamination of a sample that contained small traces of cocaine. Earlier, Dustin was told he had returned an adverse analytical finding for traces of a cocaine metabolite in France. It has put his first Olympic outing in doubt, just 10 days before the opening of the Games in Tokyo.
The world's best 1500m runner and the 2019 1500m world champ, Timothy Cheruiyot, has been added to the Kenyan Olympic team to race the 1500m, in a last second switch. Cheruiyot replaces teenager Kamar Etiang, who finished second at the Kenyan trials. Etiang has recently come into some grief by failing to comply with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) doping measures requiring three out-of-competition tests in the last 10 months, Kenyan athletics officials said.