Athletics

Kostner summoned by investigators over claims she was complicit in Olympic champion's doping

By Zjan Shirinian

Carolina Kostner will go before Italian Olympic Committee officials on Friday in connection with the doping of her former boyfriend Alex Schwazer ©Getty ImagesWorld champion figure skater Carolina Kostner is being hauled before Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) officials investigating whether she was complicit in the doping of her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer.

French winners Lesueur, Lavillenie and Compaoré help Europe to easy IAAF Continental Cup win

By Mike Rowbottom

Renaud Lavillenie gets a lift as Team Europe celebrate a huge victory in the second IAAF Continental Cup at Marrakech ©Getty ImagesMaximum points from three French athletes - Éloyse Lesueur, Renaud Lavillenie and Benjamin Compaoré  - helped Team Europe build on their comfortable overnight lead to win the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Continental Cup in Marrakech by a huge margin from the Americas.

Gosper pleads for return of stolen 1954 Commonwealth Games gold medal

By Emily Goddard

Kevan Gosper has urged for the return of his stolen Vancouver 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesKevan Gosper, the Australian former International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president, has had the athletics gold medal he won at the Vancouver 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games stolen from his home.

Bondarenko produces final flourish to outleap Barshim at IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech

By Mike Rowbottom

Bohdan Bondarenko who won his final big high jump of the season at the IAAF Continental Cup tonight Getty ImagesBohdan Bondarenko had the final word in the season-long athletic argument he has had with Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim as to who is the world's best high jumper.

Barshim and Bondarenko set for season's last match-up at Marrakech in IAAF Continental Cup

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim will meet up once again with high jump rival Bohdan Bondarenko at this weekend's IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech ©Getty ImagesQatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, who went second on the all-time high jump rankings with his 2.43 metres in Brussels last week, will have one final meeting this season with his great rival Bohdan Bondarenko, Ukraine's world champion, as both compete this weekend in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) second Continental Cup event.

Dentsu renew long-term commercial partnership with IAAF until 2029

By Nick Butler

Communications giants Dentsu have extended their longstanding commercial partnership with the IAAF ©DentsuJapanese advertising and public relations giants Dentsu Inc have renewed their longstanding commercial partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) until the end of 2029. 

Farah and Keitany win Great North Run titles, but Tracey Cramond makes millionth runner history

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah wins the men's title at the 2014 Great North Run ©Getty ImagesIt was a day of records at the Great North Run as Mo Farah won the men's race in a British best of an hour exactly and Kenya's Mary Keitany ran 65min 39sec to take a second off Briton Paula Radcliffe's 2003 course record.

Sport England partners with Great North Run to help encourage more people to take up running

By Paul Osborne

Sport England has entered into a partnership with the Great North Run ©Getty ImagesSport England is teaming up with organisers of one of the world's most popular half marathons, the Great North Run, in an attempt to help encourage more people to take up running.

Qatari celebrates second best high jump in history with sparkling performance in Brussels Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Mutaz Essa Barshi came close to breaking the 21-year-old world record high jump record held by Javier Sotomayor ©Getty ImagesMutaz Essa Barshim became the second best high jumper of all time in clearing 2.43 metres at the final International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels tonight.
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