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Ex-Olympic champion pole vaulter Thiago Braz banned for doping and will miss Paris Games

May. 28, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Olympic pole vault gold medalist Thiago Braz was banned for 16 months for doping and will miss the Paris Games, track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said on Tuesday. Braz won the Olympic title at his home Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 and took bronze in Tokyo...

Under 20 100-meter record holder Issam Asinga banned 4 years, has mark scrubbed for doping positive

May. 27, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — The sprinter who set the Under-20 world record at 100 meters has been banned for four years and had his record stripped after anti-doping officials ruled against his claim that his positive test for a performance-enhancer came from eating “recovery gummies.” The...

Sha'Carri Richardson wins 100, Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 at Prefontaine Classic

May. 26, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson continued her march toward the Paris Olympics on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic, winning the women's 100 meters in 10.83 seconds. Kenyan Beatrice Chebet s et a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Pre earlier in the day with a time...

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters

May. 25, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Beatrice Chebet of Kenya set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic meet on Saturday, finishing in 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet bested the previous record of 29.01.03 set by Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey at FBK Stadium in the...

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters at Prefontaine Classic with time of 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds

May. 25, 2024 14:58 PM EDT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters at Prefontaine Classic with time of 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds.

Siblings trying to make US water polo teams for Paris Olympics

May. 20, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — Chase Dodd started swimming when he was just a kid. Once he began playing water polo, he was hooked. When Ryder Dodd got a chance to follow his older brother, he was in. “When I was around 6 years old, my mom was just like, ‘You want to hop...

The Paralympics open in 100 days. Paris organizers are launching a campaign to boost ticket sales

May. 20, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With 100 days until the Paralympics begin, Paris organizers are delivering a message from the athletes in a bid to boost ticket sales: I am not missing anything, except you. The countdown campaign for the Aug 28-Sept. 8 Paralympic Games begins Monday. It features three...

Kenyan runner Kwemoi banned 6 years for blood doping and stripped of Olympics, world champs results

May. 17, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Kenyan 10,000-meter runner Rodgers Kwemoi was banned for six years on Friday for suspected blood doping 18 times and disqualified from Olympics and world championships races. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Kwemoi was stripped of seven years of...

Joint streaming venture involving ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery will be called Venu Sports

May. 16, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sports streaming platform planned by ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery finally has a name. The joint venture will be known as Venu (pronounced “venue”) Sports. The companies announced plans in February for the platform, which some consider to be the...

Mother of three uses early morning routine to become a record-breaking runner and inspiration

May. 13, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — Helen Ryvar goes through the same routine every night. She checks the weather forecast, lays out her running clothes, puts her running shoes by the front door, charges her cellphone and flashlight, and sets the alarm for 4 a.m. By 4:15 a.m.,...