Marschall says he's a student of his event and has looked up to Steve Hooker and other Aussie vaulters. Marschall has even inherited a special Twitter account that has been passed down from one Aussie PV great to the next.
Why aren't more of Semenya's competitors speaking out?
*MB: OK girls what say you about competing against Semenya?
*MB: Womens 800 now a joke
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"In terms of fighting for our rights and varying levels of injustices in our sport, let’s also respect the different personalities and approaches. Aggressive and assertive approaches are sometimes necessary, but l do think it is important to resolve all matters, respectfully. We need each and every approach. Personally, I would be more critical of the athletes that aren’t advocating for their rights at all. But, I respect their position and approach also. I disagree, but I respect."
Noakes' views on diet have become very controversial in South Africa after he wrote a top-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution and he could now lose his medical license.
Tweets from Nick Willis, Alysia Montano, David Torrence and others. We liked Trey Hardee's: "typed and retyped several things on here- can't get the words out. #russiandoping".
Viljoen said she was "snubbed" from receiving a financial award for medaling at Worlds, and minister Fikile Mbalula gave a sarcastic reply, implying she only attends functions she's receiving something. “R20 000 cheque awaits, you're a great athlete. We trust now that you know will receive something you will come get it.”
Lolo had a string of tweets on the issue which lead to one follower replying, "Drake likes sex".
She tweeted: “I am very disappointed to hear this news. I don’t believe it truly reflects the core values of the Nike that I am proud to represent, nor the integrity and the ideals of the people I work with on a daily basis.” Is she talking about the same company? The Nike we know defended Lance Armstrong until the very end.
When The Telegraph contacted Driouch via email, a reply came from his email account, saying “Go to hell. First of all, f--- you and all your s----y questions. You English are ignorant because you say that you endorse a champion and then bitch behind his back. You’re racist and you can’t accept it when someone becomes stronger than you. I am and always will be better than you.”
She is of course talking about Powell's 6-month drug ban last year. That was the headline anyway, but she spends most of the article talking about the Mo Farah - Andy Vernon Twitter battle.
“It was a worse retaliation than I thought I might get. I thought he would just ignore it because I didn’t say anything malicious or offensive. I thought he would just take it as a joke or give me some banter back. I put in a jab but he put in a haymaker below the belt and it sparked off from there. I don’t really care what he says about me but it is the way that he said it. If he thinks I’m an embarrassment then what does he think about everyone else? That’s the bit that I found arrogant.”
“Funny how some people think there’s nothing wrong with 50 shades of Grey. God didn’t create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie.”
Talking about the 150 suspicious blood tests he said, “blood samples taken before 2009 were thoroughly examined.”