Athletics

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Sprinter Alex Quiñónez, 2019 world bronze medallist, shot dead in Ecuador
Alex Quiñónez, 32, was reportedly killed outside a shopping centre on Friday and president Guillermo Lasso pledged to ‘act forcefully’ to catch those responsible

Guardian sport and agencies

24, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Jo Coates and Sara Symington leave UK Athletics roles as crisis deepens
The UK Athletics chief executive, Jo Coates, has stepped down from her role while Sara Symington has left for British Cycling

Sean Ingle

21, Oct, 2021 @6:53 PM

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The third man on the podium in 1968 Olympic protest | Letter
Letter: Mike Pender commemorates Peter Norman, who voiced his support for Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Games

Letters

18, Oct, 2021 @5:02 PM

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‘We need to do things better’: UK Athletics chiefs call for patience
UK Athletics’ Christian Malcolm has said ‘it’s been a difficult time’ after a disappointing Tokyo Olympics but he and Sara Symington are building for Paris 2024

Aaron Bower

18, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life
At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith, winner of the men’s 200 metres, stood on the podium and lifted his hand to protest racism. That moment would end his running career – and shake the world

Steve Rose

14, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Michael Johnson: ‘You’re going to see athletes protesting the centres of power’
Michael Johnson, the former American Olympic sprint champion and broadcaster, is launching a documentary-style podcast series focusing on athletes who have made a stand against social injustice

Tumaini Carayol

13, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Commonwealth Games: searching for relevancy, a host and a reason to exist | Andy Bull
Next year’s Games in Birmingham will likely be the last on such a grand scale and some changes to safeguard the event’s future smack of desperation

Andy Bull

13, Oct, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Agnes Tirop: world record holder found dead as Kenya police seek husband
Kenya’s world record holder Agnes Tirop, two-times a world championship bronze medallist, has been found dead at her home

Sean Ingle

13, Oct, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Former runner Mary Cain sues Nike and Salazar for $20m over alleged abuse
Former middle-distance runner Mary Cain has filed a $20m lawsuit against disgraced coach Alberto Salazar and Nike alleging she suffered years of emotional abuse

Tom Lutz

12, Oct, 2021 @4:27 PM

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How to cycle faster, swim better and conquer pre-race nerves – with advice from Team GB
From Chris Hoy to Ellen White, British Olympians tell you how to up your sporting game

Kate Carter

08, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘The London Marathon is back’: junior doctor stars as masses return to streets
Leeds-based doctor Phil Sesemann ran a magnificent 2:12:58 in his first ever marathon as almost 36,000 finish the London showpiece

Sean Ingle at The Mall

03, Oct, 2021 @3:40 PM

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London Marathon 2021: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event – as it happened
Two surprise winners took the elite races while Switzerland took both the wheelchair on the race’s return to the streets of London

John Brewin

03, Oct, 2021 @11:14 AM

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