Athletics

Tallent calls for blanket ban on Russians as IAAF expresses "major concern" over doping

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Jaryd Tallent has called for Russian athletes to be banned following the latest round of doping bans, and claims he was cheated out of Olympic gold ©Getty ImagesAustralia's double Olympic walking silver medallist Jared Tallent has called for Russian athletes to be banned from competition this year as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has expressed "major concern" over the recent spate of Russian doping cases.

Three Olympic champions among latest five Russian race walkers handed doping bans

By Mike Rowbottom

Sergei Kirdyapkin, pictured en route to the London 2012 50km race walk gold, is one of five Russian walkers suspended for doping ©Getty ImagesRussia's race walking programme is now in complete disarray following a ban imposed by the national anti-doping agency on five athletes, of whom three are past or present Olympic champions.

Honoured Olympic journalist who contributed to a world record dies aged 91

By Mike Rowbottom

Gustav Schwenk, the veteran journalist who has died aged 91 ©IAAFGustav Schwenk, one of the most highly regarded athletics journalists of all time - and the man who played a key part in the setting of a 100 metres world record - has died in Düsseldorf aged 91.

Welsh athletes cleared of deliberate cheating after serving doping bans

By Liam Morgan

Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton are now free to return to competition after their doping bans ©Getty ImagesBritish athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton are now free to resume their careers after serving doping bans, with both having been cleared of deliberately trying to cheat by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD), it has been officially confirmed today.

WADA Commission to complete investigation of athletics doping allegations by end of year

By David Owen

Liliya Shobukhova is among the athletes implicated by the German documentary ©Getty ImagesThe three-man Commission set up to investigate last month's German television allegations that have shaken the Olympic bedrock sport of athletics is aiming to complete its work by the end of this year.

IAAF opens investigation after Russia's Olympic champion racewalker reportedly competes during doping ban

By Liam Morgan

Lashmanova won Olympic gold in London and could still defend her title in Rio if the claims are found to be unproven ©Getty ImagesInvestigations are being carried out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following claims disgraced Olympic race walking champion Elena Lashmanova competed in an event in Russia despite the fact she is currently serving a two-year doping ban.

Kenya's "Fantastic Four" will contest a 2015 London Marathon due to be Radcliffe's swansong

By Mike Rowbottom

Edna Kiplagat after winning the 2014 London Marathon title, which she will defend on April 26 ©AFP/Getty ImagesEdna Kiplagat will face two former champions and the fastest half marathon runner in history when she defends her Virgin Money London Marathon women's title on April 26, in a race that is also scheduled to be a swansong for marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.

South Sudanese marathon runner encourages fans to stay united during IOC Scholarship row

By Paul Osborne

Guor Marial has encouraged fans not to become divided as he battles the South Sudan Athletics Federation over his IOC Scholarship ©Getty ImagesMarathon runner Guor Marial has encouraged his fans not to become divided by his furore with the South Sudan Athletics Federation after the governing body demanded he hand over his International Olympic Committee (IOC) Scholarship.

Athletics Kenya President claims doping scandals "as bad as AIDS"

By Liam Morgan

Kiplagat has compared the recent doping scandal in sport in Kenya to that of AIDS ©Getty ImagesAthletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat has suggested the recent doping crisis to sweep the nation is "as bad as AIDS", when highlighting measures taken to tackle recent problems in his country.
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