Valerie Adams

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Raven Saunders   of the US raised her arms and crossed them in the shape of an “X” on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the shot put. She said later the gesture was  “for oppressed people”. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

In the morning, Raven Saunders of the United States captured the silver medal in the shot put. At night, Saunders delivered the first political demon(...)

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe: ‘I think the next four years will be even more focused on the sport, on formats, on competition. How do we make the World Championships an even more exciting prospect?’ File photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

There is a scene in 16 Days of Glory, Bud Greenspan’s film about the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, which deftly captures Sebastian Coe crossing the li(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)