World Athletics president Sebastian Coe: ‘I think the next four years will be even more focused on the sport, on formats, on competition. How do we make the World Championships an even more exciting prospect?’ File photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

There is a scene in 16 Days of Glory, Bud Greenspan’s film about the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, which deftly captures Sebastian Coe crossing the li(...)

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters in Moscow. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty

A highly-respected British member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) athlete committee is questioning her future after condemning what she calle(...)

Alberto Salazar was last month banned for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency for doping violations. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) President Craig Reedie has said the organisation will look into athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salaza(...)

Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program.

Icarus Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program was originally supposed to expose the drug testing process (...)

 Robert Garrigus has been banned for three months following a failed test for what the Tour describes as a “drug of abuse”. Photograph: Getty Images

Brad Fritsch, Vijay Singh, Doug Barron, Bhavik Patel, Mark Hensby, Scott Stallings, Robert Garrigus. Spot the odd man out. It is Singh who stands apa(...)

Fifth-year students record PE activities for video analysis as part of the new Leaving Cert PE subject in Castleknock Community College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Not so long ago, PE was seen by many students as the kind of optional subject that got in the way of proper subjects that yielded precious CAO points.(...)

Anisya Kirdyapkina, left, with her silver medal for the Women’s 20 kilometres race walk during the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in 2013. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina has been suspended for doping and is set to be stripped of two world championship medals, the Court of Arbitrat(...)

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie addresses the assembly at the opening of the 2018 edition of the WADA Annual Symposium on March 21, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) faces a very serious problem after Russia missed the New Year’s Eve deadline to allow access to the Moscow lab at (...)

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll opened up about use of painkillers during his rugby career. Photo: Chris Lee - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images

As he did throughout his career, Brian O’Driscoll popped up this week as a kind of people’s champion. His candid account of munching pills to get thr(...)

 The governing body of world athletics has maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Photograph: Getty Images

World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, it said. Russia’s athletics fede(...)

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