IAAF leaders have suspended the Russian federation, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil. Phtoograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Leading athletes have backed the decision of the IAAF Council to hand Russia a provisional ban from all international athletics competitions with imme(...)

Sebastian Coe is under pressure to give up advisory role with Nike. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Russia faces being suspended from athletics by the end of the week, as the fallout from Dick Pound’s devastating report into state-sponsored doping b(...)

Paula Radcliffe says the pressure being put on her to relaease her blood test data is bordering on abuse. Photograph: PA

Paula Radcliffe says the pressure being put on her to release her blood test data is bordering on abuse. The marathon world record holder felt compell(...)

Paula Radcliffe, who is the world record holder in women’s marathon. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

A “devastated” Paula Radcliffe has insisted she has never cheated “in any form whatsoever at any time in my career”, following a British parliamentar(...)

 Paula Radcliffe  poses for photos after competing the  London Marathon in April 2015. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Paula Radcliffe has said she is “devastated that my name has even been linked” to wide-ranging accusations of cheating in athletics. The marathon worl(...)

The race to combat doping in sport continues. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 14 years since Paula Radcliffe sat in the stands at the world athletics championships in Edmonton, Canada, and held up a sign protesting agains(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the men’s elite race ahead of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in the men’s elite race at the London Marathon. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Livepic

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with wo(...)

Paula Radcliffe is being rightfully remembered in the build-up to tomorrow’s London Marathon not just as one of Britain’s greatest athletes, but an athlete we may never again see the likes of. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first time I interviewed Paula Radcliffe was towards the end of 2002, when we still used the good old cassette tape voice recorder. That tape i(...)

The Rio Olympics: only 475 days to go and each one of those will count for aspiring Irish athletes

Gore Vidal said us newspaper reporters should only be concerned about the present, not the future. And now more than ever that rings true. If anything(...)