‘We won’t mistreat them’: Serbian President says of visiting Aussie athletes

Serbia’s President says his country will not take out their anger with the Australian government for the humiliating deportation of Novak Djokovic on Australia’s teams visiting the country to compete in the next two months. Australia’s best athletes are due to go to the world indoor athletics championships in Belgrade

Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen lose UK Athletics funding after opting to stay with coach accused of sexual misconduct

Adam Gemili will continue training with Rana Reider British sprinters Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen have been removed from UK Athletics’ World Class Programme after deciding to stay with American coach Rana Reider, UKA has announced. Last month, the duo, along with fellow sprinter Daryll Neita, were told by the

London Marathon 2021 live updates from elite and public races

It's that time of year again… actually – it isn't! The London Marathon is taking place in October rather than April for the 2021 edition as elite and non-elite runners alike take to the streets of the capital to run 26.2 miles. As well as the men's women's and wheelchair

Caster Semenya’s lawyers demand testosterone laws are dropped after Olympic snub

The lawyers of South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya have been given renewed hope that the controversial testosterone laws which prevented her from defending her Olympic title will be scrapped. Semenya, 30, was not able to defend her double Olympic 800m title in the Tokyo Games due to rules prohibiting

Johnson-Thompson breaks silence in emotional statement after Olympic heartbreak

Olympic hero Katarina Johnson-Thompson has expressed her pride and revealed the extent of the difficulties she has faced after her injury heartbreak in Tokyo. Johnson-Thompson was forced out of the heptathlon after suffering an injury to her right calf in the 200m, refusing treatment to complete the race by walking

‘On to the next day’: Decathlete Moloney declares knee is OK

The knee injury Ash Moloney carried in the high jump will not stop him on day two of the decathlon in Tokyo as the Australian prepares to push for a medal on his Olympic debut. Moloney is second in the rankings after a stunning first day of competition. Ash Moloney’s

A new Day dawns in Australian athletics

First came Rohan Browning. Then came Riley Day. A new generation of world-class Australian sprint stars has announced itself in Tokyo in the space of a day. A night after 23-year-old Browning raced in the Olympic 100 metres semi-final, 21-year-old Day ran a big personal best in her 200 metres

The absurdity of athletes choosing gold medals

Greg Norman played in four playoffs in major tournaments and lost all four to less distinguished Americans, including that notorious misfortune when Larry Mize chipped in to take the US Masters in 1987. The Shark was bested in playoffs v Mize, by Fuzzy Zoeller at the US Open (1984) and

How a long jumper from Italy won the 100m final

The search to replace the biggest somebody in athletics found instead a nobody. The question of this year’s Olympics was, for the first time in 13 years, not whether anyone could beat Usain Bolt, but who comes after Bolt? Lamont Jacobs gets in front to win gold in the men’s