As Wimbledon Begins, an Era of Sports Free of Bans and Boycotts Ends

For decades, sports has avoided punishing athletes for the actions of their countries. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put an end to that.

#england, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #track-and-field, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Kenny Moore, Marathoner and Track Writer, Dies at 78

A three-time All-American, he began a long career at Sports Illustrated while still competing. A former top editor there said, “He was a guy with a real literary bent.”

#deaths-obituaries, #moore-kenny-1943-2022, #olympic-games-1968, #sneakers, #sports-illustrated, #track-and-field, #university-of-oregon, #writing-and-writers

These 90-Year-Old Runners Have Some Advice for You

Runners at the National Senior Games in Miramar, Fla., competed in events ranging from the 50 meters to 1,500 meters. Their secret? “You’ve got to keep moving.”

#fort-lauderdale-fla, #running, #track-and-field

’Magic Could Happen’ as Newbury Park Milers Seek a Record

The star milers of Newbury Park High School are getting a crash course in celebrity as they seek to crush a record. Catch them if you can. (You can’t.)

#brosnan-sean-track-coach, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #interscholastic-athletics, #newbury-park-high-school-newbury-park-calif, #running, #sahlman-aaron, #sahlman-colin, #track-and-field, #young-leo-2005, #young-lex-2005

Runners in Arizona Are Abuzz Over a Controversy Involving Poop

An Arizona high school track is restricting access to the elite runners who flock there to train — and possibly use it as a bathroom.

#arizona, #education-k-12, #flagstaff-ariz, #running, #sedona-ariz, #seidel-molly-1994, #track-and-field

How Alexandra Burghardt Made it to Two Olympics in Six Months

Within weeks of competing in Tokyo, Burghardt was considered an Olympic favorite in a winter sport she had never tried.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field

Valieva’s Competitors May Be Denied the Ultimate Olympic Thrill

Because of the doping scandal involving Kamila Valieva of Russia, her top competitors may be denied the joy of receiving a medal on the Olympic podium during the Games.

#beijing-china, #boulder-colo, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #goucher-kara, #international-olympic-committee, #national-broadcasting-co, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field, #valieva-kamila-2006

Alberto Salazar Was Barred for Life for Alleged Sexual Assault

An arbitrator’s ruling, revealed for the first time, shows that allegations of physical assault prompted a lifetime ban for Alberto Salazar, the former coach of the Nike Oregon Project.

#salazar-alberto, #sexual-harassment, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

Heather MacLean is Back on Track at the Millrose Games

For many 2020 Olympians, the return to competition comes after an inevitable post-Olympic question: What’s next?

#millrose-games, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field

Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.

The law targets people who would skirt doping regulations in international competitions, but it does not apply to major American leagues like the N.F.L. and Major League Baseball.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #okagbare-blessing, #olympic-games-2020, #rodchenkov-grigory, #track-and-field

N.Y.C. Marathon: Ben True’s Marathon Debut

Ben True needed runners to train with him in New Hampshire, so he recruited some young talent.

#marathon-running, #new-york-city-marathon, #running, #track-and-field

Body Shaming Dressed Up as a Fitness Goal

When women are urged to change their bodies to perform, is it really about aesthetics?

#athletics-and-sports, #body-shaming, #dexa-scans, #eating-disorders, #internal-sub-only-nl, #track-and-field, #university-of-oregon, #weight, #women-and-girls

Italy’s Lamont Jacobs: a Surprise Hero After Olympics Gold

Lamont Marcell Jacobs, a mixed-race Italian athlete, was not well known heading into the Olympics but he emerged as the world’s top sprinter, with two gold medals.

#content-type-personal-profile, #italy, #jacobs-marcell-1994, #olympic-games-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #tokyo-japan, #track-and-field

Overlooked No More: Violet Piercy, Pioneering Marathoner

She established herself as one of the first known female endurance runners in Britain in 1926, a time when women were not permitted to compete in long-distance races.

#biographical-information, #deaths-obituaries, #london-england, #london-marathon, #marathon-running, #piercy-violet-1889-1972, #track-and-field, #women-and-girls

Can a Mantra Make You Run Faster? This Olympic Medalist Has No Doubt.

“I love these words and phrases because usually they start in practice or in conversation,” Courtney Frerichs said. Those words and phrases helped her win a silver medal.

#olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field

Isaiah Jewett’s Nightmare Scenario at the Olympics Was Anything But

Falling on the Olympic stage is an unthinkable scenario for any athlete. Isaiah Jewett turned it into something else entirely.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field

Sha’Carri Richardson Finishes Last in 100-Meter Return

Racing the 100 meters for the first time since a drug test kept her out of the Tokyo Olympics, Richardson lost to a field that included all three medalists from the Games.

#doping-sports, #fraser-pryce-shelly-ann, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #thompson-herah-elaine, #track-and-field

Nike Renames the Alberto Salazar Building After Lifetime Ban

Salazar, the famed distance running coach, has been permanently barred from the sport by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct.

#coaches-and-managers, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #sex-crimes, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

Sifan Hassan Won Three Olympic Medals in Tokyo

Hassan won Olympic medals in three grueling events: the 1,500, the 5,000 and the 10,000 meters.

#hassan-sifan-1993, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field

He’s the Chiropractor to Olympic Track and Field Stars

How did John Ball become the go-to health professional for track and field athletes with creaky hips and balky knees? A devotee answers: Have you seen his hands?

#ball-john-t, #chandler-ariz, #chiropractors, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2020, #sports-injuries, #track-and-field

The Race When Everyone Set a Record

On a sunny summer evening in 2012, eight runners elevated the 800 meters into high art. One set a world record. Several others were never the same.

#mu-athing, #olympic-games-2012, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #symmonds-nick, #track-and-field

Mixed-Gender Relays Make Their Olympic Debut

In Tokyo, men and women are teaming up in a series of mixed-gender events that are making their Olympic debuts.

#international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #swimming, #track-and-field

Alberto Salazar Barred from Track for Sexual, Emotional Misconduct

A former top coach who was once one of the world’s greatest distance runners, Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2020, #oregon, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #us-center-for-safesport

A Runner’s Olympic Dream Was in Doubt Because of His DACA Status

Luis Grijalva, who qualified to run for his native Guatemala, risked not being able to return to the United States if he left. On Monday, he got good news.

#deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #guatemala, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #united-states

Sha’Carri Richardson Will Miss Olympics After Not Being Chosen for Relays

The star sprinter, who lost a chance to run in the 100-meter individual event after failing a drug test for marijuana, could have been chosen for the relay team. But officials decided not to include her.

#doping-sports, #richardson-shacarri, #tokyo-japan, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

An Olympic Hurdle: Why Is the Decathlon Only for Men?

Chasing opportunity and equality, women are campaigning for their own 10-event competition, rather than just the heptathlon, at the Paris Games in 2024.

#decathlon, #heptathlon, #international-olympic-committee, #jackie-joyner-kersee, #jordan-gray, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2024, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

New Rules on Olympics Protests Already Causing Discord

The International Olympic Committee has loosened its rules on political speech at the Games. Olympic leaders in the United States and plenty of athletes say the changes don’t go far enough.

#bach-thomas, #berry-gwen-1989, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #international-olympic-committee, #lyles-noah-1997, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

Sha’Carri Richardson and Her Now Uncertain Path to the Olympics

Richardson has a magnetic combination of speed and charisma. But her use of marijuana before an event has jeopardized her chance to compete in Tokyo.

#doping-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #marijuana, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #track-and-field

An Abortion, a Missed Drug Test and Changed Records Mean Trouble

Brianna McNeal said she didn’t open her door to antidoping officials because she was traumatized after having an abortion. They don’t believe her story.

#abortion, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #tests-drug-use, #tokyo-japan, #track-and-field, #united-states-anti-doping-agency, #world-athletics

Sha’Carri Richardson Suspended for One Month After Positive Test for Marijuana

Richardson, a gold-medal favorite in the women’s 100 meters, was suspended for a month but might still compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

#fraser-pryce-shelly-ann, #marijuana, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

Overcoming Disability and Finding Love

Kevin Brousard, a Paralympic athlete, said “I didn’t consider myself lovable,” until he met Megann Karch.

#blindness, #paralympic-games, #shot-put, #track-and-field, #weddings-and-engagements

Sha’Carri Richardson Tests Positive for Marijuana

It was unclear whether the sprinter, who won the women’s 100-meter race at the U.S. Olympic trials, would be allowed to compete in the Tokyo Games.

#fraser-pryce-shelly-ann, #marijuana, #olympic-games-2020, #richardson-shacarri, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

Carl Nassib Came Out. Coaches and Teammates Need to Step Up.

Allies have a big role to play in making L.G.B.T.Q. youth feel safe enough to play sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #education, #football, #kumi-yokoyama, #nassib-carl-1993, #shacarri-richardson, #soccer, #the-trevor-project, #track-and-field

Nike’s Shifts in Track and Field Are Top of Mind as Trials Begin

A series of contract changes, executive shuffling and internal responses to scandals have athletes and others wondering where the sport stands with Nike as it heads into the Olympics.

#advertising-and-marketing, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #nike-inc, #olympic-games, #running, #sneakers, #track-and-field

Confusion Reigns at Trials Over Runner Who Blamed Drug Test on Burrito

Shelby Houlihan was poised to compete for a spot at the Games despite a doping ban that she blamed on burrito meat. Athletes complained, and a reversal to keep her sidelined eventually came from the highest levels of American Olympic governance.

#burritos, #doping-sports, #houlihan-shelby-1993, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

An Unexpected Path to the Olympic Track and Field Trials

The past 16 months robbed many runners of opportunities to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two former collegiate runners decided to fill the gaps by creating a series of meets.

#hayward-field-eugene-ore, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field, #usa-track-and-field

‘For My People’: A Transgender Woman Pursues an Olympic Dream

CeCe Telfer, the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. title, is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles. Her biggest obstacle, for now, is a lack of training facilities.

#content-type-personal-profile, #franklin-pierce-university, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #telfer-cece, #track-and-field, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Lee Evans, Olympic Runner Who Protested Racism, Dies at 74

One of several Black athletes who had threatened to boycott the 1968 Summer Games, he won two gold medals, then raised his fist at the presentation ceremony.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #evans-lee, #mexico-city-mexico, #olympic-games-1968, #race-and-ethnicity, #running, #track-and-field

DK Metcalf Learns Football Speed Doesn’t Equal Track Speed

DK Metcalf, the All-Pro Seattle receiver, finished last in his heat on Sunday in his first 100-meter race against professional sprinters.

#california, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #national-football-league, #seattle-seahawks, #track-and-field

Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83

She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.

#athletics-and-sports, #deaths-obituaries, #gender, #intersex, #olympic-games-1960, #olympic-games-1964, #press-irina-1939-2004, #press-tamara, #shot-put, #track-and-field, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

Tokyo Olympics: Schedule, Sports and Details

The opening ceremony will be held July 23, with gymnastics, swimming and other sports beginning soon after.

#baseball, #basketball, #golf, #gymnastics, #olympic-games-2020, #soccer, #softball, #swimming, #television, #track-and-field

A Double Amputee’s Hopes for the Olympics Are in Jeopardy

Blake Leeper qualified for the world championships in track and field in 2019, but officials maintain his running blades make him too tall.

#leeper-blake-1989, #running, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

#athleta, #athletics-and-sports, #gymnastics, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #usa-gymnastics

Sprinter Christian Coleman Barred From Tokyo Olympics

Christian Coleman of the United States is the reigning world champion in the 100 meters and has never failed a drug test, but he missed three tests in 2019, resulting in an 18-month suspension.

#coleman-christian-1996, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

Two Sports, a Fast Time and Some Questions

The British track Olympian Beth Potter switched sports, but her stardom in triathlon came too late to qualify for Tokyo. Then she set a world record in a 5K that won’t count. What’s a world-class athlete to do?

#olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #triathlon

He’s the Ideal College Athlete. So Why Did He Quit?

Hunter Woodhall made history in track and field, but N.C.A.A. restrictions on athletes’ earnings drove him out of college sports.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #track-and-field, #university-of-arkansas, #woodhall-hunter-1999

Russia Track Officials Suspended for Aiding a Doping Lie

With investigators closing in, the high jumper Danil Lysenko needed a paper trail to support his story. Top Russian track officials provided it.

#danil-lysenko, #doping-sports, #russia, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

Rafer Johnson, Winner of a Memorable Decathlon, Is Dead

His triumphant performance at the 1960 Olympics was his farewell to track and field. He went on to become a good-will ambassador for the United States and a close associate of the Kennedy family.

#deaths-obituaries, #decathlon, #johnson-rafer, #kennedy-robert-francis, #olympic-games-1960, #presidential-election-of-1968, #special-olympics, #track-and-field

Why Did the World’s Fastest Man Miss Drug Tests — and a Shot at the Olympics?

Christian Coleman was poised for a major breakout at the Tokyo Games this summer, but he was suspended for two years for missing drug tests. How did that happen?

#coleman-christian-1996, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

Another Double Amputee’s Fight for the Olympics Is Dealt a Major Setback

Blake Leeper says his prostheses level the playing field. But World Athletics has successfully argued that they give him an unfair advantage by making him artificially taller.

#black-people, #discrimination, #leeper-blake-1989, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #prostheses, #track-and-field, #world-athletics