athletics

‘If nothing changes, athletics will fall apart’

Milzar Hossain, one of the most prominent athletes of the country in the 80s, holds the record for the best ever timing by a Bangladeshi in the 800m event, 1:51.16, which he clocked in the 1986 Asian Games to finish fifth. The 58-year-old SA Games silver medalist spoke with The Daily Star's Anisur Rahman about the current state of athletics in Bangladesh and what needs to be done to improve it.

Running towards extinction!

Not that long ago, there used to be a dogfight among a number of teams for medals in the national and summer athletics championships.

Commando’s shot into athletics record

A former member of the force which provides security for the Prime Minister and the President, Sarwar had a couple of pauses in his athletic pursuits. But he keeps coming back to track and field, which helped him clear 14.89 metres in the shot put event and eclipse the previous record set by Mohammad Ibrahim in 2019 by 0.36 metres.

Old-fashion sprinklers delay handover of BNS ground

The handover of the renovated ground of the Bangabandhu National Stadium is set to be deferred by a few more weeks after the joint inspection team of National Sports Council (NSC) and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday found some shortcomings around the newly-laid drainage system.

Lyles strikes 100m gold to extend US dominance

Lyles, who already has two world 200m titles to his name and will go for a third in the Hungarian capital, clocked 9.83sec -- the fastest 100m time of the season so far -- for victory.

Top Indian sprinter gets four-year doping ban: reports

Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been banned from competition for four years after she failed two doping tests, local media reported Friday.

Kipyegon adds 5,000m world record to 1500m mark in Paris

The 29-year-old produced a stunning performance to crush the world 5,000 mark at the Paris Diamond League on Friday, beating world record-holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia in the process.

Transgender athletes banned from women's events

Transgender women will no longer be allowed to compete in female track and field events regardless of their levels of testosterone, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Thursday, citing fairness over inclusion.

Imranur storms to historic gold at Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

The 29-year-old sprinter clocked his best timing of 6.59 seconds to win the gold medal in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan last night.

February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024

‘If nothing changes, athletics will fall apart’

Milzar Hossain, one of the most prominent athletes of the country in the 80s, holds the record for the best ever timing by a Bangladeshi in the 800m event, 1:51.16, which he clocked in the 1986 Asian Games to finish fifth. The 58-year-old SA Games silver medalist spoke with The Daily Star's Anisur Rahman about the current state of athletics in Bangladesh and what needs to be done to improve it.

February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024

Running towards extinction!

Not that long ago, there used to be a dogfight among a number of teams for medals in the national and summer athletics championships.

February 11, 2024
February 11, 2024

Commando’s shot into athletics record

A former member of the force which provides security for the Prime Minister and the President, Sarwar had a couple of pauses in his athletic pursuits. But he keeps coming back to track and field, which helped him clear 14.89 metres in the shot put event and eclipse the previous record set by Mohammad Ibrahim in 2019 by 0.36 metres.

November 15, 2023
November 15, 2023

Old-fashion sprinklers delay handover of BNS ground

The handover of the renovated ground of the Bangabandhu National Stadium is set to be deferred by a few more weeks after the joint inspection team of National Sports Council (NSC) and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday found some shortcomings around the newly-laid drainage system.

August 21, 2023
August 21, 2023

Lyles strikes 100m gold to extend US dominance

Lyles, who already has two world 200m titles to his name and will go for a third in the Hungarian capital, clocked 9.83sec -- the fastest 100m time of the season so far -- for victory.

August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023

Top Indian sprinter gets four-year doping ban: reports

Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been banned from competition for four years after she failed two doping tests, local media reported Friday.

June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023

Kipyegon adds 5,000m world record to 1500m mark in Paris

The 29-year-old produced a stunning performance to crush the world 5,000 mark at the Paris Diamond League on Friday, beating world record-holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia in the process.

March 24, 2023
March 24, 2023

Transgender athletes banned from women's events

Transgender women will no longer be allowed to compete in female track and field events regardless of their levels of testosterone, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Thursday, citing fairness over inclusion.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

Imranur storms to historic gold at Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

The 29-year-old sprinter clocked his best timing of 6.59 seconds to win the gold medal in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan last night.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Bangladeshi sprinters ‘learn’ from Japanese Olympian

Shota Iizuka, a Rio Olympic silver medallist from Japan’s 4X100 relay team, today spent an hour with some 30 primary students of Sunnydale Junior School in the capital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Japan and Bangladesh.

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