Edwards doesn’t rule out another Olympics
Jonathan Edwards talks to Chris Turner about his feelings on winning Olympic gold in Sydney and his plans for the future. - [25.10.2000]
Edwards doesn’t rule out another Olympics
Jonathan Edwards talks to Chris Turner about his feelings on winning Olympic gold in Sydney and his plans for the future. - [25.10.2000]
Thousands Celebrate Return of Bahamian Golden Girls
IAAF Council Member Alpheus Finlayson reports on Bahamas'4x100m squad glorious return in Nassau after winning gold in Sydney - [14.10.2000]
Thousands Celebrate Return of Bahamian Golden Girls
IAAF Council Member Alpheus Finlayson reports on Bahamas'4x100m squad glorious return in Nassau after winning gold in Sydney - [14.10.2000]
Gebrselassie and Tulu immortalised in Addis Abeba
Haile Gebreselassie, the Olympic 10,000m champion, is to have one of the main streets in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abeba, named after him, the local council announced. - [10.10.2000]
Gebrselassie and Tulu immortalised in Addis Abeba
Haile Gebreselassie, the Olympic 10,000m champion, is to have one of the main streets in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abeba, named after him, the local council announced. - [10.10.2000]
What happened to Suzy?
For Suzy Favor-Hamilton, the last lap of the Olympic 1500m proved an experience of a lifetime - for all the wrong reasons. - [9.10.2000]
What happened to Suzy?
For Suzy Favor-Hamilton, the last lap of the Olympic 1500m proved an experience of a lifetime - for all the wrong reasons. - [9.10.2000]
Thousands welcome Obadele Thompson home
Barbadian history man Obadele Thompson has returned from the Olympics to a hero's welcome - and a sports car - after winning the 100 metres bronze medal in Sydney - [9.10.2000]
Thousands welcome Obadele Thompson home
Barbadian history man Obadele Thompson has returned from the Olympics to a hero's welcome - and a sports car - after winning the 100 metres bronze medal in Sydney - [9.10.2000]
Hundreds cheer return of Ato Boldon
Hundreds of fans cheered as Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister welcomed back Olympian Ato Boldon to the Caribbean island - [9.10.2000]
Hundreds cheer return of Ato Boldon
Hundreds of fans cheered as Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister welcomed back Olympian Ato Boldon to the Caribbean island - [9.10.2000]
British team returns in triumph from Sydney
The British team arrived home from Sydney on Tuesday basking in the glory of their country's best performance at an Olympic Games for 80 years. - [3.10.2000]
British team returns in triumph from Sydney
The British team arrived home from Sydney on Tuesday basking in the glory of their country's best performance at an Olympic Games for 80 years. - [3.10.2000]
Altitude training secret of Ethiopian golds
Intensive high-altitude training in the month before the Olympics is the key to Ethiopia's record haul of four gold medals at the Sydney Games - [2.10.2000]
Altitude training secret of Ethiopian golds
Intensive high-altitude training in the month before the Olympics is the key to Ethiopia's record haul of four gold medals at the Sydney Games - [2.10.2000]
Record attendance and great competition
IAAF President Lamine Diack, had no doubts about who he considered the star of these Olympics, during an informal lunch with international press representatives today. - [1.10.2000]
Record attendance and great competition
IAAF President Lamine Diack, had no doubts about who he considered the star of these Olympics, during an informal lunch with international press representatives today. - [1.10.2000]
Marion, The Queen of the Olympics
Running the third leg in the women's 4x400 metre relay, Marion Jones added a third gold medal to the two she had won in the 100m and 200m and her bronze medals in the long jump and 4x100 metre relay. - [30.9.2000]
Marion, The Queen of the Olympics
Running the third leg in the women's 4x400 metre relay, Marion Jones added a third gold medal to the two she had won in the 100m and 200m and her bronze medals in the long jump and 4x100 metre relay. - [30.9.2000]
Preview of the men's marathon
K. Ken Nakamura previews the men's Olympic marathon and outlines the medal contenders. - [30.9.2000]
Preview of the men's marathon
K. Ken Nakamura previews the men's Olympic marathon and outlines the medal contenders. - [30.9.2000]
My people were in front of me when I crossed the line
Algerian 1500 metre gold medal winner Nouria Benida-Merha told of her emotion on crossing the line this evening. "I saw my people before my eyes. - [30.9.2000]
My people were in front of me when I crossed the line
Algerian 1500 metre gold medal winner Nouria Benida-Merha told of her emotion on crossing the line this evening. "I saw my people before my eyes. - [30.9.2000]
Sri Lankan sprinter offered scholarship after bronze medal win
Bonanzas, including a government training scholarship, are being showered on Sri Lankan sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe after she won the country's first Olympic medal in 52 years. - [30.9.2000]
Sri Lankan sprinter offered scholarship after bronze medal win
Bonanzas, including a government training scholarship, are being showered on Sri Lankan sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe after she won the country's first Olympic medal in 52 years. - [30.9.2000]
Ngeny emerges from El Guerrouj's shadow
If Noah Ngeny scanned through Sydney's newspapers the day after winning the most prestigious distance event at the Olympics, he could have been forgiven for wondering if he even took part in the race. - [30.9.2000]
Ngeny emerges from El Guerrouj's shadow
If Noah Ngeny scanned through Sydney's newspapers the day after winning the most prestigious distance event at the Olympics, he could have been forgiven for wondering if he even took part in the race. - [30.9.2000]
Gold gives Drechsler motivation to carry on
Heike Drechsler has ended a year of injury with an Olympic gold medal in the long jump and the motivation to continue competition. - [29.9.2000]
Gold gives Drechsler motivation to carry on
Heike Drechsler has ended a year of injury with an Olympic gold medal in the long jump and the motivation to continue competition. - [29.9.2000]
Ngeny bides his time and takes Olympic 1500 Gold
If you had suggested that anyone other than Hicham El Guerrouj would be standing on the highest step of the podium at the men's 1500 medal ceremony, few people would have given you odds, except perhaps Noah Ngeny. - [29.9.2000]
Ngeny bides his time and takes Olympic 1500 Gold
If you had suggested that anyone other than Hicham El Guerrouj would be standing on the highest step of the podium at the men's 1500 medal ceremony, few people would have given you odds, except perhaps Noah Ngeny. - [29.9.2000]
Preview of the men's 5000m
K. Ken Nakamura predicts that Ali Saidi-Sief may be the men's 5000m favourite for gold. - [29.9.2000]
Preview of the men's 5000m
K. Ken Nakamura predicts that Ali Saidi-Sief may be the men's 5000m favourite for gold. - [29.9.2000]
Perfection the key to Korzeniowski double
Coming back to the road after a break of a few days, Poland’s Robert Korzeniowski became the first man in Olympic history to take double gold in the men’s walks here today. - [29.9.2000]
Perfection the key to Korzeniowski double
Coming back to the road after a break of a few days, Poland’s Robert Korzeniowski became the first man in Olympic history to take double gold in the men’s walks here today. - [29.9.2000]
"We are going to give you a hell of a run!"
The Bahama’s Pauline Davis-Thompson who won the tiny Caribbean nation its first individual Olympic medal when she took silver behind Marion Jones in the women’s 200 metres, was overjoyed at her success. - [29.9.2000]
"We are going to give you a hell of a run!"
The Bahama’s Pauline Davis-Thompson who won the tiny Caribbean nation its first individual Olympic medal when she took silver behind Marion Jones in the women’s 200 metres, was overjoyed at her success. - [29.9.2000]
Pedroso inherits Carl Lewis mantle
Cuba's Ivan Pedroso ended the United States' jealous rule over the Olympic long jump title on Thursday with an overdue triumph in front of the great Carl Lewis himself - [28.9.2000]
Pedroso inherits Carl Lewis mantle
Cuba's Ivan Pedroso ended the United States' jealous rule over the Olympic long jump title on Thursday with an overdue triumph in front of the great Carl Lewis himself - [28.9.2000]
Two down and three to go
Marion Jones this evening notched up the second gold medal of her target tally of five from the Sydney Olympics and said that her greatest feeling was one of relief - [28.9.2000]
Two down and three to go
Marion Jones this evening notched up the second gold medal of her target tally of five from the Sydney Olympics and said that her greatest feeling was one of relief - [28.9.2000]
Marion Jones on her 200m victory
Flash quotes after thhe race - [28.9.2000]
Marion Jones on her 200m victory
Flash quotes after thhe race - [28.9.2000]
Preview of the women's 10,000m
The 1999 World Championships 10,000m was possibly the greatest women's race in the event's history, but the upcoming Olympic final may prove to be even better. K.Ken Nakamura explains why... - [28.9.2000]
Preview of the women's 10,000m
The 1999 World Championships 10,000m was possibly the greatest women's race in the event's history, but the upcoming Olympic final may prove to be even better. K.Ken Nakamura explains why... - [28.9.2000]
Two down and three to go
Marion Jones this evening notched up the second gold medal of her target tally of five from the Sydney Olympics and said that her greatest feeling was one of relief. - [28.9.2000]
Two down and three to go
Marion Jones this evening notched up the second gold medal of her target tally of five from the Sydney Olympics and said that her greatest feeling was one of relief. - [28.9.2000]
Kenteris takes gold for Greece in men's 200
In a shocking men's 200 final, Konstantinos Kenteris sped to victory in 20.09 seconds. The Greek sprinter held off Darren Campbell of Britain for the gold medal. - [28.9.2000]
Kenteris takes gold for Greece in men's 200
In a shocking men's 200 final, Konstantinos Kenteris sped to victory in 20.09 seconds. The Greek sprinter held off Darren Campbell of Britain for the gold medal. - [28.9.2000]
The Courage and the Glory
Glory Alozie from Nigeria overcame the death of her Fiancé to win Olympic silver in the 100 metre hurdles - [28.9.2000]
The Courage and the Glory
Glory Alozie from Nigeria overcame the death of her Fiancé to win Olympic silver in the 100 metre hurdles - [28.9.2000]
Taylor made gold
Angelo Taylor has had his sights set on competing in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney since he won a bronze medal in the World Junior Championships here in 1996 - [27.9.2000]
Taylor made gold
Angelo Taylor has had his sights set on competing in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney since he won a bronze medal in the World Junior Championships here in 1996 - [27.9.2000]
Schumann coming off the wagon
Schumann has something to celebrate, for he has won Germany her first gold medal at these Olympics; it is something he is proud of: "It was great to stand there and listen to them playing the German national anthem. It hasn’t been exactly a hit song at this Games," he said - [27.9.2000]
Schumann coming off the wagon
Schumann has something to celebrate, for he has won Germany her first gold medal at these Olympics; it is something he is proud of: "It was great to stand there and listen to them playing the German national anthem. It hasn’t been exactly a hit song at this Games," he said - [27.9.2000]
Hamstring dashes Devers’ dream
Gail Devers' dream of taking that gold in Sydney were dashed as she pulled up off the fourth hurdle in the semi-finals with a hamstring injury - [27.9.2000]
Hamstring dashes Devers’ dream
Gail Devers' dream of taking that gold in Sydney were dashed as she pulled up off the fourth hurdle in the semi-finals with a hamstring injury - [27.9.2000]
Masterkova's dream ends in disaster
Olympic double champion Svetlana Masterkova crashed out of the women's 1,500 metres heats on Wednesday to end her dream of further glory. - [27.9.2000]
Masterkova's dream ends in disaster
Olympic double champion Svetlana Masterkova crashed out of the women's 1,500 metres heats on Wednesday to end her dream of further glory. - [27.9.2000]
From Paralympics to Olympics for legally blind runner
Marla Runyan is roaming around the cafeteria in the Olympic athletes' village with a plastic tray and silverware, hunting for broccoli. She finds a veggie that looks right, only to discover she's filled her plate with spinach. - [27.9.2000]
From Paralympics to Olympics for legally blind runner
Marla Runyan is roaming around the cafeteria in the Olympic athletes' village with a plastic tray and silverware, hunting for broccoli. She finds a veggie that looks right, only to discover she's filled her plate with spinach. - [27.9.2000]
Kipketer bids to set the record straight
Wilson Kipketer's bid for a first Olympic title is expected to keep the Sydney Games athletics programme on the boil on Wednesday. - [26.9.2000]
Kipketer bids to set the record straight
Wilson Kipketer's bid for a first Olympic title is expected to keep the Sydney Games athletics programme on the boil on Wednesday. - [26.9.2000]
Freeman asks why me, I'm blessed
Cathy Freeman lit the cauldron and then lit up a nation - with Australia's 100th Olympic gold in the year that women celebrated 100 years at the Olympics. - [26.9.2000]
Freeman asks why me, I'm blessed
Cathy Freeman lit the cauldron and then lit up a nation - with Australia's 100th Olympic gold in the year that women celebrated 100 years at the Olympics. - [26.9.2000]
World Champion Inger Miller officially out of 200m
World champion Inger Miller officially withdrew from the women's 200 meters Tuesday because the left hamstring injury that forced her out of the 100 last week has not healed. - [26.9.2000]
World Champion Inger Miller officially out of 200m
World champion Inger Miller officially withdrew from the women's 200 meters Tuesday because the left hamstring injury that forced her out of the 100 last week has not healed. - [26.9.2000]
Edwards' gold ends years of frustration
If Jonathan Edwards wasn't such a believer in God he might have thought he'd been to hell and back since his glorious summer of 1995. - [26.9.2000]
Edwards' gold ends years of frustration
If Jonathan Edwards wasn't such a believer in God he might have thought he'd been to hell and back since his glorious summer of 1995. - [26.9.2000]
Thailand's 'Female Tiger Woods' moves ahead in 100m hurdles
Trecia Roberts, dubbed the female Tiger Woods of Thai athletics, ran her season's best Monday and reached the semi-finals of the Olympic women's 100-meter hurdles. - [26.9.2000]
Thailand's 'Female Tiger Woods' moves ahead in 100m hurdles
Trecia Roberts, dubbed the female Tiger Woods of Thai athletics, ran her season's best Monday and reached the semi-finals of the Olympic women's 100-meter hurdles. - [26.9.2000]
It cannot get any better than this
With her gold medal in the Olympic 400 metres this evening, Cathy Freeman knocked up a century in Olympic gold medals for Australia and became the first Aboriginal Olympic champion. - [25.9.2000]
Gebrselassie after his 10,000 metre victory
- [25.9.2000]
Tergat leaves the track for new roads
Paul Tergat ran his last race on the track here this evening, from now on the man who has innumerable world records and five world cross country titles to his credit is to focus exclusively on the marathon. - [25.9.2000]
Tergat leaves the track for new roads
Paul Tergat ran his last race on the track here this evening, from now on the man who has innumerable world records and five world cross country titles to his credit is to focus exclusively on the marathon. - [25.9.2000]
It cannot get any better than this
With her gold medal in the Olympic 400 metres this evening, Cathy Freeman knocked up a century in Olympic gold medals for Australia and became the first Aboriginal Olympic champion. - [25.9.2000]
Gebrselassie after his 10,000 metre victory
- [25.9.2000]
Tergat leaves the track for new roads
Paul Tergat ran his last race on the track here this evening, from now on the man who has innumerable world records and five world cross country titles to his credit is to focus exclusively on the marathon. - [25.9.2000]
Tergat leaves the track for new roads
Paul Tergat ran his last race on the track here this evening, from now on the man who has innumerable world records and five world cross country titles to his credit is to focus exclusively on the marathon. - [25.9.2000]
"My aim was to make history and I have done that"
Michael Johnson after his gold medal winning race - [25.9.2000]
"My aim was to make history and I have done that"
Michael Johnson after his gold medal winning race - [25.9.2000]
Stacy Dragila first Olympic gold in the women’s pole vault
Stacy Dragila from the USA backed up her victory in the inaugural outdoor presentation of the women’s pole vault in Seville last year with an historic Olympic gold here this evening. - [25.9.2000]
Stacy Dragila first Olympic gold in the women’s pole vault
Stacy Dragila from the USA backed up her victory in the inaugural outdoor presentation of the women’s pole vault in Seville last year with an historic Olympic gold here this evening. - [25.9.2000]
Lewis thanks her support team
Denise Lewis, the first British athlete to win Olympic gold since 1992, was relieved, rather than ecstatic after her narrow victory - [24.9.2000]
Lewis thanks her support team
Denise Lewis, the first British athlete to win Olympic gold since 1992, was relieved, rather than ecstatic after her narrow victory - [24.9.2000]
Klyugin the rain king takes the high jump
Little known Russian high jumper Sergey Klyugin profited from a downpour at the Stadium Australia to clinch victory in the high jump - [24.9.2000]
Klyugin the rain king takes the high jump
Little known Russian high jumper Sergey Klyugin profited from a downpour at the Stadium Australia to clinch victory in the high jump - [24.9.2000]
It is only sport!
Britain’s Steve Backley was magnanimous in defeat after a javelin final in which the three time European champion had produced an 89.85 metre effort, his farthest throw for eight years. - [24.9.2000]
It is only sport!
Britain’s Steve Backley was magnanimous in defeat after a javelin final in which the three time European champion had produced an 89.85 metre effort, his farthest throw for eight years. - [24.9.2000]
Tears of joy as World’s Fastest Man takes Olympic Gold
There were tears in Maurice Greene’s eyes as he climbed onto the highest step of the podium and he was still fighting the emotion as he spoke after the medal ceremony. - [23.9.2000]
Tears of joy as World’s Fastest Man takes Olympic Gold
There were tears in Maurice Greene’s eyes as he climbed onto the highest step of the podium and he was still fighting the emotion as he spoke after the medal ceremony. - [23.9.2000]
Spectacular javelin contest as Zelezny takes his third Olympic title
A record breaking first round which saw seven men throw over 85 metres for the first time in Olympic history set the pattern for possibly the greatest ever Olympic javelin final and the crowning of yet another Olympic legend. - [23.9.2000]
Spectacular javelin contest as Zelezny takes his third Olympic title
A record breaking first round which saw seven men throw over 85 metres for the first time in Olympic history set the pattern for possibly the greatest ever Olympic javelin final and the crowning of yet another Olympic legend. - [23.9.2000]
Marion Jones makes magnificent start to quest for five golds
The show over a hundred thousand people turned out to see this evening was everything one could have wanted, as Marion Jones took the first of the five unprecedented Olympic golds she has targeted. - [23.9.2000]
Marion Jones makes magnificent start to quest for five golds
The show over a hundred thousand people turned out to see this evening was everything one could have wanted, as Marion Jones took the first of the five unprecedented Olympic golds she has targeted. - [23.9.2000]
10 seconds to Glory
t almost happens too soon, the final of the men's 100m. Just a day into the Athletics Programme of the Olympic Games, as we are starting to get warmed up, and we are already waiting for the "Fastest Man on Earth" to complete his victory lap - [23.9.2000]
10 seconds to Glory
t almost happens too soon, the final of the men's 100m. Just a day into the Athletics Programme of the Olympic Games, as we are starting to get warmed up, and we are already waiting for the "Fastest Man on Earth" to complete his victory lap - [23.9.2000]
Roba still following in a legend's footsteps
Fatuma Roba was a viirtual unknown when she lined up for the Olympic marathon in Atlanta.On Sunday, as defending champion, the Ethiopian will start the race accompanied by high expectations. - [23.9.2000]
Roba still following in a legend's footsteps
Fatuma Roba was a viirtual unknown when she lined up for the Olympic marathon in Atlanta.On Sunday, as defending champion, the Ethiopian will start the race accompanied by high expectations. - [23.9.2000]
Indian outsider faster than Freeman in 400m heats
Indian athlete KM Beena Moll produced the shock of the night in the women's 400 metres Olympic first round heats Friday. - [23.9.2000]
Indian outsider faster than Freeman in 400m heats
Indian athlete KM Beena Moll produced the shock of the night in the women's 400 metres Olympic first round heats Friday. - [23.9.2000]
Athletics Queen and Exchequer of the Olympics
The start of the Athletics Games of the 27th Olympiad drew record crowds: 200,000 spectators filled "Stadium Australia" on this first day, 97,500 for the morning session and 102,485 in the evening. - [22.9.2000]
Athletics Queen and Exchequer of the Olympics
The start of the Athletics Games of the 27th Olympiad drew record crowds: 200,000 spectators filled "Stadium Australia" on this first day, 97,500 for the morning session and 102,485 in the evening. - [22.9.2000]
Harju gets gold and eyes future
Arsi Harju might not be a well known name in international athletics but back home in athletics mad Finland, Harju along with most of Finland’s national standard athletes holds a position normally reserved just for football stars in most other countries - [22.9.2000]
Harju gets gold and eyes future
Arsi Harju might not be a well known name in international athletics but back home in athletics mad Finland, Harju along with most of Finland’s national standard athletes holds a position normally reserved just for football stars in most other countries - [22.9.2000]
Korzeniowski takes 20km first step towards walking history
Robert Korzeniowski became the first Olympic champion in the athletics competition here this afternoon, as he was awarded victory in the men’s 20 kilometre walk after the disqualification of Bernardo Segura of Mexico. - [22.9.2000]
Korzeniowski takes 20km first step towards walking history
Robert Korzeniowski became the first Olympic champion in the athletics competition here this afternoon, as he was awarded victory in the men’s 20 kilometre walk after the disqualification of Bernardo Segura of Mexico. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the men's 10,000m
K.Ken Nakamura previews the men's 10,000m and looks forward to the battle as Tergat and Gebrselassie fight it out for gold. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the men's 10,000m
K.Ken Nakamura previews the men's 10,000m and looks forward to the battle as Tergat and Gebrselassie fight it out for gold. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the Women's 5000m
If Sonia O'Sullivan and Gabriela Szabo can dig deep to bring out their full potential, the 5000m Olympic final should be an epic showdown between them. If this is not the case, there are several other contenders for the coveted gold medal.. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the Women's 5000m
If Sonia O'Sullivan and Gabriela Szabo can dig deep to bring out their full potential, the 5000m Olympic final should be an epic showdown between them. If this is not the case, there are several other contenders for the coveted gold medal.. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the Olympic Women's Marathon
K. Ken Nakamura predicts a showdown between Tegla Loroupe and Naoko Takahashi in the 2000 Olympic women's marathon. - [22.9.2000]
Preview of the Olympic Women's Marathon
K. Ken Nakamura predicts a showdown between Tegla Loroupe and Naoko Takahashi in the 2000 Olympic women's marathon. - [22.9.2000]
Tiny Tegla bids to end the Kenyan marathon bogey
They are world-renowned as the greatest distance runners on the planet. Yet no Kenyan has ever won the ultimate prize at the Olympic Games - the classic marathon - [21.9.2000]
Tiny Tegla bids to end the Kenyan marathon bogey
They are world-renowned as the greatest distance runners on the planet. Yet no Kenyan has ever won the ultimate prize at the Olympic Games - the classic marathon - [21.9.2000]
Mutola aims for historic gold
Mozambique’s only Olympic medallist, Maria Lurdes Mutola, who has to her credit a bronze medal from the 1996 Atlanta Games, is determined to turn that into gold this time round and go into her country’s history books. - [21.9.2000]
Mutola aims for historic gold
Mozambique’s only Olympic medallist, Maria Lurdes Mutola, who has to her credit a bronze medal from the 1996 Atlanta Games, is determined to turn that into gold this time round and go into her country’s history books. - [21.9.2000]
Perec bolts the OG Corral
The latest episode in the saga of France’s triple Olympic gold medallist, Marie-José Perec, took another bizarre twist during the night. - [21.9.2000]
Perec bolts the OG Corral
The latest episode in the saga of France’s triple Olympic gold medallist, Marie-José Perec, took another bizarre twist during the night. - [21.9.2000]
Wami to attempt 5,000-10,000 double
World women's 10,000 metres champion Gete Wami of Ethiopia, bronze medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, will also run in the 5,000 metres at the Sydney Games. - [21.9.2000]
Wami to attempt 5,000-10,000 double
World women's 10,000 metres champion Gete Wami of Ethiopia, bronze medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, will also run in the 5,000 metres at the Sydney Games. - [21.9.2000]
It is just amazing to be here!
She’s cute, she’s enthusiastic, she’s fast and at just sixteen years old, she’s competing in her first Olympics and it’s on her home turf too. - [21.9.2000]
It is just amazing to be here!
She’s cute, she’s enthusiastic, she’s fast and at just sixteen years old, she’s competing in her first Olympics and it’s on her home turf too. - [21.9.2000]
Lewis sees close battle in heptathlon
Britain's Denise Lewis is predicting a close battle in the Olympic heptathlon, saying that it may not reach world record levels but the result should be in doubt right up to the last minute. - [21.9.2000]
Lewis sees close battle in heptathlon
Britain's Denise Lewis is predicting a close battle in the Olympic heptathlon, saying that it may not reach world record levels but the result should be in doubt right up to the last minute. - [21.9.2000]
The Start of Something Special...
The waiting is almost over. At 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, when the starter's pistol fires for the first time - the Queen of the Olympics, Track and Field Athletics, steps back on her throne. - [21.9.2000]
The Start of Something Special...
The waiting is almost over. At 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, when the starter's pistol fires for the first time - the Queen of the Olympics, Track and Field Athletics, steps back on her throne. - [21.9.2000]
Kipketer relaxed for his first ever Olympic challenge
Denmark’s three time world 800 metres champion and world record holder Wilson Kipketer was in relaxed mood today as he prepared to begin his first ever challenge for the Olympic 800 metres title. - [21.9.2000]
Kipketer relaxed for his first ever Olympic challenge
Denmark’s three time world 800 metres champion and world record holder Wilson Kipketer was in relaxed mood today as he prepared to begin his first ever challenge for the Olympic 800 metres title. - [21.9.2000]
Fate smiles upon Jones
Fate smiled on Marion Jones this week by removing her only serious rival from the Olympic 100 metres. - [20.9.2000]
Fate smiles upon Jones
Fate smiled on Marion Jones this week by removing her only serious rival from the Olympic 100 metres. - [20.9.2000]
Club teammates Greene and Boldon prepare for 100m showdown
The world's two fastest men are sharing a beach house in suburban Sydney, a few games of billiards and some fast-food breakfasts as they prepare for a 100m showdown this weekend - [20.9.2000]
Club teammates Greene and Boldon prepare for 100m showdown
The world's two fastest men are sharing a beach house in suburban Sydney, a few games of billiards and some fast-food breakfasts as they prepare for a 100m showdown this weekend - [20.9.2000]
Russia's Masterkova aims for 1500 metres gold
Russian athlete Svetlana Masterkova, who burst onto the international scene at the Atlanta Olympics, has another chance for Olympic gold in Sydney in her favourite 1500 metres distance. - [20.9.2000]
Russia's Masterkova aims for 1500 metres gold
Russian athlete Svetlana Masterkova, who burst onto the international scene at the Atlanta Olympics, has another chance for Olympic gold in Sydney in her favourite 1500 metres distance. - [20.9.2000]
Juantorena the inspiration for new wave of Cuban athletes
Cuba is now well established as one of the major powers of world athletics but the achievements of Alberto Juantorena in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 remain the benchmark for competitors from the island nation. - [20.9.2000]
Juantorena the inspiration for new wave of Cuban athletes
Cuba is now well established as one of the major powers of world athletics but the achievements of Alberto Juantorena in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 remain the benchmark for competitors from the island nation. - [20.9.2000]
World's Fastest Man ready to go faster
Laughing and joking with the assembled press, the fastest man in the world, America’s Maurice Greene, confirmed that he has already been under his current world record time of 9.79 more than once in practice. - [20.9.2000]
Torri Edwards to replace Inger Miller
At an HSI press conference today in the Sydney Media Centre in Darling Harbor Wednesday, World 200-metres champion Inger Miller confirmed rumours that she is out of the women's Olympic 100 metres which begins Friday September 22. Her place in the 100 will be taken by her teammate Torri Edwards. - [20.9.2000]
World's Fastest Man ready to go faster
Laughing and joking with the assembled press, the fastest man in the world, America’s Maurice Greene, confirmed that he has already been under his current world record time of 9.79 more than once in practice. - [20.9.2000]
Torri Edwards to replace Inger Miller
At an HSI press conference today in the Sydney Media Centre in Darling Harbor Wednesday, World 200-metres champion Inger Miller confirmed rumours that she is out of the women's Olympic 100 metres which begins Friday September 22. Her place in the 100 will be taken by her teammate Torri Edwards. - [20.9.2000]
Inger Miller out of 100 meters due to injury
Inger Miller, second to Marion Jones in the 100 and 200 meters at the U.S. trials and a medal favourite in both Olympic events, will miss the 100 and is questionable for the rest of the Sydney Games because of injury. - [19.9.2000]
Inger Miller out of 100 meters due to injury
Inger Miller, second to Marion Jones in the 100 and 200 meters at the U.S. trials and a medal favourite in both Olympic events, will miss the 100 and is questionable for the rest of the Sydney Games because of injury. - [19.9.2000]
Freeman tells of opening ceremony embarrassment
Cathy Freeman reveals her feelings about the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia - [19.9.2000]
Freeman tells of opening ceremony embarrassment
Cathy Freeman reveals her feelings about the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia - [19.9.2000]
Barmasai: Kenyan athletic king without a crown
Bernard Barmasai may be the reigning world record holder in the 3,000 metres steeplechase and winner of the 1999 IAAF Grand Prix men's title, but he still remains a king without a crown. - [19.9.2000]
Barmasai: Kenyan athletic king without a crown
Bernard Barmasai may be the reigning world record holder in the 3,000 metres steeplechase and winner of the 1999 IAAF Grand Prix men's title, but he still remains a king without a crown. - [19.9.2000]
The Waco Express is ready to roll
Michael Johnson is fighting fit and the destination of the Waco Express is the history books. For Johnson has a driving aim here in Sydney: become the first man in history to win back-to-back gold in the 400 metres. - [19.9.2000]
The Waco Express is ready to roll
Michael Johnson is fighting fit and the destination of the Waco Express is the history books. For Johnson has a driving aim here in Sydney: become the first man in history to win back-to-back gold in the 400 metres. - [19.9.2000]
Bubka says he can rise to Olympian heights one last time
Sergey Bubka, the world's greatest ever pole vaulter, admits it: he has underperformed at past Olympics. - [19.9.2000]
Bubka says he can rise to Olympian heights one last time
Sergey Bubka, the world's greatest ever pole vaulter, admits it: he has underperformed at past Olympics. - [19.9.2000]
Devers comes back better than ever
After withdrawing from the last meeting of the IAAF Golden League in Berlin due to a slight muscle twinge – with a share of the Jackpot nonetheless assured – Gail Devers is back on winning form. - [18.9.2000]
Devers comes back better than ever
After withdrawing from the last meeting of the IAAF Golden League in Berlin due to a slight muscle twinge – with a share of the Jackpot nonetheless assured – Gail Devers is back on winning form. - [18.9.2000]
Hissou pulls out of Olympics
Morocco's world 5,000m champion Salah Hissou has pulled out of the Olympics after failing to recover from an ankle injury, Moroccan officials said Sunday. - [18.9.2000]
Hissou pulls out of Olympics
Morocco's world 5,000m champion Salah Hissou has pulled out of the Olympics after failing to recover from an ankle injury, Moroccan officials said Sunday. - [18.9.2000]
Gebrselassie still troubled by injury
Olympic 10,000 metres champion Haile Gebrselassie is still troubled by the injury which has interrupted his training this year. - [18.9.2000]
Gebrselassie still troubled by injury
Olympic 10,000 metres champion Haile Gebrselassie is still troubled by the injury which has interrupted his training this year. - [18.9.2000]
Merlene Ottey surfaces
Merlene Ottey, interviewed after a workout today at an Olympic training track a few hundred metres from the Olympic Stadium, seems to be in good condition and good spirits. - [17.9.2000]
Merlene Ottey surfaces
Merlene Ottey, interviewed after a workout today at an Olympic training track a few hundred metres from the Olympic Stadium, seems to be in good condition and good spirits. - [17.9.2000]
Achilles sidelines Frank Fredericks
The man who could have been the ace in the hole for 200m gold in the absence of Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene, Namibia’s Frank Fredericks, is to miss the Sydney Olympics. - [17.9.2000]
Achilles sidelines Frank Fredericks
The man who could have been the ace in the hole for 200m gold in the absence of Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene, Namibia’s Frank Fredericks, is to miss the Sydney Olympics. - [17.9.2000]
Five Golden Dreams and the confidence to make them come true
Marion Jones has set herself the biggest target in the history of the Olympic Games of the modern era and the confidence-exuding 24-year-old world 100 metre champion is certain that she has the form to achieve her aims. - [16.9.2000]
Five Golden Dreams and the confidence to make them come true
Marion Jones has set herself the biggest target in the history of the Olympic Games of the modern era and the confidence-exuding 24-year-old world 100 metre champion is certain that she has the form to achieve her aims. - [16.9.2000]
Allen Johnson optimistic for Sydney appearance
American 1996 Olympic gold medallists Allen Johnson (110-meter hurdles) and Charles Austin (high jump) joined medal aspirants Stacy Dragila (pole vault) and Dawn Ellerbe (hammer throw) to meet with reporters this afternoon at a press conference in Sydney's Olympic Park. - [16.9.2000]
Allen Johnson optimistic for Sydney appearance
American 1996 Olympic gold medallists Allen Johnson (110-meter hurdles) and Charles Austin (high jump) joined medal aspirants Stacy Dragila (pole vault) and Dawn Ellerbe (hammer throw) to meet with reporters this afternoon at a press conference in Sydney's Olympic Park. - [16.9.2000]
Cathy Freeman lights the Olympic Flame and sets Australia ablaze
To enthusiastic roars from the 110,000 crowd packing the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Australian icon Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame and fired the climactic finish to a spectacular Australian extravaganza lasting over four hours. - [16.9.2000]
Cathy Freeman lights the Olympic Flame and sets Australia ablaze
To enthusiastic roars from the 110,000 crowd packing the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Australian icon Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame and fired the climactic finish to a spectacular Australian extravaganza lasting over four hours. - [16.9.2000]
Japan's hope in the 10,000m
With great determination, Harumi Hiroyama has overcome her disappointment at not being selected for the marathon, and qualified to represent Japan at the 10,000m instead. - [15.9.2000]
Japan's hope in the 10,000m
With great determination, Harumi Hiroyama has overcome her disappointment at not being selected for the marathon, and qualified to represent Japan at the 10,000m instead. - [15.9.2000]
Diagana pulls out of 400 metres hurdles
Frenchman Stephane Diagana, 400 metres hurdles world champion in 1997 and silver-medallist last year, pulled out of the Olympics with a knee injury, the French Federation said on Friday - [15.9.2000]
Diagana pulls out of 400 metres hurdles
Frenchman Stephane Diagana, 400 metres hurdles world champion in 1997 and silver-medallist last year, pulled out of the Olympics with a knee injury, the French Federation said on Friday - [15.9.2000]
Superman wants it all
He may be the world's greatest all-round athlete, but Tomas Dvorak needs to win the Olympic crown and score over 9000 points, to make his life complete. OTTAVIO CASTELLINI reports  - [15.9.2000]
Superman wants it all
He may be the world's greatest all-round athlete, but Tomas Dvorak needs to win the Olympic crown and score over 9000 points, to make his life complete. OTTAVIO CASTELLINI reports  - [15.9.2000]
The Pioneer Spirit
Following her gold medal performances in 1997 and 1999, Stacy Dragila is used to being the "first ever." Now, she aims to become the first ever Olympic champion in the women's pole vault. PAUL GAINS investigates - [15.9.2000]
The Pioneer Spirit
Following her gold medal performances in 1997 and 1999, Stacy Dragila is used to being the "first ever." Now, she aims to become the first ever Olympic champion in the women's pole vault. PAUL GAINS investigates - [15.9.2000]
John Smith - the Cecil B De Mille of athletics bidding for Olympic Oscars
They sing, they dance, they joke - although not to everyone's taste - and they win athletics titles.... - [15.9.2000]
John Smith - the Cecil B De Mille of athletics bidding for Olympic Oscars
They sing, they dance, they joke - although not to everyone's taste - and they win athletics titles.... - [15.9.2000]
Chambers loaded to shoot down Greene
Britain's 1999 world bronze 100 metres medallist Dwain Chambers believes he has the right remedy to stun the athletics world and deprive America's world recordholder Maurice Greene of the Olympic title. - [15.9.2000]
Chambers loaded to shoot down Greene
Britain's 1999 world bronze 100 metres medallist Dwain Chambers believes he has the right remedy to stun the athletics world and deprive America's world recordholder Maurice Greene of the Olympic title. - [15.9.2000]
Clown Prince of the track set to be surprise package
American sprinter Jon Drummond's manager Emmanuel Hudson believes the self-styled 'Clown Prince of the Track' can make an impression at what will probably be his last Olympics. - [14.9.2000]
Clown Prince of the track set to be surprise package
American sprinter Jon Drummond's manager Emmanuel Hudson believes the self-styled 'Clown Prince of the Track' can make an impression at what will probably be his last Olympics. - [14.9.2000]
Results of Pre-Olympic Warmup Meet
held on SIAC #1 Track, Sydney on Thursday, 14th September 2000 - [14.9.2000]
Results of Pre-Olympic Warmup Meet
held on SIAC #1 Track, Sydney on Thursday, 14th September 2000 - [14.9.2000]
Complete results of Pre-Olympic Throws Meet
held at Blacktown on Wednesday evening 13th September 2000 - [14.9.2000]
Complete results of Pre-Olympic Throws Meet
held at Blacktown on Wednesday evening 13th September 2000 - [14.9.2000]
Carpe Diem
PAUL GAINS spoke to an All-American icon who is on the verge of fulfilling her true potential - Suzy Favor-Hamilton. - [14.9.2000]
Carpe Diem
PAUL GAINS spoke to an All-American icon who is on the verge of fulfilling her true potential - Suzy Favor-Hamilton. - [14.9.2000]
Nelson talks the torque
Mark Butler profiles one of the leading contenders for shot put gold - Adam Nelson. - [14.9.2000]
Nelson talks the torque
Mark Butler profiles one of the leading contenders for shot put gold - Adam Nelson. - [14.9.2000]
Gebrselassie in better condition than Seville
Olympic 10,000 metres champion Haile Gebrselassie said on Wednesday he was in better condition than at last year's world championships despite an ankle injury which has disrupted his season. - [14.9.2000]
Gebrselassie in better condition than Seville
Olympic 10,000 metres champion Haile Gebrselassie said on Wednesday he was in better condition than at last year's world championships despite an ankle injury which has disrupted his season. - [14.9.2000]
Koji Murofushi, a hammer thrower on a roll
Koji Murofushi is on a roll this season, having set three national records, most recently at the super meet in Yokohama on 9 September. - [13.9.2000]
Koji Murofushi, a hammer thrower on a roll
Koji Murofushi is on a roll this season, having set three national records, most recently at the super meet in Yokohama on 9 September. - [13.9.2000]
Charles Austin and Joetta Clark Diggs are named team captains
US News brief from Sydney - [13.9.2000]
Charles Austin and Joetta Clark Diggs are named team captains
US News brief from Sydney - [13.9.2000]
Capel tries for this Olympic thing…
Mark Butler profiles part-time sprinter John Capel of the USA. - [13.9.2000]
Capel tries for this Olympic thing…
Mark Butler profiles part-time sprinter John Capel of the USA. - [13.9.2000]
Athletics Australia’s 200m entries announced
Australian Athletics Team Head Coach Chris Wardlaw today advises that four athletes have been entered for the 200 metres with Cathy Freeman the current preference for the third spot. - [13.9.2000]
Athletics Australia’s 200m entries announced
Australian Athletics Team Head Coach Chris Wardlaw today advises that four athletes have been entered for the 200 metres with Cathy Freeman the current preference for the third spot. - [13.9.2000]
Lithuania’s giant hope for Sydney
Who will be the male athlete of 2000? The results from Sydney will surely answer that question, but if the season were to end now many athletics experts would make a firm choice of the Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilius Alekna. - [13.9.2000]
Lithuania’s giant hope for Sydney
Who will be the male athlete of 2000? The results from Sydney will surely answer that question, but if the season were to end now many athletics experts would make a firm choice of the Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilius Alekna. - [13.9.2000]
Cathy's Quest
Profile of Olympics gold medal hope Cathy Freeman - [12.9.2000]
"I pray the race will be fast …"
Profile of Olympics gold medal hope Noah Ngeny - [12.9.2000]
Cathy's Quest
Profile of Olympics gold medal hope Cathy Freeman - [12.9.2000]
"I pray the race will be fast …"
Profile of Olympics gold medal hope Noah Ngeny - [12.9.2000]
More than 3000 Olympians fly in Sydney today
More than 3,000 Olympic-related visitors flooded through Sydney International Airport Tuesday - concluding the busiest week of passenger activity in the 88-year history of the airport - [12.9.2000]
More than 3000 Olympians fly in Sydney today
More than 3,000 Olympic-related visitors flooded through Sydney International Airport Tuesday - concluding the busiest week of passenger activity in the 88-year history of the airport - [12.9.2000]
Godina looking for golden lining after late call-up
They say that every cloud has a silver lining, though for American thrower John Godina, he will be hoping it will be golden, after he was drafted in on Monday to replace CJ Hunter in the shot at the Olympic Games. - [12.9.2000]
Godina looking for golden lining after late call-up
They say that every cloud has a silver lining, though for American thrower John Godina, he will be hoping it will be golden, after he was drafted in on Monday to replace CJ Hunter in the shot at the Olympic Games. - [12.9.2000]
Boldon gets a lift from Agostini
Mike Agostini may have regrets about narrowly missing out on an Olympic medal at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, but he hopes that his disappointment might benefit fellow Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon. - [12.9.2000]
Boldon gets a lift from Agostini
Mike Agostini may have regrets about narrowly missing out on an Olympic medal at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, but he hopes that his disappointment might benefit fellow Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon. - [12.9.2000]
Jones confesses to nerves
Marion Jones, who plans to make history at the Sydney Olympics, confessed to feeling nervous after flying in to Australia on Tuesday morning. - [12.9.2000]
Jones confesses to nerves
Marion Jones, who plans to make history at the Sydney Olympics, confessed to feeling nervous after flying in to Australia on Tuesday morning. - [12.9.2000]
Naoko Takahashi: Olympic marathon favourite
Japan is a nation crazy about marathon running. The entire country would celebrate an Olympic marathon gold medal by a Japanese athlete. And Takahashi may be that athlete... - [11.9.2000]
Naoko Takahashi: Olympic marathon favourite
Japan is a nation crazy about marathon running. The entire country would celebrate an Olympic marathon gold medal by a Japanese athlete. And Takahashi may be that athlete... - [11.9.2000]
Bailey confident over 100 metres defence
Donovan Bailey is convinced his experience of winning the 1996 Olympic 100 metres final will give him the advantage in this year's event and dismisses his recent poor times as irrelevant. - [11.9.2000]
Bailey confident over 100 metres defence
Donovan Bailey is convinced his experience of winning the 1996 Olympic 100 metres final will give him the advantage in this year's event and dismisses his recent poor times as irrelevant. - [11.9.2000]
Jackson understates the case
When Colin Jackson said on Monday it would be "nice" if he could finally land the 110 metres hurdles Olympic gold medal it could be considered another typical understatement from an athlete who is the antithesis of the brash sprinter now so prevalent in the sport. - [11.9.2000]
Jackson understates the case
When Colin Jackson said on Monday it would be "nice" if he could finally land the 110 metres hurdles Olympic gold medal it could be considered another typical understatement from an athlete who is the antithesis of the brash sprinter now so prevalent in the sport. - [11.9.2000]
Morceli to defend 1500 metre title in Sydney
Algeria's 1500 metres Olympic champion Noureddine Morceli will make a surprise defence of his title it was revealed by a member of the Algerian delegation here on Monday. - [11.9.2000]
Morceli to defend 1500 metre title in Sydney
Algeria's 1500 metres Olympic champion Noureddine Morceli will make a surprise defence of his title it was revealed by a member of the Algerian delegation here on Monday. - [11.9.2000]
Nine-time national champion hopes for first Olympic medal
Just 10 centimetres of sod kept Connie Price-Smith from stepping onto the podium and having a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlantic Olympics. - [11.9.2000]
Nine-time national champion hopes for first Olympic medal
Just 10 centimetres of sod kept Connie Price-Smith from stepping onto the podium and having a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlantic Olympics. - [11.9.2000]
Greene fears only himself
Maurice Greene said he feared only himself in his quest for the Olympic 100 metres gold medal. - [11.9.2000]
Greene fears only himself
Maurice Greene said he feared only himself in his quest for the Olympic 100 metres gold medal. - [11.9.2000]
Ottey runs away in Runaway Bay
Olympic contenders put their best feet forward here in a meet here 90 km south of Brisbane, one breezy day before Olympic athletics entries close. - [11.9.2000]
Ottey runs away in Runaway Bay
Olympic contenders put their best feet forward here in a meet here 90 km south of Brisbane, one breezy day before Olympic athletics entries close. - [11.9.2000]
Richardson Arbitration adjourned until after Olympics
A request from UK Athletics to adjourn the arbitration hearing of the British 400m runner Mark Richardson has been accepted. - [9.9.2000]
Richardson Arbitration adjourned until after Olympics
A request from UK Athletics to adjourn the arbitration hearing of the British 400m runner Mark Richardson has been accepted. - [9.9.2000]
Jacobs out of Games with viral infection
Regina Jacobs has withdrawn from the women's Olympic 1,500 metres due to the effects from a viral infection, the U.S. track and field association said on Saturday. - [9.9.2000]
Jacobs out of Games with viral infection
Regina Jacobs has withdrawn from the women's Olympic 1,500 metres due to the effects from a viral infection, the U.S. track and field association said on Saturday. - [9.9.2000]
UK comeback pair sprint back into contention
Dwain Chambers and Jason Gardener both think themselves a bit lucky even to have made the British Olympic 100 metres team. Yet, now they are here, the two sub-10-second sprinters believe they are ready to inherit the crown of Linford Christie and take gold. - [9.9.2000]
UK comeback pair sprint back into contention
Dwain Chambers and Jason Gardener both think themselves a bit lucky even to have made the British Olympic 100 metres team. Yet, now they are here, the two sub-10-second sprinters believe they are ready to inherit the crown of Linford Christie and take gold. - [9.9.2000]
Grit Breuer out of Olympics with bad back
Grit Breuer, the world indoor 400 meter champion, pulled out of the Olympics Friday while facing an operation for back problems. - [8.9.2000]
Grit Breuer out of Olympics with bad back
Grit Breuer, the world indoor 400 meter champion, pulled out of the Olympics Friday while facing an operation for back problems. - [8.9.2000]
Irina Privalova targets Olympic hurdles gold
Vic Holchak interviews Russian sprinter turned hurdler Irina Privalova - [8.9.2000]
Irina Privalova targets Olympic hurdles gold
Vic Holchak interviews Russian sprinter turned hurdler Irina Privalova - [8.9.2000]
Silky Harrison fires warning for Johnson
American Alvin Harrison cruised to an Australian all-comers 400 metres record of 44.18 seconds on Friday and warned compatriot Michael Johnson he was gunning for gold in Sydney. - [8.9.2000]
Silky Harrison fires warning for Johnson
American Alvin Harrison cruised to an Australian all-comers 400 metres record of 44.18 seconds on Friday and warned compatriot Michael Johnson he was gunning for gold in Sydney. - [8.9.2000]
Russian greyhound joins the big league
European indoor 800 metres champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy says he took up running by mistake... - [8.9.2000]
Russian greyhound joins the big league
European indoor 800 metres champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy says he took up running by mistake... - [8.9.2000]
Fiancé of Glory Alozie killed in traffic accident in Sydney
One of Nigeria’s top medal hopes in Sydney, 100m hurdles specialist Glory Alozie, silver medallist in Seville last year, was today mourning the loss of her fiancé, the Nigerian 400m runner Hyginus Anugo. - [8.9.2000]
Fiancé of Glory Alozie killed in traffic accident in Sydney
One of Nigeria’s top medal hopes in Sydney, 100m hurdles specialist Glory Alozie, silver medallist in Seville last year, was today mourning the loss of her fiancé, the Nigerian 400m runner Hyginus Anugo. - [8.9.2000]
Dvorak eyes dream decathlon double
Czech decathlete Tomas Dvorak has said he would rather be the first man to manage 9000 points than win gold at the Olympics but now he is in Australia the double World Champion is warming to the challenge of doing both. - [8.9.2000]
Dvorak eyes dream decathlon double
Czech decathlete Tomas Dvorak has said he would rather be the first man to manage 9000 points than win gold at the Olympics but now he is in Australia the double World Champion is warming to the challenge of doing both. - [8.9.2000]
Olympic doubts for Tayana Kotova
The narrowest winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot share Russian long jumper Tatyana Kotova (23) looked very good in Berlin, full of smiles and gestures of victory. The latest news is less optimistic - [6.9.2000]
Olympic doubts for Tayana Kotova
The narrowest winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot share Russian long jumper Tatyana Kotova (23) looked very good in Berlin, full of smiles and gestures of victory. The latest news is less optimistic - [6.9.2000]
Nobuyuki Sato, a front runner
K Ken Nakamure profiles Japanese Olympic marathon hopeful, Seville bronze medallist Nobuyuki Sato - [6.9.2000]
Nobuyuki Sato, a front runner
K Ken Nakamure profiles Japanese Olympic marathon hopeful, Seville bronze medallist Nobuyuki Sato - [6.9.2000]
A profile of Japanese marathon runner Yuko Kawakami
K Ken Nakamure profiles Japanese 10000m national record holder Yuko Kawakami - [6.9.2000]
A profile of Japanese marathon runner Yuko Kawakami
K Ken Nakamure profiles Japanese 10000m national record holder Yuko Kawakami - [6.9.2000]
Spain sends biggest ever Olympic Team to Sydney
Details of Spain's athletics team for the Sydney Olympics - [6.9.2000]
Spain sends biggest ever Olympic Team to Sydney
Details of Spain's athletics team for the Sydney Olympics - [6.9.2000]
Athletes getting older
The US team for the 2000 Olympics is living proof of the increasing longevity in competition of today's athletes - [5.9.2000]
Athletes getting older
The US team for the 2000 Olympics is living proof of the increasing longevity in competition of today's athletes - [5.9.2000]
The most numerous team in Greece's athletics history
The Greek Federation announced the national athletics team for Sydney, the most numerous team of Greek athletics history. - [3.9.2000]
The most numerous team in Greece's athletics history
The Greek Federation announced the national athletics team for Sydney, the most numerous team of Greek athletics history. - [3.9.2000]
Pre Olympic Meet, Nudgee College, Brisbane Results
Athletics Australia is organising a number of pre Olympic meets - see our previous announcement - the first of these took place today at Nudgee College, Brisbane. Results - [3.9.2000]
Pre Olympic Meet, Nudgee College, Brisbane Results
Athletics Australia is organising a number of pre Olympic meets - see our previous announcement - the first of these took place today at Nudgee College, Brisbane. Results - [3.9.2000]
Paul Tergat to run in Sydney 10,000
The Kenyan Amateur Athletic Association have confirmed that Paul tergat will run in the 10,000 metres in Sydney - [1.9.2000]
Paul Tergat to run in Sydney 10,000
The Kenyan Amateur Athletic Association have confirmed that Paul tergat will run in the 10,000 metres in Sydney - [1.9.2000]
Germany’s young maestro of the vault
Profile of Germany's Olympic medal hope Danny Ecker - [1.9.2000]
Germany’s young maestro of the vault
Profile of Germany's Olympic medal hope Danny Ecker - [1.9.2000]
Adam Nelson - combining brains and brawn
Adam Nelson is out of contention for the IAAF Golden League Jackpot, but ranks as one of the favourites for shot put gold in Sydney - [1.9.2000]
Adam Nelson - combining brains and brawn
Adam Nelson is out of contention for the IAAF Golden League Jackpot, but ranks as one of the favourites for shot put gold in Sydney - [1.9.2000]
Athletics Australia organises pre-Olympic Competitions
Athletes competing in the Olympics can hone their skills at the pre-Games meets proposed by Athletics Australia - [30.8.2000]
Athletics Australia organises pre-Olympic Competitions
Athletes competing in the Olympics can hone their skills at the pre-Games meets proposed by Athletics Australia - [30.8.2000]
Walk champion walking away from track
Jefferson Perez of Ecuador will retire after the Sydney Olympics.. hopefully with a second Olympic gold medal on the shelf - [29.8.2000]
Walk champion walking away from track
Jefferson Perez of Ecuador will retire after the Sydney Olympics.. hopefully with a second Olympic gold medal on the shelf - [29.8.2000]
The Van Damme Memorial
The history of the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels - [24.8.2000]
The Van Damme Memorial
The history of the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels - [24.8.2000]
Asia's fastest man running for glory, if not an Olympic medal
Profile of Japan's Koji Ito - [21.8.2000]
Asia's fastest man running for glory, if not an Olympic medal
Profile of Japan's Koji Ito - [21.8.2000]
Chepchumba: Kenya's marathon specialist hits the road again
Profile of Kenya's Joyce Chepchumba - [21.8.2000]
Chepchumba: Kenya's marathon specialist hits the road again
Profile of Kenya's Joyce Chepchumba - [21.8.2000]
Lamela back into contention
Yago Lamela finally booked his ticket on the plane to Sydney on Sunday with a 8.12 jump at the Asturias regional championships - [21.8.2000]
Lamela back into contention
Yago Lamela finally booked his ticket on the plane to Sydney on Sunday with a 8.12 jump at the Asturias regional championships - [21.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Team announced
- [20.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Team announced
- [20.8.2000]
Ngeny following in the footsteps of legend Keino
Profile of Kenya Olympic medal hope Noah Ngeny - [19.8.2000]
Ngeny following in the footsteps of legend Keino
Profile of Kenya Olympic medal hope Noah Ngeny - [19.8.2000]
Tarasov ready for second Olympic gold in Sydney
Profile of Russian Olympic gold medal hope Maxim Tarasov - [19.8.2000]
Tarasov ready for second Olympic gold in Sydney
Profile of Russian Olympic gold medal hope Maxim Tarasov - [19.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Trails - Day Two review
The courageous comeback from illness of Nova Peris-Kneebone, the resurgence of Matt Shirvington in the 100m and some surprise field event victories highlighted day two of the Telstra Athletics Trials at Stadium Australia at Homebush Bay - [18.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Trails - Day Two review
The courageous comeback from illness of Nova Peris-Kneebone, the resurgence of Matt Shirvington in the 100m and some surprise field event victories highlighted day two of the Telstra Athletics Trials at Stadium Australia at Homebush Bay - [18.8.2000]
Jones dealing with increased fame one month before Olympics
Marion Jones isn't intimidated by the prospect of becoming the first woman to win five gold medals in the Summer Olympics. - [18.8.2000]
Jones dealing with increased fame one month before Olympics
Marion Jones isn't intimidated by the prospect of becoming the first woman to win five gold medals in the Summer Olympics. - [18.8.2000]
Bahamas Olympic Association ratifies twenty one member track team
Presentation of the Bahamas athletics team qualifyed for the Sydney Olympic Games - [18.8.2000]
Bahamas Olympic Association ratifies twenty one member track team
Presentation of the Bahamas athletics team qualifyed for the Sydney Olympic Games - [18.8.2000]
Nigerians pray for Glory in Sydney
Portrait of Nigerian Olympic medal hope Glory Alozie - [17.8.2000]
Nigerians pray for Glory in Sydney
Portrait of Nigerian Olympic medal hope Glory Alozie - [17.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Trials – Day One Review
Report from the Australian National Championships - [17.8.2000]
Australian Athletics Trials – Day One Review
Report from the Australian National Championships - [17.8.2000]
Surin feeling OK after test reveals no hamstring injury
Bruny Surin, one of Canada's best medal hopes in the 100 meters at the Sydney Olympics, said an ultrasound test revealed he did not tear his hamstring. - [16.8.2000]
Surin feeling OK after test reveals no hamstring injury
Bruny Surin, one of Canada's best medal hopes in the 100 meters at the Sydney Olympics, said an ultrasound test revealed he did not tear his hamstring. - [16.8.2000]
Great Britain & Northern Ireland Olympic Team Announced
The British team for the 2000 Olympics - [15.8.2000]
Great Britain & Northern Ireland Olympic Team Announced
The British team for the 2000 Olympics - [15.8.2000]
Nelson in Command
The USA’s Adam Nelson, winner of the shot put competition at the US Olympic Trials with this season’s best mark of 22.12 metres, confirmed his form in a field events competition in Rüdlingen, Germany on Sunday with a winning throw of 21.94 metres. - [15.8.2000]
Nelson in Command
The USA’s Adam Nelson, winner of the shot put competition at the US Olympic Trials with this season’s best mark of 22.12 metres, confirmed his form in a field events competition in Rüdlingen, Germany on Sunday with a winning throw of 21.94 metres. - [15.8.2000]
Barber of Seville hopes for new scalp in Sydney
Predictably dubbed the 'Barber of Seville' after winning the World Championships in 1999 in the Spanish town of that name, French heptathlete Eunice Barber will be hoping to prove once again she is the 'prima donna' of French athletics in Sydney. - [15.8.2000]
Barber of Seville hopes for new scalp in Sydney
Predictably dubbed the 'Barber of Seville' after winning the World Championships in 1999 in the Spanish town of that name, French heptathlete Eunice Barber will be hoping to prove once again she is the 'prima donna' of French athletics in Sydney. - [15.8.2000]
11-flat for Merlene Ottey in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia- Jamaican sprint star Merlene Ottey ran her fastest 100m race of the year here on Monday, clocking 11.00sec, the STA news agency reported. - [15.8.2000]
11-flat for Merlene Ottey in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia- Jamaican sprint star Merlene Ottey ran her fastest 100m race of the year here on Monday, clocking 11.00sec, the STA news agency reported. - [15.8.2000]
Browne slashes his way to 200 metre victory at Canadian Olympic trials
Speedster Pierre Browne's steady climb towards the top rung of Canada's Olympic ladder continued here on Sunday with a victory in the men's 200-metre final in a time of 20.58 seconds. - [14.8.2000]
Browne slashes his way to 200 metre victory at Canadian Olympic trials
Speedster Pierre Browne's steady climb towards the top rung of Canada's Olympic ladder continued here on Sunday with a victory in the men's 200-metre final in a time of 20.58 seconds. - [14.8.2000]
Backley back on form in British Olympic Trials
A surprise AAA's 200 metres title for Darren Campbell, a quality men's javelin competition and Kelly Homes' successful capture of a championship gold stood out on the last day of the Norwich Union Olympic Trials and AAA Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham - [14.8.2000]
Backley back on form in British Olympic Trials
A surprise AAA's 200 metres title for Darren Campbell, a quality men's javelin competition and Kelly Homes' successful capture of a championship gold stood out on the last day of the Norwich Union Olympic Trials and AAA Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham - [14.8.2000]
Chambers Championships Challenge
Dwain Chambers runs, his arms go all over the place in an ugly, arm-pumping motion which would hardly feature in too many textbooks on the art of sprinting. But who cares about style when you become a champion? - [13.8.2000]
Chambers Championships Challenge
Dwain Chambers runs, his arms go all over the place in an ugly, arm-pumping motion which would hardly feature in too many textbooks on the art of sprinting. But who cares about style when you become a champion? - [13.8.2000]
British Olympic Trials and AAA Championships
Report from day of British Olympic Selection Trials and AAA Championships - [13.8.2000]
British Olympic Trials and AAA Championships
Report from day of British Olympic Selection Trials and AAA Championships - [13.8.2000]
Jones believes she can break world long jump record
A positive Marion Jones sets her sights on the world record in the long jump - [4.8.2000]
Jones believes she can break world long jump record
A positive Marion Jones sets her sights on the world record in the long jump - [4.8.2000]
The Russia Olympic Selection
The Russian National Championships has produced the preliminary selection to represent the country in Sydney. Nikolay Ivanov reports - [27.7.2000]
The Russia Olympic Selection
The Russian National Championships has produced the preliminary selection to represent the country in Sydney. Nikolay Ivanov reports - [27.7.2000]
Ottey may yet make Sydney 100m
Jamaican athletics star Merlene Ottey missed out on an automatic 100-metre berth at the Sydney Olympics, but might yet make her farewell run in the event in place of compatriot Beverly McDonald. - [25.7.2000]
Ottey may yet make Sydney 100m
Jamaican athletics star Merlene Ottey missed out on an automatic 100-metre berth at the Sydney Olympics, but might yet make her farewell run in the event in place of compatriot Beverly McDonald. - [25.7.2000]
Johnson and Greene to anchor relays in Sydney
Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene will anchor the 400 and 100 m relays despite their failure in Trials 200m - [25.7.2000]
Johnson and Greene to anchor relays in Sydney
Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene will anchor the 400 and 100 m relays despite their failure in Trials 200m - [25.7.2000]
Injured Ogunkoya confident of Syndey recovery
Falilat Ogunkoya reckons she will be in shape for Sydney. Selected results from the Nigerian Trials - [24.7.2000]
Injured Ogunkoya confident of Syndey recovery
Falilat Ogunkoya reckons she will be in shape for Sydney. Selected results from the Nigerian Trials - [24.7.2000]
Stone spears back into Olympic contention
Joanna Stone qualifies for Olympics. Other Australian news from around the world - [24.7.2000]
Stone spears back into Olympic contention
Joanna Stone qualifies for Olympics. Other Australian news from around the world - [24.7.2000]
World record for Dragila as Johnson and Greene drop out of 200
Day eight and final day of the US Olympic Track and Field Trials - [24.7.2000]
World record for Dragila as Johnson and Greene drop out of 200
Day eight and final day of the US Olympic Track and Field Trials - [24.7.2000]
Three top Kenyan athletes fail to win Sydney berths
World 3000-metre steeplechase champion Christopher Kosgei faltered in the final at the Kenyan Olympic trials and was one of three major international athletics figures that failed to earn places for the Sydney Games in September. - [23.7.2000]
Three top Kenyan athletes fail to win Sydney berths
World 3000-metre steeplechase champion Christopher Kosgei faltered in the final at the Kenyan Olympic trials and was one of three major international athletics figures that failed to earn places for the Sydney Games in September. - [23.7.2000]
Day Seven of the USA Olympic Trials
200m quarter final reports as Greene and Johnson and Miller and Jones prepare to square off on Sunday - [23.7.2000]
Day Seven of the USA Olympic Trials
200m quarter final reports as Greene and Johnson and Miller and Jones prepare to square off on Sunday - [23.7.2000]
Loroupe wins 10,000 metres Sydney berth
report from Kenyan Olympic Trials - [22.7.2000]
Loroupe wins 10,000 metres Sydney berth
report from Kenyan Olympic Trials - [22.7.2000]
Ottey comes in fourth at Jamaica Olympic trials; still expected to run in relay
Merlene Ottey ousted from 100m in Jamaican Trials - [22.7.2000]
Ottey comes in fourth at Jamaica Olympic trials; still expected to run in relay
Merlene Ottey ousted from 100m in Jamaican Trials - [22.7.2000]
Jacobs smashes own American record in 5000
Reports from the 6th day of the US trials - [22.7.2000]
Jacobs smashes own American record in 5000
Reports from the 6th day of the US trials - [22.7.2000]
Third IAAF High Level Training Centre inaugurated in Eldoret - Loroupe confirms Olympic ambitions at Kenyan Trials
he third IAAF approved high level training centre officially opened in Eldoret - [21.7.2000]
Third IAAF High Level Training Centre inaugurated in Eldoret - Loroupe confirms Olympic ambitions at Kenyan Trials
he third IAAF approved high level training centre officially opened in Eldoret - [21.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day Five
James Dunaway reports from Sacramento on day five of the US Olympic Trials. - [21.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day Five
James Dunaway reports from Sacramento on day five of the US Olympic Trials. - [21.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day 3
Report of day 3 at the US Olympic Trials. By James Dunaway for the IAAF . - [17.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day 3
Report of day 3 at the US Olympic Trials. By James Dunaway for the IAAF . - [17.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day 2
Reports from the 2nd day of the US Olympic Trials - [16.7.2000]
US Olympic Trials Day 2
Reports from the 2nd day of the US Olympic Trials - [16.7.2000]
The Official Athletics Timetable for the 2000 Olympic Games
Updated following IAAF Council decision of April 2000 - [12.7.2000]
The Official Athletics Timetable for the 2000 Olympic Games
Updated following IAAF Council decision of April 2000 - [12.7.2000]
Injured Tsiamita to miss Olympics
Paraskevi Tsiamita to miss Olympics due to injury..details - [3.7.2000]
Injured Tsiamita to miss Olympics
Paraskevi Tsiamita to miss Olympics due to injury..details - [3.7.2000]
Takahashi enjoys easy victory in preparation for Sydney Olympics
Report of Sapporo half marathon and Maine 10,000m - [3.7.2000]
Takahashi enjoys easy victory in preparation for Sydney Olympics
Report of Sapporo half marathon and Maine 10,000m - [3.7.2000]
Japanese Olympic team is named
Twenty three athletes have been added to the Japanese Olympic track & field team to bring its total to 35 members. - [22.6.2000]
Japanese Olympic team is named
Twenty three athletes have been added to the Japanese Olympic track & field team to bring its total to 35 members. - [22.6.2000]
Da Costa seeks Sydney ticket in Prague
Ronaldo da Costa has a lot to prove in the Prague Marathon next Sunday, not least that this former world record holder can make the Brazilian squad for the Sydney Olympic Games in September. - [17.5.2000]
Da Costa seeks Sydney ticket in Prague
Ronaldo da Costa has a lot to prove in the Prague Marathon next Sunday, not least that this former world record holder can make the Brazilian squad for the Sydney Olympic Games in September. - [17.5.2000]
Thugwane and Ramaala head South Africa's Olympic marathon team
Olympic marathon champion Josiah Thugwane inched closer to defending his title following his inclusion on the South Africa Olympics marathon team announced yesterday. - [11.5.2000]
Thugwane and Ramaala head South Africa's Olympic marathon team
Olympic marathon champion Josiah Thugwane inched closer to defending his title following his inclusion on the South Africa Olympics marathon team announced yesterday. - [11.5.2000]
Sydney 2000 – Record rush for Athletics tickets
Already the most popular sport in Atlanta, Athletics is set to repeat this success in Sydney with more than 27,400 tickets worth over $5 million  sold by five in the afternoon on the first day of ticket sales to the general public - [10.5.2000]
Sydney 2000 – Record rush for Athletics tickets
Already the most popular sport in Atlanta, Athletics is set to repeat this success in Sydney with more than 27,400 tickets worth over $5 million  sold by five in the afternoon on the first day of ticket sales to the general public - [10.5.2000]
Rod DeHaven to represent US in Sydney Marathon
Thirty-three year old computer programmer Rod DeHaven secured his ticket for Sydney as he won the US Olympic Marathon Trial in a clocking of 2:15:30. Rod DeHaven joins women’s trials winner Christine Clark as America’s marathon representatives for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. - [8.5.2000]
Rod DeHaven to represent US in Sydney Marathon
Thirty-three year old computer programmer Rod DeHaven secured his ticket for Sydney as he won the US Olympic Marathon Trial in a clocking of 2:15:30. Rod DeHaven joins women’s trials winner Christine Clark as America’s marathon representatives for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. - [8.5.2000]
Loroupe and Tanui head Kenyan Olympic Marathon Selection
The Kenyan holder of the World Best in the women's marathon, Tegla Loroupe and seasoned veteran Moses Tanui will head Kenya's marathon selection for the Sydney Olympics, according to an announcement by the KAAA on Wednesday night. - [5.5.2000]
Loroupe and Tanui head Kenyan Olympic Marathon Selection
The Kenyan holder of the World Best in the women's marathon, Tegla Loroupe and seasoned veteran Moses Tanui will head Kenya's marathon selection for the Sydney Olympics, according to an announcement by the KAAA on Wednesday night. - [5.5.2000]
US citizenship for Khalid Khannouchi
Moroccan-born Khalid Khannouchi was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Houston on Tuesday making him eleigible for US Olympic Trials - [2.5.2000]
US citizenship for Khalid Khannouchi
Moroccan-born Khalid Khannouchi was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Houston on Tuesday making him eleigible for US Olympic Trials - [2.5.2000]
Aussie double in Olympic city marathon
Rod de Highden, carted off in an ambulance after his last run at a major championship, all but booked his berth in the Australian Olympic team Sunday by winning the host city marathon. - [30.4.2000]
Aussie double in Olympic city marathon
Rod de Highden, carted off in an ambulance after his last run at a major championship, all but booked his berth in the Australian Olympic team Sunday by winning the host city marathon. - [30.4.2000]
McColgan Rules out Sydney Marathon
21 April - British distance queen Liz McColgan will miss the Sydney Marathon due to injury - [21.4.2000]
McColgan Rules out Sydney Marathon
21 April - British distance queen Liz McColgan will miss the Sydney Marathon due to injury - [21.4.2000]
Perec ventures eastwards on road to Sydney
7 March 2000 - Marie-Jose Perec has moved to Rostock and trainer Wolfgang Meier in bid to retain Olympic title - [7.3.2000]
Perec ventures eastwards on road to Sydney
7 March 2000 - Marie-Jose Perec has moved to Rostock and trainer Wolfgang Meier in bid to retain Olympic title - [7.3.2000]
Graf plots unusual path to Sydney
7 March 2000 - Stephanie Graf of Austria is shaping up as a strong contender for 800m in Sydney. Profile and interview by Mark Butler - [7.3.2000]
Graf plots unusual path to Sydney
7 March 2000 - Stephanie Graf of Austria is shaping up as a strong contender for 800m in Sydney. Profile and interview by Mark Butler - [7.3.2000]