Athletics

Mo Farah withdraws from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Mo Farah has pulled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDouble Olympic and world gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness, it was announced today. 

World number one heptathlete Johnson-Thompson withdraws from Glasgow 2014 through injury

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

World indoor silver medal winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to injury ©Getty ImagesEngland's heptathlon prodigy Katarina Johnson-Thompson has become the latest big star to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury.

Porter lays down marker for Glasgow 2014 at Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

Tiffany Porter enjoyed a superb victory over a strong field at the Sainsburys Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsTiffany Porter received a morale boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games by winning a high quality women's 100 metres hurdles to light up the home crowd at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Horse Guards Parade in London.

Kiplagat and Amos are surprise packages in Monaco Diamond League meeting

Mike Rowbottom at the Stade Louis II in Monaco

Silas Kiplagat, who upset Asbel Kiprop's plans in Monaco to become the fourth fastest man ever at 1500m ©Getty ImagesSilas Kiplagat produced the shock result of the International Association of Athletics Federatons (IAAF) Diamond League meeting as he outsprinted the Kenyan compatriot who had been targeting a world record in the 1500 metres, Asbel Kiprop, to win in 3min 27.64sec, making him the fourth fastest man in history.

Kiprop targeting El Guerrouj's 1500m world record in Monaco

By Mike Rowbottom in Monaco

Asbel Kiprop, double world 1500m champion, warms up for his world record attempt in Monaco by winning the 800m at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 1min 43.34sec, the fastest time run this year ©AFP/Getty ImagesAsbel Kiprop is back in Monaco – and in pursuit of the world 1500 metres record.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium track transported to Horse Guards Parade for Anniversary Games

By Nick Butler

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium track has moved location for the Anniversary Games ©UK AthleticsPreparations for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games taking place on Horse Guards Parade on Sunday (July 20) have ramped up a notch today with the beginnings of work to install 1,600 square metres of athletics track on the iconic landmark.

Leading Welsh hope suspended from Glasgow 2014 after doping charge

By Nick Butler

Gareth Warburton has been removed from the Wales team for Glasgow 2014 following a positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesWales have been dealt a blow in their preparations a week ahead of the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 after 800 metres runner Gareth Warburton was removed from the team for the Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test.

Sprinter Chand dropped from Indian team for Glasgow 2014 amid reports of gender row

By Gary Anderson

Sprinter Dutee Chand (left) has been embroiled in a gender row after being left out of the Indian athletics squad for Glasgow 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesSprinter Dutee Chand has been omitted from India's athletics squad named for next week's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just days after she underwent a gender verification test.

Powell and Simpson free to race again after doping bans cut from 18 to six months

By Zjan Shirinian

Asafa Powell wrote on Twitter that "justice has been served" ©Getty ImagesJamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans cut from 18 to six months, meaning they can start competing again.
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