Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers crosses  the finish line to win the 200m women’s final at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Move over, Usain Bolt. Here comes Dafne Schippers. Because anyone who thought things might slow down a little inside the Bird’s Nest in the absence of(...)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates as she crosses the line to win gold in the women’s  100 metres from   Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (silver) and  American Tori Bowie (bronze) at the IAAF World Athletics Championships  in Beijing. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rallied to claim an unprecedented third world championship 100 metres title in 10.76 seconds at the Bird’s Nest sta(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins gold ahead of Justin Gatlin of the United States in the 100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Some people are billing it as the race between good and evil. Others as the hero against the villain. Or else simply the showdown between the clean(...)

Jamaica’s 4x200 relay team strike a pose on the medal podium after winning the event at the IAAF World Relays Championships in Nassau Bahamas; Nickel Ashmeade, Jason Livermore, Rasheed Dwyer and Warren Weir. Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters

Jamaica won the showcase 4x200 metres relay without Usain Bolt as their American rivals dropped the baton at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas(...)

 Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown will compete at the world indoor championships in Poland.

Veronica Campbell-Brown was included in Jamaica’s 23-member team for the world indoor championships on Tuesday, a day after being cleared of a (...)

 Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has  been cleared to race again by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume her career by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her American-base(...)

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown competes in the women’s 200 metres at the London Olympics in 2012. Photograph: Olivier Morin/GettyImages

Jamaica’s twice 200 metres Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has escaped with a public warning by the Jamaica Athletics Administration Associat(...)

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(...)

“I’ve broken every record in every one of my events for over 10 years. All I can do is keep working hard and running fast to help the sport.” Photo: Dylan Martinez: Reueters.

Usain Bolt sits bang in the middle of a sprawling hotel room on a lazy Sunday afternoon. After he stretches out his hand, smiles and says a soft hello(...)

Two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica tested positive for a banned diuretic and faces a two year ban from athletics competition. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Jamaican government needs to establish an accredited anti-doping laboratory to protect its world-class athletes from taking contaminated substance(...)