Athletics

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.

Rudisha finishes seventh in comeback 800m at Eugene IAAF Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

David Rudisha, Kenya's world 800m record holder, finished seventh in his first race after a year's absence with injury ©Getty ImagesDavid Rudisha's comeback after a year out with injury ended in defeat at the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon.

Exclusive: Large number of Indian doping cases a unique "educational matter", claim IAAF

By Nick Butler

The IAAF believe the large number of doping cases involving Indian athletes is a "unique educational matter" ©Getty ImagesLarge numbers of doping cases among Indian athletes is viewed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as an educational matter peculiar to that country, the world governing body has claimed.

Rupp at home in Eugene as runs US 10,000m record in Diamond League

By Mike Rowbottom

Galen Rupp celebrates his US 10,000m record of 26:44.36 in Eugene ©Getty ImagesGalen Rupp, racing on his home town track at Eugene, Oregon, set a United States record of 26min 44.36sec in winning the 10,000 metres on the first day of the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting.

Historic Donetsk pole vault arena targeted in violent attack

By Nick Butler

Firemen attempt to extinguish fires engulfing the Druzhba Arena in Donetsk, where numerous pole vault world records have been set ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Druzhba Arena in Donetsk where a dozen pole vault world record have been set since 1990, has been looted and set on fire during the violence currently engulfing Eastern Ukraine. 

Powell launches appeal to CAS to reduce doping ban to three months

By Nick Butler

Asafa Powell is appealing to reduce his ban from 18 months to three months ©Getty ImagesFormer 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) seeking for his 18-month doping ban to be reduced to three months on the grounds he only committed a minor offence.

Rutherford's controversial long jump record ratified by British Athletics

By Mike Rowbottom

Greg Rutherford's controversial British long jump record has been ratified by the national governing body ©Getty ImagesGreg Rutherford's British long jump record of 8.51 metres, the legality of which was questioned by rival Chris Tomlinson, has been ratified by British Athletics following an investigation of the circumstances of the competition at Chula Vista, in the United States, last month. 
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