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Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

Jul 10, 2016

Gatlin, Lagat show young guns they still have power

A few more kids are on their way to Brazil after Saturday’s racing at the U.S. Olympic Trials. In this case, they are 41-year-old Bernard Lagat’s son and daughter, Miika and Gianna. The American record-holder flipped the script on a youth-filled trials Saturday, running ...

Coe calls for more whistleblowers

Jul 8, 2016

Coe calls for more whistleblowers

Yuliya Stepanova’s participation at the European Championships was proof of the IAAF’s consistency on anti-doping whistleblowers, world track and field supremo Sebastian Coe said Thursday. In an interview with a small group of journalists in Amsterdam, Coe launched a fresh plea for athletes to ...

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It’s a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt’s summertime itinerary. The consensus: He’ll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter’s hamstring was Topic ...

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

Jun 30, 2016

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

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Despite coming up short in the national championships, Olympic-bound sprinter Ryota Yamagata has high expectations for himself at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games. The 24-year-old, who finished runner-up to Aska Cambridge by 0.01 seconds for a 10.17 mark in the men’s 100-meter final ...

Jun 30, 2016

Marathon runner Grigoryeva gets doping ban

Former Boston Marathon winner Lidiya Grigoryeva has been banned for 2 1/2 years for doping. The IAAF says the 42-year-old Grigoryeva, who won the Boston Marathon in 2007 and the Chicago Marathon in 2008, was banned under the biological passport program, which tracks suspicious ...

Jun 30, 2016

Injured hurdler Jones to skip Rio Games

Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don’t look in Rio this year. The popular and polarizing hurdler took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce she won’t be healthy enough to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had hip surgery in November and hasn’t ...

Jun 24, 2016

IAAF president Coe downplays split with IOC

IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Thursday downplayed the split with international Olympic leaders over his sport’s decision to bar Russian track and athletes from competing under their own flag, saying the two sides “will work our way through these issues.” “We have to be ...