UK Athletics

Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin - Could This Be a Golden Age of Athletics.... If We Forget the Doping Bans?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

Bolt will need to be nothing short of his best to win, a prospect he has never been faced with before. We could very well see some world records broken in Beijing, as well as returning to the classic era when a victory was taken by a hundredth of a second, not a metre. But who will be the one crossing that lines first. For once, that is very much open to debate.

Here's Why I Won't Be Watching Justin Gatlin Run 9.74

Gordon Bryan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

So no, I didn't see Gatlin. I wouldn't want to see him, and not only will I not be watching if I get the chance, I'll be going out of my way to *not* watch him. Gatlin versus Bolt showdown? No thanks.

Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

This week an Usain Bolt film has been announced, made by the men behind Class Of '92, Ben and Gabe Turner at Fulwell 73. The film will follow Usain as he heads towards the Rio Olympics next year and his retirement season in 2017. The story line above could well be what we see played out in this movie.

Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

It's not the place of a sports company to inflict a ban on an athlete. That's down to the governing body of the sport. If the IAAF have cleared Gatlin to compete then he should have the same opportunities as anyone else who is on that start line.

Sports Personality 2014: Why We Should All Vote for Jo

David Fearnhead | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

Some multi-millionaire shins a ball into the back of the net and it triggers the commentator to release his pent-up load of superlatives. In sport, tags such as legend are applied with all the exclusivity of pigeon poop in Trafalgar Square.

Is Harry's Gloss Shiny Enough to Sustain the Momentum of the Invictus Games?

Will Glendinning | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

In my experience of organising events of a similar scale, the hardest part is either to convince people to part with cash or grant permission for the event to go ahead. Let's hope Harry's vision can help many more events with both.

Asher Smith Passes Another Test On The Track - On Morning She Got Her A-Levels

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Dina Asher-Smith will be vying for a place in the 200 metres European Championships final later today after easing through heats on the morning she re...

Ouch! One High Jumper Didn't Even Get Off The Ground

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Aleksey Dmitrik was competing in the high jump but didn't even make a jump at the European Championships in Zurich. An incident sure to appear ...

Steeplechaser Has Had A Really Bad Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Spanish athlete Víctor García had a bad day during the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Zurich. The Spaniard suffered a nasty fall at the Letzig...

Why Did Farah Miss The Commonwealth Games?

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has revealed what started out as a tooth infection ended with him collapsing in his bathroom and being airlifted to hospital due to concerns ...

Bolt Bumps Into HuffPost UK Social Media Editor At The Dentists'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport

There are few things more boring than a trip to the the dentist's, however Huffington Post UK's social media editor Chris York was astonished to find ...

Glasgow 2014 - We Did It Our Way

Wasim Mahmood | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
Wasim Mahmood

With sell-out crowds, a smooth operation and the absence of any notable hiccup, organisers deserve applause for delivering a near flawless spectacle... No sooner had the closing ceremony started that it became clear Glasgow had breathed new life into what was considered an ailing event.

The Persecution Of Usain Bolt (or How D**kheads Ruin Sports Reporting)

David Fearnhead | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

After Bolt's experience in Glasgow he might well decide it's just not worth risking a casual chat with a journalist, or even making a joke for fear it be twisted. If that were to happen he will become what every sports journalist loathes: someone who trots out the same, safe, coached clichés which offer neither insight nor entertainment.

Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Live

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Sport

There'll be a boom bang a bang around Hampden Park and the attendants will be spinning around when Lulu and Kylie Minogue bring down the curtain on th...

'And I Would Walk 500 Miles...' Bolt Dances To The Proclaimers BEFORE Taking Gold

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt landed his first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 4x100 metres and warmed up for his latest triumph by dancing to The Proclaimers. H...

'Glasgow Is A Freezer And I Can't Wait To Get Out' - Jamaican Sprinter Looking Forward To Sunny Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport

The Jamaicans aren't very fond of Glasgow. Usain Bolt caused a storm when he said the Scottish city's weather as "shit" and now his Jamaican teammate ...

Bolt 'S**t' Storm Transcript Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt said it was "nonsense" he had called the Commonwealth Games "a bit shit" and accused a journalist of "creating lies to make headlines". ...

S**t? Bolt Clearly Loves The Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

Following accusations he described the Games as "a bit shit", Usain Bolt was pictured waving the Jamaican flag and visibly enjoying what the Commonwea...

'Does The Designer Have A Square Brain?' - Chinese Running Track Might Not Impress Visiting Commies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Chinese athletes can literally cut corners on a rectangular running track hastily prepared by officials ahead of Communist Party leaders' visit. Al...

Silver Lining For Gemili As He Aims To Give Bolt A Fright

PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after the English sprinter won 100 metres silver at the Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-...

Trott Overcomes Kidney Infection To Win Gold

PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Sport

England's Laura Trott defied a kidney infection to claim Commonwealth gold in thrilling fashion, pipping Wales' Elinor Barker in a photo finish to win...

My Journey to the Commonwealth Games

Conrad Williams | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Conrad Williams

Here I go... I'm Conrad Williams, British 400m and 4x400m track & field athlete. As a late bloomer I started athletics at the age of 20. Before that I was just playing a bit of football and basketball, until one day walking through the park I saw the running track in my local area of Lewisham. It wasn't long until I joined my local club, Kent AC.

Welsh Hurdler Williams Suspended Over Doping Violation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

Rhys Williams, the Wales' 400 metres hurdles champion, has been provisionally suspended after being charged with an anti-doping violation. The 30-y...

No-Go For Mo In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games. Team England announced the 31-year-old double Olympic and world champion, who was due to go for ...

Live Coverage Of Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games began with a bang when an impressive Opening Ceremony won plaudits for its warmth and good humour. After seven years' ...