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Inside the 'crazy' plan to boost track and field's popularity before the 2028 Olympics

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With a gold-medal stride and an image gracing Nike marketing campaigns, Sanya Richards-Ross was one of the United States' most successful track and field stars during her decade-plus career — a stature she sustained, every year, by leaving the United States.

The strongest competition, attention and most lucrative paydays each summer came in ...Read more

L.A.'s 2028 Olympics will go from July 14 to July 30

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The 2028 Summer Olympics are now — officially — six years away as Los Angeles organizers have set the dates for the massive international competition that will take place at venues throughout Southern California.

The Games will begin with a dual opening ceremony at the Coliseum and SoFi Stadium on July 14 and continue through July 30. The ...Read more

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen's finger-wagging showmanship driven by his 'bad' urge to win

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EUGENE, Ore. — After he'd crossed the finish line on a warm May evening in San Juan Capistrano, his index finger wagging lest anyone doubt his victory, distance-running sensation Jakob Ingebrigtsen spent the next 45 minutes posing for dozens of teenaged fans' requests for selfies.

This was Ingebrigtsen in full, a mix of speed, showmanship and...Read more

Scott Fowler: Phelps, Hamm, Kwan ... and Kiley. NC Paralympic star takes place among Olympic greats

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Fifty years ago, while snow tubing in California, David Kiley slammed into a tree, injured his spinal cord and became paralyzed from the waist down.

Since then, Kiley concentrated on what he can do rather than what he can’t.

What Kiley could do was scheduled to be celebrated all weekend in Colorado, when he officially ...Read more

An Olympic champion at 19, Seattle's Nevin Harrison continues to dream big: 'It's time for me to do the impossible'

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For the world’s fastest flatwater sprinter, slowing down isn’t easy. And for Nevin Harrison, a scaled-down schedule still includes at least one training session on her canoe every day — and often two workouts a day — in addition to her full-time class load as a biology student at San Diego State University.

Harrison, at just 19 years ...Read more



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