Track & Field

Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part I)

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PALM DESERT, September 11, 2017 – We’re barely finished with summer and it’s less than five months from the start of the 2018 Olympic...

The ticking time bomb of Olympic bids, bribery and doping cover-ups

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PALM DESERT, September 8, 2017 – High school civics classes emphasize the difference that each of us can make in our surroundings and to...

Thinking the unthinkable: What if the 2018 Winter Games could not be held?

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PALM DESERT, September 6, 2017 – The Korean peninsula has seen more than its share of tragedy and war. Now, with the Olympic Winter...

Television: the glue that holds the Olympic Games together

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PALM DESERT, September 4, 2017 – There was no such thing as television when the Olympic Games were revived in 1896. Radio networks didn’t...

Six dates that will shape Olympic sport over the next six months

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PALM DESERT, September 1, 2017 – Now that the swimming and track & field world championships are over, time to relax until the Winter...

Study says 44% of IAAF World Champs athletes doped in 2011, and now?

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PALM DESERT, August 30, 2017 – The World Anti-Doping Agency released its annual report for 2016 last week and said it had “turned the...

U.S. men win first world Freestyle wrestling team title in 22 years!

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PALM DESERT, August 28, 2017 – For fans of Team USA, here was the scenario. If reigning World and Olympic champ Kyle Snyder could...

The world’s best wrestler: Undefeated, Unscored on and World Champion: Helen Maroulis!

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PALM DESERT, August 25, 2017 – How do you define greatness? Surely, American wrestling star Helen Maroulis fits the bill no matter what criteria you...

Case study: How IOC President Juan Samaranch outlasted North Korea

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PALM DESERT, August 23, 2017 – The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea next February. You probably know that...

How Usain Bolt lost the last race of his career

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PALM DESERT, August 21, 2017 – There’s an old adage that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. Don’t try telling that to...

The life of a 24-year-old Shooting star: Lexi Lagan

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PALM DESERT, August 18, 2017 – The United States national champion in the women’s Sport Pistol event is Lexi Lagan. Her win at the...

Are World Championships as important as the Olympic Games?

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PALM DESERT, August 16, 2017 – The IAAF’s great World Championships in London was one of the sports highlights of 2017, but how do...

TSX Weekend Fab Five: Three weeks of World Championships drama

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The Sports Examiner’s best Olympic-sport performances of the weekend includes a look back at the astonishing World Championships in track & field in London...

Three weeks, two World Championships, 68 U.S. medals!

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PALM DESERT, August 14, 2017 – Although you wouldn’t even know about them if you were reading U.S. newspapers or watching SportsCenter on ESPN,...

EXTRA/Four more U.S. medals, but no fairy-tale farewells for Farah & Bolt

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PALM DESERT, August 13, 2017 – Sure, the United States women’s 4x100 m relay team won gold at the IAAF World Championships, but the...

EXTRA/Not fake news: Coburn & Frerichs 1-2 in Steeple!

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PALM DESERT, August 12, 2017 – Two Americans expected to finish about fifth and eighth instead stunned the track & field world, as Emma...

The antidote to eSports: Real sports, and how the IAAF can lead the revolution

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PALM DESERT, August 11, 2017 – The Olympic world is in a dither as the prospective chief executive of the Paris 2024 organizing committee...

EXTRA/Phyllis Francis’ 400 m win even shocked her!

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PALM DESERT, August 10, 2017 – A crazy day of track & field, held in a heavy rain in London, ended with surprise finishes...

On your marks, set, shoot! Is the IAAF pointing a gun at its own...

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PALM DESERT, August 9, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations is enjoying a banner World Championships in London, but there is trouble...

EXTRA/Jenny Simpson’s sprint claims World Champs silver

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PALM DESERT, August 8, 2017 – The field for the women’s 1,500 m final at the IAAF World Championships was one of the greatest...

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