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Not again! US men's team gone after another messy relay

Aug. 05, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first time U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker tried to grab the baton, he found himself holding a handful of Fred Kerley's jersey. The second time, Baker whiffed. By the third try, Kerley was side-by-side with Baker, practically using both hands to shovel the stick into his...

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

Aug. 01, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. ...

Coe sees track and field healthy ahead of Olympic program

Jul. 27, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With no Usain Bolt on the track and no fans in the stadium, Sebastian Coe still believes his sport is in good shape heading into the track and field program at the Tokyo Olympics. A potential superstar in the pole vault along with world record threats in...

Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes out

Jul. 22, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — From doping to demonstrations to dirty officials, the Olympics have never lacked their share of off-the-field scandals and controversies that keep the Games in the headlines long after the torch goes out. The five-year gap since the last Summer Olympics has been no different. A...

Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test

Jul. 02, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, spoke of her ban Friday on the “Today" show. She tested...