2w ago| Sports

Disjointed, disorganised, but ‘nothing irregular’

Although the Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) was hopeful of organising the Sheikh Kamal 2nd Bangladesh Youth Games in a more cohesive way than the inaugural edition, age-old problems bubbled to the fore as the first phase, featuring 495 upazillas, began.

3w ago| Athletics

Athletics finally turns to grassroots

With the nation’s once glorious athletics scene in dire straits in terms of success on the international stage due to a lack of quality athletes,

Imranur, Ritu on top as Army dominate national athletics 

Imran Rahman and Sumaiya Dewan won the 200m sprint titles as the Bangabandhu 46th National Athletics Championship came to an end at the Bangladesh Army Stadium on Sunday.

Rakibul, Shirin take 200m crowns

Rakibul Hasan and Shirin Akter of Bangladesh Navy bagged gold medals in the 200m sprint events on the concluding day of the Sultana Kamal-Olila Group 16th National Summer Athletics Championship at the Bangladesh Army Stadium yesterday.

Jacobs storms to Euro 100m crown

Jacobs, who was world indoor 60m champion in Belgrade in March, but withdrew before the semi-finals of the 100m at last month's world championships in Oregon, clocked a championship record-equalling time of 9.95 seconds.

Ritu scales career-best 1.73m in Turkiye

Ritu Akter, 2021 national high jump champion, produced her career-best result to finish seventh in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games as she cleared 1.73 meter in women’s high jump event in Konya, Turkey today.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Ten Lankans missing from Commonwealth Games

Ten members of crisis-hit Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games contingent in Birmingham have disappeared in a suspected attempt to remain in Britain, a top sports official from the island nation told AFP on Sunday.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Thompson-Herah seals Commonwealth double

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah rocketed to a sprint double at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday as Australia pulled clear of England at the top of the medals table.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

No 'divorce papers'; despite squash duel

Australia's Donna Lobban said she and her Scottish husband Greg Lobban would not be signing "divorce papers" after she beat him in mixed-doubles squash competition at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Thompson-Herah wins 100m as Titmus stars in pool

Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah cruised to Commonwealth gold on Wednesday as Australia's Ariarne Titmus completed a stunning individual freestyle treble on the last night of swimming action.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Kiplangat takes wrong turn to Commonwealth gold

Uganda's Victor Kiplangat took a wrong turn but still found his way to marathon gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, providing some late drama to what had been an uneventful race.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Nigerians bask in Amusan's athletic glory

Nigerians, including three presidential candidates, basked in the glory of the country's first world athletics gold medal, welcoming a respite from bad news about economic hardships and deepening insecurity.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Record-breaking Duplantis flies at Eugene worlds

Armand Duplantis wrapped up the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in stunning fashion on Sunday, setting a new world record in the pole vault as the curtain came down on the 10-day global track and field extravaganza.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

'It's amazing. I don't want to sleep'

French world record holder Kevin Mayer regained the world decathlon title with a late surge on Sunday, climbing from sixth overnight to clinch gold after Olympic champion Damian Warner withdrew through injury.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Neeraj Chopra wins historic silver for India

The gold eluded him but with a landmark silver here, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra still created history one more time, becoming only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

Mighty McLaughlin shatters 400m hurdles world record

American Sydney McLaughlin produced one of the greatest track performances of all time on Friday by shattering her own 400 metres hurdles world record to win World Championships gold.