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ATHLETICS Panorama: Ochocinco must have missed the Shanghai 100 m!

Seeing stupid posts on Twitter is no surprise, but former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson – a.k.a. “Ochocinco” – posted a doozy on Friday...

ATHLETICS Preview: Sensational fields in Gotzis for 45th annual Hypomeeting

Outside of the Olympic Games or the World Championships, the annual Hypomeeting in Gotzis (AUT) has been one of the biggest prizes in the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the Olympic...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report...

LANE ONE: Gyarfas responds: “I didn’t commit any crime” plus the day of reckoning...

As a result of our Lane One story on Monday about the international aquatics federation – FINA – having an accused murderer as a...

ATHLETICS Panorama: Gong stars in Nanning, takes world lead away from Ealey

One of the shocks of the Shanghai Diamond League meet was American Chase Ealey’s victory in the women’s shot over reigning World Champion Lijiao...

ATHLETICS Panorama: More history for Bednarek: 19.82 and 44.73 on the same day!

The Kenny Bednarek story just keeps getting better. After running an astonishing – but very wind-aided – 19.49 in the prelims of the 200...

ATHLETICS: Lyles edges Coleman in 9.86; six world leads in sensational Shanghai Diamond League

This is more like it! The much-anticipated Diamond League meet in Shanghai delivered with fabulous head-to-head competition and six world-leading marks: ● Men/100 m: 9.86,...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Who is Kenny Bednarek and how did he just run the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● It’s a World Championship year, so crazy things are happening....

LANE ONE: Remembering an under-appreciated Founding Father of track & field: Roberto Quercetani

This is a very personal column, about the lives of a few men who made an enormous difference in sport, and who were my...

ATHLETICS Preview: Coleman vs. Lyles and Samba vs. Benjamin and a lot more in...

The 2018 World Championships in Doha (QAT) are a long way off, but this week’s second Diamond League meet has a heavyweight feel to...

LANE ONE: Suddenly, there is interest in track & field thanks to a Texas...

One way to gauge where a sport stands in importance across the U.S. is how often it is discussed on the parade of television...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding in...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it...

VOX POPULI: Mixed-gender World Relays events were “refreshing, exciting, fun”

¶ Having watched the World Relays, I have a few comments to share with The Sports Examiner and subscribers: ● POSITIVE: Mixed gender relays: refreshing, exciting, fun....

ATHLETICS: U.S. wins five, loses two 4x400s, Jamaica wins nothing at World Relays in...

The IAAF World Relays is a fun event, but so is the Demolition Derby. And that’s about what happened at the Yokohama International Stadium...

ATHLETICS Flash: Roberts beats Holloway in SEC final, matches 13.07 world-leader, plus 6.00 m...

Even while the IAAF World Relays are ongoing in Yokohama (JPN), the Southeastern Conference Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas has been the performance center of...

ATHLETICS: U.S. starts World Relays with wins in two oddball Mixed events

The Shuttle Hurdles and 2x2x400 m relays are – at best – fun events for U.S. spring relay meets, but they were front and...

ATHLETICS Flash: World-leading 13.07 for Grant Holloway in SEC Prelims!

The conditions were perfect at John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for the Southeastern Conference Championships, and Florida’s Grant Holloway...

ATHLETICS Panorama: White runs world-leading 10.96; U.S. Conference Champs this weekend; another sub-2:00 try...

The U.S. collegiate season is reaching its peak beginning this weekend with a mass of conference championships across the country. The early meets have...

ATHLETICS Preview: Fourth World Relays debut in Yokohama with World Champs qualifying available

The IAAF got onto the relay bandwagon in 2014 when the first World Relays was held in Nassau (BAH) and became an instant hit....

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Raelene Boyle rightly calls on the IOC to redress East German...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Meeting drew a lot...

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