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Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid backed by UK government
The UK government announces that it will officially back Birmingham's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Sep 29, 21:11
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
Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively
The International Olympic Committee announces that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics, while Los Angeles will host the 2028 summer Games.
Sep 13, 22:54
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Birmingham chosen for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reportedly choose Birmingham - instead of Liverpool - as its preferred bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Sep 7, 11:17
Justin Gatlin of the US gestures after he won gold in the men's 100m final, 22 August 2004
Justin Gatlin: 'Usain Bolt is an inspiration'
World 100m champion Justin Gatlin hails Usain Bolt as an "inspiration" after beating him in the Jamaican's final 100m race.
Aug 5, 22:34
Usain Bolt in action ahead of the men's 100m semi-finals on August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt content with "wonderful" farewell
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists that he is content with his "wonderful" farewell despite missing out on gold at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Aug 5, 22:25
Ciara Horne of Wales competes in the Women's 300m Individual Pursuit Qualifying at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014
Birmingham, Liverpool make final phase of Commonwealth Games selection process
Birmingham's and Liverpool's plans to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games are approved for the final phases of the selection process.
Jul 29, 12:37
Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Greg Rutherford withdraws from World Athletics Championships
Greg Rutherford will not get the chance to add to his medal collection at the 2017 World Athletics Championships after being forced to withdraw through injury.
Jul 25, 11:40
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 'cannot guarantee' drug-free World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe claims that certain athletes "will always seek to cheat", but believes that it is now a lot easier to spot those who benefit from doping.
Jul 23, 12:59
Usain Bolt in action ahead of the men's 100m semi-finals on August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt "not happy" despite Golden Spike victory
Usain Bolt says that he is "not happy" after clocking a time of over 10 seconds for the second 100m event in succession - the first time that has happened in his career.
Jun 28, 22:09
Usain Bolt in action ahead of the men's 100m semi-finals on August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica
Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt wins his last ever 100m race in front of a home crowd in Jamaica.
Jun 11, 20:15
A general view during heat 8 in the Men's 100 metres heats at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014
London withdraws interest in staging 2022 Commonwealth Games
London withdraws its interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, leaving Birmingham and Liverpool as the potential host cities should England's bid be successful.
May 18, 12:24
A general view during heat 8 in the Men's 100 metres heats at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014
England confirmed as possible hosts for 2022 Commonwealth Games
England is up against Australia, Canada and Malaysia to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Durban was stripped of its host-city status.
Apr 29, 10:10
 Shawnacy Barber of Canada competes in the Men's Pole Vault final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015
Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out
World champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out in a post on Facebook.
Apr 27, 07:29
Kelly Sotherton poses for photgraphs ahead of the Virgin London Marathon on April 21, 2013
Kelly Sotherton to be upgraded to Beijing bronze medal
Great Britain heptathlete Kelly Sotherton will be upgraded to a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after Russian Tatyana Chernova is disqualified for doping.
Apr 24, 16:05
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Kenya's Mary Keitany wins London Marathon
Kenya's Mary Keitany wins the women's-only London Marathon with a time of two hours, 17 minutes and one second.
Apr 23, 12:15
A general view during heat 8 in the Men's 100 metres heats at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014
UK cities asked to submit 2022 Commonwealth Games plans
The UK government asks British cities interested in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games to submit proposals for staging the event.
Apr 21, 11:34
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GB Olympic high jump medallist Germaine Mason killed in motorbike crash
Germaine Mason, a high jump silver medallist for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games, dies at the age of 34 following a motorbike accident in Jamaica.
Apr 20, 14:49
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tests positive for EPO
Reigning Olympic and London marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tests positive for the blood booster EPO in an out-of-competition test in her home country of Kenya.
Apr 7, 10:50
Singer Lulu performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park on August 3, 2014
London 'will not bid' for 2022 Commonwealths
The Mayor of London says that the capital is unlikely to bid to host the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games.
Mar 16, 13:20
Singer Lulu performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park on August 3, 2014
Manchester joins Birmingham, Liverpool in running for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Manchester is confirmed as a potential host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, rivalling both Birmingham and Liverpool after Durban was stripped of its status.
Mar 15, 14:12
Joe Roebuck of England competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly Semi Final 2 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014
Durban out of running for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Durban, South Africa will no longer host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, confirms chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation David Grevemberg.
Mar 13, 17:47
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
WADA chief questions speed of Russia doping reforms
The Russian Federation must act quicker to solve the country's doping issues, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general Olivier Niggli.
Mar 8, 21:57
Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Greg Rutherford conned out of £48,000 by former manager
Great Britain long jumper Greg Rutherford was left "feeling sick" when he discovered that his former manager cheated him out of tens of thousands of pounds.
Mar 6, 18:21
Fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the end of the Olympics on October 1, 2000
Budapest withdraws from 2024 Olympics
Hungarian capital Budapest officially withdraws from the race to host the 2024 Olympics.
Mar 1, 13:19
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Durban 'unable to host Commonwealth Games 2022'
South Africa's sports minister says that Durban may not be able to host the Commonwealth Games.
Feb 28, 19:24
Coach Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project times athletes as they train on the grass at the Nike campus on April 13, 2013
Alberto Salazar refutes fresh anti-doping allegations
Alberto Salazar, the coach of Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, hits back at claims that he broke anti-doping rules by giving athletes a banned substance.
Feb 26, 21:12
Coach Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project times athletes as they train on the grass at the Nike campus on April 13, 2013
Report: Alberto Salazar accused of using prohibited drugs to boost athlete performance
A leaked report allegedly suggests that Alberto Salazar has given his athletes prohibited drug infusions and prescription medication to boost their performance.
Feb 26, 11:21
Stock image of the Olympic Torch (Getty) on April 20, 2012
Hungary 'withdrawing bid to host 2024 Olympics'
Hungary reportedly announces that Budapest is withdrawing from the running for the 2024 Olympics.
Feb 22, 19:28
Fireworks explode over the National Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest', during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 8, 2008
Budapest has "no chance" of 2024 Olympics
The chief organiser of Budapest's bid to host the 2020 Olympics has said that the city has "no chance" of succeeding.
Feb 20, 11:44
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with a 'mobot' pose after winning the final of the men's 5000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing on August 29, 2015
Sir Mo Farah, Laura Muir star at Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham
Sir Mo Farah breaks his own 5,000m European record in his final ever indoor race, while Laura Muir sets a record of her own at the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.
Feb 18, 22:16
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Ban on Russian athletes extended until November by IAAF
The International Association of Athletics Federations rules that Russian Federation athletes will be unable to compete in international competition until November.
Feb 6, 22:16
Usain Bolt in action ahead of the men's 100m semi-finals on August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold from 2008 Games
Usain Bolt loses his Olympic gold relay medal from the 2008 Games after Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter tests positive for a banned substance.
Jan 25, 14:55
James Ellington of England looks on after he competes in the Men's 200 metres heats at Hampden Park during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
Olympic sprinter James Ellington 'truly blessed to be alive'
James Ellington vows to bounce back from his "horrific accident", which left him with a suspected broken leg in two places and teammate Nigel Levine with a broken pelvis.
Jan 18, 21:04
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Yuliya Stepanova's former coach banned for 10 years
Vladimir Mokhnev, the former athletics coach of Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, is banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Dec 23, 21:46
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
International Olympic Committee extends doping sanctions against Russia
Doping sanctions against Russia are extended until further notice by the International Olympic Committee.
Dec 7, 22:26
Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain reacts after competing in the Women's Heptathlon High Jump during day one of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 22, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill "so happy" to be awarded 2011 World heptathlon gold medal
Jessica Ennis-Hill says that she is "so happy" at being awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title.
Nov 29, 21:36


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