Ukrainian high-jump prodigy Yaroslava Mahuchikh delivered a stellar performance at an indoor meeting in Banska Bystrica, in Slovakia, with a world-leading result of 2m 6cm, overtaking the mark set by Russia’s Maria Lasitskene.
Considerable question marks remain as to the possibility of holding two of this summer's largest sporting events amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, but should athletes be allowed jump the vaccine queue to ensure they go ahead?
Prominent Russian high jumper Maria Lasitskene has voiced her support for fellow athlete Sergey Shubenkov after reports emerged in the Russian press of an alleged doping violation, triggering speculation that he could face a ban.
US President Joe Biden's newly-signed executive order on “combating discrimination” has sparked controversy among many critics, who say it will destroy women’s sports by allowing transgender athletes to participate.
The ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt has proved girls can combine killer gym workouts with feminine looks. She demonstrated her tough training regime before donning a tight-fitting cocktail dress that accentuated her lines.
Russian world high jump champion Maria Lasitskene has said she won’t get vaccinated against Covid-19 yet as she is afraid of potential side effects and is awaiting an announcement from the anti-doping authorities.
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has assessed the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a two-year ban on Russia, stressing that the sanctions could have been far tougher.
Russian world silver medalist long jumper Daria Klishina has offered fans "positive vibes" with her first foray into music, wiggling her behind, chomping a strawberry and strolling on a beach as part of a new video she stars in.
Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie made history by smashing the world record for the half-marathon, with his success highlighting the arms race between rival sneaker companies as they battle for supremacy, both on the track and on the road.