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Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Report: Caster Semenya to be impacted by new IAAF testosterone rules
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will reportedly announce the introduction of new rules for female athletes with hyperandrogenism on Thursday.
22:30
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Cameroon athletes reported missing at Commonwealth Games
Eight Cameroonian athletes are reported missing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Apr 11, 16:08
Promo image for the handover of the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham 2022
Birmingham to go live for Commonwealth Games handover
Birmingham will stage a live handover ceremony as the Commonwealth Games comes to a close on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Apr 10, 12:10
Adam Gemili reacts at the 2012 Olympics
Adam Gemili pulls out of 100m final through injury
Team England's Adam Gemili is forced to withdraw from the men's 100m final at the Commonwealth Games due to injury.
Apr 9, 12:06
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Tom Bosworth pipped to gold in race walk
Team England's Tom Bosworth opens the Commonwealth Games' athletics programme with silver in the men's 20km race walk.
Apr 7, 23:20
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Sally Pearson pulls out of Commonwealth Games
The poster girl of the 2018 Commonwealth Games - Sally Pearson - is forced to withdraw from the competition due to an Achilles injury.
Apr 5, 05:48
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Sally Pearson expected to pull out of Commonwealth Games
Australian hurdler Sally Pearson is expected to announce her withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games due to an Achilles injury.
Apr 5, 02:36
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Caroline O'Hanlon to lead out Northern Ireland at Commonwealths
Netball captain Caroline O'Hanlon is named as Team Northern Ireland's flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Apr 3, 21:58
Jazz Carlin poses with her silver medal after the 800m freestyle final at the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016
Jazz Carlin named Wales flagbearer
Team Wales name swimmer Jazz Carlin as their flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Apr 3, 21:42
Alistair Brownlee pictured in 2016
Alistair Brownlee named Team England flagbearer
Defending triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is named as Team England's flagbearer for the Commonwealth Games.
Apr 3, 06:35
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Syringes found in Commonwealth Games Village
The Commonwealth Games Federation launches a investigation into allegations of doping after needles were found in the Athletes' Village.
Apr 2, 01:10
Roger Bannister
Roger Bannister dies, aged 88
Sir Roger Bannister has died at the age of 88, his family confirms.
Mar 4, 11:29
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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 175 years in jail
Former USA Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is sentenced to 40 to 175 years after testimony from nearly 160 of his victims.
Jan 24, 22:30
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Sprint legend Usain Bolt to have Borussia Dortmund trial in March
Olympic sprint legend and Manchester United fan Usain Bolt will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March to determine whether a career in football is within reach.
Jan 7, 22:42
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Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham is announced as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Dec 21, 09:49
Mo Farah poses with his gold medal after the men's 10,000m at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Mo Farah wins Sports Personality of the Year award
Mo Farah wins the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award.
Dec 17, 21:14
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Greg Rutherford, Dina Asher-Smith in Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games
Greg Rutherford, Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili are named in the Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
Oct 24, 11:56
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
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
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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
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
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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
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
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Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out
World champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out in a post on Facebook.
Apr 27, 07:29
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
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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
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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
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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

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