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 Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop: “The nightmare has continued. I insist I am innocent even if I am forsaken.” Photograph: Getty Images

Asbel Kiprop has suggested he tested positive for EPO because drug control officers tampered with his sample, having also demanded money from the Keny(...)

  Caster Semenya: new rule will impact the South African 800m World and Olympic champion. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

The chairman of UK Athletics has warned that there are “a lot of questions and challenges” with the IAAF’s controversial new testosterone rules. He f(...)

Athletes in action during the IAAF Men’s World Half Marathon Championships  in Valencia. Photograph: Miguel Angel Polo/EPA

Running is the most popular sport in the world. More people run than partake in any other sport, and more people participate in running events – even (...)

Grigory Rodchenkov and Brian Fogel in the Netflix documentary Icarus.

For anyone looking for a weekend docu-thriller, I would highly recommend Icarus, the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary that went on an insane j(...)

Sebastian Coe: his former chief of staff was Nick Davies. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Nick Davies, former chief of staff to IAAF president Sebastian Coe, has been expelled from athletics’ governing body after he admitted taking payments(...)

The Irish Olympic Council tweeted out this picture on Friday morning - showing a message of support for Pat Hickey from The European Olympic Committees, and the Association of National Olympic Committees at the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committee in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Twitter

After two months of near silence, the wider Olympic movement has suddenly swelled up in support of Pat Hickey. Delegates at yesterday’s General Asse(...)

 Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a news conference after a council meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/EPA

Russian athletes have been banned from taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio later this summer, over their continued use of illegal doping. The IAA(...)

Old pals -former Eufa president  Sepp Blatter shakes hands with his protege Michel Platini. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/ AFP’Getty

What kind of person wakes up one morning and thinks sports politics is the way to go? Okay, sports administration, regulation, governance, whatever (...)

Liliya Shobukhova of Russia crosses the finish line to win the womens section of the 2010 London Marathon. Photograph: Getty Images

The biggest scandal in athletics history started to slowly unfurl over drinks at a crowded Japanese hotel bar in February 2014. It was the night befor(...)

An IAAF ethics commission banned for life former world body treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev and a son of former president Lamine Diack, Papa Massata Diack, over bribes taken to cover up doping failures by Russian athletes. Photograph: Getty Images

Three senior IAAF officials have been banned for life for blackmailing athletes and covering up positive drugs tests. Papa Massata Diack, the son of (...)

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