As Russian sport as a whole is in a rather unique situation at the moment, Inside the Games takes a look back at similar times in the sporting history of one of the most prominent countries in the world. As can be said for almost everything in life, learning the historical context leading up to any given moment in time gives us a better understanding of the current state of things. Enjoy this piece from Philip Barker...
One way or another, Russian sport is set to dominate the headlines over the next few months.
The World Cup line-up is now completely ready for a grand and glittering draw at the Kremlin in Moscow next month. FIFA’s ethics committee has been investigating the bid process for that tournament and there is at least one other cloud on the horizon. There is the very real possibility that Russian competitors will be excluded from the other big event of 2018, as the fall-out from the Sochi doping scandal threatens participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The first time I saw Meb Keflezighi run was at FootLocker Cross Country. I had flown in to see the meet and the taxi driver from San Diego Airport asked me where I was going. I told him, Balboa Park for the FootLocker. He told me that a relative was running there, who was quite good. The driver was fairly knowledgable regarding running but told me as I got out of the car to watch this Meb Keflezighi...
Enjoy this piece from Athletics Weekly on British coach Trevor Painter. He has some very good insight into both technical and practical aspects of coaching. One of the best articles on coaching I've read recently...
In the final part of our review of IAAF findings, we report on the biomechanical analysis of the women’s world pole vault competition in London
Katerina Stefanidi won the women’s pole vault at the London IAAF World Championships in impressive fashion, clearing 4.91m on her first attempt to set a Greek record. In doing so, the 27-year-old added a world title to her Olympic and European wins.
IAAF Diamond League winner Kyron McMaster reflects on the disappointment of being disqualified in the heats of the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 after lining up as the world No.1.
“Back in 2015-16 I attended Central Arizona College but struggled with injuries and because things did not work out for me there I returned to the British Virgin Islands in the early part of the 2016 track season.
Sports scientists from Leeds Beckett University studied every detail of the men’s world 10,000m final in London and Peta Bee reports on their initial findings
Mo Farah’s 10th consecutive global in the London 2017 10,000m didn’t come easy as he was pushed by a strong East African contingent. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei stretched Farah to the line with his time of 26:49.94, with Kenyan Olympic silver medallist Paul Tanui third in 26:50.60.