Twenty years ago today, the Sydney Olympic Games enraptured the world with what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling nights in athletics history.
There have been national junior championships for athletes dating back to the 1920s, with the former Czechoslovakia having organised what is believed to be the first in 1921. But having a global event – the IAAF World Junior Championships – that puts young talent on display is a relatively recent innovation.
Queen Elizabeth’s estate Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands will this Saturday play host to the road race debut of Romania’s World 1500m and Olympic 5000 metres track champion Gabriela Szabo.
Michael Johnson, Maurice Greene and Gabriela Szabo were voted by world wide sports journalists into the top ten of the Reuters sports personality of the year poll.
The Golden League jackpot winner talks about the past year and looks towards the Grand Prix Final in Munich tomorrow.
Gabriela Szabo and Wilson Kipketer win the IAAF Golden League jackpot. World Record for El Guerrouj
report from the penultimate leg of the IAAF Golden League. Michael Johnson on form and European record for Mourhit