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    • British swimmer Fran Halsall explains reasons for retirement

      British swimmer Fran Halsall explains reasons for retirement

      British swimmer Fran Halsall has called time on her pursuit of that ever-elusive Olympic medal, announcing her retirement from the sport. Halsall finished just 0.02 seconds off a bronze in the 50m freestyle in Rio. Halsall, who competes primarily in freestyle and butterfly events, was the youngest member of the Team England swim squad at the 2006 Commonwealth games – where she won two silver medals. More »

      International Business Times - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
    • Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

      Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

      By Isaac Omulo ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals. Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
    • Athletics-Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

      By Isaac Omulo ELDORET, Kenya Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals. Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
    • Australian Open: Federer through in four sets on grand slam return

      Australian Open: Federer through in four sets on grand slam return

      On his return to grand slam action, Roger Federer was briefly tested by Jurgen Melzer but came through with a degree of comfort. More »

      Omnisport - 2 hours 57 minutes ago
    • Kerber survives, Halep falls and Melbourne celebrates a new hero

      Kerber survives, Halep falls and Melbourne celebrates a new hero

      Angelique Kerber survived a scare, Simona Halep bit the dust and Melbourne celebrated a local hero on the first day of the Australian Open. More »

      Omnisport - 4 hours ago