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Lucky kids from all over the UK warm up the track for Usain Bolt by running a mile in the Sainsbury's Race To Rio at The Olympic Stadium

James Lawton: True Olympic legacy burns bright despite bid’s betrayal of our youth

If the bid was dubious, the consequences were glorious

Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold to add to the 10,000m last year

Anniversary Games: Mo Farah excited to return to scene of his gold nights at Olympic Stadium

Mo Farah has stepped inside the Olympic Stadium just once since his golden double last summer.

David Beckham gives the 'thumbs up' to fans

The next Live and Kicking? David Beckham to star in new Sky Sports TV show

David Beckham is to star in a new children’s breakfast show aimed at encouraging more young people to play sport.

Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake withdraws from World Championships

The 100m champion has suffered a hamstring injury

Tyson Gay (l) leads Asafa Powell (r) during the 100m event of the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Lausanne

James Lawton on Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay: The life-and-death fight against drugs has always been athletics' phoney war

James Lawton looks at athletics' history with drug scandals in the wake of dark week that yet again tarnishes the sport

Usain Bolt finishes second in Rome, behind Justin Gatlin

Robin Scott-Elliot: So, Usain Bolt is shot then? No, just undercooked

In the bowels of the Stadio Olimpico late on Thursday night, Usain Bolt, clad in an Italy football shirt, leaned across to Justin Gatlin and offered his hand. Gatlin took it and Bolt gave him a pat on the back too.

Beauty of the Beast
Before the serious business of the sprint finals came the serious showbiz of the runners' introductions. And leading the way, with a lion's roar now being copied from Sheffield to Shanghai, was Yohan Blake, aka 'the Beast'. He may not have beaten Bolt in either the 100m or 200m races, but here was the new king of the jungle in the playing-to-the-camera contest.

Yohan Blake aims for Lausanne return

Yohan Blake is set to run the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne where he clocked a career-best 9.69 seconds last season.

David Rudisha avenged defeat by Mohammad Aman in 2012

David Rudisha starts summer in style with emphatic win

World and Olympic champion David Rudisha cruised to victory in the 800 metres at the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha, while Justin Gatlin clocked the second fastest time of the year to win the 100m.

Greg Rutherford on his way to winning gold in the long jump in London

Greg Rutherford turns to longer view after Melbourne win

Greg Rutherford’s ascent to Olympic long jump champion on Super Saturday last summer may have taken many by surprise, but the Milton Keynes man with the Midas touch is busy exceeding his own expectations as he prepares to challenge for the World Championship title in Moscow in August.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce retained 100m Olympic gold in London

Jamaica's Pocket Rocket Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce insists she's not stuck in shadow of Lightning Bolt

Fraser-Pryce still grabs headlines at home despite the popularity of a certain Usain

Bolt hole: Inside the plush surroundings of Kingston’s Tracks and Records bar

This way to my place: Usain Bolt opens club and restaurant Tracks and Records in Jamaica

Usain Bolt's appetite for medals and fame is now enhanced by his very own eatery

Jamaica sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was stunned by the news from South Africa

Oscar Pistorius hangs heavy over the global names at Birmingham

It was fair to say that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was still in a state of shock yesterday. "When I got off the plane at Heathrow yesterday and gave the immigration officer my passport, she asked 'What's your purpose for being here?'" the Jamaican sprinter, who won the Olympic 100m title in Beijing in 2008 and at London 2012, recounted. "I said: 'Oh, I'm an athlete. I'm here to compete in Birmingham.' She said: 'OK, so were you at the Olympics?' I was like: 'Yes, I was at the Olympics.' She said: 'Do you know Oscar Pistorius?' I said 'Yes.' She said: 'He shot his girlfriend.' 'I was like: 'Are you serious?'"

Usain Bolt lights up the track during the London Games

Usain Bolt back at the Olympic Stadium? UK Athletics chiefs in bid to lure world's fastest man to London this summer

A three day event, dubbed the 'London Anniversary Games', will be held at the Stratford stadium in July

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area without a ticket and shouting abuse at the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

Man who threw bottle at Bolt's 100m Olympic final is sentenced

A man who hurled a plastic beer bottle to “put off” Usain Bolt at the start of the Olympic 100m final was today given a community order.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, is accused of pushing his way to the front of an exclusive seating area without a ticket and shouting abuse at the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

Man who threw bottle at Bolt final found guilty of disorder

A man who got into the Olympic Stadium without a ticket then threw a beer bottle at competitors lining up for the men's 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder.

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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
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150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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