Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates qualifying for the final of the World Athletics Championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two athletes and one shining day. It’s October 5th, 2019, a date that they’ll both remember long after the peak of their sporting lives has faded. The(...)

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(...)

Alberto Salazar is appealing a four-year ban for breaking anti-doping rules. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Alberto Salazar has issued a part-apology for any “callous or insensitive” comments that he made to former teen prodigy Mary Cain and the other female(...)

Mary Cain told the New York Times she was “emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto [Salazar] and endorsed by Nike”. Photograph:  Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

What more can one say about Nike except that in a hotly contested field it once again leads the way in being the biggest hypocrite in global sport? I(...)

Alberto Salazar has appealed his four-year ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Alberto Salazar has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against the four-year ban handed down by the United States Anti-Doping Agency(...)

Mary Cain has revealed how she was ‘physically and emtionally abused’ by Alberto Salazar’s system. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty

A former Nike Oregon Project athlete has revealed how her period stopped for three years and she broke five bones owing to osteoporosis after being pr(...)

Alberto Salazar was last month banned for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency for doping violations. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) President Craig Reedie has said the organisation will look into athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salaza(...)

 Ciara Mageean at the launch of Circle K’s “Here for Ireland” initiative at Killiney Hill Park, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Three weeks back at home, three fresh needle pricks into a vein of her forearm. Ciara Mageean takes some comfort in telling us she has been drug teste(...)

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya  in the  1,500m  final during day ten of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Don’t look now. After 10 long days and even longer nights the curtain came down on the World Championships in Doha with credibility and impossibility (...)

 Sifan Hassan of Netherlands celebrates wining gold in the Women’s 1,500 metres. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Oh mercy. Now that was properly incredible, Sifan Hassan producing the single most impressive women’s 1,500 metres in World Championship history to co(...)

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