In athletics, who defines a man and a woman? A court has ordered South African runner and Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya to take drugs to suppress her naturally high testosterone levels if she wants to continue to compete. William…
The race came after a ruling that would require the South African star and other female athletes with high levels of natural testosterone to medically lower them to be eligible to compete in events ranging from 400 meters to the…
By Gerald Imray, Associated Press
Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man alive, will sprint for the last time at the Word Athletics Championships in London.
By Amber Partida
The Olympics conclude this weekend, but the news coming out of Rio is still nonstop. Four U.S. swimmers who said they had been robbed now admit fabricating their story, while Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt could earn his ninth career gold.
By PBS NewsHour
On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner,…
By PBS NewsHour
Last week, the IAAF voted to ban Russia’s track and field team from competing at the Rio Olympics because of a widespread doping program. Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee upheld the ban, but added a loophole of sorts: the banned…
By News Desk
The international officiating body for track and field has banned Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics due to a doping scandal.
An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency has uncovered systemic cheating by Russian track and field athletes in international sports, much of it at the behest of the Russian government. The report recommended a lifetime ban for five runners.
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won the right to compete in track and field after international sports officials said her testosterone levels were too high and barred her from competition.
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