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Round 1: Nitro Athletics Men’s 1 Mile Elimination

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Australian Matthew Ramsden, who was running for the Bolt All-Stars, has taken out the victory in the Men’s 1 Mile Elimination. It came down to a sprint finish between himself and Australian Olympian Jeff Riseley.

Nitro Final: Usain Bolt Runs Individual 150m

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Usain Bolt took a comfortable victory at the Final of the Nitro Athletics Melbourne series on the 11th February 2017.

Mitchell, Stevens, Rubie and Mathews Take Out Medley Relay

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Morgan Mitchell, Luke Stevens, Annaliese Rubie and Luke Mathews have taken out the mixed Medley Relay at the Nitro Athletics Final. The Australian team finished finished just ahead of the English team after Rubie took the lead on her 600m leg.

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Sebastian Coe and Isis Holt Arrive with the Nitro Athletics World Cup

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Lord Sebastian Coe has arrived at Lakeside Stadium for the Nitro Athletics Final with Australian Paralympian Isis Holt. They arrived in style with the Crown Helicopter touching down in the middle of Lakeside Stadium with the Nitro Athletics World Cup, which will be presented to the winning team at the conclusion of the night.Sebastian Coe

 

TV Coverage Around Australia for tonight’s Nitro Athletics Final

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It is possibly the most anticipated night on the Australian Track & Field calendar and we don’t want you to miss out on a second of the coverage. We have put together the TV coverage guide for the Nitro Athletics Final throughout Australia.

 

Nitro Athletics – Saturday February 11

Sydney                                              7:00pm LIVE on Channel 7

Melbourne                                       9:45pm on Channel 7

Brisbane                                           7:00pm on Channel 7

Adelaide                                            9:15pm on Channel 7

Perth                                                  4:00pm LIVE on Ch 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO

Tasmania                                          9:45pm on Channel 7

Northern Territory                         8:15pm on Channel 7

Team Australia vs Bolt All-Stars – Power Play’s have Changed!

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It’s the final night of the Nitro Athletics series here in Melbourne and the Power Plays have changed from when they were drawn yesterday at Crown. Below are the new Power Plays for the final night.

Final Round Power Plays

  • England – 2 x 300m
  • Japan – 4 x 100m
  • New Zealand Para-Athletics 100m
  • China – Long Jump
  • Australia – 3 Minute Distance Challenge
  • Bolt All-Stars – 150m

 

All teams agreed to the change.

Getting Prepared for the Nitro Athletics Final

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The final night of the Coles Nitro Athletics Series is about to begin and we will have you covered with the rolling updates throughout the night. Check out the results from night one and two below.

Night One
Results Team Points

Night Two
Results Team Points

Power Play’s for Nitro Round Two Revealed

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The Coles Nitro Athletics Melbourne is in full swing with night two taking place tomorrow night. The Power Play’s for Round Two have been revealed on a picturesque Melbourne Cricket Ground! You can see which teams drew which power play below:

  • Team Australia – 4x400m
  • Bolt All-Stars – 4x100m
  • Team China – Pole Vault
  • Team Japan – 110m Hurdles
  • Team New Zealand – 2x300m Relay
  • Team England – 100m.

We will be covering the next two meets, so be sure to keep an eye on our social networks for all the latest Nitro information

24 Australians Selected for IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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A team of 24 will represent Australia at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships when it takes place in Uganda early this year.

Athletics Australia has today confirmed the 24 strong team that will be heading to Kampala in Uganda for the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, which will take place on the 26th of March.

The team will be led by Brett Robinson and Anna Kelly after the duo won the Selection Trial in Canberra last month.

Other automatically selected athletes including Stewart McSweyn, Jack Rayner, Emily Ryan and Gemma Maini.

The remaining men’s and women’s teams of six were rounded out by Sam McEntee, Liam Adams, Patrick Tiernan, Bridey Delaney, Lexy Gilmour and Virginia Moloney.

McEntee narrowly missed a top-three place at the Selection Trial and made his Olympic debut in Rio, while Adams is a two-time medallists at the World Student Cross Country Championships. Tiernan has been selected after his stunning victory at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Delaney won the Australian 10,000m Championship to close out her 2016 campaign and come into contention for selection, while Gilmour and Moloney both placed among the top-six at the Selection Trial. Moloney is the current Australian cross-country champion.

The selected teams for the boy’s and girl’s races capture the best placed finishers at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Selection Trial.

BOYS (6): Callum McClusky, Josh Phillips, David Lean, Kieran Tall, Edward Trippas, Zachary Facioini

GIRLS (6): Lauren Ryan Courtney Hopkins, Georgia Evans, Emily Hopper, Amelia Mazza-Downie, Clio Ozanne-Jacques

Usain Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal After Teammate Tests Positive

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Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4×100-meter relay team, which also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

“The Jamaican team is disqualified,” the IOC said in a statement. “… the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.”

The relay title in Beijing completed the first of Bolt’s three gold medal sweeps in the 100, 200 and relay at three straight Olympics.

Trinidad and Tobago is in line to get the gold medal from 2008, Japan could be upgraded to silver, and fourth-place finisher Brazil could get the bronze medal.

Carter testified by videoconference to an IOC disciplinary hearing held in Lausanne on Oct. 17.

The IOC’s ruling states that Carter noted he was taking supplements in 2008 “advised in this respect by his coach, Mr. Stephen Francis.”

“The athlete explained that he had given several samples for doping controls whilst he was taking Cell Tech and Nitro Tech before the 2008 Olympic Games and he had never tested positive for a prohibited substance,” the detailed verdict stated.

“He therefore did not believe that these supplements could contain prohibited substances. He did not understand how methylhexaneamine could have been found in 2016.”

Though methylhexaneamine was not specifically named on the 2008 list of prohibited substances, it “fell within the scope of the general prohibition of stimulants having a similar chemical structure or similar biological effect as the listed stimulants,” the three-member IOC panel wrote.

Carter can appeal the sanction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, the IOC panel already anticipated one challenge in its written verdict.

“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has confirmed that the presence or use of substances falling within the scope of generic definitions of the prohibited list, can be used as a basis of establishing anti-doping rules violations,” the verdict said.

By The Associated Press