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Martyn Rooney supports calls for drugs cheats to be jailed

English 400-metre runner Martyn Rooney would back custodial sentences for athletes found to have violated anti-doping regulations.

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Britain's Chris O'Hare, right, beats Norway's Jakob Ingebrigsten and US's Robby Andrews in the 1500m at the Bislett Games in Oslo. Picture: Vidar Ruud/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland’s Chris O’Hare wins Bislett 1,500m after mile snub

Chris O’Hare claimed his snub from the field for the showpiece Dream Mile spurred him on as he went on to take a dogged 
victory in the 1,500 metres 
at last night’s Bislett Games 
in Oslo.

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Laura Muir returns to Oslo, the scene of her breakthrough win. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty

Laura Muir wants to win again at scene of big breakthrough

Laura Muir plans to turn back the clock at tonight’s Bislett Games in Oslo and match the brilliant breakthrough win in the Norwegian capital that announced her on the world stage.

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Jayne Nisbet's success in changing her life culminated in the Commonwealth Games in 2014 ' and a new career as a motivator. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

How athlete Jayne Nisbet beat bulimia to become an inspiration

Before there is any meeting set or any time agreed for a chat, the e-mail address and Twitter handle offer more than a hint at the way Jayne Nisbet has turned her life around.

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Laura Muir finished second after a late surge. Picture: SNS.

Laura Muir shrugs off the cold to turn up heat in Oregon

Little fazes Laura Muir, neither foe nor furry animal. And the Scot shook off illness and jetlag to land a second place on her Diamond League return in Oregon which was an avowed statement of intent for the season ahead.

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Laura Muir finished second following a late surge. Picture: SNS.

Laura Muir makes impressive return in Diamond League meeting

More than two months spent in the library and in exam halls have not diluted Laura Muir’s raw speed. The Scot returned to action with an impressive second place in the 1500 metres at last night’s Diamond League meeting in Oregon.

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Laura Muir will run in the 1,500 metres in Oregon. Picture: SNS.

Laura Muir returns for Diamond League after qualifying as a vet

The past few months have been quite the rollercoaster ride for Laura Muir. The joyous labours of two medals at the world indoor championships. The frenetic grind of the final stretch of her veterinary degree at Glasgow University, followed by a fortnight’s tension until confirmation came on Wednesday – were it ever in doubt – that six years of study have been converted into professional affirmation.

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Mark Dry in action on his way to winning the hammer competition at the Loughborough International. Picture: Bobby Gavin

Mark Dry leads from front as Scots taste Loughborough success

Skipper Mark Dry led by example with victory in the hammer at the Loughborough International on a good day for a number of Scots at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium.

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Laura Muir at the Emirates Arena. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Laura Muir shuts out Semenya debate, happy to race anyone

A fan of rollercoasters, Laura Muir is not the kind of person to worry about life’s ups and downs. Happy to strap herself in and roll with it.

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When young athletes burst into the public eye, they have an opportunity to capitalise on their hard work. Picture: Shutterstock

Scottish sporting starlets need a lesson in law from Usain Bolt

Gold medals are only part of the equation for young sports stars. Rosemary Gallagher finds out what they should think about in legal terms

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Hammer thrower and double Commonwealth Games medallist Mark Dry shows off the new Scotland kit following the deal with Joma. ''Picture: Bobby Gavin/scottishathletics

Mark Dry to go under knife in bid for 2020 Olympic medal

Mark Dry is ready to go through one more excruciating surgery to keep his hopes alive of upgrading his Commonwealth Games bronze in Gold Coast to an Olympic 
medal at Tokyo 2020.

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The runner claims he was cheated out of a medal after it was collected by a homeless man.

Edinburgh runner claims he was cheated out of London Marathon medal

A London Marathon runner was claimed to have been cheated out of a medal after a runner finished the race with his number and jogged the final two miles.

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South Africa's Caster Semenya in action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: Adrian DennisS/AFP/Getty Images

New testosterone rules set to impact on Caster Semenya

Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels or move up to longer distances as a result of new rules which will be announced today.

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Scotland's Callum Hawkins collapsed while leading the Commonwealth Games marathon on Sunday with just a mile-and-a-half to go. Picture: Jeff Holmes/Handout Photo/PA Wire.

Marathon runner Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital after collapse

Scotland’s Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital, his country has confirmed.

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Scotland's Samantha Kinghorn. Picture: PA

Scot Samantha Kinghorn dedicates marathon race to gran with cancer

Tragedy has been a vicious interloper in the universe of Samantha Kinghorn. Unwanted and unkind in its intrusions upon the 22-year-old’s sense of normality, her paralysis below the waist came when compacted snow and the beam of a forklift combined to rob her of her ability to walk when she was barely a teen.

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David Young, from Shotts, taught himself how to throw the discus and learned the sport simply by trial and error.

Scottish discus legend and the tragedies that held him back

With athletes of the calibre of Lynsey Sharp, Mark Dry, Jake Wightman among others representing Scotland at the Gold Coast Games, expectations of a decent medal haul are understandably high. Eighty years ago, when the Games’ predecessor, the British Empire Games, were held for the first time in Australia, in Sydney in 1938, things were very different.

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Eilidh Doyle won her semi-final to progress to the final of the women's 400m hurdles. Picture: Getty Images

Commonwealth Games: Eilidh Doyle wins heat to reach 400m hurdles final

SCOTLAND’S most decorated athlete of all-time Eilidh Doyle made impressive progress to the final of the women’s 400m final as she won her semi-final.

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Mark Stewart celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 40km Points Race Final track cycling. Picture: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Commonwealth Games: Scots enjoy super Sunday with three golds

Scottish athletes have enjoyed a super Sunday at the Commonwealth Games, securing a further eight medals and smashing yet more records.

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Scotland's Lee McConnell, right, after winning bronze in the 400m hurdles at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Autralian Jana Pittman, centre, and Natasha Danvers-Smith of England, left, won gold and silver. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Melbourne 2006 Games hold special memories for Lee McConnell

The 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne will always be dear to Lee McConnell. Not because they were her favourite “Commies”, but because the one-lap specialist overcame a few obstacles – quite literally – to gain a much-cherished prize. For, after those Games, McConnell could add “medal-winning hurdler” to her CV.

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Jim Alder at his home in Ellington, Northumberland, with his 1966 Commonwealth Games marathon gold medal round his neck.'Picture: John Millard.

Interview: Jim Alder on getting lost and still winning marathon gold

Scotland’s marathon man gives me very precise directions to his home in the village of Ellington – “as in Duke” – on the Northumberland coast but almost inevitably I get lost and have to seek help in the busy post office. “Who is it you’re here to see?” asks an old-timer in the queue. “Jim Alder,” I say. “Ah Jim. He used to run past my house every morning and now he walks, picking up litter as he goes. A right character.”

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