Athletics

Coe has "big problems" with Gatlin's IAAF award nomination

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Sebastian Coe is uneasy about the nomination of Justin Gatlin for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award ©ICSSSebastian Coe, vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted he has "big problems" with the nomination of two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin for World Athlete of the Year award.

Exclusive: Sebastian Coe to head IAAF Evaluation Commission for 2019 World Championships

By Duncan Mackay in Monte Carlo

Sebastian Coe behind IAAF name badgeSebastian Coe is to be in charge of overseeing the bids for the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Chinese hammer thrower "shocked" after testing positive at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler

Zhang Wenxiu claims to be shocked following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of her Asian Games hammer title ©Getty ImagesChinese hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu claims to be "shocked" and determined to clear her name following the positive doping test that saw her stripped of the  gold medal she won at the Asian Games last month.

Harting asks IAAF to remove him from World Athlete of the Year shortlist in protest at Gatlin nomination

By Duncan Mackay

Robert Harting, seen here celebrating his victory at the European Championships in Zurich, has asked the IAAF to be taken off its list for World Athlete of the Year in protest at the inclusion of Justin Gatlin ©Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting wants the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to omit him from the Athlete of the Year shortlist that also features two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin.

Drugs cheat Gatlin a controversial inclusion in IAAF World Athlete of the Year nominations

By Mike Rowbottom

Justin Gatlin, pictured after winning in Beijing in May, is one of 10 nominations for this year's IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award ©Getty ImagesHigh jump rivals Mutaz Essa Barshim and Bohdan Bondarenko are among the 10 men nominated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for this year's World Athlete of the Year Award - and so, controversially, is Justin Gatlin.

Barshim to spearhead Doha bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Mutaz Barshim celebrating his gold medal at Incheon 2014 ©Getty ImagesQatar's Mutaz Barshim, the high jumper who sealed a dominant season by winning the Asian Games title here, is set to become the public figurehead of Doha's bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Jebet regains gold after controversial 3,000m steeplechase disqualification at Asian Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon 

Ruth Jebet collects her gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase ©Getty ImagesRuth Jebet was finally able to collect her gold medal after winning the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase in last night's athletics competition here at the Asian Games, only to have it taken away from her.

Kenyan Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin

By Emily Goddard

Dennis Kimetto has clocked a world record 02:02:57 to win the Berlin Marathon ©Getty ImagesDennis Kimetto has smashed the marathon world record and become the first athlete to complete the distance in less than two hours and three minutes by clocking a time of 2 hours 02min 57sec at the Berlin Marathon.

British athletics' Olympic trailblazer Dorothy Tyler dies

By Daniel Etchells

Dorothy Tyler  was a two-time Olympic silver medallist ©Getty ImagesDorothy Tyler, the first woman from Great Britain to win an individual Olympic medal in athletics, has died aged 94.
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