Lance Armstrong fails to block £79m US government lawsuit

The federal government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong will proceed to trial after a federal judge on Monday denied Armstrong’s request to throw the case out of court. The decision by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper marks a significant defeat...

AFN Technical Director retires from Nigerian Navy

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s (AFN) Technical Director, Omatseye Nesiama, has retired from the Nigerian Navy after more than 32 years in service. Nesiama, who retired as a Commodore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos...

Mo Farah’s trainer Alberto Salazar rejects breaking anti-doping rules

Alberto Salazar, the American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah rejected claims he may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes. Alberto Salazar has been under investigation since a BBC Panorama programme in 2015...

How Nigeria trips up its own athletes at the World Athletics Championships

Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects...

Jamaica considering appeal after Nesta Carter tests positive

Jamaica may appeal against the decision to strip the rest of its Beijing 4x100m relay squad of their gold medals after Nesta Carter's failed drugs test. Usain Bolt stands to lose one of his nine Olympic golds after a retest...

Mo Farah says ‘sick’ of doping allegations

British Olympic champion Mo Farah is "sick" of his name being dragged into doping controversies, the 34-year-old said after winning the 3,000 metres at the Anniversary Games in London on Sunday. Russian hackers leaked documents last week showing Farah was...

Winners emerge at Ibadan City Marathon Race

Philibus Sharabutu and Hudung Stephen on Sunday emerged the male and female champions of the ninth edition of the Splash FM Ibadan City Marathon Race. Sharabutu was the winner of the male category in the 2011 edition and runner-up in...
Russian-athletes

Doping: IOC accused of ‘cowardice’ over Rodchenkov

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of "cowardice" for failing to help a former Russian anti-doping official turned whistleblower. Grigory Rodchenkov, whose revelations of state-sponsored cheating led to the country's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, fled to the US...
Usain Bolt

‘I have done everything I wanted’ says Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 after admitting that he has achieved all he can during his career. The Jamaican sprinter will call time on his glittering career, which has...

Doping: Taskforce to check European records

A task force has been set up to examine the credibility of records set in European athletics, in the wake of the sport's doping scandal. Russian athletes are banned from competing because of state-sponsored doping, while Usain Bolt is to...