Elise Holman


Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

Justin Gatlin ruined Usain Bolt's farewell party when the 35-year-old American won the world 100 metres title on Saturday, beating the Jamaican superstar into third.

United States

FIFA whistle-blower Chuck Blazer dies of cancer

Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA official who became the main informant on corruption within football's governing body, has died at the age 72.


Jamaican Usain Bolt races in final event on home soil

About 30,000 fans packed a stadium in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, to watch eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt race on home soil for the last time.

Middle East

Syrians turn to football in rebel-held Idlib

The opposition Syrian Football Federation was established in 2015 and its 12-team Premier League is attracting football fans in rebel-held Idlib.


Press freedom being compromised in sport

Power in relationship between media and sport is sliding in favour of sports' governing bodies, organisations and clubs.


Thorpe's struggles reflect ongoing problems

Ian Thorpe, the Olympic gold medalist, was once the biggest name in Australian swimming. Now his life is in tatters.


Australia look closer to home for success

Australian football hopes to take another bounce forward by returning to homegrown coach Ange Postecoglou.