Latest Track and field News

The Latest: New York City Marathon coming back in November

May. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The New York Road Runners announced Monday that the 50th running of the New York City Marathon will be staged on Nov. 7. NYRR says a modified...

Still too fast: Caster Semenya arrested for speeding

May. 12, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Olympic champion Caster Semenya was sentenced to 50 hours of community service for speeding while driving in South Africa, prosecutors said Wednesday. The runner was arrested last Thursday and released on $35 bail, the National Prosecuting...

Parker Fox, Division 2 All-American, transfers to Minnesota

May. 11, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Fox, a 6-foot-8 forward and a native of Minnesota, became the latest transfer to join the revamped Gophers on Tuesday. Fox played three seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and was selected this year by the National...

Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium

May. 09, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seated inside Tokyo's new $1.4 billion National Stadium, Sebastian Coe again tried to reassure athletes and skeptical residents of Japan that the postponed Olympics will be safe when they open in just under 11 weeks. An IOC member and two-time Olympic gold...

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

May. 07, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31. ...

Coe gives stamp of approval to Tokyo Olympic test event

May. 05, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of track and field, said a half-marathon test event run in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Wednesday made him confident that the Olympic marathon can be held successfully in the city when the Tokyo Games open in...

Nevada lawmakers OK budgets, prep for end-of-session sprint

May. 01, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In the first weekend hearing of the 2021 session, legislative committees in the Nevada statehouse on Saturday approved budgets for the upcoming two years for Department of Public Safety, Colorado River Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services...

Belarus Olympian to go on hunger strike as political protest

Apr. 30, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An Olympic silver medalist who is one of Belarus’ most lauded athletes says he is going on a 10-day hunger strike to support victims of political repression in the country. Andrei Krauchanka, who medaled in the decathlon at the 2008 Games in...

UConn women's rowers file lawsuit seeking to save program

Apr. 28, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

Members of UConn's women's rowing team filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging the university's plan to eliminate their program as part of budget cuts in the athletic department violates their civil rights. Twelve rowers were named as defendants in the suit, which...

Judge tosses suit that sought to block transgender athletes

Apr. 25, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls high school sports in Connecticut. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which oversees scholastic sports in the state,...