LA Mayor says they may get 2028 Olympics

Jul 27, 2017

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has come closer than ever to confirming that the city will host the 2028 Olympic Games, with Paris hosting the 2024 edition. Speaking at a BuzzFeed event on Wednesday, Garcetti said an LA 2024 Games is “not probably most likely to happen” but that International Olympic Committee (IOC) negotiators had…

Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Jewish Athlete Excluded From Berlin Olympics, Dies at 103

Jul 26, 2017

Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a world-class high jumper who was best known for her nonparticipation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics — she was kept off the German team because she was Jewish — died on Tuesday at her home in Queens. She was 103. Her niece Doris Bergman confirmed her death. In June 1936, just a…

Sports minister hopes for Russia’s reinstatement with IAAF before 2018

Jul 25, 2017

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Tuesday he hoped that the membership of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) will be reinstated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by next year. “We are expecting a visit of WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) monitoring commission in September and this organization’s Council will be later debating…

Jager close to his own American steeple record in Monaco

Jul 23, 2017

Only 0.44 seconds separated Algonquin native Evan Jager from his American steeplechase record time. The 2016 Olympic silver medalist won the steeplechase at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Diamond League event Friday in Monaco. Jager beat second-place finisher Jairus Kipchoge Birech of Kenya by six seconds. Jager’s 8:01.29 time Friday almost matched his American…

Ajee Wilson Breaks 800 American Record

Jul 21, 2017

New Jersey native and former Neptune High phenom Ajee Wilson put her name in the record books on Friday, setting a new American record in the 800m after finishing third at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. Wilson became the first American to go sub-1:56, besting the former record of 1:56.40 last set by…

Injured Olympic champion Kipruto to miss World Championships in London

Jul 20, 2017

The champion of Olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase Conseslus Kipruto is about to miss the World Championship, which is to be hosted in London next moth, due to a ankle injury. Kipruto will now have to seek rehabilitation and doctor’s approval before he resume the competition. It’s just two weeks for the World Championship to began,…

Crouser throws third best mark of his career

Jul 17, 2017

Ryan Crouser cruised to his tenth straight victory in the shot put to highlight the field events action at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athletisme, the tenth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, in Rabat on Sunday (16). Loosening up with a 21.91m toss in the first round, Crouser all but sealed his win…

Sydney McLaughlin on SI cover

Jul 17, 2017

Gatorade Athlete of the Year award winners MacKenzie Gore and Sydney McLaughlin are on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s July 17, 2017 edition. Gore, a pitcher from Whiteville, N.C., was taken by the San Diego Padres with the third overall pick in June’s baseball draft. McLaughlin, a track star from Dunellen, N.J., competed in the…

Three-time Olympican Dathan Ritzenhein Joins Hansons-Brooks

Jul 13, 2017

Three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein of Belmont, Mich., has joined the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance project and will be coached by Keith and Kevin Hanson, Brooks Running announced today. Ritzenhein, 34, had previously endorsed Nike since wrapping up his collegiate career at the University of Colorado in 2004. Ritzenhein’s Nike contract expired at the end of 2016.…

UCLA Mourns Passing of Jim Bush

Jul 11, 2017

Legendary UCLA track & field coach Jim Bush passed away on Monday, July 10 at the age of 90. Bush, who coached at UCLA for 20 years (1965-84), elevated the Bruin program to one of the most outstanding in the United States, leading the team to five NCAA Championships and seven conference titles. “Today, the…