Questions have been raised about whether   Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele used springs in his shoes at the recent Dubai marathon. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty

The IAAF is to beef up its investigations into the next generation of marathon shoes, amid concerns some may contain illegal springs. The potential i(...)

 Independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce Rune Andersen. Photograph: Afp/Valery Hache

Russia’s ban from international athletics competition is set to extend beyond the World Championships in London in August, the International Associati(...)

David Bedford  told MPs he made several attempts to tell Sebastian Coe about the Shobukhova case in August 2014. Photograph: PRU/AFP Photo

Sebastian Coe will defy a summons from the British House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee to answer further questions about what h(...)

Lawyer Richard McLaren delivers his second and final part of a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), at a news conference in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The second and final part of an independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, was published on Friday and provided mor(...)

Olympian Rob Heffernan with his bronze medal: he received the medal at a ceremony in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Race walker Rob Heffernan has said he lived in fear of being called a drugs cheat after he received an adverse test result following surgery on his ri(...)

Elena Isinbaeva of Russia during the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow three years ago. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Russia has named a track and field team for the Rio Olympics which includes gold medallists Yelena Isinbayeva and Ivan Ukhov among 68 athletes who ar(...)

Yulia Stepanova’s revelations led to Russia’s athletes being suspended. Photograph: EPA.

Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova’s application to compete as an individual athlete has been accepted, the International Association of Ath(...)

 Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko celebrating after winning the women’s hammer throw final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Russia’s Olympic and double world hammer throw champion Tatyana Beloborodova has been provisionally suspended for doping, the International Associatio(...)

  Jim McNamara of the Donore Harriers. Photograph: Tomás Greally

One of the big advantages of becoming a born-again runner in middle age is that, for several years now, I have had special dispensation to train with (...)

 Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

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