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World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Olympics after ban

World 100m champion Christian Coleman to miss Olympics after ban

Coleman will miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after being banned for two years for missing doping tests, the Athletics Integrity Unit said.

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Athletics urged to curb influence of 'super shoes'
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Athletics urged to curb influence of 'super shoes'

A prominent athletics scientist believes advanced technology is undermining the integrity of the sport.

  • by Robert Dineen
Too good to be true for athlete no one saw coming
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Too good to be true for athlete no one saw coming

"Who the hell is Kon?" the chief reporter asked, as if what we had just seen was somehow my fault. The first white man in a generation had just won an Olympic sprint final. And it was my job to find out who this mystery man was.

  • by Malcolm Knox
From the Archives, 2000: Elite sprinters conned by Kon the Greek
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From the Archives, 2000: Elite sprinters conned by Kon the Greek

There were upsets aplenty on the track at the Sydney Olympics, but none so shocking as the victory by Konstantinos Kenteris in the men's 200-metre sprint.

  • by Malcolm Knox
Australian stars Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull smash track records
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Australian stars Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull smash track records

In empty stadiums across Europe and the Middle East, Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull have quietly become a pair of Australia’s greatest-ever distance runners.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Who would have won Freeman v Perec in 2000? This coach isn't sure
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Who would have won Freeman v Perec in 2000? This coach isn't sure

The man who coached Marie-Jose Perec for years and then Cathy Freeman in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics is wistful at the missed opportunity to witness a great race.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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'Temptation was too great': Grigorieva had the best seat in the house for Freeman's gold
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'Temptation was too great': Grigorieva had the best seat in the house for Freeman's gold

At the 2000 Games, Tatiana Grigorieva was pole vaulting for silver at the exact time Cathy Freeman was racing for gold in the 400m. Grigorieva couldn't help but pause to watch history play out.

  • by Michael Gleeson
From the Archives, 1988: Fastest man on earth a drug cheat
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From the Archives, 1988: Fastest man on earth a drug cheat

On this day in 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100m final at the Seoul Olympics. Three days later he tested positive to a banned performance-enhancing drug and was disqualified.

  • by John Huxley
Australia ganged up on Perec. She deserves an apology
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Australia ganged up on Perec. She deserves an apology

If the spirit of the Olympics counts for anything, and if Australia is as big-hearted as it imagines itself to be, an apology should be given to Marie-Jose Perec.

  • by Greg Baum
'I'm in awe of them': Young Tasmanian second fastest non-African ever over 3000m
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'I'm in awe of them': Young Tasmanian second fastest non-African ever over 3000m

The Australian record he holds has previously been held by distance-running luminaries such as Craig Mottram, Ron Clarke and John Landy.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Michael Gleeson
'Fire in the belly': Hull sets second national record in weeks
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'Fire in the belly': Hull sets second national record in weeks

Rising Australian track star Jessica Hull has broken the national 1500m record just weeks after also claiming the 5000m record.

  • by Michael Gleeson