Latest Track and field News

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

Jul. 01, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday. Lawyer Tania Koen said in...

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Jun. 30, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

In a seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big Ten the...

LIV Golf faces hurdles in applying for world ranking points

Jun. 28, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Even as the second LIV Golf Invitational series embarks on the first of four consecutive events in the United States, an important part of its future takes place in Scotland in two weeks. The Official World Golf Ranking governing board meets at St. Andrews during the British Open,...

Okagbare doping case DQs Nigerian relay team from worlds

Jun. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare's doping violations will keep her Nigerian teammates from participating in the 4x100 meter relay at next month's world championships. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping cases in track, announced Monday it was extending Okagbare's 10-year...

Sydney McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record

Jun. 25, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday. McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line...

Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships

Jun. 25, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell....

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Title IX: Strides for women of color in sports lag under law

Jun. 22, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

Once Tina Sloan Green took over the lacrosse program at Temple University in the years after the passage of Title IX, the landmark gender-equity law, she never stopped thinking about the girls who weren't playing. At practices during the 1970s, Sloan Green, the first Black woman to...

EXPLAINER: What is Title IX and what impact has it had?

Jun. 20, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

Title IX, the law best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is turning 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Rep. Patsy Mink, a Democrat from...

Title IX's next battle: The rights of transgender athletes

Jun. 19, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

When the gender equity legislation known as Title IX became law in 1972, the politics of transgender sports was not even a blip in the national conversation. Today, it is one of the sharpest dividing points in American culture. As the transformational law heads into its second...