Athletics

Glasgow launch bid for 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships

By Paul Osborne

Glasgow has expressed interest in hosting the 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesGlasgow has set its sights on hosting the 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships as Scotland hopes to continue its recent trend of bringing high quality international sporting competitions to the country.

Former 800m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi killed in car crash

By Daniel Etchells

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's glittering career included 800m success at the 2009 IAAF World Championships ©Getty ImagesFormer 800 metres world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 34.

London Marathon head of press steps down after staffing restructure

By Paul Osborne

Nicola Okey has stepped down from her role as head of press at the London Marathon ©London MarathonHead of press for the Virgin London Marathon Nicola Okey has stepped down from her role following a restructuring of the London Marathon Limited staffing structure.

Bubka helps launch new Burgas sports arena as prepares bid for 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships

By Gary Anderson

NOCU President Sergey Bubka (centre) turns the first sod as construction work begins on a new sports arena in Bulgaria ©NOCUWorld pole vault record holder Sergey Bubka was a special guest at the launch of a new sports arena in Burgas, Bulgaria, and turned the first sod on the two-year building project.

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.
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