Latest Men's track and field News

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...

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...

Clemson keeping men's track and field, cross country

Apr. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is keeping its men's track and field and cross country programs after planning to eliminate them at the end of the current season. The school said Thursday revised financial projections found that COVID-19 did not impact the athletic...

Christian Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

Apr. 16, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The man who had been expected to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion will miss the Tokyo Games after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut current 100-meter world champion...

Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...

Olympic gold: Clemson men's track tries to save its program

Apr. 07, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns in or the medals he brings home. It will be a win, for sure — just not on the track but through lobbying efforts or, possibly,...