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

Belarusian sprinter says she was taken to airport against her wishes, will not return home

A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday to board a flight back home after she complained about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was due to compete in the women’s 200 metres on Monday, said she did not plan

Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE with Max Whitlock to feature in pommel horse final

Overnight, Duncan Scott became the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympics as Team GB took silver in the 4x100m medley. This accompanies the Scot's gold in the men's 4×200 metres relay and silvers in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley. Elsewhere, Charlotte Worthington won