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.”
Athletics, Track And Field
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Monday 16 December 2013
Bolt was invited to compete against the 59 bus in Buenos Aires in an effort to conquer the mechanical world
Saturday 14 December 2013
London 2012 was a breakthrough year for disability sport, with full houses for the Paralympics. Britain’s poster boy was the wheelchair racer David Weir, who delivered the goods with four gold medals.
Sunday 08 December 2013
Mildred Didrikson, born in Texas in 1911, claimed to have been given the nickname “Babe” after legendary baseball star Babe Ruth when she hit five home runs as a child. At a time when women were not expected to excel athletically, Babe’s natural talent was immediately evident.
Ashling O'Connor: Behind every great athlete is a great coach, but these unsung heroes seldom get the recognition – or the cash support – they deserve
Saturday 30 November 2013
Volunteer coaches provide time worth £7.9bn a year, based on the minimum wage
Monday 25 November 2013
Perri Shakes-Drayton’s participation at next year’s European Championships and Commonwealth Games is at risk.
Sunday 24 November 2013
Long-distance legend tells Richard Rae she will have no role in Glasgow
Sunday 17 November 2013
Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, at a ceremony in Monaco last night.
Friday 15 November 2013
Former Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering has turned his back on track athletics to go for British gold at the Sochi Winter Games next February. He explains all to Phil Medlicott
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 100m and 200m world champion, has been shortlisted alongside the New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams and the 400m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova of Czech Republic for the female Athlete of the Year award.
Friday 04 October 2013
Latest creation from the DARPA-funded robot-builders shown bounding and galloping across tarmac
Thursday 03 October 2013
Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to return to competition after being given a warning for the doping test she failed earlier this year.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Decision by sport's ruling body is 'elitist' and 'incomprehensible' say coaches and local clubs
Saturday 28 September 2013
Shelley Rudman has weighty expectations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year as she bids to improve on the shock skeleton silver medal she claimed at the Turin Games in 2006.
Monday 23 September 2013
Apprentice sensation rides 9,260-1 sequence while veteran trainer Easterby bows out
Sunday 15 September 2013
Mo Farah could conceivably target a golden treble at the next Olympics, according to the great Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie.
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Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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