Athletics

Olympic Games in 2021 must not be a pale imitation of Tokyo 2020

With the Olympics postponed, and the IOC’s cheesily-named ‘Here We Go’ committee addressing the logistics of rearranging such a huge event, I have one plea for them – don’t water down the Games in 2021. The task in front of the IOC shouldn’t be underestimated. Staging an Olympics is a monumental effort that takes years, […]

Athletics

Joe Marler: England prop banned for 10 weeks for genital grab

Media playback is not supported on this device England prop Joe Marler has been given a 10-week ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals during Saturday’s Six Nations win over Wales. Centre Manu Tuilagi has been banned for four weeks for his red card late on in the game at Twickenham. Lock Courtney Lawes, who […]

Athletics

The needle and the damage done

Three times he said no. For five hours they quizzed him, and three times they directly put to Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah that he had been injected with L-carnitine before the 2014 London Marathon. Repeatedly the US Anti-Doping officials said to the British distance-running champion that he had taken L-carnitine and that his coach […]