Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Usain Bolt eased through the 100m heats at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved a step closer to their highly anticipated Beijing showdown when both eased through the 100 metres heats on the ope(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins gold ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States in the 100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Some people are billing it as the race between good and evil. Others as the hero against the villain. Or else simply the showdown between the clean(...)

Mo Farah of Britain wins the 5,000 metres race ahead of Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

Running it seemed with extra spark and perhaps a little anger Mo Farah is back, winning the 5,000 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League with an astoni(...)

 Mutaz Barshimof  Qatar fails to clear a world record attempt at 2.44 meters in the Alkermes men’s high jump event during the AIT International Arena Grand Prix at Athlone Institute of Technology International Arena. Photograph: Sportsfile

There was no world record, a no-show, because of injury, from Asafa Powell, but no stopping Ben Blankenship from running the first indoor sub-four min(...)

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has come to Athlone as he prepares for the World Championships in Beijing later this summer. Photograph: Matt Browne/ Sportsfile 3:25

There is a tense and slightly jaded look about Asafa Powell which tells you he knows the question is coming. So we joke about the weather, why the Jam(...)

Asafa Powell: headlines a meet in Athlone that also includes American sprinter Carmelita Jeter plus the world’s leading high jumper  Mutaz Barshim. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile 3:25

In the legal sense Asafa Powell is perfectly entitled to run and the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have also been defending the moral sense o(...)

Asafa Powell of Jamaica will compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute of Technology. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Irish athletics fans will get to see former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute(...)

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(...)