Joyce Zakary and Koki Manunga of Kenya have accepted provisional suspensions following positive samples provided at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Kenyans Joyce Zakary and Koki Manunga have become the first athletes to fail drugs tests at the World Championships in Beijing. The International Asso(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt  after his news conference ahead of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships, in Beijing, China, August 20, 2015. Photograph:  Reuters

Usain Bolt has been saddened by the doping crisis engulfing athletics — but warned he could not save the scandal-hit sport by himself. The Jamaican’s(...)

 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 (...)

The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, who conducted confidential interviews with athletes at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, South Korea, the reports said. Photograph: Getty Images

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suppressed a 2011 survey that reveals up to one-third of the world’s top competitors adm(...)

Twenty-eight athletes have been suspended over historic doping offences, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced. The wor(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the former London Marathon winner has been banned for 14 months.   Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA

London Marathon organisers say they are “very concerned” following allegations that the race was won seven times in 12 years by athletes who recorded (...)

Cork man Cillian O’Leary, winner of the Cork City Marathon: “I just wanted to make sure I didn’t slip on a manhole or the tiles coming down Patrick Street.” Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork man Cillian O’Leary on Monday became the first local person to win the bank holiday marathon in the city since 2007. O”Leary (35) is a native of (...)

Sinéad Diver from Belmullet, Co Mayo, has just been confirmed on the Australian team for the IAAF world contest in Beijing.

A Mayo woman, who took up competitive running accidentally just four years ago, has been selected to represent Australia in this year’s athletics worl(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), will head investigation in doping allegations made in German TV documentary. Photograph: Getty Images

Former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) Dick Pound is to head an independent commission investigating allegations of systematic doping(...)

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