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USA Triathlon becomes first national governing sports body to embrace CBD

CBD is a nonintoxicating compound that, like the intoxicating compound THC, is found in varying amounts in hemp, a legal cannabis plant. In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of banned substances.

Nike closes elite training group Oregon Project after its head is banned for four years

The move comes 10 days after Alberto Salazar was barred for four years from the sport of distance running for doping violations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final after India's successful appeal

Avinash Sable was involved in two incidents during the race, both triggered by reigning junior world champion Takele Nigate of Ethiopia.

Order of merit: In post-Bolt era, track and field is in search of the next star

A star who could be a big draw. At the World Championships, a bunch of upcoming athletes are poised to topple established names.

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record in half-marathon

Brigid Kosgei finished 23 seconds quicker than the previous record set by fellow Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017.

Jinson Johnson betters own 1500m national record by winning silver in Berlin, qualifies for World C'ships

Jinson Johnson bettered his own 1500m national record while clinching a silver in the ISTAF Berlin event. Jinson also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 6. The World Championships qualifying time is 3:36.00.

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Dutee Chand seeks External Affairs Minister's help to get visa for Ireland, Germany events

Claiming that her visa formalities have not been completed so far, Dutee Chand tagged Jaishankar as well as Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson of the Ministry in her tweet. 

Hima Das wins fifth gold of month, returns to favourite event in style

Hima Das has returned to the 400-metre race in style with this gold. The last time she had competed in the 400-metre race was in the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year, where she had to pull out with a back spasm.

India in line for Asian Games mixed relay gold after ban on Kemi Adekoya

India's mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and MR Poovamma are set to have their medals from the 2018 Asian Games 4x400 mixed relay event upgraded from silver to gold.

The world’s fastest old man is 71, holds two world records and is aiming for a third

Plenty of people, even when they are at their fastest, never come close to running 400 meters in less than a minute. Allie has been breaking one minute since he was a child and is still doing it.

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Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin for World Championships 100m gold

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold in 9.79 secs at World Championships being held at Beijing after pipping Justin Gatlin by 1/100th of a second.

Mary Kom rules the ring, Tintu Luka races to silver, Annu Rani lands bronze, Sarita Devi refuses medal

India won another gold via Mary Kom as the track and field athletes contributed to a silver and a bronze.

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Usain Bolt Beats Justin Gatlin But Gets Knocked Over By Cameraman

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday. Five days after beating Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and […]

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