Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell, the former 100 metres world record holder, and Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans reduced from 18 months to s(...)

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell: tested positive for a stimulant, oxilophrine, at the 2013 national championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Jamaica’s former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Cou(...)

Jamaica’s Olympic runner Asafa Powell  tested positive for doping at the Jamaican Championships in 2013. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/ Reuters

Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he (...)

 Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the  200 metres  at the World Championships in Moscow. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Just when it seemed plausible to get one last Christmas out of giving friends a cassette tape mix of my favourite running tracks, along came Spotify a(...)

Jamaican athletes could face exclusion from the global stage after world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation’s drug testers they must prove(...)

Today Ben Johnson seems a little confused over how beneficial the drugs were, and maintains he would still have won the 1998 Olympic 100 metres gold medal if he hadn’t been doping. Photograph: Reuters

“Sprinters are born, my friend. Not made. You have to understand that. The hard training was put in there, 12 years of hard training. The only thing t(...)

High profile doping cases such as American sprinter Tyson Gay have hit the sport. Photograph:   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Athletics took a determined step towards the reintroduction of four-year doping bans on Thursday when the International Association of Athletics Fede(...)

“I’ve broken every record in every one of my events for over 10 years. All I can do is keep working hard and running fast to help the sport.” Photo: Dylan Martinez: Reueters.

Usain Bolt sits bang in the middle of a sprawling hotel room on a lazy Sunday afternoon. After he stretches out his hand, smiles and says a soft hello(...)

Tyson Gay: former world sprint champion was vociferously anti-doping for years. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

With the world’s top athletes on the road to Moscow this weekend, some road resurfacing rather closer to home is a reminder of how covering your arse (...)

Marion Bartoli of France  with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy and Andy Murray of Great Britain  with the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy for their Wimbledon successes. Bartoli earned €1.86 million in prize money for winning the tournament.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

So Marion Bartoli endures laddish stick from John Inverdale, puts a trembling Sabine Lisicki to the sword and walks away €183,350 richer for a fortnig(...)