European Team Championships: Great Britain fade to fourth

Great Britain were pipped to a European Team Championships podium finish as the men’s 4x400m relay team came ninth in the final event in Lille, France. Great Britain had been three clear of France in the standings, but, disrupted by Delano Williams’ late injury, the British quartet were well off the pace. France’s came fifth…

European Team Championships: Great Britain third after day two with six victories

European Team Championships Venue: Lille Date: 23-25 June Coverage: Live on the BBC Red Button on Sunday (11:55-16:30 BST) Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won twice as Great Britain sit in third place after day two at the European Team Championships in Lille, France. Jack Greene, Dwayne Cowan, Aikines-Aryeetey, Eilidh Doyle and Dan Bramble all won their individual…

Thomas joins Froome in Team Sky's Tour line-up

Geraint Thomas has recovered from the injuries he sustained at the Giro d’Italia to be named in Team Sky’s squad for next month’s Tour de France. The Welshman, 31, led Team Sky in the Giro in May, but his hopes were ended when a police motorbike caused a crash on the Blockhaus climb on stage…

Monisha Kaltenborn: F1's first female team boss leaves Sauber

Sauber have parted company with team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. Kaltenborn became the boss of the Swiss team in 2012, when she was appointed by founder Peter Sauber. The 46-year-old, F1’s first and only female team boss, was in disagreement with owners Longbow Finance over the running of Sauber. “By mutual consent and due to diverging…

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…

Get moving with Team Personal Best – sign up or promote your own event

As London prepares to host both the World Athletics and World Para Athletics Championships this summer, the organisers are encouraging the wider public to get active in support of the events. A grassroots initiative – entitled Team Personal Best – aims to attract people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness to take part…