Trey Hardee at the 2011 IAAF World Championships.
Coaches have long thought hurdlers and sprinters start their races differently – our research suggests they need to adjust their thinking.
Caster Semenya at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Doha, Qatar, 03 May 2019.
If the Semenya ruling by the Court for Arbitration in Sport remains unchallenged, this way of thinking and behaving might filter into the International Olympic Committee
South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the moments before the women’s 800-meter final during the Diamond League athletics event in Doha, Qatar on May 3. The world champion easily won the race, but her future remains in doubt.
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The great South African runner Caster Semenya may have competed in her last 800-metre race. She has been demonized for more than a decade, like many other female athletes before her.
Caster Semenya of South Africa is clearly a superb athlete.
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Sport is a special domain, but it is not immune from the law and human rights. We’re yet to see if the United Nations Human Rights Council will take steps following a new ruling on testosterone.
The question of whether heightened testosterone confers an advantage for some female athletes remains contentious.
Caster Semenya leads the women’s 800 metres at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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Arbitration case between athlete Caster Semenya and the IAAF centres on eligibility to compete based on testosterone – but there are other factors in play.
South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, the current 800-meter Olympic gold and world champion, arrives with her lawyer Gregory Nott (right) for hearings at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The International Association of Athletics Federations wants athletes who have differences of sexual development to medically reduce their testosterone levels. But this may be in breach of human rights.
The US sprinter, twice banned after failed drug tests, felt the force of public opinion as he won the 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championship. But is it time to start trusting athletes?
Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot (left) and Hellen Obiri who won gold and silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee could suspend Kenya, putting it in the company of Kuwait.
Using our heads. New ways to battle doping in Olympic year.
The ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics feels like a victory, but it masks an insular system which is spread too thin.
Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, which has upheld its ban on Russian athletes competing internationally.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
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Health risks loom as weekend athletes aiming to beat their mates become a new frontline for anti-doping.
The rebrand awaits.
Why Adidas pulled its sponsorship of the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics.
WADA chief Dick Pound speaks to journalists at the launch of the latest anti-doping report.
Fresh details about the findings of the World Anti Doping Authority raise questions about athletics chiefs.
Hosting a mega-event isn’t all it’s cracked up to be - and now some cities are starting to say ‘no’.
A fresh start? The first ball is bowled during the first day-night test match in Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand.
What can the International Cricket Council learn from FIFA and the IAAF? Plenty.
The “Armstrong era” forced cycling into deep soul-searching.
A massive doping problem in the Lance Armstrong era has inspired some useful reform ideas, but governance issues must be solved as well.
Feet to the fire. Is athletics going the way of cycling?
Where can sport go when performance-related doping always seems one step ahead? The WADA report should open the door to a more rational future.
Level playing field?
The current anti-doping regulation clearly isn’t working. Perhaps it is time to change our approach.