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Olympic champ Thompson triumphs in Lausanne 100

Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday. Thompson timed 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind at Athletissima — just .07 outside her time in the 100 ...

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

Jul 29, 2016

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

When Stephen Kiprotich won the marathon gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, celebrations reverberated throughout Uganda. The outpouring of joy brought back memories of 40 years previously when another Ugandan great, John Akii-Bua, united a divided country amid the horror of dictator Idi ...

Jul 26, 2016

Stepanova makes appeal to IOC

Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova’s hopes of competing in the Summer Olympics are all but over. Her fight to expose doping and corruption is not. “It’s OK to lose a good fight,” Stepanova’s husband, Vitaly Stepanov, told The Associated Press on Monday. They have appealed to ...

Farah dominant in final Rio tuneup

Jul 24, 2016

Farah dominant in final Rio tuneup

Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint in a Diamond League meet on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on ...

Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Jul 17, 2016

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Japan’s Aska Cambridge equaled his personal best of 20.62 seconds to claim the men’s 200 meters at the Night of Athletics on Saturday. The 23-year-old, born to a Jamaican father and Japanese mother, logged the same time as Sorrillo Rondell of Trinidad Tobago with ...

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Jul 16, 2016

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Dafne Schippers sent out a further broadside to Olympic challengers by storming to victory in the 100 meters at Monaco’s Diamond League meet which went ahead Friday despite the deadly truck attack in neighboring Nice. At the Stade Louis II, all festivities outside the ...

Jul 14, 2016

Sports agent Rosa charged with doping offenses in Kenya court

Italian sports agent Federico Rosa, who managed disgraced former marathon star Rita Jeptoo, was on Thursday charged in a Kenya court with doping offenses. Rosa, 30, a director of Italy-based sports management company Rosa and Associati, denied six counts of doping athletes, including Jeptoo ...

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Jul 12, 2016

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Consider this a second chance for Tyson Gay. Maybe his last one, too. The 33-year-old sprinter was handed a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team as a relay runner Monday, more than two years after his doping positive cost the Americans their silver ...

Felix sees quest for double in Rio come to early end

Jul 11, 2016

Felix sees quest for double in Rio come to early end

Allyson Felix had the star power to change the Olympic schedule. Now, it’s her schedule that needs adjusting. Felix’s run at the 200-400 Olympic double, made possible after Olympics officials honored her request for a chance to run both races, came to an earlier-than-expected ...

Jul 10, 2016

IAAF rejects 67 Russian applications to compete internationally

The IAAF’s Doping Review Board has turned down applications from 67 Russian athletes to compete internationally as individuals following a blanket ban on the country’s track and field athletes for systematic doping. The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) said in a statement on Saturday it ...

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 ...