Brianna McNeal could be facing an eight-year ban. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/Getty/AFP

The Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal could face an eight-year ban after becoming the latest big-name athlete to be charged with an anti-do(...)

US sprinter Christian Coleman has been  banned for two years for breaching whereabouts rules. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics after being banned for two years for breaching whereabouts rules, th(...)

 Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended after missing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit said. File photograph: Getty Images

The world 100m champion Christian Coleman has been told that going on a Christmas shopping trip is no defence for missing a drugs test under World Ant(...)

Christian Coleman of the United States wins  gold ahead of compatriot Justin Gatlin  and Andre De Grasse of Canada in the men’s 100 metres final at the  World Athletics Championships  at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It wouldn’t be a proper race to decide the fastest man on earth without the need to suspend some credibility. Two years after Justin Gatlin beat Usain(...)

Christian Coleman is facing a two-year ban after allegedly missing three drug tests in a 12-month period. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty

Christian Coleman, the world’s fastest man and favourite for 100m gold at the world championships in Doha next month, is facing a two-year ban after a(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica falls to the track in the Men’s 4x100 Relay final. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

As sporting farewells go it was spectacularly surprising on the double - Usain Bolt pulling up injured in what was his last ever race on the track, wh(...)

 Justin Gatlin pips  Christian Coleman and third placed  Usain Bolt  to win the men’s 100m at the World Championships in London.  Photograph:  Kirill Kudryavtse/Getty

Not since the Royal Albert Hall booed Bob Dylan for going electric has the London crowd sounded so mixed up in their confusion. History best judges t(...)

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin after the 100 metres final at the World Championships. Photograph: PA

Sunday night’s world championships 100m medal ceremony has been switched because athletics’ chiefs do not want to see a full stadium booing Justin Gat(...)

Justin Gatlin bows down to Usain Bolt after the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

We came as final witnesses to the fastest man who has ever run on this earth and suddenly found ourselves in a state of utter disbelief. Usain Bolt b(...)

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