Muir is in superb form two months out from the Olympics

Laura Muir set a new Scottish mile record with a superb run in Oslo to continue a strong start to her season. The 23-year-old from Kinross finished second behind Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in four minutes, 19.12 seconds.That erased Yvonne Murray's...
Jamaica's team Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt pose for photographers after winning the men's 4 x 100 metres relay final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been named in reports as one of the athletes who retrospectively failed a drug test at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been named in reports as one of the athletes...
Usain Bolt

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt received treatment for "slight discomfort" in his hamstring following his 100 metres victory in Saturday's Cayman Invitational, his coach Glen Mills said on Monday. Bolt, who is scheduled to run the 100m at the Golden...
Usain Bolt

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will make his eighth appearance at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 20 May, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting announced on Tuesday (26). This year in Ostrava, the multiple world and Olympic champion will...
Olympic flame second torch bearer former volleyball player Giovane Gavio from Brazil passes the torch to third bearer Dimitrios Mougios as they attend the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the site of ancient Olympia

The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games on Thursday and organizers hoping to shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil. On...
Phil Healy

Caption : University College Cork runner Phil Healy's dash to the finish line during the women's 4×400m relay at the Irish University Athletics Association game April 16 immediately went viral on social media. The commentator yelled, "UCC, from the...
Usain Bolt

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said he felt shocked and let down by the scandal-hit IAAF, but the Jamaican sprinter was against resetting athletics world records as the sport attempts to move on from the doping crisis. Thursday's second instalment...
Sportsmen train at a local stadium in the southern city of Stavropol

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was aware of systematic doping in Russia for years but did nothing until a documentary jolted the agency into action, a former Russian Anti-Doping Agency official told CBC. Vitaly Stepanov and wife Yuliya, an international...
Mo Farah (left) is planning to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles at the Rio Olympics in August

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah was beaten into second by American Garrett Heath in the men's race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country. Farah, 32, lost out in a sprint finish as Heath won in 25 minutes 29 seconds. "It is...

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has been voted the Best Male Athlete of 2015 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS).A panel of sports journalists from 91 countries voted in this year’s poll. Bolt, having won the 100m, 200m...