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IAAF president Coe cleared in Qatari bribes inquiry

IAAF president Sebastian Coe.

The IAAF's Ethics Board has backed Sebastian Coe after the president of athletics' governing body denied discussing rumours that Qatari officials had been paying bribes in a bid to secure hosting rights for the 2017 world championships.

Usain Bolt disappoints Gold Coast's plans

Gold Coast off the cards: Usain Bolt has confirmed he will retire after the London world championships.

​Jamaica's Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run his last race on home soil at June's Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition two months later, ruining plans to bring him for one last soiree at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Stawell Gift legend Ravelo dies

Jean Louis Ravelomanantsoa (right) won the Stawell Gift in 1975 from Peter Marks (left) and Murray McGregor (second from ...

One of only two men to win the Stawell Gift from scratch in more than 120 years, Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa died last month aged 73.

Australian steeplechase record for LaCaze

Breakout year: Genevieve Lacaze set her 15th personal best of 2016 when she finished sixth in the 3000m steeplechase at ...

Genevieve LaCaze has carried her stellar Olympic form into the Paris Diamond League meet, smashing the Australian record in the fastest women's 3000 metres steeplechase of all-time.

'Sheilas' proud if slightly disappointed

Just made it: Morgan Mitchell ran with  Jess Thornton, Anneliese Rubie and Caitlin Sargent-Jones in the final.

Having made the final by the skin of their teeth, Australia's youthful combination of Jess Thornton, Anneliese Rubie,Caitlin Sargent-Jones and Morgan Mitchell failed to make a dent in the women's 4x400m final.

Race for bronze decided by 0.003 seconds

Three runners were separated by 0.01sec; and the bronze decided by 0.003.

Usain Bolt again stole the show, but there was drama aplenty in the race for third behind the Jamaican and Canada's Andre De Grasse in the 200m final on Thursday night.