Athletics: New injury woe for Mahiedine​ Mekhissi and France
Athletics: New injury woe for Mahiedine​ Mekhissi and France

 France have suffered a new athletics injury woe with triple European steeplechase champion Mahiedine Mekhissi, already ruled out of the world championships in August, picking up a second foot injury.

New Ethiopian star Almaz Ayana targets world record in Beijing
New Ethiopian star Almaz Ayana targets world record in Beijing

Almaz Ayana has been left astonished by her own success as she looks poised to become the latest Ethiopian distance runner to challenge the record books.

China bids emotional farewell to Liu Xiang in Shanghaic
China bids emotional farewell to Liu Xiang in Shanghaic

China bade a fond farewell to its greatest athlete on Sunday as Liu Xiang, the nation’s peerless sprint hurdler, took a bow in front of 40,000 fans in his home city of Shanghai after a spectacular Diamond League meeting.    

Oliver, Fraser-Pryce cautious ahead of worlds
Oliver, Fraser-Pryce cautious ahead of worlds

World champions David Oliver and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said Saturday they were taking nothing for granted despite heading into their title defences this season in good form.

Veteran sprinter Justin Gatlin renews personal best
Veteran sprinter Justin Gatlin renews personal best

Veteran Justin Gatlin trimmed 0.03 second off his career best to win the men's 100 metres with a meet record of 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League here.

Discus queen Sandra Perkovic dominates again
Discus queen Sandra Perkovic dominates again

Croatia's reigning World and Olympic champion discus thrower Sandra Perkovic snatched another overwhelming victory to win the Diamond League opener here.

Bershawn Jackson sets 400m hurdles Diamond League meet record
Bershawn Jackson sets 400m hurdles Diamond League meet record

American Bershawn Jackson clocked a world leading 48.09 seconds to win the men's 400 metres hurdles race with a new meet record at the Diamond League here.

Justin Gatlin off to flying start in Doha
Justin Gatlin off to flying start in Doha

American Justin Gatlin stormed to victory at the Diamond League opener in Doha on Friday winning the 100m to serve notice to Usain Bolt ahead of the world athletics championships in Beijing in August.

Greg Rutherford eyes `clean sweep` at worlds
Greg Rutherford eyes `clean sweep` at worlds

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford said Friday he was gunning for a "clean sweep" of major titles by winning gold at this year`s world championships in Beijing.

Valerie Adams` agony after operations threat to career
Valerie Adams` agony after operations threat to career

World athlete of the year shot putter Valerie Adams told Friday how she "freaked" out with worry that her career may be over after operations on her shoulder and elbow last year.

Kenyan star runner Asbel Kiprop rues World Relay miss
Kenyan star runner Asbel Kiprop rues World Relay miss

Beijing Olympics and two-time World 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya has expressed disappointment at missing this weekend's World Relay Championships in Bahamas as he eyes a quick return at the Diamond League opener in Doha.

Usain Bolt to add sparkle to Paris Diamond meet
Usain Bolt to add sparkle to Paris Diamond meet

 Jamaican athletics legend Usain Bolt will line-up in the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on July 4, the organisers announced on Wednesday.

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year
Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco on Friday.

Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma
Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died Friday aged 34 in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting, President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

Oscar Pistorius unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events
Oscar Pistorius unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events

A promoter of the Diamond League has revealed that Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be welcome at the tournament's future events.

Prince Barshim ready to supplant King Sotomayor
Prince Barshim ready to supplant King Sotomayor

Mutaz Essa Barshim is a rarity in high-class Qatari athletics: not an incomer from Nigeria or Kenya but a real homegrown talent who is within a whisper of breaking one of track and field`s most legendary records.

Justin Gatlin rolls back the years as tyro Barshim basks
Justin Gatlin rolls back the years as tyro Barshim basks

American Justin Gatlin rolled back all of his 32 years to record a fast 100-200m sprint double at the final Diamond League meeting of the season on Friday.

Justin Gatlin scorches to Diamond League 100m win
Justin Gatlin scorches to Diamond League 100m win

US sprinter Justin Gatlin scorched to a season`s fastest 9.77sec in winning the men`s 100m at the final Diamond League meet of the season on Friday.

Justin Gatlin goes for Brussels double at Diamond League
Justin Gatlin goes for Brussels double at Diamond League

US sprinter Justin Gatlin will go for a 100-200m double at the Diamond League finale in Brussels on Friday, up against a raft of track stars but not Jamaican Usain Bolt.

Veronica Campbell-Brown wins photo finish
Veronica Campbell-Brown wins photo finish

Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown snatched victory in a photo finish to post her first Diamond League 100 metres win in over three years at the popular Weltklasse Zurich meet here.