London 2012 Olympics Athletics

A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Twelve London 2012 athletes disqualified after retests
Twelve athletes who competed in the 2012 Olympics are handed retroactive disqualifications after failing drug tests during the London Games.
Nov 21, 20:24
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Twenty-three London 2012 competitors fail doping tests
Olympic chiefs reveal that 23 London 2012 athletes have failed retrospective doping bans, conducted using the latest scientific methods.
May 27, 13:32
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe attends a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Center (MPC) on February 6, 2014
Sebastian Coe: 'Athletics faces long road to redemption'
Lord Sebastian Coe admits that the latest corruption allegations surrounding the IAAF have left a dark cloud hanging over the athletics governing body.
Nov 8, 10:19
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
Tyson Gay of the US won the men's 100 m during the Diamond League Athletics meeting 'Athletissima' on July, 4, 2013
USA Olympic relay team stripped of silver medals
USA 4x100m relay team members Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Jeff Demps and Darvis Patton are ordered to return the silver medals they won at London 2012.
May 13, 20:18
Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng in action during the game against Brooklyn Nets on April 30, 2013
UK Sport withdraws funding from seven sports
UK Sport cuts the funding for seven sports, including basketball, beach volleyball and boxing.
Feb 4, 15:06
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
Scotland fans swarm Trafalgar Square ahead of the friendly against England on August 14, 2013
Scotland 'plan to have Olympic, Paralympic teams at Rio 2016'
Scottish Sports Minister Shona Robison reveals that Scotland will have their own Olympic and Paralympic teams in Rio 2016 if the country votes for independence next year.
Sep 18, 11:12
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach named International Olympic Committee president
The International Olympic Committee names Thomas Bach as its new president.
Sep 10, 16:43
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach favourite to be named as International Olympic Committee president
German Thomas Bach is reportedly favourite to replace Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president this afternoon.
Sep 10, 11:22
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013
Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics
Tokyo will become the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games twice after winning the decisive International Olympic Committee vote in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sep 7, 21:22
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
Mo Farah
Mo Farah to focus on marathon
Mo Farah admits that he could run the marathon at the Rio Olympics instead of middle-distance on the track.
Jul 27, 21:58
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
Olympic rings
Turkey protests 'will not affect Olympic Games bid'
Istanbul 2020 bid officials insists that recent violent protests in the city will not affect its bid to host the 2020 Olympics.
Jun 13, 01:33
Turkish runner Asli Cakir Alptekin celebrates her gold medal win in the Ladies 1500m at London 2012
Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin facing lifetime ban
Asli Cakir Alptekin, the women's 1,500m gold medallist at London 2012, faces a lifetime ban after being found guilty of doping.
May 3, 21:03
Team GB group shot
Nissan to sponsor Team GB
Nissan are revealed to be the official automobile sponsor of Team GB on the road to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Apr 25, 12:51
Lawrence Okoye
Lawrence Okoye set for NFL switch
Great Britain discus thrower Lawrence Okoye reveals that he is embarking on an NFL career but insists that he will return to athletics in the future.
Mar 31, 18:44
Adam Gemili
Adam Gemili hails 'unforgettable' year
Adam Gemili says that nothing will beat the feeling of representing Team GB at London 2012.
Dec 29, 15:51
Athletics
Two London 2012 athletes banned for doping
The IAAF reveals that two female athletes whose doping was found out at the London Olympics have both received suspensions from the sport.
Dec 18, 22:59
Paula Radcliffe
Peter Eriksson opens door for Paula Radcliffe
UK Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson is keen for Paula Radcliffe to return to the field in 2013.
Dec 10, 12:20
Russia's Darya Pishchalnikova on August 4, 2012
Discus medallist fails drug test
Olympic silver medallist Darya Pishchalnikova is being investigated after testing positive for anabolic steroids earlier this year.
Nov 30, 12:20
Olympic Torch
Report: Brazil in race for 2014
A report reveals the obstacles facing Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
Nov 20, 13:05
Mo Farah
Mo Farah misses out on IAAF award shortlist
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has missed out a nomination for IAAF athlete of the year after Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and Aries Merritt were chosen ahead of the British runner on the three-man shortlist.
Nov 5, 12:59
Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt wants to run "faster each year"
Double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is determined to "go faster" with each and every passing year.
Oct 9, 04:33
Valerie Adams
New Zealand's Valerie Adams receives shot put gold medal month after London 2012
New Zealand's shot put athlete Valerie Adams receives her Olympic gold medal in a ceremony in Auckland a month after Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the top honour.
Sep 19, 09:59
Jessica Ennis
Coach: 'Jessica Ennis can continue until 2016'
Jessica Ennis's coach backs her to continue competing in the heptathlon up until the next Olympic Games in Brazil.
Sep 18, 13:18
Usain Bolt
Yohan Blake: 'I can run against anyone, including Usain Bolt'
Yohan Blake says that he can compete with anyone in sprints and is ready to run against his Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt.
Sep 15, 03:50
Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake: 'Jamaica set to dominate sprints for years'
Jamaica's double Olympic silver medallist at the 2012 London Games, Yohan Blake, believes that he and his countrymen will dominate the sprints in the foreseeable future.
Sep 15, 03:36
Greg Rutherford
Charles van Commenee departure upsets Olympic champion Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford admits that he is upset that Charles van Commenee is stepping down as Head of UK Athletics.
Sep 12, 12:40
Team GB group shot
Charles van Commenee steps down as UK Athletics head coach
Charles van Commenee steps down as the head coach of UK Athletics.
Sep 11, 14:26
London Olympic Stadium
Charles van Commenee to leave post as UK Athletics head coach
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee is stepping down from his role when his contract expires in December.
Sep 11, 00:55


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