Track and Field

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that Russia's anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 21, 2019 - 12:45 am
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. WADA reinstated...
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FILE _ In this Aug. 18, 2013, file photo, from front left to right, Russia's Mariya Savinova, Kenya's Eunice Jepkoech Sum, United States' Alysia Johnson Montano and United States' Brenda Martinez compete in the women's 800-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Montano will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by Savinova who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 16, 2019 - 3:20 pm
American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. Montaño said Monday on social media that she had been invited to world championships in Doha, Qatar, where...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya smiles after winning the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif.. Caster Semenya has signed for a South African soccer club and may be considering giving up track and field. The Olympic 800-meter champion, who is currently in a legal battle with the IAAF over her right to compete without taking testosterone-suppressing medication, said she has joined women's club JVW FC. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 06, 2019 - 7:29 am
Caster Semenya has signed to play with a South African soccer team, a strong hint that the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion might be ready to give up track and field after a decade-long legal battle with the IAAF. Semenya wrote on Twitter on Friday that she had joined Johannesburg-based women's...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman celebrates as he wins the men's 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. Star sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month’s world championships and next year’s Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 02, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Top sprinter Christian Coleman will be eligible for this month's world championships and next year's Olympics after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality. Coleman is the reigning U.S. champion and a favorite in the 100 meters, a distance at which he...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, United States' Christian Coleman wins the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Stanford, Calif. Olympic gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman could be subject to an anti-doping sanction for missing drug tests, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Coleman’s case told AP the sprinter faces a case involving three “whereabouts failures” over a 12-month period, which can be treated as a positive test. The people did not want their names used because cases are considered confidential. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 24, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Sprinter Christian Coleman faces a Sept. 4 hearing at which he'll try to avoid a doping suspension after allegations he failed to provide authorities with his whereabouts so he can be tested for performance enhancers. Both Coleman and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released statements Saturday...
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August 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
Two people familiar with the case tell The Associated Press that gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects could be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests. The case is said to involve three "whereabouts failures" over 12 months, meaning it can be treated as a positive...
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Light spires and one of the stone pillars stand along Boylston Street after installation was finished, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Boston to memorialize the Boston Marathon bombing victims at the sites where they were killed. Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lingzi Lu were killed when bombs were detonated at two locations near the finish line on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
August 19, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people. The understated monument of granite and bronze, which took four years to plan and develop, was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, a pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. Ever since “Boston Strong” became a rallying cry after the Boston Marathon bombing, the idea of “strong” has become an inescapable part of how this country heals after tragedy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 08, 2019 - 3:34 am
BOSTON (AP) — In Ohio, a heart-shaped mural with the phrase "Dayton Strong" hangs in front of the bar where a gunman killed nine people. In Texas, "El Paso Strong," written in red, white and blue, adorns homemade banners after a shooter killed 22 at a Walmart. In California, where a gunman killed...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Caster Semenya won’t defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to run without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs to compete in international events. Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 30, 2019 - 4:57 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs. Semenya is locked in a court...
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Allyson Felix holds her daughter Camryn after running the women's 400-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 27, 2019 - 7:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allyson Felix downplayed any hint of disappointment. This performance wasn't about the now, but a year from now for the Tokyo Games. In that respect, the six-time Olympic gold medalist feels on the right track. Maybe even ahead of schedule in her return eight months after...
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