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Athletics

Kipchoge Smashes Two-Hour Marathon Barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge is the first man to run a sub two hour marathon with his victory in Vienna, Austria. He streaked home in 1:59:40 at an average speed touching 13.1 mph over the 26 mile 385 yard course. But the...

Race To Find Gender Test For Athletes Falls At First Hurdle

The world athletics governing body is struggling with finding a definitive way to separate men from women. The latest plan from the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) is to set a maximum testosterone level for women competing in events between...

Dust Settles On Dirtiest Race In History

British athlete Lisa Dobriskey finished 10th in the 1500 metre Olympic finals in 2012 – and immediately told reporters that she did not believe the race was fair. She complained that she was ‘not competing on a level playing field’...

Russia And The Olympics 2016 – Who Is Banned And Why

The Olympic ban for Russia is confusing – so here are the answers to some of the questions you might have. The controversy revolves around an alleged state sponsored doping scandal managed by the Russian secret service, which found a...

World Athletics Runs Into Doping Corruption Claims

World sport looks set to become mired in yet another alleged corruption scandal following the arrest of the former president of the International Athletics Associations Federations – the governing body of world athletics. Lamine Diack and close adviser Habib Cisse...
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Pineapples Are The Best Way To Keep Snorers Quiet

The best remedy to stop your partner snoring and keeping you awake is a pineapple, say scientists. But the solution is not to ram the...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

What You Need To Know About The Deadly Coronavirus

The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...