Former (IAAF president Lamine Diack has been under house arrest in France since  2015.

Lamine Diack, the former boss of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, and his son Papa Massata Diack are to stand trial in France on corruption a(...)

 Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

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(...)

Sebastian Coe is under pressure to give up advisory role with Nike. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Russia faces being suspended from athletics by the end of the week, as the fallout from Dick Pound’s devastating report into state-sponsored doping b(...)

 Lord Sebastian Coe reacts after being elected as the new IAAF President during the 50th IAAF Congress  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Getty

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic champion who led the organising committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been elected as the president of the world gov(...)

Britain’s Jenny Meadows has run four of the five quickest 800m times in the world this season

Anyone who has woken up to an early spring sunrise over the ancient city of Prague must feel this great sense of wonder. Not only did the fragile skyl(...)

Valentin Balakhnichev is stepping down as Russian Athletics Federation president  following the suspension of five walkers, including  three Olympic champions,  in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) president Valentin Balakhnichev criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in his fi(...)

A doping control station in the Laura Biathlon Center during the Sochi 2014 Winter  Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt / EPA

The German journalist whose documentary lifted the lid on claims of systematic doping in Russian athletics has said he is prepared to make a follow-up(...)

Sebastian Coe addresses the media as he unveils his IAAF presidential campaign manifesto at the British Olympics Association offices. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Athletics is in “very, very difficult times” as it investigates allegations of widespread doping and cover ups in Russia, Sebastian Coe said on Monda(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: it was claimed that a Russian official extorted €450,000 from  London Marathon winner in 2011  to allow her to compete at the 2012 Olympics. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

When Sebastian Coe launched his candidacy for the IAAF presidency on Wednesday he stressed that, while athletics needed reform, it was not in “a pa(...)

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