Christian Malcolm can be our Pep Guardiola, claims British Athletics boss

Christian Malcolm has been acclaimed as “Our Pep Guardiola” by the boss of British Athletics. Jo Coates, chief executive of the governing body, insisted appointing sport’s first black head coach was done 100 per cent on merit. “I've worked too hard in this industry to get where I've got to

Linford Christie accuses police of racism after athletes were stopped

Linford Christie has accused the Metropolitan Police of “institutional racism” after two athletes he manages were stopped and handcuffed while driving with their three-month-old baby. The British Olympic 100m champion – who now runs sports agency Nuff Respect – demanded an explanation for what he condemned as an abuse of

Wilson Kipsang banned from athletics for four years after fabricating story about landslide

The former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned from athletics for four years after missing three anti-doping tests and lying about his reasons for missing them. Three whereabouts failures in a 12-month period automatically trigger a suspension, and Kipsang committed four – three missed tests and one

Athletes free to ‘take the knee’ at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Athletes will not face punishment for protesting against racism and unequal rights by ‘taking a knee’ at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The Olympics bans any form of protest and the policy remains in place despite boss Thomas Bach hinting at a willingness to explore ways Tokyo-bound stars can express support

Olympian Chris Lambert calls on governing bodies to lead fight against racism

British Olympian Chris Lambert says the burden of change in the fight against racism has to be taken off individual sports people. Lambert praises Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Dina Asher-Smith and others for using their powerful sporting voices to campaign for equal rights, but insists the responsibility rests with governing

Lamine Diack: Trial of former athletics chief for doping cover-up to begin

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body, goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal. Prosecutors allege he solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.89 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and

Athletics resumes with one-off international pole vault clash in stars’ gardens

Athletics will get around lockdown restrictions tomorrow by staging an international competition – in back gardens almost 5,000 miles apart. Dubbed the Ultimate Garden Challenge, pole vault world record holder Mondo Duplantis will take on two-time world champion Sam Kendricks and 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie live across social media.

UK Anti-Doping finally receives UK Athletics report on Alberto Salazar that includes Mo Farah medical data

UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) has finally received an internal report from UK Athletics (UKA) into its relationship with disgraced American coach Alberto Salazar during a period when he worked with Sir Mo Farah. The report, which is understood to include four-time Olympic champion Farah’s medical data, dates back to 2015 and

Coronavirus: Reduced drug testing ‘a gift’ to cheats in sport, says British race walker Tom Bosworth

Reduced drug testing during the Covid-19 pandemic is like a “gift” for those unscrupulous athletes who will go to any lengths to win and make money, British race walker Tom Bosworth has said. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said last month that the pandemic had created challenges for drug testers

Many doping cheats banned from 2020 Olympics free to compete in 2021 Games

Hundreds of doping cheats ineligible for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be able to compete in next year’s rescheduled Games as they will have served their bans. The World Anti Doping Agency confirmed yesterday that suspensions handed out were for “specific lengths of time” rather than particular events. A Wada