Mo Farah has told the authorities they must get tough on Kenya if the country continues to drag its feet in the fight against doping – even if it means its athletes miss out on the Olympics.
The governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations of state-sponsored doping.
The Olympic Park’s Orbit tower is losing money and costing Londoners £10,000 a week, a senior Labour member of the London assembly has said.
Mo Farah’s coach, Alberto Salazar, has told the Guardian he is increasingly confident the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into him will find no evidence of any wrongdoing and insisted the two-time Olympic champion would be staying with his Nike Oregon Project training group despite recent rumours to the contrary.
In the shadow of the Bird’s Nest stadium, about to be pressed back into one of its rare bursts of meaningful sporting action in the seven years since the 2008 Olympics, a slow burning battle that could decide the future of athletics is about to explode.
Athletics is facing another doping crisis after what is claimed to be the biggest ever leak of blood-test data revealed a third of medals, including 55 golds, in endurance events at Olympics and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.
Former Leeds and Crystal Palace striker wants Zlatan to play at the Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro is on track to deliver a “fit, clean and fun” Olympic Games on time and on budget, according to the deputy chief executive of the city’s organising committee.
Everyone knows that racing is dangerous, but some of the things that happen to drivers can be downright bizarre.
Rio 2016 organisers will launch a new project to give away more than 200,000 tickets to schoolchildren to help to fill the gaps in stands, the Guardian can reveal.
Legendary Australian swimming coach and the country’s oldest Olympian, Forbes Carlile, has died aged 95.
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed 271 Russian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympics, a figure that will provoke outrage from those who argued for a blanket ban in the wake of state-sponsored doping revelations.
If Usain Bolt races as confidently as he talked in the build up to these Anniversary Games a familiar story will play out in London’s Olympic Stadium on Friday night: Bolt cantering home, accepting the adornments of the flower girls and the 50,000 crowd, and leaving everyone else straining and stretched out behind him.
The US has named Michael Phelps as its flag bearer for Friday night’s Rio Olympics opening ceremonies.
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Manny Pacquiao has said he is up for it, and Amir Khan has sensationally suggested he would compete for Pakistan, but voices in British boxing from the grassroots to the top-flight have ridiculed plans to allow professionals to compete against amateurs in the Rio Olympics this summer.
The Olympics. We absolutely loved it. But now it's over, leaving us with countless glorious memories.
Sports Illustrated’s cover shoot was out of date before it hit the newsstands. Simone Biles, posing with fellow US multi-medallists Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, has three golds around her neck. Expect meme artists to be photoshopping in her fourth already.
These Olympics will be remembered for any amount of athletic excellence but there are days when the acreage of empty seats in Rio’s showpiece stadium feels doubly depressing. If there is one man who should be guaranteed to attract a crowd it is Usain Bolt, the fastest and most marketable athlete on the planet. For him to run in front of a sea of vacant blue plastic really does damage the Games’ image.