China’s Sun Yang with his award for best male swimmer  at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Photograph: Sefan Wermuth/Reuters

China’s Sun Yang was a shock late withdrawal from the final of the men’s 1,500 metres freestyle at the world championships on Sunday. Sun, the reigni(...)

Sebastian Coe is in the final two weeks of his campaign to take over as president of the IAAF. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Sebastian Coe wasn’t entirely sure about what he’s letting himself in for by going forward as the new leader of world athletics, then he is now. Ev(...)

Doping scandal: None of the athletes have been named. Photograph: Getty Images

Athletics Ireland has called for further clarification on the allegation that Irish athletes may have accounted for 3 per cent of the abnormal blood v(...)

The race to combat doping in sport continues. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 14 years since Paula Radcliffe sat in the stands at the world athletics championships in Edmonton, Canada, and held up a sign protesting agains(...)

Golf has emerged in the most recent World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) figures as having a significantly higher percentage of Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) than athletics, cycling, rugby or soccer. Photograph: Getty

Golf has emerged in the most recent World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) figures as having a significantly higher percentage of Adverse Analytical Findings(...)

Ciaran Kelly pictured with Sean Kelly (no relation) in 2005.

Irish amateur cyclist Ciaran Kelly has been banned for four years from competition after testing positive test for Clenbuterol in April 2014. The ba(...)

Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

After the game, Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week.(...)

A September 4th, 2011, photograph shows Alberto Salazar (C) hugging US athletes Bernard Lagat (R) and Galen Rupp following the men’s 5,000 metres final at the  World Championships in Daegu. Photograph: Getty Images

Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar and US Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp have denied any wrongdoing after a BBC Panorama documentary accused the(...)

Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy says criminalising doping should be considered. Photograph: Inpho

The chief executive of the Irish Sports Council (ISC), John Treacy, believes that criminalising athletes who deliberately cheat in sport by taking pr(...)

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(...)

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