Bob Beamon

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  Mike Powell celebrates winning the men’s long jump competition during the US Track and Field Trials at the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Allsport

Mike Powell has said he would “slap” anyone who tried to take his world record from him amid the fall-out from the ongoing athletics doping scandal. (...)

The IAAF World Championships begin in Beijing on Saturday with the issue of doping still plaguing athletics. Photograph: EPA

It feels almost quaint to recall that when Bob Beamon leapt 8.90m at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 his only performance enhancer was a shot of tequ(...)

Bradley Wiggins  during his successful attempt to break cycling’s hour record at the  velodrome in east London. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Andrews

Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record but the Beamonesque mark he targeted was beyond him. Tickets sold out in seven minutes to watch Wiggins ride(...)

Tony McCoy is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning his 4000th race yesterday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

There were camera crews, mainstream news reporters and an audience of thousands at Towcester racecourse on Thursday to witness the 4,000th winner of T(...)