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Jack Hale breaks Australian U20 record

Jack Hale of Tasmania.

Jack Hale has become Australia's fastest junior sprinter of all time and is surging into contention to be a late and unexpected inclusion in the team for the Rio Olympics.

Rio drug-testing lab suspended by WADA

Under investigation: Kenya is also being examined by WADA in relation to doping allegations.

Six weeks before the Summer Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, the laboratory that was set to handle drug testing at the games has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency in a new escalation of world sport's doping crisis.

LaCaze posts Rio qualifier in 5000m

Inspired: Genevieve LaCaze (left) has made radical changes to her training regime this year.

Track star Genevieve LaCaze will represent Australia in two events at the Rio Olympics after posting a 5000m qualifier to add to her 3000m steeplechase berth.

Russia vows to defend banned athletes

Major decision: IAAF president Sebastian Coe speaks during a meeting of the IAAF Council in Vienna, where the ruling ...

The Kremlin has vowed to pull out all legal stops to defend Russian athletes if they are banned from taking part in the Rio Olympics over doping allegations.

Boyle not optimistic on chances of retrospective golds

Raelene Boyle: Delighted to see Jared Tallent finally get his gold medal on Friday.

Raelene Boyle was twice cheated out of Olympic gold just as Jared Tallent was. She knows she is just as deserving of retrospective gold medals as Jared Tallent. But she also knows she is unlikely ever to get those medals like Jared Tallent did in Melbourne on Friday.

Tallent finally gets his gold

Jared Tallent with his gold medal on Friday.

One thousand four hundred and five days after he should have stood on the podium in London Jared Tallent's long walk to Olympic gold ended when he was awarded the gold medal denied him by a Russian doping cheat.

Pearson finishes seventh in Oslo

Tough run: Sally Pearson has had a slow comeback from injury.

Sally Pearson's frustrating return from a serious wrist injury has continued, clocking her second 13-second-plus performance in a week in the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League event in Norway.