Usain Bolt wants harsher punishments for doping offences. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has criticised the “stupid” deal under which American sprinter Tyson Gay was given a reduced ban of only one year(...)

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has come to Athlone as he prepares for the World Championships in Beijing later this summer. Photograph: Matt Browne/ Sportsfile 3:25

There is a tense and slightly jaded look about Asafa Powell which tells you he knows the question is coming. So we joke about the weather, why the Jam(...)

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(...)

US sprinter  Tyson Gay: will race American rival Justin Gatlin and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut over 100 metres at the July 3rd meeting. Photograph: Getty Images

Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year doping suspension at next month’s Lausanne Diamond League meeting, organisers sai(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the  200 metres  at the World Championships in Moscow. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Just when it seemed plausible to get one last Christmas out of giving friends a cassette tape mix of my favourite running tracks, along came Spotify a(...)

Today Ben Johnson seems a little confused over how beneficial the drugs were, and maintains he would still have won the 1998 Olympic 100 metres gold medal if he hadn’t been doping. Photograph: Reuters

“Sprinters are born, my friend. Not made. You have to understand that. The hard training was put in there, 12 years of hard training. The only thing t(...)

Tyson Gay. PhotograpH: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

American sprinter Tyson Gay’s failed drugs test was for a banned steroid, it has emerged.Gay confirmed last month that he had failed a doping test bu(...)

(l-r) Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Adam Gemili of Great Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Curtis Mitchell of the United States compete in the Men’s 200m final in Moscow. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Usain Bolt stormed to 200 metres glory this evening to rack up an incredible 13th global gold medal — not that the Jamaican is counting. Six days afte(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his national flag after winning the men’s 100 metres final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Usain Bolt regained his world 100 metres crown and restored some credibility to a sport tarnished by a plethora of doping scandals as he scorched to g(...)

High profile doping cases such as American sprinter Tyson Gay have hit the sport. Photograph:   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Athletics took a determined step towards the reintroduction of four-year doping bans on Thursday when the International Association of Athletics Fede(...)