Women's track and field

John Carlos, left, and Tommie Smith pose for a photo in front of statue that honors their iconic, black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games on the campus of San Jose State University on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. Smith and Carlos are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their medal ceremonies at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 17, 2018 - 6:27 pm
Tommie Smith and John Carlos insist fear was not a factor in their thinking when they reached the medals stand at the Mexico City Olympics. The sprinters, discussing their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games, said the threats they had received in the lead-up to the Olympics, to say nothing of...
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Caster Semenya, the current 800-meter Olympic gold and world champion from South Africa, and the latest recipient of the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, speaks during an interview, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in New York. Semenya has filed an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. James watched the world and Olympic 800-meter champion win a race last month in Berlin. She's his fan, and they're both...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the gold in the final of the Women's 800m during the World Athletics Championships in London. The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes a case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MONACO (AP) — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1968, file photo, United States' Madeline Manning catches her breath after winning the women's 800-meter run in record time of 2:00.9, at the Olympics in Mexico City. Fifty years ago, Madeline Manning Mims became the first black woman to win the Olympic 800 meters. Her story got overshadowed at the 1968 Mexico City Games by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised black-gloved fists on the medal stand during the national anthem to protest America's social injustices. (AP Photo/File)
October 14, 2018 - 2:40 am
The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John...
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Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 16, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. His feat came as Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9,126 points in his native France on Sunday, topping a previous best of 9,...
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Japan's men's 4x400m relay team celebrate after their third place finish during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 31, 2018 - 4:50 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Almost unthinkable to some a decade ago, sprinters from China and Japan are running sub-10 seconds for the 100 meters. There's plenty more to come from Asia, too, according to international athletics federation president Sebastian Coe. With billions of people, increasing...
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combined Koreas' Park Jisu, drives past Taiwan's Wang Weilin during their women's basketball semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
August 30, 2018 - 12:07 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The combined Koreas women's basketball team reached the Asian Games final, giving one of the sentimental favorites a chance at a historic gold medal. A favorite in another sport won't get the chance at gold, though, after defending field hockey champion India was upset...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018 file photo Kenya's Kipyegon Bett, second right, runs to the line to win a Men's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. The 800 meters world championships bronze medalist Bett has tested positive for the blood-booster EPO having already been suspended and charged with evading a doping test. He faces a four-year ban. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 27, 2018 - 12:47 pm
Kenya's first WADA-approved drug-testing laboratory will be operational early next month, anti-doping authorities said Monday as they aim to close a loophole that some fear had allowed athletes from the East African distance-running powerhouse to beat controls for years. The lab in the capital,...
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China's Su Bingtian celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
August 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Su Bingtian gave world junior champion Lalu Muhammad Zohri a taste of what it's like to race against the fastest men on the continent. The Asian record holder from China was the hot favorite for the Asian Games gold medal in the 100 meters, but the crowd in Jakarta was...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 12:47 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final...
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