Louisville’s 30 million dollar facility moving forward

Dec 28, 2017

WFPL – Details surrounding the development of a $30 million track and field facility in West Louisville are still in the air, but the project’s leader hopes to see it moving forward soon. Louisville Metro and the Urban League, which proposed the sports facility idea for the Heritage West site in June, are currently working…

Dwight Phillips became a student of the long jump

Dec 27, 2017

IAAF – Four-time world champion Dwight Phillips is one of the all-time long jump greats. Yet it wasn’t until he learned to delve deep and discover more about the sport that he began to enjoy the success for which he is best remembered. “My greatest challenge was becoming a student of the sport. When I…

Gatlin denies doping and plans legal action

Dec 24, 2017

GULF NEWS – Justin Gatlin has denied he is using banned drugs and plans to take legal action against a newspaper that claimed he was embroiled in a doping scandal. The 35-year-old American, who won the 100m world title in London last summer, spoke out after his coach, Dennis Mitchell, and an athletics agent, Robert…

Ryan Crouser building up to a world record attempt in 2018

Dec 22, 2017

DYESTAT – Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser has big plans for 2018. Qualifying for the World Indoor Championships is on the list. Winning the U.S. Outdoor title would also be great. But the primary goal is breaking Randy Barnes’ 1990 world record of 75 feet, 10.75 inches (23.12m). Crouser, who turned 25 this week,…

Justin Gatlin’s tests to be run again after doping claims

Dec 21, 2017

AGE – Justin Gatlin’s previous drugs tests are to be re-run in the light of an investigation by the London Telegraph, sources have revealed. The 100m world champion has been dragged into a fresh doping scandal after members of his entourage offered to supply performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters. British Prime Minister Theresa May said…

Justin Gatlin Fires Coach Dennis Mitchell Amidst Doping Controversy

Dec 19, 2017

FLOTRACK – Justin Gatlin, who won the world 100m title at age 35 this summer, has reportedly fired Dennis Mitchell after the coach was implicated in an undercover doping investigation by The Telegraph, a London-based newspaper. Undercover reporters visited Gatlin’s training camp in Florida this summer and fall, where they posed as representatives from a…

U.S. Citizenship Still “The Dream” For Edward Cheserek

Dec 19, 2017

CITIUS – If there’s been a change between college Edward Cheserek and professional Edward Cheserek, it’s hard to tell the difference. As we recently chatted, Cheserek sipped on coffee in the same calm, nonchalant demeanor that guided him to 17 NCAA titles during his career at the University of Oregon. Now donning a light blue…

Mike Powell says modern athletes lack hunger

Dec 15, 2017

INDIAN EXPRESS – Track and field legend Mike Powell doesn’t doubt the talent of modern athletes but feels they lack hunger and that is precisely the reason why his world record of 8.95 metres in long jump still stands intact even after 26 years. “There has always been good young talents out there but they…

Lolo Jones faced with stiff competition to make Olympic bobsled team

Dec 15, 2017

USA TODAY – Lolo Jones knows the moral of the story, has heard the advice from her coach over and over. But as she tries to make her fourth Olympic team, Jones still has Brian Shimer repeat it from time to time. So he tells her how it took him five Olympics to get his…

Russian Olympic Committee Asks IOC to Review Decision on Russian Team’s Status

Dec 12, 2017

SPUTNIK NEWS – The Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Athletes Commission has drafted an appeal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach with a request to review the decision on the Russian national team’s participation in the 2018 Olympic Games without the national anthem and flag, the commission’s chief, Olympic fencing champion Sofya Velikaya,…

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