UK Athletics

Brits Call For Mo Farah To Be Knighted After Star's Superb Fourth Gold Medal Run

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

Mo Farah tonight became the first runner in 40 years to win back-to-back long-distance doubles at the Olympics by defending his gold medal place in th...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Newsflash, Olympic Female Athletes Are Not Your Barbie Dolls

Tasha Okeke | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft

Team GB's Martyn Rooney Admits He 'Ran Like A D***'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Martyn Rooney has delivered a brutal review of his failed attempt to make the Olympics Games’ 400m final, conceding that he “ran like a dick”. U...

Contrary to the Headlines, Athletics Is Clean and Rio Will Be Incredible

Ewan Somerville | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

London Olympics 'Sabotaged' By Russian Athletes, Doping Report Says

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Sport

London's 2012 Olympics were more or less sabotaged by allowing Russian athletes to compete when they should have been suspended for doping violations,...

The Lessons We Must Learn From the IAAF and Fifa Scandals

Damian Collins | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The crisis that has now engulfed the IAAF shares many of the characteristics of the crisis at Fifa. Again we see allegations that another group of old men of considerable power and standing within their sport, have exploited the lack of independent governance and scrutiny within their organisation, to make money out of cheating.

Is Justin Gatlin's Decision to Boycott the Media Right?

Melissa Davis | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
Melissa Davis

The modern media is so geared up for scandal and gossip that I'm not sure whether anything can rise above that, whether it's the royal family or sports. It will be interesting to see whether other athletes stand up to support Gatlin or even take a similar approach - if they do, it'll be a revolution of sorts.

Paula Radcliffe's Blood Data Has Just Been Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport

Paula Radcliffe's historic blood test data has finally been revealed, just hours after the former British athlete claimed she wouldn't be pressured in...

A Record Breaking Athletics Goal Achievement Lesson From The Environment In China!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

As I watched the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing, I was struck by the amount of records broken, and I found myself shaking my head at ha...

Why Athletics Transcends Ethnic Differences to Bring a Nation Together

David Ready | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Sport
David Ready

With Britain's recent success at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, achieving 4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes, you cannot help but feel proud of the team's achievements, transcending ethnic differences for a cultural identity of inclusiveness and support for one another.

Mo Farah Wins Gold And Completes Unique Athletic Feat

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

Mo Farah has claimed his second gold medal at the athletic world championships, winning the 5,000m, and in doing so has completed a unique triple-doub...

Drunk Hammer Thrower 'Paid For Taxi With Gold Medal'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A world champion hammer thrower reportedly paid for his taxi ride home with his gold medal when he got a little too… er…hammered. Poland's Pawe...

But You Wear It Well...

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

On Sunday my sporting hero was competing at the World Championships in Beijing, Jessica Ennis Hill represents the best of everything woman can be and in fact are. She is a grafter, she has trained for over 10 years to be the best in the world, she is an Olympian and on Sunday she again retained her World Title.

Usain Bolt Storms To World Championship Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has stormed to victory in the men's 100m World Championship final beating Justin Gatlin in Bejing with a time of 9.79 seconds. American ...

Mo Farah Wins Gold in 10,000m At World Championships

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.08.2015 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has won the 10,000m in the 2015 athletics World Championships - Britain’s first gold at the competition in Beijing. Farah sprang back af...

Come Rio 2016, I Will Be Back Challenging for the Gold Medal Once Again

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

I'm in a very good place now and it's nice to feel like an athlete again. It feels as though my body was trapped and it's waiting to be released. Now it's just a countdown to competing again. I'm watching my competitors and thinking "I can't wait to race you again!" I'm quietly confident that come Rio 2016, I will be back challenging for the gold medal once again.

Patriotic, Proud, Identifiable...

Mark Foster | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying if all Team GB athletes just walk around in a Union Flag we will win everything. I'm not stupid. But if they feel right, proud and confident, they will walk taller and others will notice.

Athletics In First Ever Drugs Storm - Er, Hardly!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

August 2015, and the Sunday Times newspaper has run a big story, claiming that a database of blood tests from over 12,000 athletes shows 5,000 results which are suspicious. So, is this the first drugs crisis to hit athletics..? Hardly.

Alarming Number Of Olympic Medals May Have Been Won By Doping Athletes

PA | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Sport

More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results, the ...

In Defence of Drug Cheats

Damian Reilly | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.

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

Andy Shepherd | Posted 30.06.2016 | 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 18.05.2016 | 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.