Athletics

Farah returns to London 2012 Olympic Stadium to launch Sainsbury's Anniversary Games

By Daniel Etchells

Mo Farah has launched the 2015 Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ©Matt Alexander/PA WireMo Farah has returned to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the scene of his double gold-medal winning success, to launch this summer's edition of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. 

Former world junior 1500m champion handed two year doping ban

By Nick Butler

Former world junior champion Hamza Driouch has been handed a two-year doping ban ©Getty ImagesQatar's 2012 world junior 1500 metres champion Hamza Driouch has become the latest athlete to be banned for doping as a result of an adverse biological passport finding.

Jamaica to vote for Coe to become new IAAF President

By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has been promised the support of Jamaica in his bid to become the new IAAF President ©TwitterJamaica has become the latest country to publicly back Sebastian Coe's campaign to become the new President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following a visit by the double Olympic 1500 metres gold medallist to Kingston.

IAAF online bid platform launched ahead of this year's bids for 2018 events

By Mike Rowbottom 

Doha celebrate being awarded the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Monte Carlo last November ©IAAFAn online platform for potential hosts of competitive events has been officially launched by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Dibaba and Negesse earn double Ethiopian victory at Tokyo Marathon

By Michael Pavitt

Endeshaw Negesse was victorious in Tokyo ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Tokyo Marathon ended with an Ethiopian double as Birhane Dibaba earned victory in the women's event and Endeshaw Negesse produced an excellent display to upset the field in the men's race today.

Farah claims first world record on way to victory at Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix

By Liam Morgan

Mo Farah of Great Britain clinched victory in the two-mile race in a world record time in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Mo Farah claimed the first world record of his career as he won the two-mile race at the Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham today. 

"Integrity" key as World Marathon Majors announces unprecedented anti-doping and prize money format

By Mike Rowbottom

Elite runners in the Abbott World Marathon Majors series starting on Sunday will have a new format and unprecedented levels of anti-doping procedures ©WorldMarathonMajorsThe World Marathon Majors series, due to start its ninth running in Tokyo on Sunday (February 22), has today officially announced a radical new format under its first title sponsor, Abbott, including unprecedented anti-doping measures and related prize money payment.

IAAF's Kenya laboratory ready soon as new World Marathon Majors deal to boost anti-doping efforts launched

By Mike Rowbottom

The World Marathon Majors are set to play a leading role in the fight against doping ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe world's elite marathon runners will soon be subject to an enhanced anti-doping programme following a deal to be announced between the World Marathon Majors (WMM) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 

IAAF will not "dance on grave" of Russia despite doping crisis, promises Coe

By Daniel Etchells

Sebastian Coe insists there is not a widespread crisis in athletics ©Getty Images Banning Russia from international competition after it was accused of being involved in a systematic doping system is not a step the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) would consider, Sebastian Coe has claimed.
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