New obstacle in steeplechase: a cameraman
APTOPIX Worlds Athletics Runners compete during the men's 3000-meter steeplechase final at the World Athletics Championships on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)EUGENE, Ore. — (AP) — A new obstacle appeared out of nowhere on the steeplechase course at world championships. Trying to get a great shot of the triple jump competition going on in the infield Monday night, a World Athletics cameraman stepped onto the track, unaware that there was a live race going on behind him. As a phalanx of runners was approaching the cameramen, the runners spread out to pass him and nobody was hurt. Usain Bolt had just won the 200 meters and a cameraman riding a portable scooter lost control of the scooter and it tumbled onto the track and upended Bolt. World Athletics President Seb Coe said the federation is looking into what happened.wftv.com
Sha’Carri Richardson responds to Usain Bolt’s comments on persona
Sha’Carri Richardson responded to comments by retired Olympian Usain Bolt, who told The New York Post his fellow sprinter should […] The post Sha’Carri Richardson responds to Usain Bolt’s comments on persona appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
A star is found: In 200, De Grasse finally gets his gold
Tokyo Olympics Athletics Andre De Grasse, center, of Canada, wins the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. He's Andre De Grasse, the Canadian who ran his first sprint in baggy basketball shorts and borrowed spikes, and now has an Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters. De Grasse won bronze four nights earlier in the 100 to go with the third-place medal he took in Rio de Janeiro, as well. It was a semifinal race and the two were far ahead of the field and easily going to make the medal race. Bolt won the race but playfully wagged his finger at De Grasse.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: World champs, Olympic champs and the difference
Can you be a world champion without being an Olympic champion? An Olympic champion is only an Olympic champion. Any sanctioned event can have a world record held or a world record set. There are also times where the Olympic record IS the world record, because they set the world record at the Olympics. SO TO BE CLEAR: YOU CAN HOLD AN OLYMPIC RECORD, YOU CAN HOLD A WORLD RECORD OR YOU COULD HOLD A RECORD THAT'S BOTH, RIGHT?wftv.com
'Wow! Wow!' Women get Olympic track off to a sizzling start
Reigning world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran her heat in the nearly empty Olympic Stadium in 10.84 seconds. And Marie-Josee Ta Lou, the Ivory Coast sprinter who finished an excruciating fourth in Rio de Janeiro, kept saying “Wow! Wow!” after she crossed the finish line in a blistering personal best of 10.78. By comparison, only one runner, Fraser-Pryce, cracked 11 seconds in the opening round five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. Fraser-Pryce ran a 10.63 back in June that has some thinking even Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old world record could finally be at risk this year.wftv.com
Going the extra half-mile: Retired Bolt trains for 800 event
The retired world’s fastest man is not only changing diapers these days, but also distances as he makes a brief comeback for a promotional event. The new father of twins selected the 800 meters, a two-lap endeavor measured in minutes, not seconds, like he's more accustomed. The training has been grueling for the 100- and 200-meter world record-holder but has made him miss the action. Bolt is undertaking the new distance in part for a promotion — and to simply put on those spikes again. “I guess one day we’ll test it out,” said Bolt, who set his world records in the 100 (9.58) and 200 (19.19) at the 2009 world championships.wftv.com
Coastal black bear nearly kills Idaho hunters in Alaskan wilderness
May 23—Trevor Schneider peered through his scope, a 1,000-pound brown bear made small by 1,410 feet of distance. For Schneider, of Bonners Ferry, it was a reasonable shot. He's killed animals from farther, after all. He slowed his breathing, each breath condensing in the chill of the Alaskan evening. It was 8 p.m. on May 13 and Schneider and his sister Tana Grenda were on their fourth day ...news.yahoo.com
Track star Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19, Jamaican official says
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final t the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)KINGSTON Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He has been formally notified, Im told by the authorities,'' Tufton told reporters Monday evening. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said. On the track, Bolt was known for his poses his Lighting Bolt became iconic and of course his post-race celebrations.
Usain Bolt to 'stay in' while awaiting results of virus test
Jamaican track sensation Usain Bolt said on social media Monday he is awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and is quarantining himself as a precaution. The 34-year-old retired sprinter who won gold in the 100 and 200 meters at the last three Olympics posted a video on social media to explain the situation. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said. He wrote in the posts: Stay safe my ppl" with hands folded in prayer. Bolt set the world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2009 world championships in Berlin.
Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2004, file photo, the Olympic Rings are shown in flames in a pool of water during the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. They finished in central Athens at the Panathenian Stadium, the marble venue used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the inaugural 1896 Games. Irina Korzhanenko of Russia became the first woman to win a gold medal at the ancient site that birthed the Olympics. The gold medal instead went to Argentina, a team led by Manu Ginobili.
Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too
That was true in Beijing in 2008, and the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the Bird's Nest stadium, and the Water Cube swimming venue. Here are some of the highlights of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. That was true in Beijing in 2008, when the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the the 91,000-seat Bird's Nest stadium, and the nearby swimming venue called the Water Cube.No games before or since have impacted a city the way the Olympics did Beijing.
Paris trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era
Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack, center, arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. Lamine Diack jetted the world and rubbed shoulders with VIPs. The most conspicuous absentee was his son, Papa Massata Diack, who lives in Senegal and didn't travel to Paris for the trial. He conducted himself like a thug," Lamine Diack said in court. Prosecutors asked the court for a 4-year prison term and a fine of 500,000 euros ($562,000 ) for Lamine Diack.
Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trial
A sweeping sports corruption trial opened Monday in Paris involving allegations of a massive doping cover-up that reached to the top of world track and field's governing body. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field opened Monday in Paris. As IAAF president, Diack was one of the most influential men in Olympic sports, presiding over an era when Usain Bolt made track and field wildly popular. The 86-year-old Diack is being tried for corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. Papa Massata Diack also faces corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges.