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  • Brazil police launch raids in Rio Olympics vote buying scheme

    Brazilian police searched the house of the country's Olympics chief Tuesday on allegations that the IOC was bribed to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of last year's Olympics.

  • Farah ends track career in style, Gatlin slumps

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ends his track career in thrilling fashion with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich while world 100m champion Justin Gatlin slumps to defeat.

  • Bolt's 31st birthday bonanza

    Usain Bolt takes to the party island of Mykonos to celebrate his 31st birthday with a wild party.

  • Farah wins his farewell race

    Mo Farah brings down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting.

  • Bolt takes final curtain call as Felix, Semenya add more gold

    Athletics greats Allyson Felix and Caster Semenya lit up the track to bring the curtain down on the world championships in great style on Sunday.

  • Bolt's teammates blame organisers for collapse

    Usain Bolt's dramatic and inglorious end to his top level career was the fault of world championship organisers, his furious team-mates claimed.

  • Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman' despite relay injury

    A sentimental Justin Gatlin hails Usain Bolt as an "amazing showman" whose career would certainly not be defined by him pulling up with cramp in the world 4x100m relay, the Jamaican's final competitive race.

  • Farah denied golden finish

    British athletics legend Mo Farah narrowly fails to complete a fifth successive global double as he finishes second behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in a thrilling 5,000 metres world final.

  • A cruel farewell

    Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong comes crashing to an end as he pulls up with a leg cramp on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain.

  • Jamaica into 4x100m final

    Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates stroll into the 4x100m final at the World Athletic Championships in London.

  • London braced for Bolt swansong

    It will be the end of an era for athletics on today when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships.

  • Bolt to run in 4x100 metres qualifying

    Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 metres relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he informs Reuters.

  • Bolt rues start, booed Gatlin hails his 'amazing' rival

    Usain Bolt rues a disastrous start as his failure to fire saw American arch-rival Justin Gatlin poop what was supposed to be a party in his final 100m race at the world championships.

  • Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

    British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title on Friday winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012.

  • Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

    British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title on Friday winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012.

  • Bolt to make world bow in career swansong

    Usain Bolt kicks off the defence of his world 100m in his swansong season, the first step to bringing down the curtain on his glittering career.

  • Bolt departure great for rivals, bad for athletics

    Usain Bolt's rivals will, for once, be glad to see the back of a man who has dominated global sprinting for the last decade but the sport of athletics will be far less enthusiastic about bidding a final farewell to the charismatic Jamaican.

  • Japan captures Deaflympics gold in women’s volleyball

    The Japanese women’s volleyball team beat Italy 3-0 in the final of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, an international competition for the hearing-impaired, in Samsun, Turkey. The gold medal was the team’s first in 16 years.

  • New world-record was due, says Peaty

    Britain's Adam Peaty says it was about time that he broke his own men's 50m breaststroke world-record in the heats of the world aquatic championships.

  • 'I'm going in the right direction'

    Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he is on the right path as he targets the defence of his 100m crown at next month's world championships in London.

  • Mezbah, Shirin fastest again

    Mezbahuddin Ahmed and Shirin Akter retain the titles for the fastest man and woman of the country on Saturday.

  • ‘Happy for my career, sad that it is ending’

    Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he is on the right path as he targets the defence of his 100m crown at next month's world championships in London.

  • Bolt, Van Niekerk set to shine in Monaco

    Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk, the man tipped to take over from the retiring Jamaican as track and field's next superstar, headline a glittering cast at today's Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

  • Farah eases to victory, Thompson edges Schippers

    British athletics great Mo Farah insists off the track matters didn't concern him after he eased to victory in the 3000 metres at the Diamond League meet in the London Stadium.

  • Pacquiao camp, social media slam judges after shock loss

    Manny Pacquiao's camp slam the officials after the Filipino great lost his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title in a controversial unanimous decision to Australia's Jeff Horn on Sunday.

  • 'School's out' as Horn, Pacquiao make weight

    Australian challenger Jeff Horn weighs in slightly heavier than Filipino great Manny Pacquiao ahead of their World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight in Brisbane.

  • Bolt seeks quick fix to back issue

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes his German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will fix the retiring world record holder's back problems in time for the August world championships in London.

  • Niekerk is the future: Bolt

    Record-setting Wayde van Niekerk can be the athlete to take over track and field from Usain Bolt, according to the Jamaican sprint star himself.

  • Bolt wins last race in Europe

    Usain Bolt racks up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk steals headlines with a world record in the 300m.

  • Bolt fires to win as Van Niekerk stars

    Usain Bolt racks up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk steals the headlines in Ostrava with a world record in the little-run 300m.

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