Genzebe Dibaba produced a stupendous breakthrough in the women’s mile here tonight as she clocked 4 min 13.31 sec to smash the 26-year-old record of 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte and finish less than a second away from the outdoor world mile record of 4:12.56 set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.
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Brazil’s Rio 2016 golden hope Murer says Zika virus is “worrying” but won’t be “big problem” for Olympics
Former world pole vault champion Fabiana Murer, one of Brazil’s golden hopes for the Rio 2016 Games, has admitted she is worried about the spread of the Zika virus in her country ahead of the Olympics, but insists it will not be “a big problem”.
Niels de Vos, chief executive of next year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, has denied that the recently announced priority ticket scheme for coaches, volunteers and longstanding supporters is a reaction to doping and corruption scandals at the highest levels of the sport.
Exclusive: UK Athletics anti-doping contracts to be introduced before IAAF World Indoor Championships
Contracts expecting British athletes to forfeit the right of representing their country if they are found guilty of a serious doping offence will definitely come into operation in time for the International Association of Athletics Championships World Indoor Championships in two months.
Organisers of London 2017 will offer the chance of priority tickets to 250,000 members of the “athletics family” including club members, volunteers, coaches and longstanding supporters of UK Athletics events.
Ivo Ferriani – President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) – has voiced concern over falling levels of female bobsleigh competitors this season.
Squash, which has failed in three consecutive bids since 2005 to become part of the Olympic programme, now looks likely to be “showcased” at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
International Bobsleigh Federation President says death of coach will hit South Korean hopes for Pyeongchang 2018 hard
Kaillie Humphries, set to make history at the World Cup event at Lake Placid when she pilots a four-woman bobsleigh against the top male crews, is dedicating the race to her former coach Malcolm “Gomer” Lloyd, who has died aged 68.
The laying of the Rio 2016 athletics track in the Olympic stadium – delayed by renovations in the trouble-dogged arena – will take place in February, in good time for the Olympic and Paralympic Test events scheduled for May.
Britain’s double world champion David Florence did his Rio 2016 aspirations a power of good by taking gold in the C1 and then doubling with partner Richard Hounslow to take silver in the C2 at the Olympic canoe slalom test event in the Brazilian city.
International Canoe Federation President Perurena seeks gender equality at Tokyo 2020 - and cutting edge solution for Rio 2016
José Perurena, President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), has revealed the sport will be seeking gender equality by the time of the Tokyo 2020 Games - and that it will deploy, literally, cutting edge technology to overcome some of the potential pollution problems encountered at the Rio 2016 Canoe Sprint venue on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Returning London 2012 champions Andy Triggs Hodge and Anna Watkins had a serious reality check today as GB Rowing got its Rio 2016 programme underway with 5 kilometre trials in Boston, Lincolnshire.
The Rio 2016 ambitions of returning London 2012 champions Andy Triggs Hodge and Anna Watkins will be rigorously tested this weekend as they make their competitive returns after one and three years respectively at the British Rowing trials in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Svein Arne Hansen has told a gathering of international broadcasters in Amsterdam that the European Championships hosted by the Dutch capital next year will attract “big interest” as a “key milestone” to Rio 2016.
Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have ramped up the pressure on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to allow the Twenty20 game to bid to become an Olympic sport.