World Championships 2015: Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin stay on track in heats

Beijing The pantomime showdown is a now just a day away after the good and the bad, the clean and the dirty of athletics both made it through their heats without a hitch.

Heat the spoiler at Beijing

Unfavourable weather in Beijing turned to be the spoiler in the men's Marathon final of the 15th IAAF World Championship in its starting day where Sri Lankan marathoner Anuradha Indrajith Cooray finished in 29th position with a time of 2 hours 25 minutes 03 seconds.

Doping crisis: Usain Bolt says he is happy to reveal his blood data to...

On the eve of the World Championships, which get under way on Saturday, Bolt also pledged to show he is back to his best despite a low-key 2015 to date.

Oscar Pistorius’ early release blocked by minister

South Africa's justice minister has blocked the early release of athlete Oscar Pistorius from prison on Friday.

London 2012 1500m winner Asli Cakir Alptekin stripped of gold

London 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin has been stripped of her gold medal for doping.

Bolt skips camp ahead of world championships, Bailey-Cole out

Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will miss Jamaica's training camp in Japan before the world athletics championships in Beijing later this month, the manager of the Caribbean island's delegation said.

Ten events not to miss at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing

From Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin going head to head to Mo Farah looking to do the double, here’s the pick of the competition at the world championships

IAAF suspends 28 athletes after ‘adverse findings’ in doping retests

Twenty-eight athletes who competed at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships have returned "adverse findings" from retested samples, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said.

World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate athletics doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is to begin an "urgent" investigation into allegations of widespread doping in athletics.

Olympics 2016: The road to Rio gold is paved with grinding poverty

A year from the start of the next Games in Brazil, the country seems to have learnt nothing from the experience of staging the World Cup. Ewan MacKenna visits the favelas where the cost of the get-rich-quick schemes is highest

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