close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

Repeatedly branded as a drug cheat following his return from a dope-related ban, American sprinter Justin Gatlin made an attempt to win over critics on Sunday by releasing letters that reveal the extent of his co-operation with US anti-doping investigators.

Sebastian Coe insists athletics "ostensibly a clean sport"

Sebastian Coe insists athletics "ostensibly a clean sport"

 Athletics remains an ostensibly clean sport, incoming IAAF president Sebastian Coe insisted Sunday at the climax of the world championships in Beijing.

AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla elected IAAF Council member

Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla was on Wednesday elected as one of the members of the prestigious Council of the IAAF, the global governing body of the sport, in its polls held here.

`Zero tolerance` for drug cheats, vows new chief Sebastian Coe

`Zero tolerance` for drug cheats, vows new chief Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe vowed "zero tolerance" for drug cheats in track and field after winning a narrow vote to become the new president of world athletics body the IAAF on Wednesday.

Sergey Bubka, Sebastian Coe hit home straight in race for IAAF presidency

Sergey Bubka, Sebastian Coe hit home straight in race for IAAF presidency

Athletics legends Sergey Bubka and Sebastian Coe will go head-to-head Wednesday in their bid to become president of the sport`s world body, with the winner facing a major overhaul to salvage the doping-tainted sport.

Sergey Bubka `very confident` in IAAF race against Sebastian Coe

Sergey Bubka `very confident` in IAAF race against Sebastian Coe

Sergey Bubka on Monday denied he was the underdog in the battle for the IAAF presidency with Sebastian Coe, insisting he was "very confident" of victory between two legends of track and field.

Sergey Bubka, Sebastian Coe - two legends battle to save track and field

Sergey Bubka, Sebastian Coe - two legends battle to save track and field

Two modern-day legends of track and field will battle to take over the presidency of athletics` world governing body next week in the knowledge that they face a major overhaul to salvage the sport`s doping-blighted face.

Sport is dead when we don`t believe, warns outgoing Lamine Diack

Sport is dead when we don`t believe, warns outgoing Lamine Diack

Doping is a "scourge" and "sport is dead" if track and field fans don't believe what they see, outgoing IAAF president Lamine Diack has warned in an interview with AFP.

Sergey Bubka wants 'faster, more efficient' system against doping

Sergey Bubka wants 'faster, more efficient' system against doping

 IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka says athletics must improve the speed and transparency in the system it uses to identify and sanction dopers, a day after his opponent Sebastian Coe strongly defended the sport's anti-doping efforts.

European supremo calls on IAAF for clarification over mass doping claims

European supremo calls on IAAF for clarification over mass doping claims

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen has demanded the sport`s global governing body the IAAF clarify the situation regarding new allegations of mass doping in athletics revealed in a documentary on German television and in the Sunday Times.

Mixed fortunes for Olympic champions at London Diamond League

Mixed fortunes for Olympic champions at London Diamond League

It was a day of mixed fortunes for reigning Olympic athletics champions on the second day of the Diamond League meeting here.

Zero tolerance for dopers, warns `honest` Sergey Bubka

Zero tolerance for dopers, warns `honest` Sergey Bubka

There should be zero tolerance for athletes who use banned drugs, according to the IAAF`s Sergey Bubka, who will call for a review of doping rules should he be elected president of track and field`s governing body next month.

`Street` track and field crucial for future of athletics: Sergey Bubka

`Street` track and field crucial for future of athletics: Sergey Bubka

Track and field events staged outside stadiums in street situations are crucial to attract interest in and increase popularity of athletics, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said Saturday.

Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

Seb Coe against any boycott of soccer World Cup

Seb Coe against any boycott of soccer World Cup

Calls by Ukraine for a boycott of the 2018 soccer World Cup finals in Russia were given short shrift by double Olympic 1,500 metres gold medallist Seb Coe on Monday.

Renaud Lavillenie set to shine at European Athletics Indoor Championships

Renaud Lavillenie set to shine at European Athletics Indoor Championships

French pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie owns a world record that long seemed impossible to reach, but he will be hungry for more as the European Athletics Indoor Championships start in Prague on Thursday.

Olympic changes won't affect track and field: Sergey Bubka

Olympic changes won't affect track and field: Sergey Bubka

 Athletics will retain its prominent position despite changes to the Olympic programme that could see fewer events but more sports, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said on Tuesday. 

Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka to run for top IAAF job

Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka to run for top IAAF job

 Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced on Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport`s greats.

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

Drama on ice at Sochi Games, Ukraine team frets over violence

The world`s ice hockey superpowers slug it out for a place in the men`s semi-finals at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, when the more graceful yet no less competitive women`s figure skating also gets underway.