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Sports News Correspondent — Guardian

Guardian chief sports correspondent

Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov fails to lift gloom in wake of doping allegations

theguardian.com — Two years ago, the athletics world gathered in Moscow for its showpiece. Cries of "Elena, Elena" echoed around the Luzhniki stadium as the two-time Olympic pole vault champion Elena Inbinaeva accepted one of a flurry of gold medals and the home crowd celebrated Russia's success in topping the table amid an orgy of patriotism.

Shara Proctor settles for world long jump silver despite new British record

theguardian.com — Long jumper Shara Proctor has secured Great Britain's fourth medal of the 2015 world championships, winning silver in a dramatic contest with a new national record. Related: World Athletics Championships: Beijing 2015, day seven - live!

Cameraman who floored Usain Bolt with Segway ready to get back to work

theguardian.com — The cameraman who did what his many sprint rivals could not and toppled Usain Bolt is back to work after his brush with global fame and said he felt fine. Related: Usain Bolt floored by cameraman on Segway as he celebrates 200m gold Song Tao, who works for host broadcaster CCTV, has covered many sporting events including the Asian Games and the Olympics.
Aug 28, 2015

Cameraman who ran over Bolt. “The important thing is that he is OK. I’m fine and ready to get back to work." - theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug…

Aug 28, 2015

Nice story/web clickbait by @owen_g Segway cameraman who floored Usain Bolt says he is ready to get back to work theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug…

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Christian Taylor soars to gold in world championships triple jump

theguardian.com — In the stands, Jonathan Edwards could barely watch. In the pit Christian Taylor, the American triple jumper who has been waging a personal battle with his Cuban rival, Pedro Pichardo, all season, looked equally dumbstruck as he bent double then hopped on the spot as though not quite sure whether to celebrate.

Fifa distances itself from François Carrard’s controversial comments

theguardian.com — Crisis hit Fifa has moved to distance itself from controversial comments by the man charged with overseeing its reform after he appeared to clear president Sepp Blatter of any wrongdoing and was derogatory about football in the United States.
Aug 27, 2015

Fifa distances itself from François Carrard’s controversial comments bit.ly/1VeisR0

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again to win 200m gold in world championships

theguardian.com — Usain Bolt has done it again, winning his fourth consecutive world 200m title with a display of supreme confidence in his fastest time since the Olympic final at London 2012. Five days after overcoming the odds and a flying Justin Gatlin to retain his 100m title, Bolt ran 19.55 to again best his American rival in the fastest time this year and win his 10th world championship gold.
Aug 27, 2015

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again to win 200m world championship gold bit.ly/1Ikme29

I won't let this pass: Morrissey defends stance in immigration row with NME

theguardian.com — He has been engaged in a war of words with the NME since last week's issue pictured him on its cover alongside the quote: "The gates of England are flooded. The country's been thrown away."
Aug 27, 2015

@MotownDR And strange crypto-racist nativist! theguardian.com/uk/2007/dec/04… But at least he loves animals, or something

What I learned from running in the London 2012 stadium

theguardian.com — The Olympic Stadium in Stratford does not immediately take the breath away. Unless, that is, you happen to be plodding around at an uneven pace trying not to embarrass yourself in front of one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time.
Aug 27, 2015

@rachelburden More a plodder than a racer. Still haunted by memory of Seb Coe collapsing in laughter watching this: theguardian.com/sport/london-2…

Greg Rutherford basks in world title glory but determined to keep speaking out

theguardian.com — This is a sport riven with seemingly unresolvable contradictions. It demands athletes go ever faster, higher, longer while tying itself in knots over the consequences. With a nervous eye on the day when Usain Bolt no longer commands the eyes of the world, it cries out for personality.
Aug 26, 2015

Greg Rutherford basks in world title glory but determined to keep speaking out bit.ly/1Ihl6MJ

Aug 26, 2015

My piece from today on @GregJRutherford and why he's right when he says athletics needs more characters: theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug…

Julius Yego wins javelin but Kenyan pair’s positive tests cast shadow

theguardian.com — On the day that two Kenyan athletes became the first to test positive at a world championships overshadowed by the drugs issue the country's first ever javelin gold medallist insisted he was competing clean. Julius Yego recorded 92.72m in the Bird's Nest, within six metres of Jan Zelezny's current world record set in 1996, and added another gold medal to Kenya's burgeoning tally.
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Aug 29, 2015

RT @SunSteveBrenner: Another ringing endorsement of just how bad a manager Alan Pardew is..

Aug 29, 2015

Chelsea's big lead papered over widening cracks at the end of last season - truth is this team haven't played very well for months.

Aug 29, 2015

Usain Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m gold as error ruins Great Britain hopes bit.ly/1KkkD40

Aug 29, 2015

RT @Jellington100m: And whats even worse is when EX athletes wanna put their 2 pence in.

Aug 29, 2015

RT @Jellington100m: People on social media are so quick to slag us off when they have no idea what it takes to do what we do.

Aug 29, 2015

RT @MiguelDelaney: In four games, Chelsea have now conceded 64% of the goals they did in the 2004-05 season... usual Mourinho structure ripped apart.

Aug 29, 2015

US disqualified! China up to silver, Canada into bronze...

Aug 29, 2015

RT @nzaccardi: Shades of 2013, USA fumbles final handoff, Usain Bolt storms to win 4x100m. Bolt has won 14 straight Olympic/Worlds finals he's finished.

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