MOSCOW 2013 – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in ATHLETICS

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WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Date: 10-18 August
Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website, mobiles, tablets and Connected TVs

The world’s greatest athletes arrive in Moscow knowing their sport is in need of public rehabilitation after a year of seemingly endless doping scandals.
Positive drugs tests this summer from Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, the second and fourth fastest 100m runners of all time, have arguably been most dispiriting for athletics fans, while host nation Russia has 44 athletes currently suspended for doping – more than any other country.

The summer’s standout performances have been a mere footnote so far. But if anyone can single-handedly salvage the sport’s reputation, it is Usain Bolt – winner of 11 global gold medals out of the last 12 he has competed for.

There is plenty more to savour. The phenomenal Mo Farah will attempt to recreate his golden Olympic double, Allyson Felix will chase a record ninth world title, long-distance legends Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba are vying to maintain their dominance, and the retiring Yelena Isinbayeva will attempt to vault to new heights.

Here BBC Sport picks out some of the potential daily highlights at the 2013 World Championships.

IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 Russia 10 AUG 2013 – 18 AUG 2013
Moscow 2013 – 800m Women – Heat 1

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