Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
When Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours his performance had been planned by one of sport's major new players, petrochemicals giant Ineos.
Female transgender athletes must lower their testosterone levels by half under new regulations introduced by the IAAF.
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record, winning the Chicago Marathon.
As he prepared for Saturday's historic assault on the two-hour marathon barrier, Eliud Kipchoge stayed true to an austere lifestyle that belies his fame and fortune.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has busted the mythical two-hour marathon barrier on a specially prepared course in Vienna.
A defiant Mo Farah angrily hit back at critics, saying he was never given any banned drugs while a member of the Nike Oregon Project.
As he prepares for more assaults on the peaks of marathon running, Eliud Kipchoge stays true to an austere lifestyle despite his fame and fortune.
Global head of athletics Sebastian Coe defended the allocation of three World Championships and denied corruption in bidding processes in a French court.
Russia has responded in full to all questions raised by the World Anti-Doping Agency concerning "inconsistencies" in data from Moscow's anti-doping laboratory.
UK Athletics performance director Neil Black is to stand down after he said he would review his position following the doping ban handed to Alberto Salazar.
The marathon and race walks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be moved to Sapporo where temperatures will be "significantly lower".
Brigid Kosgei, who broke the marathon world record at the weekend, was among 11 nominees announced on the IAAF's list of candidates for female world athlete of the year.
Eliud Kipchoge's historic marathon time on Saturday was greeted with joy and pride in his native Kenya.
After Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier, here follows a look back at other marathon milestones.
Accompanied by seven pacemakers, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge started running in his quest to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon.
The Nike Oregon Project was set up to end the distance-running dominance of the east Africans but has become a huge headache for the US sportswear giant.
First run in Athens in 1896 in just under three hours, the marathon has become the classic challenge for thousands of runners around the world every year.
Russia's anti-doping agency chief Yuri Ganus believes data handed from the Moscow laboratory to the World Anti-Doping Agency has been intentionally manipulated.
One of the Holy Grails of world sport - a sub-two-hour marathon - could be in sight this weekend if marathon great Eliud Kipchoge succeeds with his challenge in Vienna.
President of Athletics South Africa Aleck Skhosana revealed he was not happy with the team's performance at the IAAF World Championships.
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