Athletics News

Photocall for the London 2017 tickets launch on April 19, 2016
Children to pay £9.58 to attend 2017 World Athletics Championships in London
Child tickets for next summer's World Athletics Championships are priced at £9.58 to reflect Usain Bolt's world-record time in the 100m sprint.
Apr 19, 13:34
Ciara Horne of Wales competes in the Women's 300m Individual Pursuit Qualifying at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014
Liverpool to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games?
Liverpool could bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games after mayor Joe Anderson announced that he plans to explore the possibility should he win re-election next month.
Apr 13, 15:26
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill could retire after Rio this summer
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill reveals that she may consider retiring after this summer's Games in Rio.
Mar 30, 15:01
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
Former UK Athletics coach George Skafidas banned for life
Former UK Athletics coach George Skafidas is handed a lifetime ban from sport for 'destroying the career' of sprinter Bernice Wilson.
Mar 16, 21:14
GB's Greg Rutherford in action during the long jump final at the World Championships on August 25, 2015
Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford withdraws from World Indoor Championships
British Olympic long-jump champion Greg Rutherford withdraws from next week's World Indoor Championships in the United States due to illness and injury.
Mar 11, 10:43
Sean Safo-Antwi in action during the men's 60m heats during day one of the Indoor British Championships at English Institute of Sport on February 27, 2016
Sean Safo-Antwi switches from Great Britain to Ghana
Twenty-five-year-old Great Britain sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi switches his allegiance to Ghana.
Mar 9, 21:13
Great Britain's Richard Kilty celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 60m Final of the IAAF World Indoor Championships on March 8, 2014
Great Britain's Richard Kilty sets second-fastest 60m time
Great Britain's Richard Kilty runs 6.50 seconds to clock the second-fastest time of 2016 over 60m.
Mar 6, 12:34
Abeba Aregawi of Sweden waves after crossing the finishing line during the women's 1,500m of the Diamond League Track and Field competition on May 18, 2014
Sweden's Abeba Aregawi fails drugs test
Sweden's 1,500m runner Abeba Aregawi fails an out-of-competition drugs test for a banned substance.
Feb 29, 22:29
Great Britain's Richard Kilty celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 60m Final of the IAAF World Indoor Championships on March 8, 2014
Richard Kilty switches attention to Olympic Games
British sprinter Richard Kilty opts to concentrate on the Rio Olympics instead of defending his title at the World Indoor Championships.
Feb 29, 20:08
Gold medalist Mo Farah of Great Britain and Northern Ireland poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 10,000 metres final during day two of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 13, 2014
Mo Farah confirms Birmingham Diamond League participation
Great Britain's Olympic champion Mo Farah will prepare for the Olympics in Brazil by running at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
Feb 11, 12:36
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
Nestle ditch IAAF sponsorship to protect "reputation and image"
Nestle announces that it has terminated its sponsorship of the IAAF over doping and corruption scandals involving world athletics' governing body.
Feb 10, 18:44
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
Managing director of 2017 World Athletics Championships Sally Bolton quits
Sally Bolton announces that she has quit as managing director of the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
Feb 9, 13:41
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon 800 metres and the overall Heptathlon gold during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season with achilles injury
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announces that she will miss the indoor athletics season with an achilles injury.
Feb 5, 09:21
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
Adidas 'to end IAAF sponsorship four years early following doping allegations'
Adidas reportedly intends to terminate its sponsorship deal with the IAAF four years early in the wake of the doping crisis.
Jan 25, 10:35
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
WADA chairman Dick Pound: 'Sebastian Coe best man to clean up IAAF'
WADA chairman Dick Pound says that he cannot think of anyone better that IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe to clean up the organisation.
Jan 14, 14:43
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
WADA report: Corruption "embedded" within IAAF
An independent commission WADA report claims that the IAAF "could not have been unaware of the extent of doping in athletics".
Jan 14, 14:05
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
IAAF president Sebastian Coe welcomes lifetime bans to three senior officials
IAAF president Sebastian Coe welcomes the ethics commission's decision to give lifetime bans to three senior officials over allegations of doping cover-ups.
Jan 7, 13:58
Valentin Balakhnichev, IAAF Treasurer, at the 50th IAAF Congress on August 19, 2015
IAAF issues lifetime bans to three senior officials over 'doping cover-ups'
The IAAF issues lifetime bans to three senior officials over allegations of doping cover-ups.
Jan 7, 12:40
'Big' Usain Bolt celebrates on his knees after winning gold in the men's 200m at the World Championships on August 27, 2015
Usain Bolt to compete at London Anniversary Games in 2016
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt confirms that he will compete at the London Anniversary Games in 2016 ahead of the Rio Olympics.
Dec 15, 10:22
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
Lord Coe defends 2021 World Athletics Championships decision
Lord Sebastian Coe once again refutes claims that the 2021 World Athletics Championships was awarded to Eugene purely because of Nike's links with the American city.
Dec 10, 17:16
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia's anti-doping chief Ramil Khabriev resigns amid cheating scandal
Russia's anti-doping director general Ramil Khabriev resigns following accusations of widespread doping and cover-ups within Russian Athletics.
Dec 10, 16:42
Denise Lewis pictured in 2011
Denise Lewis named president of Commonwealth Games England
Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis is named as the new president of Commonwealth Games England.
Dec 3, 09:39
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
IAAF president Sebastian Coe: 'I'll fix anti-doping failures'
IAAF president Sebastian Coe insists that he can "fix" the doping issues in athletics as he is quizzed by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee.
Dec 2, 17:58
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
Three Kenya Athletics officials provisionally suspended by IAAF
Three Kenya Athletics officials, including president Isaiah Kiplagat, are provisionally suspended for 180 days by the ethics commission of the IAAF.
Nov 30, 16:23
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain receives the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Paula Radcliffe welcomes IAAF report clearing her of doping allegations
Three-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe welcomes the IAAF's report clearing her of doping allegations.
Nov 27, 16:38
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain receives the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
IAAF clears British long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations
The IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations and denies claims that it failed to follow up hundreds of suspicious blood tests.
Nov 27, 13:52
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
Lord Sebastian Coe refutes Eugene lobbying claims
IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe refutes allegations claiming that he lobbied predecessor Lamine Diack over the hosting of the 2021 World Championships.
Nov 26, 20:31
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
Lord Sebastian Coe steps down from Nike ambassadorial role
Lord Sebastian Coe announces that he is to step down from his ambassadorial role with Nike.
Nov 26, 17:59
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia Athletics Federation will not appeal suspension amid doping allegations
Russia Athletics Federation confirms to the IAAF council that it will not appeal against its suspension amid allegations of widespread doping.
Nov 26, 13:49
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian Anti-Doping Agency suspended by WADA
The World Anti-Doping Agency chooses to suspended the Russian Anti-Doping Agency due to non-compliance.
Nov 18, 21:35
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach confident of Russia reform before Rio 2016 Olympics
Thomas Bach is confident that any Russia athlete that is proven to be clean will be able to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Nov 14, 17:59
Forensic specialists arrive at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015
Paris 2024 bid: 'Thoughts with those wounded in horrific, unforgivable attacks'
The Paris 2024 Olympic bid says in a statement that they are in mourning after last night's "horrific, unforgivable attacks" in the French capital.
Nov 14, 11:30
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
WADA statement: 'Russia ban good for athletics'
The World Anti-Doping Agency releases a statement in support of the IAAF's decision to ban Russia from all athletics competitions due to doping allegations.
Nov 13, 22:47
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attends the presentation of the new Russia's national ice hockey squad's uniform for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow on October 30, 2015. The Championship will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg
IAAF votes to provisionally suspend Russia
The IAAF votes to provisionally suspended Russia's athletics federation.
Nov 13, 21:38
Yelena Isinbayeva on the podium after receiving her gold medal for the women's pole vault during the World Championships on August 15, 2013
Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva pleads against Russia ban for Rio 2016
Yelena Isinbayeva urges the IAAF not to ban Russia from the Rio 2016 Olympics amid allegations of widespread doping and cover-ups.
Nov 13, 16:24
A general view of the lane markers ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013
Russian Federation 'to admit some offences'
Acting president Vadim Zelichenok reveals that Russian Federation's athletics body will "admit some things" in relation to WADA's recent report.
Nov 12, 18:08
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attends the presentation of the new Russia's national ice hockey squad's uniform for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow on October 30, 2015. The Championship will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Vitaly Mutko: British anti-doping system "worse than ours"
Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko suggests that Britain's anti-doping system is "even worse" than his own country's in the wake of the Russian doping scandal.
Nov 11, 22:32
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC chief Thomas Bach expects Russia to be at Rio 2016 despite doping scandal
IOC president Thomas Bach expects Russia to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, despite allegations of widespread doping and cover-ups.
Nov 11, 08:57
IAAF President Lamine Diack attends 2nd IAAF World Youth Coaches Conference during on July 20, 2015
Lamine Diack resigns as International Athletics Foundation president
Lamine Diack parts company with the International Athletics Foundation due to the athletics doping scandal.
Nov 11, 00:52
General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
IOC to strip Olympic medals from athletes found guilty of doping
The IOC claims that athletes could be stripped of their Olympic medals if found guilty of doping following findings in a recent report into Russian athletes.
Nov 10, 17:27