Sergiu Ciobanu (centre) in action during the 2015 European Cross Country Championships in  Hyeres, France, last December. Photograph: Inpho

(...) women qualifiers.) Athletics Ireland has set May 23rd as their deadline for marathon qualification(...)

World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman. Photograph:   Toru  Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

(...) stressing. The Russian Athletics Federation was suspended from international athletics after the country was(...)

Sean O’Brien and Donncha Ryan lead the warm up at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • February 11, 2016, 08:36

(...) each arm. This was totally alien to the athletics world, where everyone tries to express their(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to a 1,500m silver medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) the Chinese women who stunned the athletics world back in 1993 were part of a state-sponsored doping(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe  and Sinead Jennings, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio  in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Differing views on the Zika virus, particularly from female athletes, threaten to throw competitor participation at the Rio Olympic Games into chaos.(...)

Munster will play Glasgow Warriors at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock on Friday, February 19th. Photograph: Getty Images

(...)’re also in discussions with Glasgow Life, Scottish Athletics and SportScotland about a long-term solution(...)

Tthe IAAF headquarters  in Monaco. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The fallout from athletics’ corruption and doping scandals continued on Wednesday as Nestlé(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach Toni Minichiello has called for the British Olympic Association to move the preparation camp for the Rio Olympics to a zika-free zone outside Brazil. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil has led to contrasting reactions from participating Olympic nations - with Germany’s chief Olympic doctor sayin(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean already has an Olympic qualifying time in the bag. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) conquerors in the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, meanwhile, has prompted Athletics Ireland to seek(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan competes in the 5000m at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

O’Sullivan at last summer’s World Championships in Beijing: she’d been nominated by Athletics(...)