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The Olympic Stadium in London which will host the 2017 World Championships in 2017. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty

IAAF president Lord Coe has promised to investigate claims of bribery in the bidding process for the 2017 World Championships in London. The city wa(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

England, 1980: yes, Margaret Thatcher’s “the lady’s not for turning” speech; yes, the beginnings of the CND gatherings on Greenham Common; yes, the gl(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said he was determined to learn from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) independent commission report. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

A method of drug testing that was clearly beginning to work; a series of initial tests they were right not to act on; and a softly ringing endorsement(...)

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

We may never know what, if any, role Russian president Vladimir Putin may have played in it but the withdrawal of some of the country’s most doped-up (...)

A Wada reports has said Seb Coe must have been aware of the scale of doping in athletics. Photograph: Reuters

Sebastian Coe is facing renewed pressure on his position as IAAF president after a new report ruled that the IAAF Council and his right-hand man Nick (...)

Dick Pound’s report on Russian doping is to say corruption was embedded in the IAAF. Photograph: Getty

Corruption within the world athletics body IAAF was not a result of renegade individuals’ actions but was embedded in the organisation, the head of an(...)

Liliya Shobukhova of Russia crosses the finish line to win the womens section of the 2010 London Marathon. Photograph: Getty Images

The biggest scandal in athletics history started to slowly unfurl over drinks at a crowded Japanese hotel bar in February 2014. It was the night befor(...)

An IAAF ethics commission banned for life former world body treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev and a son of former president Lamine Diack, Papa Massata Diack, over bribes taken to cover up doping failures by Russian athletes. Photograph: Getty Images

Three senior IAAF officials have been banned for life for blackmailing athletes and covering up positive drugs tests. Papa Massata Diack, the son of (...)

Seb Coe has defended the decision to award the 2012 World Athletics Championships to Eugene. Photograph: Getty

Sebastian Coe has defended the IAAF’s controversial decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene, following news that the proces(...)

Seb Coe insists there was no conflict between his role as a Nike ambassador and his duties as IAAF president. Photograph: Epa

The IAAF’s decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene is under investigation by French authorities, according to the BBC. The(...)

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