IOC accused of ‘backroom deals’ with Russia over doping scandal

Film-makers behind Olympic doping expos say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitors The film-makers behind banned Russias Olympic committee from taking part in the games in Pyeongchang, and disqualified 43 Russian […]

From Korea to Russia, 2018 set to show again that sport is politics by other means | Andy Bull

The Winter Olympics, World Cup and Commonwealth Games will all have an unavoidable backdrop that reminds us again that all international sport is political In the winter of 1945, Dynamo Moscow came to Britain on […]

Justin Gatlin denies taking PEDs and plans legal action against newspaper

Justin Gatlin has denied using performance enhancing drugs and is planning to take legal action after a newspaper investigation claimed he was embroiled in a doping scandal Justin Gatlin has denied he is using banned […]

The IOC must do its duty this time and ban Russia from Winter Olympics | Sean Ingle

No amount of evidence or condemnation has so far had the desired response from a committee which must now take action to avoid a farcical countdown This time there is no justifiable room for doubt, […]

Wada says database confirms McLaren report on Russia doping

A database obtained by Wada confirms that the McLaren Report, which concluded that over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from state-sponsored doping, is accurate The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has obtained a database that confirms […]

Shalane Flanagan becomes first US woman to win New York marathon since 1977

Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977 Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman […]

British Paralympians to face suggestions they have won golds unfairly

Some of Britains most successful Paralympic athletes are set to face suggestions they have won their gold medals unfairly at a parliamentary hearing today investigating whether the classification system is fit for purpose Some of […]

Call for athletes to be fitted with microchips in fight against drug cheats

Athletes need to be fitted with microchips in a similar way to dogs as part of the fight against drug cheats in sport, according to Mike Miller, the chief executive of the World Olympians Association […]

First lesson from world championships: there is no next Usain Bolt | Matthew Engel

Attempts to anoint Wayde van Niekerk as the new Usain Bolt were doomed to fail. As for exotic gastric viruses, there is no link to the London Stadiums wretc

Attempts to anoint Wayde van Niekerk as the new Usain Bolt were doomed to fail. As for exotic gastric viruses, there is no link to the London Stadiums wretched food It is not uncommon for […]

Toilet jokes are hard to make when Justin Gatlins gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

Toilet jokes are hard to make when Justin Gatlins gold leaves a bad smell | Richard Williams

The contaminated straw that led a racehorse to fail a drugs test might raise a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter If there was a lighter side to […]