OLYMPICS

Donnell Whittenburg, still chasing an Olympic spot, in hunt at nationals

The Baltimore native, a freshly minted 28, is still aiming for his first Olympic berth. He's in third place after two days at nationals.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 18, 2022

Here’s the trick: To win gymnastics medals, U.S. men need harder skills

After getting shut out in Tokyo despite clean routines, the Americans are shifting their approach amid a scoring system that rewards difficulty.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 17, 2022

Amid lingering distrust, Li Li Leung seeks to transform USA Gymnastics

Emerging from the cloud of the Larry Nassar scandal, the organization continues to pursue a cultural overhaul entering this week’s national championships.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 16, 2022

The damaging myth of Pop Warner as Jim Thorpe’s savior

Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner rose to fame together. But the truth of their relationship was complicated.

By David MaranissAugust 8, 2022

FBI seeks to settle lawsuits over bungled Larry Nassar investigation

A lawyer for the FBI recently reached out to attorneys for gymnasts and other accusers of the disgraced doctor to initiate settlement talks, people familiar with the situation said.

By Devlin BarrettJuly 28, 2022

Athing Mu puts finishing touches on U.S. supremacy at world championships

Mu needed to give all she had to win the 800 meters, and the 20-year-old American star did just that.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 25, 2022

At world championships, U.S. dominance on track, U.S. fan apathy off

Despite a number of impressive performances, there's a belief in the track community that the U.S. still has a long way to go as a host.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 24, 2022

In 4x100 relays, U.S. women pull off upset, men settle for silver

The men were favorites to win but failed to execute a smooth handoff, and that proved costly.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 24, 2022

U.S. track CEO endorses John Carlos and Tommie Smith to light 2028 cauldron

Sprinters who were ostracized in 1968 following their medal podium protest were honored Thursday at the track and field world championships.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 23, 2022

Sydney McLaughlin obliterates her own 400-meter hurdles world record

The 22-year-old from New Jersey left no doubt as she finished in 50.68 seconds at the track and field world championships.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 23, 2022

Noah Lyles races into history with an American record in the 200 meters

Lyles dominated his much-anticipated with Erriyon Knighton by finishing in 19.31 seconds, .01 seconds faster than Michael Johnson's best mark.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 22, 2022

Hobie Billingsley, celebrated diving coach, dies at 95

He rose from an impoverished upbringing to become "one of the greatest, most beloved diving coaches in the world.”

By Emily LangerJuly 21, 2022

Noah Lyles is back at his best. He needs to be to beat Erriyon Knighton.

Lyles, who's having fun again, is ready for the challenge from the phenom.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 21, 2022

‘I feel free’: Ukrainian athletes embrace competing at world championships

At the track and field world championships in Oregon, Ukraine's top athletes have embraced the spotlight — and the opportunity to speak out.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 21, 2022

Norwegian stars are stunned on a wild night at the world championships

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm were denied world championships during a surprising evening in Oregon.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 20, 2022

U.S. women’s marathoners’ bonds go well beyond the course

Sara Hall, Emma Bates and Keira D'Amato finished in the top 10 in the marathon at the world championships, a race that carried additional meaning for them.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 18, 2022

As U.S. dominates world championships, Devon Allen is handed heartbreak

Allen was disqualified in the 110-meter hurdles final, the lone cloud on a day dominated by American athletes.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 18, 2022

Chase Ealey wanted to be better than okay. Now she’s a world champion.

On the second day of the first world championships contested on U.S. soil, Chase Ealey won the first U.S. women’s shot put world championship gold medal.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 17, 2022

Fred Kerley is world’s fastest man after leading 1-2-3 finish for USA

The 27-year-old's transcendent journey culminates with 100-meter crown at the track and field world championships.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 17, 2022

Allyson Felix bids a joyful goodbye to track and field

Allyson Felix won a bronze medal in the final race of her career, a moment that brought her joy and provided closure.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 16, 2022