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Track coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension

Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics.
Via Fox Olympics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenyan marathoner Kipsang misses doping test

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month, according to Athletics Kenya. The organization said it was notified by the IAAF about the unsuccessful attempt to test the 2014 New York Marathon champion on Nov. 11. No sanction will be imposed against Kipsang because it's his first failure to be evaluated...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York City Marathon champ Kipsang missed out-of-competition doping test

Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.
Via Fox Olympics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanya Richards-Ross Looking Sharp in the Gym, Training for Rio

Jamaican American 400-meter World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. RELATED:  Sanya Richards-Ross's Training Progression Last Monday, Richards-Ross posted a video of herself
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Trolls Piers Morgan After Man United Beat Arsenal

So in short, Usain Bolt is a big Manchester United fan and Piers Morgan is a huge Arsenal supporter and both tend to engage in back and forth banter throughout the English Premier League season. On Saturday  the rivals squared off with United securing a win after this Wayne Rooney goal. Which awared the Olympic gold medalist  the perfect opportunity to chirp the big-mouth TV...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday. The 28-year-old Lavillenie succeeded Usain Bolt after clearing 6.16 meters to take Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old mark in February. The Frenchman also won 21 of the 22 competitions he entered this year, securing victories...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Gold medalist Carmelita Jeter giving back to Gardena

Last weekend I attended a networking brunch for women in entertainment, put together by digital marketing strategist, Karen Civil. While there I met Olympic Gold medalist, and the fastest woman in the world, Carmelita Jeter. Carmelita, like me is from the LA area and graduated from my college alma matter, Cal State Dominguez Hills. Carmelita grew up in Gardena, and this weekend...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenya's Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (AP) Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32. Ideal conditions - sunny skies and 46-degree temperatures - greeted the runners...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Up for track honors, Gatlin shrugs off critics

Justin Gatlin is far more interested in winning races than popularity contests. Still, the American sprinter with a doping history doesn't quite understand the backlash over his nomination for track and field athlete of the year. Gatlin went undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, a year that didn't include a major meet and one in which Usain Bolt chose to give his nagging...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin to OSU Track Athlete: Your Mom Gives Best Blow Jobs

I am so confused by this story on The Big Lead. Oklahoma State 1500m runner Vegard Olstad post an innocent IG about his mom sending him chocolate and Gatlin leaves this comment. I am not sure if Gatlin was high on drugs (he has been suspended a few times or what), but it was a pretty mean thing to say about the kid’s mom who if from Norway by the way.
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Coe 'big problems' with Gatlin on IAAF shortlist

LONDON (AP) IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe says he has ''big problems'' with the track and field governing body including doping-tainted sprinter Justin Gatlin on the athlete of the year short list. The American athlete has served a four-year doping ban, leading to Olympic discus champion Robert Harting asking to be removed from the 10-strong short list. Asked about Gatlin's...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Harting objects to Gatlin

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Olympic discus champion Robert Harting says he wants to be taken off the short list for the athlete of the year because it also contains Justin Gatlin, an American sprinter who has been convicted of doping. Gatlin and Harting were among the 10 athletes nominated by the IAAF for the annual award. Gatlin has served a four-year doping ban. Harting tells Spiegel...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt sports lederhosen, parties the oom-pah-pah out of Oktoberfest

Injury may have forced Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to end his track-and-field season early, but it's hasn't put the cork on his fun.  The reigning Olympic champion brought his high spirits to Munich, where the fastest man in the world was seen wearing lederhosen, imbibing the local brew, and wholeheartedly embracing the annual German beer-soaked booze-apalooza known as Oktoberfest...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How Lolo Jones Got Lean After Bobsledding

Lolo Jones is going to get an Olympic medal. It’s just a matter of time. In 2008, the track star from Iowa by way of Louisiana State University narrowly missed
Via Stack
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-time US 200m champ Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones felt 'embarrassed,' 'unlovable' after voted off 'Dancing with the Stars'

Lolo, get a grip. It's just a dancing show. There isn't even a prize at the end! Olympian Lolo Jones was the first contestant voted off the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday after struggling with her routine the previous evening. Following the results show, the U.S track and field and bobsled star posted an over-the-top, gut-wrenching message on Facebook. "My prayer...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Feels Unloved & Wants You to Stop Teasing Her, But….

Lolo Jones was predictably terrible on Dancing With the Stars and once you combine that with her being very unlikable she was voted off the show. Lolo being the drama queen she is says she feels unloved and is tired of people teasing her. “I joined the other competitors upstairs and I couldn’t force a smile on my face. I felt like vomiting and in between the other dances I went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, faces up to 15 years

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder on Thursday morning. A South African judge ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist did not intentionally shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year but could still be convicted of culpable homicide. Pistorius shook and wept as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict. “Clearly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Track Star Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty Of Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius appeared to have a large pile of evidence going against him, but apparently not enough. Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder in an South African court on Thursday. The double-amputee track and field star was charged with murder after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death. Pistorius claimed it was an accident, thinking it was an intruder...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

  American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record holder Asafa Powell won the first in 9.90. Powell...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

RIETI, Italy (AP) American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record holder Asafa Powell won the first...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Race for the ages? 103-year-old sprinter wants to run against Bolt

Call the race of the centuries: The world's fastest centenarian, 103-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki, wants to run against world's fastest man Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash.  "I'd love to race Bolt," Miyazaki told Agence France Presse during a recent Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto.  He's certainly earned his place at the starting line. Born in 1910, Miyazaki was a...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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