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Column: A few puffs and a bad rule do Richardson in

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She could have — make that should have — been a breakout star in an Olympics desperate for any kind of positive jolt. Sha'Carri...

Going the extra half-mile: Retired Bolt trains for 800 event

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Usain Bolt: 800-meter sprinter. That’s right, the now-retired world’s fastest man...

Russian jumper Lysenko banned over doping deception

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MONACO — Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko was handed a six-year ban Monday over an elaborate attempt to deceive anti-doping authorities, in a case...

AP Sportlight

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July 6 1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the...

At 34, ‘Mommy Rocket’ Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

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Every time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce steps on the track, some sort of record is in jeopardy. ...

American teen aims for gold in new Olympic canoe sprint race

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Sometime before she races across Tokyo Bay, American teenager Nevin Harrison will likely paddle her canoe to a quiet spot and have a good...

Semenya misses Tokyo, may be forced out of Olympics for good

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — This could be it for Caster Semenya and the Olympics. ...

IOC gives athletes more scope for protest at Tokyo Olympics

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GENEVA — The IOC finally relented on Friday to let Olympic athletes make gestures of protest in their field of play at the Tokyo...

Namibia teenagers out of Olympic 400 over testosterone level

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Two 18-year-old female runners from Namibia won't be allowed to run in the 400 meters at the Tokyo Olympics...

Richardson tests for marijuana, will miss Olympic 100

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American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. ...