Sport Sir Craig Reedie is more laid-back in his approach than his predecessor at Wada

The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency had a simple-sounding new year resolution: “I just want to make sport cleaner.” Sir Craig Reedie knows he will never eradicate doping. Just a month into his new role, he says: “People still cheat and that is regrettable.”

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Paula Radcliffe loses lottery funding

Paula Radcliffe has paid the price for yet another summer of Olympic heartache by having her National Lottery funding withdrawn.

Adam Gemili walks past the Olympic stadium every day

Gemili the fastest learner in the Olympic heartland

Britain's latest sprint sensation is now studying at university in Stratford and is reminded every day of his race with Bolt and Co

Mo Farah named Europe's No 1

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been named the men's Athlete of the Year by the European Athletics Federation for a second successive year.

Martin Dougan: A day of action to match thrills of the opening ceremony

You've got Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis. Now people are even starting to realise it's OK to fancy disabled people
Johnny Murtagh is behind a growing training yard

Usain Bolt plays in rain, but David Rudisha's world record bid is a washout

Jamaican wins again and Grabarz grabs high jump prize, but no glory for Kenyan 800m star

Rachael Latham: This is our turn to shine – in the sporting arenas and in the TV studios, too

All these athletes have stories to tell – and they put in the same effort as able-bodied athletes
Lance Armstrong is a seven times winner of the Tour de France

Lance Armstrong to lose seven Tour de France titles as he gives up doping charges fight

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said yesterday he would no longer fight doping charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency, which quickly said it would strip him of his titles and ban him from competitive cycling.

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Usain Bolt considering switch to long jump

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt has claimed he wants to try his hand at the long jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sport on TV: Blake bowls off his short run as Jonny broadens the mind

It's back to the real world, then. And it doesn't matter how many times you frantically press the red button, you won't find your 15-hour fix of archery and handball and rhythmic gymnastics. In between the BBC's gold rush of adrenalin and Channel 4's powerfully trailed Paralympic coverage, it was left to Sky Sports and ITV to show the more habitual summer fare: the Lord's Test, and a meaningless international friendly on the eve of the new football season.

August 9, 2012: Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Usain Bolt DJs at nightclub in London's Brick Lane following third gold medal

Straight from a triumphant Olympic campaign, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt dazzled dancing fans with a turn as a DJ at a London nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

Usain Bolt celebrates gold by doing 'The Mobot'

Jacques Rogge tries to defuse Usain Bolt row, calling the Jamaican sprinter 'an active performance legend'

IOC president Jacques Rogge attempted to defuse a rumbling row with Usain Bolt today by describing him as "an active performance legend" and the best sprinter of all time.

Paul Vallely: Sometimes the only person to beat is yourself

The expectations of the public, says Rebecca Adlington, can be different from those of the athlete
The Games Makers helped win our hearts

Roger Black: Historic feats and helping hands made this the best Games of all

The Expert View: People say Sydney was the best, but in London we have beaten that

August 11, 2012: Usain Bolt and his Jamaican team-mates celebrate breaking the world record.

Usain Bolt wins third gold medal of London 2012 as Jamaica claim new world record in 4x100m relay final

Double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to victory in a blistering men's 4x100 metres final as they retained their title in a world record 36.84 seconds tonight.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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