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Taiwan's 'hurdle god' 1st to make Olympic semifinal since 1984

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Hurdle god" Chen Kuei-ru (陳奎儒) on Tuesday (Aug. 3) became the first Taiwanese sprinter to qualify for an Olympic semifinal in the 110-meter hurdles in 37 years,...

Russia picks 10 athletes for limited Olympic track team

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia named three world champions on its 10-strong athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday under rules limiting the size of its squad because of a long-running doping dispute. ...

The Latest: Reese makes 4th Olympic team in long jump

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. track and field Olympic trials (all times local): 8:45 Brittney Reese made her fourth Olympic team in the long jump with ...

Message sent: Berry turns away from flag during anthem

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the past week, they've played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. On Saturday, the song happened to start while o...

The Latest: Brixey protests, will run in 110 hurdles semi

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. track and field Olympic trials (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Washington State's Sam Brixey won an appeal of his disqualif...

The Latest: Scantling wins decathlon, off to Tokyo Games

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field trials (all times PDT): 8:30 p.m. Garrett Scantling won the decathlon with a personal-best score of 8,647 poi...

Olympic gold: Clemson men's track tries to save its program

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns in or the medals he brings home. It will...

Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet

The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to an indoor meet in Arkansas this weekend. ...

Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the ...

Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games

When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. The men's and women's marathon races started in the actual town of Marathon, near the ancient battlefie...

AP WAS THERE: The 1936 Berlin Olympics

EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1...

Race glitch for Lyles highlights rare track meet in 2020

GENEVA (AP) — It was a strange sight to see 200-meter world champion Noah Lyles race on a track in Florida while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. ...

Hall of Famers Seau, Dean stand out as Chargers' top picks

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: San Diego went for the hometown pick in 1990, selecting Oceanside native and Southern California linebacker Junior Seau at No. 5 overall. He ended up becoming one of the m...

The Latest: Hassan cruises into 1,500 semifinals

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Sifan Hassan has cruised into the semifinals of the 1,500 mete...

3 golds on the line at worlds, including women's 200 meters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There are three gold medals up for grabs Wednesday at track and field world championships, including one in women's 200-meter sprint that looks as wide open as ever. ...