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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Track and Field

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Track and Field

Summer Olympics: Complete Track and Field Events Coverage

Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin's Evan Jager Races to Historic Silver Medal in Rio

Algonquin's Evan Jager Races to Historic Silver Medal in Rio

Algonquin runner Evan Jager may be a veteran Olympian but he’ll be going for his first Olympic medal Wednesday in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase.

Aug 14, 2016

Russia's Klishina at Hearing, Seeking to Compete at Olympics

Russia's Klishina at Hearing, Seeking to Compete at Olympics

Darya Klishina, the only Russian athlete at the Rio Olympics for track and field, attended a hearing Sunday to determine whether she can compete, as her country's sports minister said the allegations against her...

Aug 4, 2016

Ill. Decathlete Hopes to Do More Than Just Medal in Rio

Ill. Decathlete Hopes to Do More Than Just Medal in Rio

Bruce Jenner, Daley Thompson and Ashton Eaton are just some of the famous athletes to win a gold medal in the decathlon event at the Olympic Games. Itasca’s Zach Ziemek hopes his name is added to that list this...

Aug 1, 2016

Friends, Teammates, Rivals: Gatlin, Brommell Run for Gold

Friends, Teammates, Rivals: Gatlin, Brommell Run for Gold

Justin Gatlin is equal parts friend, teammate, rival and sage to USA Track & Field's up-and-coming young star Trayvon Bromell.

Jul 26, 2016

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Football in Rio: Devon Allen, Jahvid Best

Two former NCAA football stars will be running in Rio: Oregon's Devon Allen and Cal's Jahvid Best.

Jan 23, 2019

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

Golden Moment: Michael Johnson's Double Gold

The moment has been immortalized in Olympic history. Michael Johnson, backpedaling, his arms outstretched and his mouth agape, gold sneakers — the image of a man reveling in triumph and accomplishment.

Jul 29, 2016

US Sending Record Number of Women to Rio Games

US Sending Record Number of Women to Rio Games

The United States is sending 292 women to the Summer Olympics— the most women who have ever competed at an Olympics for a single country.

Jul 18, 2016

Local Olympian to Watch: Aries Merritt

Local Olympian to Watch: Aries Merritt

Aries Merritt has an Olympic story like no other.

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