Athletics

Nothing Basic about rising sprint star Hana’s road to the top

Hana Basic might never have stepped foot in the country, let alone run for Australia. Basic might have been many things: Bosnian, gymnast, Australian sprinter, anonymous backpacker. The daughter of immigrants who fled the former Yugoslavia during the war, she was a gymnast before she was a runner, and she could do flips before she […]

Athletics

Russian former indoor 1,500 metres champion gets eight-year doping ban

Russia’s former world indoor 1,500 metres champion Yelena Soboleva has been handed an eight-year ban after she violated anti-doping regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Soboleva, who set the world indoor record in 2008, had previously received a two-year suspension along with six other leading Russian women athletes ahead of […]