Chinese security officers are seen behind a sign for the IAAF World Championships during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 15th IAAF World Championships. Photograph: EPA

The global governing body of athletics is to abandon its policy of drug-testing every athlete during the upcoming world championships in Beijing, the (...)

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes in the women’s pole vault at the Luzhniki Stadium. The 31-year-old triumphed with a leap of 4.89 metres. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

The world championships finally caught fire as the fans turned up to say farewell to Yelena Isinbayeva, only for the Russian pole vault queen to roll (...)