Usain Bolt has responded to a change in the British tax laws by committing himself to run in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games when London’s Olympic Stadium re-opens on July 24.
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Mo Farah returned to competition here for the first time since doping allegations emerged about his coach Alberto Salazar, dedicating a thrilling 5,000 metres win in an outstanding International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Diamond League meeting to the man he insists will continue to guide his career.
Renaud Lavillenie has offered his support to Sergey Bubka, the man whose world pole vault record he broke last year, ahead of next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidential election- although he has also said Sebastian Coe would be an excellent leader for his sport.
Exactly a year before the 23rd European Athletics Championships are due to get underway in Amsterdam, a senior official has praised the event’s organisers and described 2016 as “the perfect time” for the Netherlands to make its debut as host to the event.
European Athletics has hosted the biggest ever event bidding seminar for the 2020 European Athletics Championships and 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Lausanne.
Final flourish earns Czech pair the Modern Pentathlon World Championships mixed relay title in Berlin
The Czech Republic’s Jan Kuf, who overcame a career-threatening injury three months ago when he required major surgery after breaking his right forefinger while fencing, enjoyed the biggest day of his career so far in Berlin as a thrilling final flourish earned him and Natalia Dianova Modern Pentathlon’s World Championships mixed relay world title.
Despite the absence through injury of Usain Bolt in tonight’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ Paris Diamond League meeting, Jamaican sprinters dominated the men’s and women’s 100 metres, with Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning in 9.81sec and 10.74 respectively.
Berliner Schoneborn wins Modern Pentathlon World Championships title and Rio 2016 place in home city
Berliner Lena Schoneborn, Germany’s Beijing 2008 Olympic champion, earned herself a place at Rio 2016 in the 38-degrees heat of her home city today by winning her first Modern Pentathlon World Championships title.
Hot run/shoot wins Ukraine’s Tymoshchenko Modern Pentathlon World Championships title and Rio 2016 spot
Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoshchenko secured place at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by winning the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Championships in the sweltering heat of Berlin with an extraordinary performance in the final combined run/shoot.
UK Anti-Doping decision to investigate BBC Panorama allegations concerning Mo Farah coach welcomed by UK Athletics
UK Athletics has welcomed the decision of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to carry out an investigation into allegations about Alberto Salazar’s operations at the Nike Oregon Project made on June 3 in the BBC Panorama programme Catch Me If You Can.
Six qualification places for Rio 2016 are up for grabs in the Modern Pentathlon World Championships which are due to get underway in Berlin tomorrow, 50 years after Germany first held the event, in Leipzig.
Danish gold in the European Games badminton event grew to three here today as Line Kjaersfeldt, the self-styled “queen” of the sport in her country, produced a suitably regal performance to claim the women’s singles title, shortly before Sara Thygesen and Niclas Nohr earned the mixed doubles gold to add to the one won in the previous night’s men’s doubles.
The Turkish women’s volleyball team had vowed to “fight” to earn European Games gold here today against a Polish team that had beaten them 3-2 in the qualifying stages – but that did not turn out to be necessary as they disposed of their opposition in straight sets.
Ivan Trevejo, an Olympic fencing silver medallist in 1996, completed a golden double here in the European Games fencing as he helped France earn the men’s epee team gold four days after winning the individual gold - at the age of 43.
Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, candidates for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency, have made their latest appeal to the 214 Member Federations on the crucial subject of athletics development - with Coe promising more direct revenue, and Bubka vowing to create more individualised development programmes.