Street athletics, a concept championed by, among others, the newly-appointed President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe, is set to go global following the announcement of plans for a Great World CityGames.
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Mo Farah and Mary Keitany provided an action replay in today’s Morrisons Great North Run as each retained the title they won last year.
Christian Taylor tonight won another significant triple jump battle against his arch-rival, Cuba’s Pedro Pablo Pichardo, as he earned the overall Diamond Race victory, along with the winner’s prize of $40,000, in the final International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels.
WADA come to defence of Radcliffe as emerges IAAF warned Parliamentary Committee about identifying athletes
The circumstances which led to Britain's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe believing she had to go public to clear her name because she had been personally implicated in a United Kingdom Parliamentary Select Committee hearing have been described as “very unfortunate” by David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The details of the three contentious blood test results which were used to cast doubt on the veracity of Paula Radcliffe’s athletic performances by two experts working with The Sunday Times have been revealed by Sky News - and she claims the evidence backs up her insistence she is a clean athlete
Jean-Christophe Rolland, France’s President of the International Rowing Federation (FISA), insisted at the close of the World Rowing Championships in his home country that the much-criticised water at the Rio 2016 venue was safe for rowers to compete on.
Britain’s flagship men’s eight provided a thunderous finale to the World Rowing Championships on Lake Aiguebelette as it kept Germany’s Olympic champions at bay all the way down the course to earn a third consecutive title by 0.18sec., watched by, among others, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
The home crowd at Lake Aiguebelette came alive today as France’s Jeremie Azou and Stany Delayre earned the second gold of this year’s World Rowing Championships for the host nation.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.
First gold for French hosts at World Rowing Championships as Grainger and Thornley book Rio 2016 slot
Lightweight finals day at the World Rowing Championships on Lake Aiguebelette in France saw the hosts earn a first gold following a dramatic finish to the lightweight men’s quadruple sculls.
Greg Rutherford rounded off his annus mirabilis in the Letzigrund Stadium tonight as he added his first International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond Race long jump title to the Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth titles already in his collection.
Horrie earns hat-trick of men's single sculls titles at World Para Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette
Australia’s Erik Horrie provided a masterfully judged display to earn a hat-trick of titles in the men’s single sculls (ASM1x) category at the World Para Rowing Championships on Lake Aiguebelette in France.
Glover and Stanning withstand rising Kiwi pair to secure Rio 2016 spot at World Rowing Championships
Britain’s London 2012 women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were among those booking their Rio 2016 qualifying positions at the World Rowing Championships today by earning places in the A finals – the bonus ball for all Olympic boat class crews.
The storm which had turned the track into a stream two hours before the final session of the 15th International Association of Athletics World Championships may have passed, but electricity remained in the Bird’s Nest stadium tonight as Chinese athletes, perhaps inspired by the unlikely silver earned by their men’s 4x100 metres sprinters the previous night, added two more of the same colour.