Athletics

Montsho B-sample comes back positive as two-year ban looms

By Gary Anderson

Amantle Montsho faces a possible two-year ban after her B-sample from Glasgow 2014 came back positive ©Getty ImagesBotswana's former world 400 metres champion Amantle Montsho is facing a two-year ban after the results of her B-sample confirmed her initial failed drugs test at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Pavey becomes oldest female European champion at 40

From Mike Rowbottom at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

Jo Pavey waves the Union flag after winning European 10,000m gold ©Getty ImagesIn a career that has spanned more than two decades, Britain's Jo Pavey has won silver and bronze medals - but until tonight, never a gold.

Amos battles to win as Botswana secure double gold at African Athletics Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Nijel Amos backed up gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with another 800m win at the African Athletics Championships ©Getty ImagesBotswana is celebrating double gold after a stellar night for the nation at the African Athletics Championships in Marrakech.

Letzigrund's "unique" new track promises faster times at European Athletics Championships

By Mike Rowbottom at the Zurich Stadthaus

Patrick Magyar (left) addresses the official press conference on the eve of the European Championships in Zurich ©Getty ImagesAthletes competing at the European Championships which get underway here tomorrow will benefit significantly from a unique re-laid track at the Letzigrund Stadium, according to Patrick Magyar, the Organising Committee's chief executive.

Okagbare adds African Championships 100m gold to Commonwealth crown

By Emily Goddard

Blessing Okagbare is now the African 100 metres champion, as well as the Commonwealth Games champion ©Getty Images Blessing Okagbare has secured the 100 metres gold medal at the African Athletics Championships in Marrakech just two weeks after winning the Commonwealth Games sprint double at Glasgow 2014.

Amlosom wins first Eritrean medal at African Athletics Championships

By Emily Goddard

Nguse Amlosom has claimed Eritrea's first ever African Athletics Championships medal ©Getty ImagesNguse Amlosom has become the first Eritrean athlete to win a medal at the African Athletics Championships by taking gold in the men's 10,000 metres.

Montsho misses African Championships as waits for result of B-sample after positive drugs test

By Nick Butler

Amantle Montsho is reportedly blaming her failed drugs test on an energy drink ©Getty ImagesBotswana's former world 400 metres champion Amantle Montsho remains suspended from competition pending the results of her B-sample following her positive doping test at the Commonwealth Games, and will miss the African Athletics Championships starting today.

Athletics Australia launch inquiry as more allegations emerge against Hollingsworth

By Duncan Mackay

New allegations of misbehaviour have been made against Athletics Australia head coach Eric Hollingsworth ©Getty ImagesAthletics Australia has launched an inquiry into what happened at the Commonwealth Games as more allegations have surfaced about the behaviour of head coach Eric Hollingsworth, who was suspended and sent home from Glasgow 2014 after criticising Olympic champion Sally Pearson.

More than 1,000 hours of TV coverage set to be broadcast from Zurich European Championships

By Nick Butler

Over 1000 hours of television coverage is expected at the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships ©Zurich 2014More than 1,000 hours of live television coverage is expected from next week's 22nd European Athletics Championships in Zurich, with 35 international broadcasters across Europe expressing intentions to televise the biennial event.
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