Athletics

Serial drugs cheat Gatlin fails to make final three for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

By Mike Rowbottom

America's serial drugs cheat Justin Gatlin has failed to make the shortlist for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin, whose nomination as one of the 10 male contenders for this year's World Athlete of the Year award has aroused strong criticism given his doping record, has not made it through to the final shortlist.

Coe praises Olympic legacy but refuses to give much away as IAAF begin World Championship inspection visits

By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has praised Barcelona's bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships but has refused to be drawn on their chances ©RFEASebastian Coe praised the legacy of the 1992 Olympics and Paralympics as he completed a visit to Barcelona to inspect the Spanish city's bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Gatlin closes social media accounts after "anonymous hacker" abuses student critic

By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin's inclusion among the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards has caused huge controversy ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin's agent Renaldo Nehemiah has announced the twice-banned former Olympic 100 metres champion has closed his Instagram and Twitter accounts because of an "anonymous hacker" who had posted an abusive reply to a Norwegian runner who had criticised the United States sprinter on his Instagram account.

Athletics coach slams proposed demolition of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

By Emily Goddard

John Powell has slammed plans to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ©Getty ImagesJohn Powell, head coach at Trackspeed1 UK, has hit out at plans that surfaced this week to demolish the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and claimed there has been no consultation with key stakeholders.

Kenya dominates as Kipchoge leads clean-sweep at Chicago Marathon

By Gary Anderson

Eliud Kipchoge of Ethiopia takes the applause after taking the win at today's Chicago Marathon ©Getty ImagesEliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan men's clean-sweep at the Chicago Marathon today to claim his first major win, while last year's winner, countrywoman Rita Jeptoo, retained her women's title around the streets of the Windy City.

World Marathon Majors names healthcare company Abbott as first title sponsor

By Zjan Shirinian

The series will become known as the Abbott World Marathon Majors from next year ©Abbott World Marathon Majors The World Marathon Majors - a series which comprises the six most renowned marathons in the world - has announced it has secured its first title sponsor.

USADA doping crusader Tygart says Gatlin deserves a chance of "redemption"

By Mike Rowbottom

Travis Tygart, chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency ©AFP/Getty ImagesTravis Tygart, the man who headed the investigation which led to Lance Armstrong's demise on drugs charges, believes sprinter Justin Gatlin, back in athletics after serving two doping bans, deserves a chance at "redemption".

Exclusive: Kipketer warns of dangers of athletes switching nationality

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Wilson Kipketer expressed some concern about athletes switching nationality ©Getty ImagesWilson Kipketer, the former world record holder for 800 metres, has expressed concern about athletes switching nationality and competing for new countries without living there and contributing to the local community.

Coe has "big problems" with Gatlin's IAAF award nomination

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Sebastian Coe is uneasy about the nomination of Justin Gatlin for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award ©ICSSSebastian Coe, vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted he has "big problems" with the nomination of two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin for World Athlete of the Year award.
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