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  • Armstrong in $5m settlement for US fraud case

    Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France.

  • Bolt show brings down curtains

    Usain Bolt took a turn as DJ as the Gold Coast said goodbye to the Commonwealth Games on Sunday after an 11-day tournament


    Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt touched down at the Gold Coast airport in Brisbane Tuesday night, telling waiting media he was

  • Shakil Ahmed

    Shakil bags silver after Baki in Commonwealth Games

    SA Games gold medalist shooter Shakil Ahmed bags silver medal in 50m Air pistol event of Commonwealth Games at Belmont Shooting Center in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Simbine, Ahye win 100m gold

    Akani Simbine grabbed the spotlight and stunned Jamaica's Yohan Blake in the men's 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games

  • Tumpa misses narrowly

    Though there were high expectations on Ummey Zakia Sultana Tumpa to secure a medal at the Belmont Shooting Complex, she had to

  • Baki astounds with his stillness

    Bangladeshi shooter Abdullah Hel Baki shows the remarkable stillness required to compete at the elite level.

  • Abdullah Hel Baki

    Baki wins silver in Commonwealth Games

    Abdullah Hel Baki narrowly misses out on the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games but defends his silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event in Gold Coast, Australia

  • 'USAIN's INSANE' hot sauce hits markets

    Usain Bolt is looking to revolutionize the food industry by bringing Caribbean flavors to Australia with his Usain's Insane Hot Sauces. The

  • Asif to light torch

    Commonwealth Games gold medallist, shooter Asif Hossain Khan will light the torch in the opening ceremony of the final phase of the

  • youth games logo

    Colourful opening ceremony planned

    The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has decided to hold a colourful opening ceremony for the final phase of the inaugural Bangladesh Youth Games at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

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    Talents identified amid low turnout

    National coaches of different disciplines found some potential athletes on the opening day of the divisional phase of the inaugural Bangladesh Youth Games yesterday.

  • Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

    The English city of Birmingham is confirmed as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after a troubled bidding process.

  • Athletics boss in town

    The 41st National Athletics Championships are all set to get underway at the Bangabandhu National Stadium tomorrow in presence of Asian Athletics Association (AAA) president Dahlan Al-Hamad, who arrived in the capital yesterday on a three-day visit.

  • Justin Gatlin

    Gatlin 'shocked' by allegations about coach and an agent

    World 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin says he is "shocked and surprised" by allegations in a British newspaper that his coach and an athletics agent offered to sell performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters.

  • Junior athletics from tomorrow

    The 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships get underway today at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, with

  • Brazil police launch raids in Rio Olympics vote buying scheme

    Brazilian police searched the house of the country's Olympics chief Tuesday on allegations that the IOC was bribed to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of last year's Olympics.

  • Farah ends track career in style, Gatlin slumps

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ends his track career in thrilling fashion with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich while world 100m champion Justin Gatlin slumps to defeat.

  • Bolt's 31st birthday bonanza

    Usain Bolt takes to the party island of Mykonos to celebrate his 31st birthday with a wild party.

  • Farah wins his farewell race

    Mo Farah brings down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting.

  • Bolt takes final curtain call as Felix, Semenya add more gold

    Athletics greats Allyson Felix and Caster Semenya lit up the track to bring the curtain down on the world championships in great style on Sunday.

  • Bolt's teammates blame organisers for collapse

    Usain Bolt's dramatic and inglorious end to his top level career was the fault of world championship organisers, his furious team-mates claimed.

  • Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman' despite relay injury

    A sentimental Justin Gatlin hails Usain Bolt as an "amazing showman" whose career would certainly not be defined by him pulling up with cramp in the world 4x100m relay, the Jamaican's final competitive race.

  • Farah denied golden finish

    British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly fails to complete a fifth successive global double as he finishes second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final.

  • A cruel farewell

    Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong comes crashing to an end as he pulls up with a leg cramp on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain.

  • Jamaica into 4x100m final

    Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates stroll into the 4x100m final at the World Athletic Championships in London.

  • London braced for Bolt swansong

    It will be the end of an era for athletics on today when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships.

  • Bolt to run in 4x100 metres qualifying

    Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 metres relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he informs Reuters.

  • Bolt rues start, booed Gatlin hails his 'amazing' rival

    Usain Bolt rues a disastrous start as his failure to fire saw American arch-rival Justin Gatlin poop what was supposed to be a party in his final 100m race at the world championships.

  • Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

    British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title on Friday winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012.