Athletics

Farah to seek 5,000 and 10,000m double at Glasgow 2014

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah will seek the 5,000 and 10,000m titles at the Glasgow 2014 Games ©Getty ImagesOlympic and world champion Mo Farah will seek a 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month after among 129 athletes named by England today.

High jumpers Bondarenko and Barshim clear 2.42m at New York Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Bohdan Bondarenko acknowledges high jump victory in New York ©Getty ImagesWorld high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and Qatar's world indoor champion Mutaz Essa Barshim both cleared 2.42 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in New York.

Eaton makes Diamond League history as Felix returns to 200m heights

By Mike Rowbottom

Ashton Eaton, pictured winning world indoor gold this year, became the first decathlete to win an event at a Diamond League meeting in Oslo as he earned victory in the 400m hurdles  ©AFP/Getty ImagesAshton Eaton became the first victorious decathlete at an Diamond League meeting tonight as he earned victory in the 400 metres hurdles at the fifth of the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 14 circuit events at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo -  where United States team-mate Allyson Felix won the 200m on her debut in the Norwegian capital.

Olympic gold medallists to compete alongside New York youngsters in IAAF kids programme

By Nick Butler

The IAAF Kids' Athletics scheme will feature on Broadway on Thursday ©IAAF/NestléYoung athletes in New York City will have an opportunity to show off their skills alongside some of the best athletes in the world as part of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Kids' Athletics/Nestlé Healthy Kids programme tomorrow. 

Four-time Paralympic champion named on 14-strong Northern Ireland Glasgow 2014 athletics squad

By Paul Osborne

Jason Smyth is on a 14-strong Northern Ireland squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesFour-time Paralympic champion Jason Smyth has been named on a 14-strong Northern Ireland athletics team for this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Sprinter Powell to have suspension cut to 11 months

By Emily Goddard

Asafa Powell has had the suspension he received after failing a doping test cut to 11 months from 18 ©Getty ImagesFormer 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell is set to have the suspension he received after failing a doping test cut to 11 months from 18.

Kenya gives Rudisha and Kemboi wild cards for Glasgow 2014, but Kiprop is out

By Mike Rowbottom

Kenya's world 800m record holder David Rudisha, still seeking full fitness after returning from a knee injury, has been given wild card entry by Kenya to the Glasgow 2014 Games ©Getty ImagesDavid Rudisha, the world 800 metres record holder, and Ezekiel Kemboi, the double Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion, have been given wild cards to compete for Kenya at next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - but there will be no place for double world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop.

Barshim is Rome Diamond League highlight with high jump of 2.41m

By Mike Rowbottom

Mutaz Essa Barshim won the Rome Diamond League meeting with a high jump of 2.41m ©AFP/Getty ImagesQatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim was the stand-out performer in today's Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea in Rome - as he won a stellar high jump competition with an effort of 2.41 metres, adding a centimetre to his Asian record and equalled the Diamond League and outdoor world 2014 best.

Sacramento Kings to help market USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sacramento Basketball Holdings and the Sacramento Sports Commission are pairing up to support the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ©USATFSacramento Basketball Holdings, ownership group of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Sacramento Kings, and the Sacramento Sports Commission (SSC) have announced they are joining forces to help promote this month's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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