Articles from The Guardian - olympics

UK Sport to investigate 'shocking and upsetting' claims of gymnastics abuse

  • Olympian Lisa Mason forced to train until her hands bled
  • Another gymnast claims to have been hit by a stick

UK Sport has confirmed it is investigating the “shocking and upsetting” allegations of serious physical and emotional abuse of British gymnasts - with one former leading competitor claiming she had been locked in a cupboard and another saying they were forced to train until their hands bled when they were 10 years old.

Coe warns Christian Coleman not to expect Olympic deal over missed tests

  • Sebastian Coe surprised by Coleman’s thought of Tokyo deal
  • World Athletics president optimistic of fans at Monaco event

Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has warned Christian Coleman not to expect any special deals or favours that would allow him to return in time for the Tokyo Olympics if he is banned for missing anti-doping tests.

Christian Coleman provisionally suspended over missed drugs tests

  • 100m world champion could miss Tokyo Olympics
  • American accuses AIU of trying to get him banned

Christian Coleman, the world 100m champion, is facing a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year’s Olympics after being formally charged with missing three drugs tests in 12 months by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

French Olympic hopeful climber Luce Douady, 16, dies after cliff fall

  • Douady seen as one of the sport’s brightest young talents
  • French climbing federation expresses ‘immense sadness’

Teenage French climbing prodigy Luce Douady was killed on Sunday when she fell on a footpath in a climbing area in the French Alps, the French Mountain Climbing Federation (FFME) and its club in Chambery said.

The 16-year-old reigning world junior champion fell 150m as she and a group of friends were crossing a tricky path equipped with a handrail between two climbing areas.