Discus champion puts ‘bad dream’ aside in pursuit of Tokyo ticket

Barring injury, Dani Stevens should win another national discus title this week. It will be her 14th. No Australian athlete has ever won 14 national titles in one event. For Stevens, the world champion in 2009 and silver medallist in 2017, staying free of injury is never a given. Dani

Team GB hopeful Johnson-Thompson trains in full PPE ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Golden girl Katarina Johnson-Thompson is taking no chances as she bids to be fit in time for the Tokyo Olympics. With less than four months until the Games start in Japan, Britain’s world champion heptathlete is back in training following a serious Achilles injury. And she has posted a picture

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith sets world-leading time as she wins indoor 60m

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith set a 60m world-leading time at the World Indoor Athletics Tour in Karlsruhe, Germany. Racing at an international meet for the first time since 2019, her winning time of 7.08 seconds equalled her personal best. It was also the first time in three years that Asher-Smith

Greg Rutherford: How Marcus Rashford inspired me to help lockdown fitness fight

Greg Rutherford says he has been inspired to help improve the lives of families and kids in lockdown by Marcus Rashford. The London 2012 Olympic champion is fronting a Sport England campaign to tackle a drop in children’s activity levels during the pandemic. “We’re nearly a year into this now

Seb Coe warns drugs cheats that athletics is not afraid to go after big names

Seb Coe has warned any Tokyo-bound drugs cheats that they are more likely to be busted than at any previous Olympics. The president of World Athletics spoke out in the wake of world 100m champion Christian Coleman being handed a two-year ban for breaching anti-doping "whereabouts" rules. The American has

Athletes must take their place in the vaccine queue, says Coe

London: Healthy athletes should take their place in the COVID-19 vaccine queue behind people with more pressing needs despite events such as next year's Olympics looking set to be highly dependent on competitors arriving free from the virus, the head of world athletics Seb Coe said. Most athletes in their

Russia’s sporting future at stake as CAS hearing starts on Monday

Russia’s sporting future is at stake in a four-day hearing which starts in Switzerland on Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency declared the country’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA, non-compliant with its code in December last year over alleged manipulation of laboratory data. It imposed a series of sanctions, including a four-year ban

Christian Coleman ban: World’s fastest man suspended for two years and ruled out of Tokyo 2020

Christian Coleman, the reigning 100m world champion, has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations. The American committed three whereabouts failures in 12 months and a disciplinary tribunal upheld the Athletic Integrity Unit’s (AIU) original suspension, meaning Coleman will not complete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo

Track legend Kriss Akabusi reveals how friends saved him from bowel cancer

Athletics legend Kriss Akabusi has revealed how friends saved him from bowel cancer by insisting he seek medical advice. Akabusi, who won Olympic and world medals in the 1980s and 90s, always regarded himself as indestructible. A soldier with the Army Physical Training Corps who outmuscled the best of America