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ath le tiks

  • n  an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  • n  a contest between athletes
  • n  participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

  • Santhi Soundarajan has a message for Caster Semenya, the South African track star whose gender has sparked an international athletics row:.
  • Gender disputes in athletics can be very complicated, however.
  • FAST BOYS: Bekele, at left, and Kipchoge head to the finish line at the 2003 world championships in athletics in Paris.
News & Articles

  • Athletics-Campbell-Brown fails dope test - sources
    (Adds details, byline and dateline) By Kayon Rayner KINGSTON, June 15 (Reuters) - Jamaica's 200 metres world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on May 4 in Kingston. Campbell-Brown, who won the Olympic 200 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • Athletics-World champion Campbell-Brown fails dope test - sources
    June 15 (Reuters) - Jamaica's 200 metres world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned diuretic, sources close to Jamaican athletics told Reuters. The sources said the doping violation occurred at the Jamaica International Invitational meeting on May 4 in Kingston. (Editing By Alison Wildey)
    June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Mariners-Athletics Preview
    With their longest home winning streak in 11 years in the past, the Oakland Athletics face a stiff challenge trying to bounce back against the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez.
    June 15, 2013 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Jim Tressel in ESPN
    After consultation with my director of athletics, Gene Smith, and based upon our unique position in the BCS standings,Tressel said in a statement, "I believe it is only fair that we not participate in the final poll."
  • Joe Biden in USA Today
    Making Title IX as strong as possible is a no-brainer,Biden said. "What we're doing here today will better ensure equal opportunity in athletics."
  • Tom Izzo in msnbc.com
    That poor kid, he was devastated,Izzo said. "It's a shame for him. But it's part of athletics and we're just going to have to move on."

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