Track and field

In this Feb. 16, 2020, photo, runners, some wearing masks, compete in a Kumamoto castle marathon in Kumamoto city, western Japan. Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon set for March 1, 2020 are drastically reducing the number of participants out of fear of the spread of the coronavirus from China. The general public is essentially being barred from the race. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 17, 2020 - 8:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China. The general public is being barred from the race on March 1. It will now be limited to a few hundred elite participants,...
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FILE - In this 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. Olympic champion Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she will be back in top-level track despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite event. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 15, 2020 - 3:09 am
Caster Semenya ran her first public race in eight months and broke the national 300-meter record at a low-level meet at a South African university before proclaiming: “I'm here to stay.” The Olympic 800-meter champion said the race Friday night at the University of Johannesburg, which also featured...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 6:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Feb, 12, 2020. Smith, the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, is among three girls suing to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
February 12, 2020 - 5:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a woman with a young boy takes a selfie with the Olympic rings, in Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this summer's games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 31, 2020 - 7:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. Japan has so far reported no deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. Japanese organizers have...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Russia's Danil Lysenko competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it made the recommendation after not getting appropriate responses from Russia's track and field federation (RusAF) regarding a case involving forged documents for high jumper Danil Lysenko. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
January 29, 2020 - 1:37 pm
Sports authorities heightened the possibility of completely excluding Russian track athletes from this year's Olympics in the wake of a spate of doping scandals that have engulfed the country. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping-related matters for World Athletics, called to maintain...
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CAPTION CORRECTS SPELLING OF SURNAME Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. One of the biggest sports corruption cases to reach court is being heard in Paris from Monday, with explosive allegations of a massive doping cover-up at the top of track and field. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 13, 2020 - 10:32 am
PARIS (AP) — The corruption trial involving the former president of track and field's governing body was suspended Monday shortly after it began. Lamine Diack, the former head of the IAAF, has been charged with far-reaching corruption and doping cover-ups. At the opening of the hearing, the...
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Sebastian Kurz, left, head of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and Werner Kogler, right, head of the Austrian Greens speak to journalists during a press conference about the government program in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
January 04, 2020 - 10:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Members of Austria's Green party voted Saturday to join a new government led by conservative former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for a previously untested left-right alliance at the national level. A clear 93% majority of Green delegates backed the coalition...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics in Tokyo. Ticket demand for the Tokyo Paralympics is at record levels. The unprecedented demand follows a similar surge in interest for the Tokyo Olympics. The president of the International Paralympic Committee said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, there were 3.1 million tickets requests in the first lottery phase earlier this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 10, 2019 - 1:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted," International Paralympic President Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press in an interview...
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Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto speaks to journalists about a new plan on the 2020 Olympic marathons and race walking events, at the city office in Sapporo, northern Japan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events in Sapporo, the host city of the 1972 Winter Olympics, which "will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes." (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 3:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by...
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