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  • RIP Milt Campbell

    11/03/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2012 | AP
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle with prostate cancer, his family said Saturday. He was 78.
  • The DNA Olympics -- Jamaicans Win Sprinting 'Genetic Lottery' -- and Why We Should All Care

    08/14/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/12/2012
    Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It,” takes stock of the DNA London Olympics–where, as usual, African-descended athletes swept the running events while whites and Asians dominated in the water sports, field competition and strength events. What’s going on here? Segregation was on display in London over the past two weeks–which, surprisingly, should spark no concerns and may even help educate us all about the wonders of human biodiversity. Let me explain. Led by 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt, Jamaican men swept the sprinting events at the London...
  • Transgendered Athlete Vies for Spot on Olympic Team

    06/21/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/2012 | Sarah B. Weir
    Keelin Godsey, 28, was born a woman but identifies as a man. The 5'9", 186-pound hammer thrower is competing in the women's Olympic trials today in Eugene, Oregon; if he makes it onto the team, he'll be the first transgendered American athlete to go to the Olympic games. "I take a lot of pride in the fact that I have a good amount of muscle mass, and I've done it naturally," Godsey told Sports Illustrated. "But in some ways, this is the last body I would ever want." Godsey grew up as "Kelly," in Parker, Colorado, and excelled in basketball,...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told Hookem.com and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • France's Christophe Lamatrie wins the 100 metre European gold.

    07/28/2010 3:37:28 PM PDT · by northwinds · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 07/28/2010 | youtube
    France's Christophe LeMaitre wins the European championship in the 100 meter. He is the first European-American to break the 10 second mark in the 100 meter in a previous race.
  • Brazil too dangerous for track and field competition

    07/16/2007 11:53:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 881+ views
    Brazil is the hot spot this summer for international track and field. The 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships just finished in Sao Paulo, and the third IBSA (International Blind Sports Federation) World Championships and Games will be there later this month. The 2007 Pan American Games just began in Rio de Janeiro, and will be followed by the 2007 Parapan American Games for Paralympians. There are some beautiful places in Brazil, but just one look at the U.S. Department of State Web site tells me I would not risk my life for a meet in Sao Paulo or Rio...
  • Indian silver medalist in women's race at Asian Games fails gender test

    12/18/2006 1:20:19 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 18 replies · 594+ views
    SI.com ^ | 18 Dec 2006 | AP
    NEW DELHI, India (AP) -An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second. The Indian Olympic Association said Monday it has been told by the Olympic Council of Asia that the 25-year-old runner was disqualified. "IOA has asked the Athletic Federation of India to return the medal as desired by the Olympic Council of Asia,'' the Indian Olympic group said. The IOA also asked its medical commission to inquire...
  • U.S. Has Record Gold Haul at Track Worlds

    08/14/2005 5:25:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 580+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Aug 14,2005
    U.S. Has Record Gold Haul at Track Worlds By BOB BAUM,/AP Sports Writer Sun Aug 14,2005 The United States is bringing home a record haul of gold from the world track and field championships. It won't win one in the women's 1,600-meter relay, though. The U.S. team easily won its preliminary heat Saturday night but was disqualified for "multiple lane violations." The ruling did not say specifically where the infraction occurred. An appeal was denied. It was the second relay foul-up for the United States. The men dropped the baton on the first exchange of the 400-meter relay preliminary Friday...
  • Olympic Track and Field Spoilers

    08/28/2004 1:04:57 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 565+ views
    NBCOlympics.com ^ | 08/28/04 | NBColympics.com
    SPOILER --- Results in Response 1
  • Runner Collapses, Dies of Cardiac Arrest at Cooper River Bridge Run

    04/05/2004 9:47:55 PM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Runner dies in 10K race in Charleston Published Saturday, April 3rd, 2004 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old North Carolina man died while racing in the 27th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston on Saturday. Spectators and fellow racers attempted to resuscitate James Scott after he collapsed during one of the first legs of the 10K race from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported. Scott of Hickory, N.C., was pronounced dead at the hospital around 9:30 a.m. Charleston County Coroner Susan Chewning said Scott died of cardiac arrest. "It was just awful," said Tami...