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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 Friday. Only unlike Bolt, Harrison is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Jul 2, 2016

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Usain Bolt’s Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country’s national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final. And that was just one part of a bizarre night at National Stadium. Bolt’s ...