Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer
Recent articles by Mike
By Mike RowbottomMarch 25 - David Grace President of Athletics Australia, has questioned the justice of varying punishments within world sport for failing to be present for doping tests following the announcement a third member of the Australian men's sprint relay squad, Anthony Alozie, has incurred a sanction.
By Mike RowbottomMarch 18 - In an effort to "bring the world of running together", the International Association of Athletics Federations has today announced the launch of World Running, a new global website aimed at non-elite runners.
By Mike RowbottomMarch 14 - The television audience figures for last weekend's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Sopot were higher than for the last version of the event in Istanbul, and more than 300 per cent higher than the equivalent figure for the 2010 edition in Doha.
By Mike RowbottomMarch 13 - Michael Beloff QC, who has defended Scottish slalom skier Alain Baxter and British sprinter Dwain Chambers in doping cases over recent years, has been appointed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as the chairman of their newly formed Ethics Commission.
By Mike RowbottomMarch 12 - Health screening to check risks among rowers of potentially fatal heart problems is being introduced throughout international rowing by the World Rowing Federation (FISA).
Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in SopotMarch 9 - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's debut at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships ended in a predictable gold here today as the competition came to a close.
Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in SopotMarch 8 - Richard Kilty of Britain produced the biggest shock of a night where the hosts celebrated Kamilo Licwinko's joint gold in the women's high jump to take the men's 60 metres title at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships here.
By Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in SopotMarch 7 - Double Olympic 200 metres gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown will return to the track here tomorrow for the first time in 10 months following her successful plea to have a doping ban revoked by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
By Mike Rowbottom at the Sheraton Hotel in SopotMarch 7 - Moves to locate cross-country running within the Olympics have been backed once again by Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
By Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in SopotMarch 6 - Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukraine's former Olympic heptathlon champion who is head of her nation's delegation here at the World Indoor Athletics Championships, has made an impassioned plea on behalf of her country in the wake of the recent incursions of Russian armed forces.
By Mike RowbottomMarch 2 - David Weir, seeking to win a record seventh London Marathon wheelchair title on April 13, warmed up today with a third consecutive victory at the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in windy conditions which prompted him to describe the race as "the toughest half marathon I've ever done".
By Mike RowbottomMarch 2 - Peace and Sport, the global initiative set up in 2007 by Olympian Joël Bouzou, will soon be operating within refugee camps around the world.
By Mike RowbottomFebruary 23 - Jürgen Gröbler, British Rowing's men's head coach at the last six Olympics, is seeking at least two golds at the Rio 2016 Games from the openweight crews for which he has special responsibility.
By Mike RowbottomFebruary 18 - James Dasaolu has had to pull out of next month's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Sopot, where he would have been one of the favourites in the 60 metres.
By Mike RowbottomFebruary 15 - Renaud Lavillenie says he will "need time to get back down to earth" after beating Sergey Bubka's 21-year-old world pole vault record with a clearance of 6.16 metres in the Ukrainian's home city of Donetsk.