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Dec 17, 2016

1972 Olympic discus champion Melnik dies at 71

Faina Melnik, the 1972 Olympic women’s discus champion from the Soviet Union, has died, the Russian track and field federation said Friday. She was 71. Melnik won her Olympic gold medal in an event in which the top eight finishers all threw further than ...

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nov 29, 2016

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regimen was now “more relaxed.” However, the 30-year-old insisted Monday that his will to win was undimmed. “It’s ...

Nov 26, 2016

Hall of Fame coach Huntsman dies

Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman, whose men’s team won seven gold medals in the 1988 Games in Seoul, has died. He was 84. University of Texas women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky said the family told the university that Huntsman died Wednesday in ...

Nov 14, 2016

Japan to join Bolt for Australian track meet

China, Japan and England on Monday signed on for an innovative team athletics event in Melbourne in which sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first Australian appearance. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt launched the inaugural Nitro Athletics and will captain the ‘Bolt All-Stars’ in ...

Nov 10, 2016

Sprinter Tsukahara set to retire

Naoki Tsukahara, a member of Japan’s men’s 4×100-meter relay team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will retire from competition after this season, his corporate team at Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday. The 31-year-old sprinter, who has a personal-best time of ...

Yamamoto finishes fourth in New York City Marathon

Nov 7, 2016

Yamamoto finishes fourth in New York City Marathon

Hiroyuki Yamamoto finished fourth in the men’s race at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, posting the best result ever for a Japanese in the event. Yamamoto, running in his first overseas marathon, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 49 ...

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming

Nov 2, 2016

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming


With the stunning silver-medal performance by the men’s 4×100-meter relay squad, Japan’s track and field team seemed to have left the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on a high note this summer. But that wasn’t necessarily the case. Overall, the country ended up with just ...