The evening’s proceedings had only just begun when Joe Kovacs broke the Herculis meeting record with his first throw at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday (17).

With less than two months until the World Championships in Beijing, two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt is injured and off his game.

An “emotionally and physically drained” Mo Farah took a 6am flight back to the United States after withdrawing from the Birmingham Grand Prixon Sunday but his exit angered British fans and left the double Olympic champion out of pocket.

Usain Bolt was an easy winner in his first race of the year in Europe, but failed to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.

India is serious about hosting an Olympics but is not planning a late bid for the 2024 Summer Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Usain Bolt cruised to victory in a sprint challenge on Sunday but the Jamaican world record holder declared himself unhappy with his performance in his first 100 metres of the season.

The statistics firm tracks events around the world in all Olympic sports, then converts those results into a formula to predict who will win each Olympic medal.

Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Days after the world of athletics was hit by serious doping allegations, the sport has been accused of covering up how it dealt with scores of suspicious blood samples.

The International Olympic Committee has unanimously passed 40 sweeping reforms proposed by president Thomas Bach that will allow the Olympics to be staged in two countries, add new sports and create a new Games television channel.