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(...)

 IAAF outgoing president Lamine Diack: “When people say that there are medals to be redistributed from 2001 to 2012, it’s just a farce.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

The outgoing president of international athletics has defended the organisation’s record on drug-testing and called the latest doping allegations “a (...)

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(...)

A doping control station in the Laura Biathlon Center during the Sochi 2014 Winter  Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt / EPA

The German journalist whose documentary lifted the lid on claims of systematic doping in Russian athletics has said he is prepared to make a follow-up(...)

The world athletics governing body IAAF has referred allegations made about systematic doping in Russian sport to an independent ethics committee. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/EPA

Three senior IAAF officials, including the son of president Lamine Diack, have stepped down from their posts with athletics’ world governing body pend(...)

The World Anti-Doping  Agency (Wada) will not be appealing Tyson Gay’s one-year ban.   The agency said Gay was eligible for such a reduction because the sprinter offered what it termed substantial assistance in his case.  Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, they said yesterday. The g(...)

While he always starts a season slowly,  the hope is that Usain Bolt will be on flying form come the World Championships in August. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

Irma Thomas always had it on her side. The Rolling Stones had it covered too. The rest of us just never seem to have enough – and I’m not talki(...)