Athletics

St Petersburg launch bid for 2022 European Athletics Championships

By Duncan Mackay

St Ptersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesSt Petersburg is planning to bid for the 2022 European Athletics Championships, it has been announced.

Włodarczyk breaks women's hammer throw world record

By Zjan Shirinian

Anita Włodarczyk has broken the women's hammer throw world record for a third time ©Getty ImagesOlympic silver medallist Anita Włodarczyk has broken the women's hammer throw world record.

Britain's 4x100m women provide final shock in dramatic IAAF Diamond League finale in Zurich

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 4x100m women's team, pictured after winning European gold this month, beat Jamaica and the United States in Zurich tonight ©Getty ImagesOn a night of dramatic reversals of fortune as the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League reached its climax in half of its scheduled events, Great Britain's young 4x100 metres women's relay team provided the Zurich Weltklasse meeting with its greatest drama in a final flourish of a victory over Jamaica and the United States.

Sharp and Farah excel as the Barshim v Bondarenko show goes on

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah sets a British two miles best at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesHome fans in a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham were rewarded today with an 800 metres victory by Lynsey Sharp over Kenya's world champion Eunice Sum, and a national best in the two miles from Mo Farah in his first track appearance of the season in Britain.

Bolt pulls out of Zurich Diamond League and ends season early

By Mike Rowbottom

Usain Bolt shows off his medal for winning the Mano a Mano 100m challenge on Copacabana Beach last weekend. He has now ended his season early ©Getty ImagesUsain Bolt has called a premature end to his injury-troubled season and will instead begin preparing early for next year's International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing. 

Countdown clock unveiled with one year to go until Beijing 2015 World Athletics Championships

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A coundown clock has been launched to mark one year to go until the World Athletics Championships ©IAAFA major milestone ahead of the Beijing 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships took place today with a "One Year to Go" ceremony next to the Bird's Nest Stadium in which the action will be held.

Montsho faces two-year ban after waiving right to hearing following positive drugs test at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Amantle Montsho tested positive for a banned substance at Glasgow 2014 and now faces a ban from athletics ©Getty ImagesBotswana's Amantle Montsho has waived her right to a hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) court after testing positive for a banned stimulant at Glasgow 2014.

Lavillenie's pole vault win-streak falls to earth

By Mike Rowbottom at the Olympiastadion in Stockholm 

World pole vault record holder Renaud Lavlllenie experiences a rare defeat in Stockholm ©AFP/Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie's unique winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end here in the 1912 Olympic Stadium tonight as he failed to record a mark at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting.

Canadian shot putter to be belatedly awarded Beijing 2008 bronze medal

By Nick Butler

Dylan Armstrong of Canada has belatedly been awarded a shot put bronze medal from Beijing 2008 ©AFP/Getty ImagesCanadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong will finally be awarded an Olympic bronze medal from Beijing 2008 following the disqualification of initial third place finisher, Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, for a failed drugs test.
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