IAAF can learn from the Highland games | Letters

Letters from Tom McNab and Claire ChandyThe Athletics World Cup defied its critics (, 16 July). It was enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd of about 25,000, and my impression was of a well-presented and well-received event. That said, had it been held outside our beloved Olympic Park, I doubt it would have drawn more than 5,000 spectators. Lord Coe is quoted as saying: “I want new things to be...

July 18, 2018, 19:10
Laura Muir: ‘I would have a lot easier life if I didn’t say stuff’

The Scottish runner has caused a stir in athletics by repeatedly calling for tougher drug testing but is not tempted to stay quiet“Twenty-six seconds! 27, 28, 29!” On this Monday afternoon in St Moritz, 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, it’s not just the Instagram-perfect views or the altitude that rips the breath away. Watching Laura Muir grind out multiple sets of 200 metres in under 30...

July 19, 2018, 14:07
Athletes unite behind Caster Semenya as new rules could signal endgame for South African Athletes unite behind Caster Semenya as new rules could signal endgame for South African

New IAAF rules could see Semenya leave athletics or face having to take medication to level playing field

July 19, 2018, 13:27
Olympic champion Ruth Jebet among hundreds facing doping proceedings

• Steeplechaser among many athletes being investigated• Athletics Integrity Unit is pushing for greater transparencyThe world steeplechase record holder and Olympic gold medallist, Ruth Jebet, is among more than 100 track and field athletes and coaches who are facing disciplinary proceedings for doping offences, the Athletics Integrity Unit has announced.In March that the 21-year-old Jebet,...

yesterday, 10:47
Greg Rutherford set for emotional farewell to London Stadium

• Long jumper hindered by ankle pain before Anniversary Games• ‘I haven’t trained since Monday,’ 2012 Olympic champion saysGreg Rutherford has said he is emotionally preparing for one final return to the London Stadium – the scene of his – but admitted that constant pain in his left foot has left his training schedule in tatters.Rutherford was part of the British trio including Mo...

yesterday, 18:47