Latest Track and field News

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

Dec. 08, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. ...

Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

Dec. 06, 2021 14:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A three-party deal to form a new German coalition government under center-left leader Olaf Scholz cleared its final hurdle Monday, setting the scene for him to succeed longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel later this week. Germany’s environmentalist Greens said their...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Family says controversial former president of world athletics Lamine Diack has died aged 88

Dec. 03, 2021 03:18 AM EST
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Family says controversial former president of world athletics Lamine Diack has died aged 88.

Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

Dec. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves has been indicted on 15 counts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steve...

Former Alabama track star, Olympian killed in shootout

Nov. 29, 2021 13:43 PM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A former University of Alabama track star and Olympian was killed in a shootout with another man, authorities say. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified Emmit King and Willie Albert Wells as the two men who died after...

World Athletics: 'Disturbing' level of abuse on social media

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored in a study at the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, and women were targeted in more than 85% of those posts, according to results released Thursday by the sport's global regulator. ...

Pfizer says FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults; final hurdle expected Friday

Nov. 19, 2021 08:21 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer says FDA opens up COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults; final hurdle expected Friday.

Moderna says U.S. regulators have expanded its COVID-19 booster shot to all adults; final hurdle to come Friday

Nov. 19, 2021 08:15 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna says U.S. regulators have expanded its COVID-19 booster shot to all adults; final hurdle to come Friday.

Russian track doping suspension extended into 7th year

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russia's doping suspension from track and field was extended into a seventh year on Wednesday, with cautious praise for reformers and a warning that not everyone supports their changes. World Athletics voted to maintain the suspension, which was first...