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  Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 17:11 GMT 18:11 UK
Malcolm reflects on relay disaster at the Worlds British flops under fire
Former Olympic gold medallist Steve Ovett attacks Great Britain's dismal performance at the World Championships.
Olga Yegorova Russia's 'Golden Girl'
Olga Yegorova receives a hero's welcome on her return to Russia despite vilification for winning 5000m gold after a positive drug test.
Mozambique's Maria Mutola Africa on top of the world
African nations have plenty to celebrate after producing their best-ever performance in the World Athletics Championships.
Edwards leaps to Yegorova's defence
Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards says drugs-tainted athlete Olga Yegorova was treated "harshly and unfairly".
Jackson's dismay at lack of talent
Double world champion Colin Jackson says the athletics cupboard is bare after Edmonton failure.
Radcliffe vows to continue campaign
Paula Radcliffe insists she will not be deterred from her fight to expose drug cheats in athletics.
Moorcroft calls for major review
UK Athletics chief David Moorcroft pledges not to make excuses for Britain's flops at the World Championships.
More misery for Brits in Edmonton
The last day of the World Championships sees more US golds and British failures, plus no end to the drugs saga.
El Guerrouj clinches gold
Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj retains his world 1500m title on the final day of competition at the championships in Edmonton.
Zelezny triumphs again
Jan Zelezny confirms his status as the greatest ever javelin thrower, winning the gold with a giant throw of 92.80m.
US sprinters deliver promised gold
The United States men's 4x100m relay team grab victory in the final event of the World Championships.
Mutola edges Graf for gold
Mozambique's Maria Mutola wins the women's 800m in thrilling style lunging past Austria's Stephanie Graf on the line.
Jamaica grab relay gift
Jamaica win the women's 4x400m relay after America drop the baton - Britain finish a creditable fifth.
Cloete takes high jump title
South African Hestrie Cloete wins the women's high jump title as favourite Kajsa Bergqvist has to settle for bronze.
USA cruise to relay win
An impressive American performance wins gold in the 4x400m relay but Britain can finish only sixth.
Simon earns marathon reward
Lidia Simon of Romania wins a thrilling women's marathon at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Yegorova booed to 5,000m 'glory'
Controversial Russian Olga Yegorova wins the 5,000m title at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Relay woe for British quartet
Britain, Cuba and Germany fail to qualify for the semi-finals of the 4x100m relay, but the US quartet is reinstated.
Relay mess must be sorted
BBC Sport's Steve Cram says the British relay squad must learn the lessons of their baton blunder.
Jones claims second gold in relay
Marion Jones wins her second gold medal at the World Championships as the US women triumph in the 4x100m relay.
Kirkland beats Devers to gold
Anjanette Kirkland wins the women's 100m hurdles title in Edmonton, beating fellow American Gail Devers into silver.
Pedroso claims fourth gold
Cuba's Ivan Pedroso wins his fourth long jump world title with a leap of 8.40m in Edmonton.
Sadova wins gold at last
Russia's Natalalya Sadova wins her first major title in the women's discus in Edmonton.
Walking gold for Korzeniowski
Poland's Robert Korzeniowski wins gold in the 50 km walk at the World Athletics Championships.
Backley crashes on black day for Brits
Steve Backley fails to reach the final of the javelin on a sorry day for the British team at the World Championships.
Jones bounces back with 200m gold
Marion Jones recovers from her shock defeat in the 100m to win the 200m in the World Championships in Edmonton.
Lebedeva leaps to gold
Russian Tatyana Lebedeva takes gold by a huge margin in the women's triple jump while Britain's Ashia Hansen comes seventh.
Limo captures 5000m gold
Kenyan Richard Limo wins the gold medal in the men's 5000m at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Holmes eases into final
Kelly Holmes keeps her World Championship medal hopes alive as she comfortably qualifies for the 800m final.
Rawlinson eclipsed by Sanchez
Chris Rawlinson's dreams of medal glory are destroyed by Felix Sanchez in the 400m hurdles final in Edmonton.
Radcliffe makes placard protest
Britain's Paula Radcliffe directs an anti-drug protest at tainted Russian runner Olga Yegorova during the 5000m.
Malcolm: I'll be back
Christian Malcolm vows to recover after suffering a demoralising defeat in the World Championship 200m final.
Johnson rules the world
Veteran Allen Johnson beats Olympic champion Anier Garcia in the final of the men's 110m hurdles.
A painful lesson for Malcolm
BBC Sport's Steve Cram says that Christian Malcolm will be able to learn from his 200m disappointment.
Marvellous Markov vaults to gold
Dmitriy Markov claims Australia's first gold of the World Championships with a superb win in the pole vault final.
Malcolm misses out as Kederis triumphs
Konstadinos Kederis wins world 200m gold, with Britain's Christian Malcolm denied a medal by an agonising margin.
Ivanova walks away with gold
Russia's Olimpiada Ivanova leads from the start to win the women's 20km walk in a new championship record.
Haile suffers shock defeat
Charles Kamathi is the first man to beat Haile Gebrselassie since 1993 as the Kenyan takes gold in the 10,000m.
Five-star display from Riedel
Lars Riedel wins an incredible fifth World Championship gold in the discus at Edmonton.
Buss takes high jump gold
Germany's Martin Buss is a surprise winner of the high jump gold at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Kosgei soars to steeplechase gold
Kenya's Rueben Kosgei outsprints his rivals to win the men's 3,000m steeplechase at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Bidouane claims second title
Nezha Bidouane picks up her second 400m hurdles world title following a thrilling final in Edmonton.
Macey battles to bronze
Britain's Dean Macey overcomes injury to finish third in the World Championships decathlon.
Radcliffe misses out on medal
Britain's Paula Radcliffe finishes fourth after a gallant run in the 10,000m at the World Championships.
Sensational Szabo wins 1500m
Gabriela Szabo is head and shoulders above the rest, cruising to the world 1500m title in Edmonton.
May's leap is just enough
British-born Italian Fiona May wins the women's long jump final by a single centimetre.
Swiss success in men's 800m
Swiss favourite Andre Bucher finally gets his a gold medal, winning a fast 800m final at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Moreno masters the hammer
Cuba's Yipsi Moreno soars to the first major title of her career by winning the hammer at the World Athletics Championships.
Athletics gold for Senegal
Senegal's Amy Mbacke Thiam wins a thrilling women's 400m final at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Edwards grabs gold
A massive leap of 17.92m gives Jonathan Edwards and Britain gold in the triple jump at the World Athletics Championship.
Macey on top after day one
A personal best in the 400m and high jump gives Dean Macey a one point lead after day one of the decathlon in Edmonton.
Jones tastes shock defeat
Zhanna Pintusevich-Block records the first big upset of the World Championships by beating Marion Jones in the women's 100m final.
Moncur fills Johnson void
Avard Moncur of the Bahamas claims his first major title with gold in the men's 400m at the World Championships in Edmonton.
Menendez shocks Mirela
Osleidys Menendez of Cuba wins the women's javelin beating defending champion Mirela Manjani-Tzelili of Greece.
Dragila wins pole vault classic
American Stacy Dragila just beats Russian Svetlana Feofanova in a riveting women's pole vault duel at the World Championships.
Golden Greene breaks pain barrier
Maurice Greene wins his third straight world 100m title in 9.82 seconds, despite a leg injury.
Hammer glory for Szymon
Olympic hammer champion Szymon Ziolkowski sets a new world championship record to win gold plus a round-up of Sunday's action.
Golden Prokhorova triumphs
Yelena Prokhorova wins the heptathlon crown at the World Championships after a thrilling competition.
Korolchik makes it a double
Yanina Korolchik adds the world women's shot put title to her Olympic gold medal at the World Championships.
Yegorova wins drug ban U-turn
Russian runner Olga Yegorova will be allowed to compete at the World Athletics Championships despite failing a drug test.
Trevor the Tortoise trails in last
Slow starter and finisher Trevor Misapeka puts American Samoa on the sporting map with his epic 100m run.
Godina takes shot-put gold
American John Godina wins the gold medal in the shot put at the World Athletics Championship.
Russians walk to glory
Russia takes all three medals in the men's 20km walk at the World Championships.
Abera wins thrilling marathon
Ethiopia's Gezahegne Abera outsprints Kenyan Simon Biwott to take the first gold at the World Athletics Championships.
Edmonton's opening oddity
BBC Sport Online witnesses another bizarre opening ceremony, this time at the World Athletics Championships.
Edmonton breaks even
BBC Sport Online's man in Edmonton Tom Fordyce says the World Championships were a success - but they could have been better.
Jan the man
BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce profiles javelin thrower Jan Zelezny - the three-time Olympic and now three-time world champion.
High jumps and high jinx
Frosby flops, fashion and fur-trimmed pants - Amy Acruff does the lot and more as BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce found out.
Me, my race and Haile
BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce describes his moment of glory in the special media race at the World Championships.
Through the keyhole
BBC Sport Online's World Championship diarist Christian Malcolm gives an exclusive guided tour of his Edmonton digs.
McColgan takes final bow
Liz McColgan announces her retirement from athletics after a long battle with injury.
Greene pulls out of Zurich
World 100m champion Maurice Greene withdraws from the Zurich Golden League meeting in August.
EPO explained
BBC Sport Online takes a look at EPO, or erythropoietin - the latest performance-enhancing drug to hit the athletics world.
Szabo withdraws boycott threat
Gabriela Szabo says she will not boycott the 5000m over Olga Yegorova's reinstatement.
Brazilian athlete tests positive
Brazilian 800m runner Fabiane dos Santos is out of the World Championships after testing positive for testosterone.
World Championship winners
A full list of gold medal winners in Edmonton - plus links to BBC Sport Online's reports of the action.
The golden Brits
BBC Sport Online takes a look at the British athletes who have taken gold at the World Championships.
Black and gold, new to old
Edmonton is a city of sporting traditions and golden heritage.


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UK Athletics performance director Max Jones accepts that Britain's haul of two medals at the World Athletics Championships represents major underacheivementOnly way is up
Jones on how UK athletics can progress
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Steve Cram writes for BBC Sport Online
Lessons to learn


Our man in Edmonton, Tom Fordyce, looks back at the World Athletic Championships
World Athletics verdict


Africa nations have plenty to celebrate after producing their best-ever performance in the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton.
African gold rush



Edmonton 'highlights'


Steve Cram selects his golden moments from the World Athletics Championships
Cram's golden greats


BBC Sport Online's Derek 'Robbo' Robson says Britain's athletes put up a poor showing at the World Championships. Canada Dry
'Robbo' bemoans the state of British athletics

Cuba's Ivan Pedroso wins high jump goldMagic moments
All the gold medal winners in Edmonton

Jan Zelezny claimed his third world titleFinal glory
Images from the last day at Edmonton

Jan ZeleznyJan the man
Javelin star Zelezny claims another gold

Three Sri Lankans get a name for themselves at the world championships in Edmonton - but for all the wrong reasonsThree down
Sri Lankans making a name for themselves

BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce takes part in the media race in EdmontonTom's test
How our man took to the track at Edmonton

British distance runner Liz McColganLiz calls it quits
Runner McColgan retires after long injury battle

Championship history
Look back at the World Athletics pedigree
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