Exeposé’s online sports editor Ed Alexander takes a look back at some of the lesser-known sporting stories from the last seven days
Ed Alexander looks back at some of the more obscure sporting stories from the last seven days.
On Friday the 17th June Sebastien Coe, President of the world athletics governing body the IAAF, announced that Russian athletes would be unable to compete at the Olympic Games this summer. It was decided that since Russia was caught implementing a programme of “state sponsored doping” in November 2015, they have not done enough to correct […]
On Wednesday 16th March the Exeter University Athletics Club hosted their annual South West University Championships. Held at the Exeter Arena, where the club train, the event saw attendees from nine neighbouring universities. With around 200 athletes and spectators the day proved a great success, with some fantastic results all round. In first place was […]
Lord Coe’s IAAF must send a message and ban all Russian track and field athletes from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Following the shocking revelations of systematic, state sponsored doping in Russia made by German television network ARD, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned a report into the Russian anti-doping system. It concluded the […]
One of the biggest success stories from the Exeter University Athletic Union has undoubtedly been Nicole Kendall. Since starting University, she has flourished under the guidance of the Athletic Club, going from a club athlete to a GB Junior. Here, we discuss where it all started, how she maintains her success and what she hopes […]
Rightly or wrongly, Justin Gatlin bears the burden of a severely damaged sport. Being labelled a two times drug cheat, his defeats to Usain Bolt in the World Championships were euphorically celebrated by those claiming his victories were a ‘saviour for the sport’. Although Gatlin will never gain affection from the athletic fraternity, many raise the question as to […]