Georgia’s national shot put record holder Benik Abramyan, who was due to take part in this evening’s qualifying competition, has been provisionally suspended from competition following an adverse finding in an out-of-competition test on July 31.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm won one of the great Olympic finals here today to claim men’s 400 metres hurdles gold, taking almost a second off his own world record as he finished ahead of his United States rival Rai Benjamin in 45.94sec.
Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has queried the decision to award a gold medal each to high jumpers Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi after they both cleared 2.37 metres in the Olympic final.
Sifan Hassan successfully negotiated the first of the three Olympic challenges she has set for herself here as she won the women's 5,000 metres gold medal.
Juan Miguel Echevarria, seeking to emulate the Olympic long jump victory earned by Cuban compatriot Ivan Pedrosa at Sydney 2000, had gold snatched from his grasp by the last-round effort of Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece at Tokyo 2020.
Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas tonight earned the Olympic title she deserved – and the world record she desired.
The Olympic men's 100 metres title, property since 2008 of Jamaican icon Usain Bolt, has now passed, most unexpectedly, to Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who clocked a European record of 9.80sec to complete an extraordinary Italian double following his team mate Gianmarco Tamberi's sharing of the men's high jump title.
In one of the most beautiful of sporting moments, two men decided to share an Olympic title here tonight.
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister accuses Tokyo 2020 judges after Michelle-Lee Ahye misses out on 100m final
Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has accused Tokyo 2020 officials of "steel band judging" after Michelle-Lee Ahye missed out on a place in the women’s 100 metres final at the Olympic Games here.
China’s Gong Lijiao completed her Olympic medal set in the women’s shot by winning gold here this morning with a 2021 world-leading effort and personal best of 20.58 metres.
Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic women's 100 metres title as she led home a Jamaican clean sweep in an Olympic record time of 10.61sec.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended and will miss the remainder of Tokyo 2020 after testing positive for human growth hormone.
Selemon Barega of Ethiopia won the first athletics gold of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the men's 10,000 metres, here tonight after outsmarting the two fancied Ugandan runners, world champion and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo.
Achieving a world record at the Olympic Games is the ultimate track and field achievement, but as the athletics programme gets underway tomorrow morning at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, a little short of five years since the last one in Rio de Janeiro, it is prospective personal rivalries that command attention.
World pole vault champion Sam Kendricks of the United States has been ruled out of the postponed Olympic Games here after testing positive for COVID-19.