Athletics

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. 

Kenya add third world record in IAAF World Relays "sporting paradise"

By Mike Rowbottom

The men's 4x400 final at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau ©Getty ImagesThe inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, which concluded with a third world record thanks to the Kenyan men's 4x1,500 metres team, offered spectators in the Bahamas' capital of Nassau a glimpse of "sporting paradise".

Kenya and Jamaica claim world records on opening day of IAAF World Relays

By Mike Rowbottom

Kenya's women celebrate a world 4x1500m record in the IAAF World Relays at Nassau ©Getty ImagesTwo world records have been set on the first day of the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays at Nassau, capital of the Bahamas.

Exclusive: El Moutawakel decision not to stand for IAAF President strengthens Coe position as favourite

By Duncan Mackay

Nawal El Moutawakel has ruled herself out as a candidate to replace Lamine Diack as President of the IAAF ©Getty ImagesNawal El Moutawakel has publicly ruled herself out of running for the Presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year when Lamine Diack steps down. 

"We can't focus on Bolt absence" claims Diack on eve of IAAF World Relays

By Mike Rowbottom

Lamine Diack, President of the IAAF, has hailed the introduction of the World Relays ©Getty ImagesThe absence of Usain Bolt from the inaugural World Relays, due to start tomorrow in Nassau, has been downplayed by Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Rudisha targets Glasgow 2014 gold as he prepares for Eugene comeback

By Mike Rowbottom

David Rudisha, Kenya's world 800m record holder ©Getty ImagesDavid Rudisha, the 800 metres world record holder, says the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold is his main target in a season where his return to competition has been hampered by injury.

Worldwide TV and live streaming for first-ever IAAF World Relays in Nassau

By Mike Rowbottom

Yohan Blake hands over to Jamaican colleague Usain Bolt in the 2011 IAAF World Championships 4x100m final ©Getty ImagesAthletics followers wishing to catch the action of the first ever International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, which take place this weekend in the Bahamas' capital of Nassau, have a world of options to view the events.
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