Athletics Features

Ginger Greg Rutherford celebrates winning the long jump for Great Britain at the World Championships on August 25, 2015
World Athletics Championships: British athletes that impressed
Sports Mole selects the British athletes that made the biggest impressions at the recent World Athletics Championships.
Sep 2, 17:21
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (2L) reacts after making a false start in the final of the men's 100 metres at The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu on August 28, 2011
On this day: Usain Bolt disqualified from 100m final in Daegu
On this day in 2011, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was disqualified for a false start in the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.
Aug 28, 08:00
US sprinter Carl Lewis (2nd L) celebrates after winning the 100m final in a world record time of 9.86 sec at the World Athletics Championships, 25 August 1991
On this day: Carl Lewis breaks 100m world record
Twenty-four years ago today, American sprinter Carl Lewis broke the 100m world record at the World Athletics Championships.
Aug 25, 08:00
Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Mens 3000m Final during day one of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 24, 2015
World Athletics Championships: Five British medal prospects
Ahead of the World Athletics Championships, Sports Mole picks out five British athletes that stand a good chance of winning a medal in Beijing.
Aug 20, 16:28
IAAF Ambassador Colin Jackson attends the IAAF Ambassador Programme Press Conference during Day Four of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 13, 2013
On this day: Colin Jackson breaks 110m hurdles world record
Twenty-two years ago today, Great Britain's Colin Jackson broke the world record over 110m hurdles in Stuttgart.
Aug 20, 08:00
Carl Lewis of the USA salutes the crowd after winning the 100 Metres event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, USA. Lewis won the gold medal in this event with a time of 9.99 seconds in August 4, 1984
On this day: Carl Lewis wins fourth Olympic gold
Thirty-one years ago today, Carl Lewis won his fourth gold medal of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Aug 11, 08:00
Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson , Jamaica's Asafa Powell, US' Tyson Gay, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, US' Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, US' Ryan Bailey, The Netherlands' Churandy Martina compete in the men's 100m final at the athletics event of th
On this day: Usain Bolt storms to 100m Olympic gold
Three years ago today, Usain Bolt proved his doubters wrong by winning the men's 100m final at the London Olympics.
Aug 5, 08:00
Usain Bolt competes in the Men's 4x100 metres relay heats at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
Who can challenge Usain Bolt at the World Championships?
Sports Mole takes a look at five sprinters who could be challenging for 100m gold at the World Championships in Beijing next month.
Jul 26, 14:26
Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning gold in the Olympic long jump event at London 2012 on August 4, 2012
Birmingham Diamond League: Five impressive British athletes
Sports Mole picks out five British athletes that made an impression during yesterday's Diamond League event in Birmingham.
Jun 8, 11:15
Justin Gatlin of the US gestures after he won gold in the men's 100m final, 22 August 2004
On this day: Justin Gatlin takes Olympic gold in Athens
On this day 10 years ago, Justin Gatlin storms clear of the field to take Olympic gold in Athens.
Aug 22, 10:22
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
On this day: Olympics begin with opening ceremony in Beijing
Sports Mole looks back to August 8, 2008 when the Beijing Olympics got underway inside the Bird's Nest.
Aug 8, 11:56
Gold medalist Claudia Fragapane of England poses during the medal ceremony for the Women's Floor Final at SSE Hydro during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
Commonwealth Games stars to watch
Sports Mole looks at some of the Commonwealth Games stars that could make the transition to Olympic medallists at Rio 2016.
Aug 3, 12:03
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
On This Day: 1980 Moscow Summer OIympics come to a close
Sports Mole looks back at the 1980 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in Moscow.
Aug 3, 09:55
Fireworks explode over the Montjuic Stadium Barcelona at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona on July 25, 1992
On this day: Barcelona Olympic Games opens with record number of nations
On this day in 1992, the Barcelona Olympics opened with a full complement of nations for the first time in 20 years.
Jul 25, 09:36
Canadian Ben Johnson speeds to win the 1988 Seoul Olympic 100m final in a world record 9.79 seconds on 24 September, 1988
On this day: Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic Games gold
On this day in 1988 Canada's Ben Johnson is stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medal and world record after testing positive for steroids.
Sep 27, 09:54
Jonathan Edwards celebrates winning gold at the 2001 World Championships in Canada.
On this day: Jonathan Edwards jumps to Olympic gold
Thirteen years ago today, Jonathan Edwards leaps to gold in the triple jump at the Olympic Games in Sydney.
Sep 25, 09:49
Mo Farah sees off the competition to win gold in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu on September 4, 2011
On this day: Mo Farah wins first world gold
Two years ago today, Mo Farah became the first British man to win a long distance gold medal at a world event.
Sep 4, 09:45
Kelly Holmes crosses the line in first place to claim gold at the 2004 Olympic Games.
On this day: Kelly Holmes wins second Olympic gold
Nine years ago today, Great Britain's Kelly Holmes won her second gold medal of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Aug 28, 09:48
Great Britain's Kelly Holmes celebrates after winning gold in the women's 800 metre final during the Olympic Games in Athens on August 24, 2004
On this day: Kelly Holmes claims Olympic gold
On this day in 2004, Kelly Holmes won her first Olympic gold medal in the 800m, before completing the double five days later.
Aug 23, 09:45
Jamaica's gold medalist Usain Bolt poses on the podium a day after winning the men's 100m at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 17, 2008.
On this day: Usain Bolt keeps getting faster
Sports Mole remembers August 16 in 2008 and 2009 as Usain Bolt twice smashes his own world record.
Aug 16, 09:46
Carl Lewis celebrates winning gold at the 1984 Olympic Games.
On this day: Carl Lewis wins first Olympic gold
America's Carl Lewis won the first of his four gold medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 100m on this day.
Aug 4, 09:38
Former British sprinter Linford Christie outside the High Court.
On this day: Mixed fortunes for British Olympians
Sports Mole looks back on how British athletes fared on this day at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Jul 27, 09:45
Olympics opening ceremony
On this day: Manchester's Olympic bid gathers pace
On this day in 1993, Manchester's bid for the 2000 Olympics gathered pace.
Jul 13, 09:40
Michael Johnson
On this day: Michael Johnson breaks 200m world record
Seventeen years ago today, America's Michael Johnson set a new record over 200m.
Jun 23, 09:31


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