Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

Adidas: The German shoe and sportswear company has been hard at work pumping money behind a very particular problem: it’s not as cool as it used to be. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Is Adidas cool? As a recent convert to the brand, I have a vested interest. But because I’m not a teenager, my conscious thinking process when picking(...)

Adidas are to end their sponsorship deal with the IAAF four years early, according to reports. Photograph: PA

Adidas is ending its sponsorship deal with athletics’ world governing body in the wake of the doping scandal, according to reports. The sportswear gi(...)

The Olympic Stadium in London which will host the 2017 World Championships in 2017. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty

IAAF president Lord Coe has promised to investigate claims of bribery in the bidding process for the 2017 World Championships in London. The city wa(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

England, 1980: yes, Margaret Thatcher’s “the lady’s not for turning” speech; yes, the beginnings of the CND gatherings on Greenham Common; yes, the gl(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said he was determined to learn from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) independent commission report. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

A method of drug testing that was clearly beginning to work; a series of initial tests they were right not to act on; and a softly ringing endorsement(...)

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

We may never know what, if any, role Russian president Vladimir Putin may have played in it but the withdrawal of some of the country’s most doped-up (...)

A Wada reports has said Seb Coe must have been aware of the scale of doping in athletics. Photograph: Reuters

Sebastian Coe is facing renewed pressure on his position as IAAF president after a new report ruled that the IAAF Council and his right-hand man Nick (...)

Dick Pound’s report on Russian doping is to say corruption was embedded in the IAAF. Photograph: Getty

Corruption within the world athletics body IAAF was not a result of renegade individuals’ actions but was embedded in the organisation, the head of an(...)

Liliya Shobukhova of Russia crosses the finish line to win the womens section of the 2010 London Marathon. Photograph: Getty Images

The biggest scandal in athletics history started to slowly unfurl over drinks at a crowded Japanese hotel bar in February 2014. It was the night befor(...)