Sebastian Coe

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Russia’s Mariya Lasitskene competed in the high jump under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee at Tokyo 2020 due to Rusaf’s ban. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Getty Images

Russia’s return to international athletics edged closer on Wednesday when the head of the World Athletics Task Force declared his “guarded optimism” (...)

Sydney mcLaughlin has spoken out about online abuse she received during the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty

A study carried out by World Athletics into online abuse during the Tokyo Olympics found that female athletes were the target of 87 per cent of all ab(...)

Eamonn Coghlan in action during the 1981 Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. Photograph:  Manny Millan/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

TG4 has further extended its broadcasting deal directly with World Athletics to include all seven of the World Indoor Tour Gold meetings next year. It(...)

Michael Murphy: suffered a hamstring injury against Monaghan in the league clash at   Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA Club, Donegal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sebastian Coe once said all athletes are just one hamstring pull away from oblivion. Michael Murphy’s retirement early into Donegal’s draw with Monag(...)

 Vehicles for Tokyo 2020 Olympics parked up at Tsukiji Depot in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph: Koji Sasahara - Pool/Getty Images

When Japan won the competition to host the 2020 Olympics in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, then-prime minister Shinzo Abe said it w(...)

John Treacy dips under Steve Ovett to win the 5,000 metres at the Coca-Cola International meeting at Crystal Palace in August 1980. Photograph: Steve Ovett

We were finishing up a little picnic in Luggala on Thursday evening when an old neighbour asked had I ever seen the YouTube clip of John Treacy beatin(...)

Justin Gatlin on his way to winning the men’s 100m race during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Shuji Kajiyama/PA

Dubbing it the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting may have sounded a tad upbeat and still the running of it went perfectly smoothly, complete with some pointe(...)

Caster Semenya: “My high testosterone levels are something I was born with, it’s a disorder. It doesn’t make me the best, though. That’s where the training and knowledge comes in.” File photograph: Getty Images

Caster Semenya should be angry, but she isn’t. As the clock ticks down towards the Tokyo Olympics, the South African should, like her rivals, be train(...)

 Joshua Cheptegei   celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 10,000 metres at the  World Athletics Championships  at Khalifa International Stadium in 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has dismissed concerns that Nike’s controversial new track spikes, which have produced a spate of rec(...)

The federation’s handling of the doping crisis and its fallout has angered some of Russia’s top athletes, including the three-times world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene. File photograph: Getty Images

Russia has escaped expulsion from World Athletics – for now – after the country’s minister of sport, Oleg Matytsin, stepped in at the last minute to g(...)

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