South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win the Olympic 400 metres gold medal in 43.03 seconds and break Michael Joh(...)

OCI chairman Pat Hickey has slammed a report calling for an outright Russian Olympic ban, which is due to be released on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

A new report expected to call for an outright ban on Russia from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics has already been slammed by Pat Hickey, presid(...)

Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa falls on the track after winning the men’s 400m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Franck Robichon/PA

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk became the fourth fastest man over 400m in history as he won his first world championship title, holding off defendin(...)