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Senior Sports Writer and Columnist — The Guardian

Senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. Formerly sports editor of and father of Football Weekly

Russia facing Olympic judgment day as IOC decides Rio 2016 fate — Last Wednesday the Russian Olympic Committee named a provisional team of 386 athletes for the Rio Games. It was, for a few hours, a triumph of hope over expectation. Then realpolitik bit hard. The next day, that figure was scythed by 68 when the court of arbitration for sport upheld the ban on Russia's track and field stars competing in the Olympics.

Mo Farah victorious as he warns Olympic rivals ‘ I’ve never felt better’ — Long before the words had tumbled out of Mo Farah's mouth, his victory smile gave the game away. After months enduring his own private purgatory, neither bad nor brilliant but somewhere in between, Britain's double Olympic champion believes he is back near his very best.

Richard Whitehead smashes his T42 200m world record and targets Rio gold — Britain's Richard Whitehead might have turned 40 last week but he looks better than ever, and he was given further cause for celebration as he smashed his world T42 200m world record by nearly half a second in the IPC Grand Prix.

Kendra Harrison sets 100m hurdles world record at Anniversary Games — It is not often that Usain Bolt is upstaged but on a balmy night in London Kendra Harrison produced a brilliant performance to obliterate a world-class field and break a 100m hurdles world record that had stood for 28 years. As Harrison, a 23-year-old from Tennessee, crossed the line the stadium clock said 12.57sec.

Mo Farah tells Kenyan rivals to bring it on at Rio Olympic Games — Mo Farah is not satisfied with any of his performances this year but still believes he will "bring it" to his Kenyan rivals when he defends his Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Rio.

Usain Bolt promises not to leave it late against Justin Gatlin in Rio — If Usain Bolt races as confidently as he talked in the build up to these Anniversary Games a familiar story will play out in London's Olympic Stadium on Friday night: Bolt cantering home, accepting the adornments of the flower girls and the 50,000 crowd, and leaving everyone else straining and stretched out behind him.

Usain Bolt says Olympic ban on Russian athletes will ‘scare a lot of people’ — Usain Bolt has welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold the ban on 68 Russian athletes competing at the Olympics, saying it will "scare a lot of people and send a strong message" to anyone thinking about doping.

Cas upholds Rio Olympics ban on 68 Russian athletes — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes over the ban imposed on them for next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Related: Will Russia go to the Rio Olympic Games?

Anti-doping agencies urge IOC to suspend Russian athletes from Olympics — The International Olympic Committee last night received an urgent letter from more than a dozen national anti-doping organisations urging it to immediately suspend the Russian Olympic Committee and provisionally ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics.

Will Russia go to the Rio Olympic Games? What happens next — The court of arbitration for sport (Cas) in Lausanne will decide whether 68 Russian track and field athletes, who have the qualifying standards for Rio Olympics but are banned, will be allowed to compete.
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Jul 24, 2016

@RobHarris @Matt_Lawton_DM @danroan @olyphil Supposed to be having day off to help with 4yr-old party in my house. Wife threatening divorce

Jul 24, 2016

Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova denied permission to compete in Rio as a neutral athlete ...

Jul 24, 2016

As expected - but how can IF's decide whether an athlete is demonstrably clean with 12 days to go before Rio? 

Jul 24, 2016

@TAGaunt @SimonGleave @RogerPielkeJr Saying everything in athletics is rotten is as intellectually lazy as ignoring issue. Truth in between

Jul 24, 2016

@iljukov @owen_g @ringsau Still slow to act. @BeckieScott4 called for more Russian sports to be investigated in Nov 2015, as did @maxkcobb

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