Track and field

Christian Coleman, of the United States, reacts after winning the men's 100 meter race during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 29, 2019 - 11:10 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — What Christian Coleman really needed were a couple of days off. A day after winning the world championship at 100 meters, the American sprinter pulled out of the 200-meter preliminaries, which were set to begin Sunday. While waiting in the hallway for his medal ceremony to begin...
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The stadium is sparsely filled for the second session at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
September 29, 2019 - 7:54 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Problem solved. Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare will be given a spot at the starting line for the 200 meters at world championships. Okagbare tells The Associated Press that track's governing body, the IAAF, has approved the appeal from the two Nigerians and reinstated them...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. On the 10th anniversary of Semenya blowing away the field in the 800 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, she won't comply with the International Association of Athletics Federations' latest version of a regulation to lower her level of natural testosterone.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
September 28, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has dominated her event like no other female athlete in track over the past 10 years, winning two Olympic golds and three world championships. A world title will be handed out Monday night without Semenya, still in her prime and still the...
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Christian Coleman, of the United States, crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 meter final ahead of silver medalist Justin Gatlin, also of the United States, during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Andre De Grasse, of Canada, won the bronze medal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 28, 2019 - 6:38 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Everyone knew exactly where to find Christian Coleman this time. The sprinter who faced a suspension because he couldn't be located for drug testing burst out of the blocks Saturday night and powered to the early lead in track's marquee event. He got stronger from there, blowing...
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Christian Coleman, of the United States, left, crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 meter race ahead of silver medalist Justin Gatlin, of the United States, right, during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Christian Coleman has won the world championship gold medal in the men's 100 meters, three weeks after avoiding a ban for missed drug tests. Coleman started well and extended his lead down the...
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Gwen Berry, of the United States, waits for the women's hammer throw final to begin at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If Gwen Berry gets another chance on the medal stand someday, she probably won't repeat the protest that turned her into a lightning rod over the summer. Still, she has no regrets about raising her fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner" after winning gold at the Pan Am Games in...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, waves after finishing at the women's 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hard to miss Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track. She's the one with yellow hair . She's the one running in front, too. Fraser-Pryce turned in the top time of 10.80 seconds in the opening round of the 100 meters Saturday night at the world championships. Fraser...
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September 27, 2019 - 9:24 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The president of the IOC wants a "fresh look" at the Russian doping scandal amid allegations that critical lab data given to the World Anti-Doping Agency might have been manipulated. Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news conference before the start of the world track and field...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has been re-elected to lead track and field's governing body for another four years. Ahead of the world championships opening Friday in Doha, Coe was unopposed at the IAAF congress in Qatar to continue in the presidency he first assumed in 2015. Coe has overseen...
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September 23, 2019 - 9:17 am
Tommie Smith and John Carlos are part of the 2019 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted later this year. The sprinters were sent home from the 1968 Mexico City Games after staging a protest by raising their gloved fists on the medals stand. They were long left on the...
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