Track and field

In this July 8, 2019, photo, Kazuo Oda, a son of Mikio Oda, who won Japan's first Olympic gold medal and Asia's first individual gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press at Edo-Tokyo Museum in Tokyo. “My father was from Hiroshima, so there was a celebration in his hometown upon his return,” Kazuo Oda said. “But as there were no media possibilities like today, his achievements were not known by everybody in Japan.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 19, 2019 - 1:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — Few paid much attention when Mikio Oda won Japan's first Olympic gold medal — and Asia's first individual gold medal — way back at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. There was no podium ceremony. That protocol was introduced in 1932 at the Winter Games in Lake Placid and the Summer Games in...
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Winner Sei Young Kim is hugged by runner-up Lexi Thompson on No. 18, after the final round of the LPGA Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio on Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season, making five straight birdies in a mid-round burst and shooting a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at a...
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Lighting designers discuss the plan to install light in bronze pillars, as a memorial to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings takes shape, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at one of the bombing locations near the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 10, 2019 - 4:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four bronze spires that will make up part of a memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have been put in place near the finish line. The spires, ranging in height from about 17 feet (5 meters) to 21 feet (6 meters), will serve as light poles for the memorial. They were...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral attends the inauguration of a new Peacemaker Police Unit (UPP) in Fazendinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee said Friday July 5, 2019, that its ethics commission has contacted athletes about vote buying allegations made by jailed former Rio state governor Sergio Cabral. Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov deny claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, FILE)
July 05, 2019 - 11:47 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has...
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United States' Christian Coleman, center, runs toward the finish line to win the men's 100-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 30, 2019. Michael Rodgers, left, and Justin Gatlin, also of the United States, also compete. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — In the post-Bolt world of sprinting, top American runners are enjoying new rivalries and more open races. Ahead of their races at the Diamond League meeting known as Athletissima, Justin Gatlin and Noah Lyles spoke Thursday of enjoying duels that were harder to predict...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:55 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caster Semenya easily won the women's 800 at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday, as an international court continues to debate her future in the event. The reigning Olympic champion and embattled three-time world champion won in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds, nearly three seconds...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World champion race walker Inês Henriques is aiming for gender equality by asking the Court of Arbitration for Sport to add the women's 50-kilometer event to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. CAS said Thursday it will hear her appeal against the International Olympic Committee...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions. The IAAF's stance on Semenya and other female athletes affected by its testosterone regulations was revealed in a 163-page decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport that was released publicly for the first time on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, file)
June 25, 2019 - 5:01 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Track and field's governing body says it met a Swiss supreme court deadline to explain why rules limiting female runners' testosterone levels should be re-imposed during Caster Semenya's appeal. The IAAF had until Tuesday to respond to a federal judge's grant of a...
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FILE - In this Nov.12, 2011file photo, President of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diak poses at 2011 World Athletics Gala Awards, in Monaco. French legal authorities have decided to hold a trial for Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, who was disgraced by investigations that uncovered corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his 16-year reign as head of the world governing body of track and field. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
June 24, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for nearly 16 years...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya's 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 22, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the...
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