Nigeria women's 4x400 metres relay team have lost their place at the Olympic Games here after a member of their team positive for banned drugs for the second in her career, it has been reported.
Liu Hong, the world 20 kilometres race walking champion and Olympic gold medal favourite, has been cleared to compete at Rio 2016 after serving a ban of just one month following a failed drugs test in May.
Belarus' Aksana Miankova is set to be stripped of the Olympic gold medal she won at Beijing in 2008 after reportedly failing a re-tested sample.
Italy’s Jamel Chatbi has been removed from their Olympic team after he missed his third drug test in the past year.
Asian Athletics Championships gold medallist Inderjeet Singh has confirmed he has tested positive for a banned substance.
World Championship javelin silver medallist Ihab Abdelrahman has reportedly failed a doping test, which could rule the Egyptian athlete out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to review the decision to ban her from next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The United States struck gold in the men's 4x400 metres relay race to cap off their dominant showing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships on the final day of the event in Bydgoszcz.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has offered his support to the International Federations (IFs) who are currently weighing up whether to follow their lead in banning Russian athletes from competing at Rio 2016.
Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova will not be able to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a neutral athlete after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission ruled her ineligible due to her "long implication in a doping system".
India's Neeraj Chopra secured gold in the javelin event in style at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships with a world record effort for his age group in Bydgoszcz today.
Mo Farah produced the expected winning home flourish at the end of the two-day International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in London, earning victory the hard way in a 5,000 metres where he pushed the pace from the off before crossing the line a finishing straight clear of a top class field in 12min 59.29sec, the fastest run so far this year.
Russian track and field athletes have a "less than one per cent" chance of appearing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and are preparing for their own competition instead, the country's Sports Minister has claimed.
Usain Bolt put his recent hamstring problems behind him as he recorded 19.89sec to win over 200 metres in his last race before Rio 2016 at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League meeting in London – but even Bolt had to give best on the night to the performance of US 100m hurdler Kendra Harrison, who lowered one of the longest standing world records, the 1988 mark of 12.21 set by Bulgaria’s Yordanka Donkova, with a time of 12.20.
The United States' Michael Norman Jr set a Championship record time on his way to winning the men’s 200 metres title at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz today.