Russia doping: Federation bans athletes as Team GB wait on Olympic medals

Russia has banned three athletes for four years each as a result of retested samples taken at the 2008 Olympics. Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Inga Abitova and Denis Alekseyev tested positive for banned substance Turinabol. Kapachinskaya claimed silver in the women’s 4x400m relay, while Alekseyev took bronze in the men’s 4x400m. Their medals had already been reallocated…

Wightman wins 1500m at Oslo Diamond League as Schippers reinstated for 200m victory

Briton Jake Wightman knocked over a second off his personal best as he beat a high-quality field to win the 1500m at the Oslo Diamond League meeting. The 22-year-old Scot finished in three minutes 34.17 seconds – his previous best was 3:35.49. “In utter shock. Cannot believe I’ve just won a Diamond League,” he tweeted….