Russia’s suspension is for an indefinite period and could take in next summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA.

The governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations of state-(...)

 Lord Sebastian Coe reacts after being elected as the new IAAF President during the 50th IAAF Congress  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Getty

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic champion who led the organising committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been elected as the president of the world gov(...)

Sebastian Coe is in the final two weeks of his campaign to take over as president of the IAAF. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Sebastian Coe wasn’t entirely sure about what he’s letting himself in for by going forward as the new leader of world athletics, then he is now. Ev(...)

Doping scandal: None of the athletes have been named. Photograph: Getty Images

Athletics Ireland has called for further clarification on the allegation that Irish athletes may have accounted for 3 per cent of the abnormal blood v(...)

Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will head investigation in doping allegations made in German TV documentary. Photograph: Getty Images

Former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) Dick Pound is to head an independent commission investigating allegations of systematic doping(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)

Metro workers at a rally in Madrid to protest against salary cuts. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

An IOC delegation has spent four days in the Spanish capital this week, evaluating the city’s bid to host the 2020 games. And while Madr(...)