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  • Bolt departure great for rivals, bad for athletics

    Usain Bolt's rivals will, for once, be glad to see the back of a man who has dominated global sprinting for the last decade but the sport of athletics will be far less enthusiastic about bidding a final farewell to the charismatic Jamaican.

  • Mezbah, Shirin fastest again

    Mezbahuddin Ahmed and Shirin Akter retain the titles for the fastest man and woman of the country on Saturday.

  • Farah eases to victory, Thompson edges Schippers

    British athletics great Mo Farah insists off the track matters didn't concern him after he eased to victory in the 3000 metres at the Diamond League meet in the London Stadium.

  • Bolt fires to win as Van Niekerk stars

    Usain Bolt racks up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk steals the headlines in Ostrava with a world record in the little-run 300m.

  • Bolt to run in Monaco before world championships

    Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on July 21, organisers announce.

  • Thompson stars at international athletics meet

    Hometown hero Elaine Thompson puts on an impressive show against a strong field and Canada's Andre De Grasse win his first race on Jamaican soil at an international track meet in Kingston on Saturday.

  • Kipchoge misses two-hour mark

    Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya narrowly fails in his attempt to complete the distance under the previously insurmountable two-hour mark, finishing in a time of 2hr 00min 24sec on Saturday.

  • IAAF suspends fund for BAF

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspended its annual allocation to the Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) due to non-submission of BAF's annual reports to the sport's world governing body, confirmed BAF president Ali Kabir.

  • Russia banned from London meet

    Russia will miss August's World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastien Coe said.

  • Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund

    Usain Bolt plans to train with Borussia Dortmund as he considers pursuing a football career after his retirement from athletics.

  • I'd be Messi-Ronaldo combined, says Bolt

    Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt said Sunday that if he ever realised his long-held ambition of becoming a professional footballer, he'd like to have the skills of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • BD officials not dreaming of medals

    Bangladesh will send a 23-member team to take part in five different disciplines of the 5th Asian Beach Games, scheduled to

  • Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare

    "My biggest dream at the Olympics is to win three gold medals again. That's my focus, that's what I want," Bolt says in an interview.

  • Sprinters get late wildcard entries for Rio

    Bangladesh’s fastest sprinters Shirin Akter and Mezbah Ahmed receive wildcards for the Rio Olympic Games late on Monday four days after the closing date for handing out wildcards.

  • Bolt aims for glory in trials

    Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong here Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.

  • Bolt set to lose gold

    Jamaican Olympic relay gold medallist Nesta Carter's "B" sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Selim Reza defies the odds

    Selim Reza, a physically challenged boy from Kushtia, hoggs the limelight on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior (age-level) Athletics Championships despite finishing fourth in the high jump event at the Bangabadhu National Stadium.

  • Jr athletics from Friday

    The 32nd Junior National Athletics Championships will get underway tomorrow at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, with some 600 participants expected to blaze the track at the big bowl.

  • Surviving, not thriving

    Mahfuza Khatun Shila has been carrying the torch for Bangladesh's athletics for some time. Currently the swimmer is in India competing in the 2016 SA