Usain Bolt: planning to quit the track after competing in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Usain Bolt could be tempted to reverse his decision to retire from athletics after next month’s World Championships, his American sprint rival Justin (...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill (R) finished second behind Russia’s Tatyana Chernova in the Heptathlon at the 2011 World Championships - Chernova was banned for doping in 2013. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

When the athletics world championships begin next month in London, there will be a few extra medal ceremonies. Eleven athletes and five teams whose r(...)

Serena Williams after winning the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams is already plotting a return to tennis next year once she has given birth, saying she “can’t wait” to introduce her first child to the(...)

Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, who won heptathlon gold at the 2012 Olympics, has announced her retirement from athletics. Photograph: Getty Images

Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion and golden girl of British athletics, announced her retirement from the sport on Thursday. (...)

 Alistair Brownlee helps his brother Jonny to get to the finish line during the Triathlon World Series event in Cozumel Mexico. Photograph: AP

It took barely hours for the image to become an instant sporting classic. One moment Jonny Brownlee is striding to victory in the final World Triathlo(...)

With the explosion of fitness for women has come a new preoccupation with our bodies : the quest for muscle – also known as “ fitspo”.

Being a female Olympian must be a confusing experience. You win a gold medal, you wow the world with your athleticism and sporting talent, you make h(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images

They say Rio is the city that never sleeps, which is just is well, because it’s around midnight before we sit down for the 10, 000m press conference a(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain competes in the Women’s Heptathlon 800m on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to over(...)

Danny Willett  of Great Britain lines up a putt during practice session. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Justin Rose and Danny Willett will take inspiration from temporary neighbours Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill as they attempt to join them as Olymp(...)

Tyson Furyhas sparked further outrage after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments in an hour-long video rant. Photograph: PA

Boxer Tyson Fury has sparked further outrage after making homophobic, sexist and antisemitic comments in an hour-long video rant. Fury has previously(...)

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