Athletics

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.

Gay's return after cut doping ban leaves "more questions than answers", says Gatlin

By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin after beating Usain Bolt at the 2013 Rome Diamond League meeting ©Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin, the former Olympic 100 metres champion who returned to the sport in 2010 after serving a four-year doping ban, has said he is surprised his former United States relay team mate Tyson Gay has been allowed back into the sport just a year after testing positive for a banned steroid.

WADA confirm approval of Gay's reduced doping ban

By Mike Rowbottom

Tyson Gay will return to action after a reduced doping ban on July 3 ©Getty ImagesTyson Gay's reduced doping ban, which will enable him to return to action on July 3 just over a year after testing positive for a banned steroid, is fully in line with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

Gay to make track return on July 3 at Lausanne Diamond League meeting after drugs ban ends

By Mike Rowbottom

Tyson Gay pictured last year in Lausanne, where he will make his track return on July 3 after a doping ban ©Getty ImagesTyson Gay, whose two-year doping ban was cut in half in exchange for "significant assistance" given to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), will return to competitive action on July 3 over 100 metres in the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.
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