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

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.