Usain Bolt suffered the unfamiliar feeling of defeat at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) World Relays in Nassau as a United States 4x100 metres team boosted by an inspired second leg from the controversial figure of Justin Gatlin won the event in 37.38 seconds, beating the Championship record set by Jamaica in last year’s inaugural running.
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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin are among more than 600 athletes who have converged on Nassau, in The Bahamas, for this weekend’s second running of the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) World Relays. And if the Jamaican world 100 and 200m record holder ends up running head-to-head with the man who has served two doping bans, it will, he says, not be an issue.
European Athletics has announced the creation of a “European Athletics Marketing” company to boost its revenues.
Bobsleigh and skeleton have officially become one organisation in Britain in a move designed to improve efficiency and - ultimately - performances at future Winter Olympics and World Championships.
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon today in 2hours 9min 17sec - and this time the race favourite will be happy to keep his medal.
Keflezighi "honoured" to endorse Boston 2024 Olympic bid as he prepares Boston Marathon title defence
Meb Keflezighi is far from certain about being able to defend his Boston Marathon title tomorrow, but the Eritrean-born United States runner is definite about the benefits of the city hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in 2024.
Single entry standards for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been approved by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the world governing body’s Council meeting in Beijing.
US to host World Athletics Championships for first time after Eugene awarded 2021 event - but decision upsets Sweden
The United States will host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships for the first time after Eugene in Oregon was awarded the 2021 event.
Leading runners from Rosa Associati and Gerrard van der Veen’s Volare Sports stables, including double world 1500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop and world marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto, have taken part in a joint press conference in Eldoret to protest against Athletics Kenya’s suspension of their managers.
Svein Arne Hansen, the new European Athletics President, is starting a process of “radical changes” – one of which might be a new style of competition to represent his sport at the European Games.
Athletics Kenya has suspended two agencies - Rosa Associati and Volare Sports - for six months pending investigations into a spate of doping cases involving home athletes.
Svein Arne Hansen, narrowly beaten in the last European Athletics Presidential election, achieved his aim at the Congress in Bled today as he was voted in as replacement for the outgoing Hansjörg Wirz, who has been in office since 1999.
European Athletics will have a new President for the first time since 1999 tomorrow as its annual Congress, taking place this year in Bled, Slovenia, votes on which of three men will replace Hansjörg Wirz.
Business commission, increased grants for Federations and tracks for all are key ideas as Bubka launches IAAF Presidential manifesto
A business commission to maximise commercial revenue, and increased grants and assistance for National Federations were two of the key ideas floated by Sergey Bubka today as he launched his manifesto ahead of this summer’s for the Presidency of the International Assocation of Athletics Federations.
Svein Arne Hansen, who appears a strong prospect to be voted in as the new European Athletics President this weekend in succession to 71-year-old Hansjorg Wirz, has said talks to clarify the position of his sport with the European Games would be a priority for him if he is successful in his bid.