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8 min ago | Benalla Ensign

June 2014 Sportstar nominees

Lockington Consolidated School student Col Pearse will represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships for the second year in a row.

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4 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Total of seven Guernsey County athletes take part in Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games

Guernsey County Special Olympics selected seven athletes to represent the organization at the 45th Annual Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Times-Tribune

HS Track: Good days for Solfanelli, Wilkes at summer meets

Knowing this would be his final track and field competition of the year, Nick Solfanelli wanted to make it memorable.

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Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic, Pennsylvania High School Sports, High School Football, High School Sports, Pennsylvania High School Football, Sports, Sean Furey, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Sunday Herald

Hampden test run for Games marred by huge queues

Spectators took to social media to vent their anger after experiencing lengthy waits to get through security into Hampden Park for the Glasgow Grand Prix event.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yohan Blake, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Eilish Mccolgan, Mo Farah, Eilidh Child, Olympic Track And Field

Star-Telegram.com

Anti-doping agency wants Tyson Gay defamation case dismissed

As Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay took a victory lap in France last week after winning the 100-meter dash, attorneys in Fort Worth representing him and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency were seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the athlete's former coach.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Tyson Gay, Summer Olympics, Marshevet Hooker, Olympic Track And Field

Trinadad Express

Big Scalp

Michelle-Lee Ahye warmed up for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with the biggest win of her career, at the British Athletics Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meet, in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kerron Stewart, Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure, Vitezslav Vesely, Tero Pitkamaki

Sunday Herald

Para-cycling: Fachie and MacLean reunited in pursuit of gold

S ITTING side by side at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean exhibit the kind of easy companionship which can only come from regularly hurtling around a banked track at high speed together on a tandem.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Sir Chris Hoy, Summer Olympics, Chris Hoy, Ross Edgar

New York Post

Which Pistorius will the judge believe in a Blade Runnera trial?

Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius developed a determination but also a dangerous aggressiveness growing up and competing with a disability.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Oscar Pistorius, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Sunday Herald

Athletics: Roaring but no success for Scots in Glasgow Grand Prix

IT was hoped it would give a morale-boosting dry run for Scottish success in the Commonwealth Games, but the homegrown contingent had to settle for mixed results in the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park yesterday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Christine Ohuruogu, Summer Olympic, Blanka Vlasic, Olympics, Martyn Rooney, Lolo Jones, Eilish Mccolgan, Summer Olympics, Mo Farah

Stuff.co.nz

HPNZ boss optimistic ahead of Glasgow Games

MONEY MAN: High Performance Sport New Zealand boss Alex Baumann wants more bang for its funding buck and more Commonwealth Games medals than the 36 won in Delhi.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Bobsled, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, Alex Baumann, Valerie Adams, Summer Olympics, Swimming

Oxford Mail

ATHLETICS: Clarke remains positive after below par display

Lawrence Clarke remained upbeat despite missing out on the 110m hurdles in the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park last night.

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Related Topix: Lawrence Clarke, Sports, Andrew Riley, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

BBC News

Stylish win for Rudisha in Glasgow

David Rudisha emphatically won the men's 800m at the Glasgow Diamond League in his first race on British soil since he won gold at London 2012.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Queen Harrison, Sports, Martyn Rooney, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Allyson Felix

Trinadad Express

Athletics Rising

Trinidad and Tobago enjoyed a four-medal Olympic haul for the first time in the country's history at the 2012 London Games.

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Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Keshorn Walcott, Jehue Gordon, Summer Olympics, Lalonde Gordon

The Age

Starc has high hopes of glory in Glasgow

Flying high: Brandon Starc, the brother of Australian cricketer Mitchell, is hoping to win a medal in Glasgow.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cricket, England, Scotland, Canada, Derek Drouin, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Ivan Ukhov

Milngavie Today

Double joy for baton bearer

Bearsden man Angus Cameron has more than one reason to welcome the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow in just under two weeks time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Mo Farah, Summer Olympics

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Dorsetecho.co.uk

ATHLETICS: Anniversary Games bid for Blake

PAUL Blake can't wait to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in athletics when he takes part in the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games next weekend.

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The Independent

Blake halted by more injury problems as British return falls flat

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Related Topix: Sports, Yohan Blake, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Nesta Carter, Jessica Ennis

The New Zealand Herald

Athletics: Tom Walsh finishes third at Diamond League

Tom Walsh's extraordinary rise in the shot put world has continued with third place at the Glasgow leg of the IAAF Diamond League circuit.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Whiting, Tomasz Majewski, Reese Hoffa, Summer Olympic, David Storl, Olympics, Summer Olympics

The News Tribune

Fresh Blake injury fears after pulling up in race

Having missed much of last season with hamstring troubles, there was no immediate word on the double Olympic silver medalist's condition after fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade won in 9.97 seconds ahead of American sprinter Michael Rodgers.

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This Is Lancashire

Three generations honour Bury Grammar School captains

Grandson Lieutenant Commander Paul Morris, Royal Navy, great grandson Bradley Morris, Bury Grammar School Head of History and Politics Mark Hone, son David Morris THREE generations of a family made an emotional visit to a school for a special assembly to honour its captains from 100 years ago.

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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