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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

Mike Rowbottom

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Coe and Hansen hail belated Olympic gold for Belgian women’s 4x100m team following Russian doping positive

Coe and Hansen hail belated Olympic gold for Belgian women’s 4x100m team following Russian doping positive

Sebastian Coe and Svein Arne Hansen, Presidents respectively of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and European Athletics, were among 40,000 spectators at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels who acclaimed the belated award of the Bejing 2008 Olympic gold to Belgium’s women’s 4x100 metres team following the disqualification of original winners Russia for a doping offence.








World 100 metres hurdles record holder Harrison wins at IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne after missing Rio

World 100 metres hurdles record holder Harrison wins at IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne after missing Rio

Kendra Harrison of the United States, who broke the 28-year-old world 100 metres hurdles record of 12.21sec in London last month with a time of 12.20 after failing to qualify in the US Olympic Track and Field trials, offered evidence of what Rio missed tonight as she defeated a strong field in 12.42 at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.