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Former Tennessee track star Tianna Bartoletta qualifies for Olympics in long jump

Former Tennessee track and field star Tianna Bartoletta earned an Olympic gold medal in the women’s 4×100 relay in London four years ago.<p>She’ll have …

Usain Bolt withdraws from Jamaican Olympic Trials with torn hamstring

The man who has dominated track and field’s glamour events for almost a decade may be at less than full strength in Rio, if he can even run at …

From Start To Finish: Molly Huddle Wins 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Women's 10,000

<b>by LetsRun.com</b> <b><br>July 2, 2016</b><p>EUGENE, Ore — <b>Molly Huddle</b> didn’t let up this time. Huddle was relentless this morning in the women’s 10,000 final and led …

Blake prevails in Olympic trials after injured Bolt withdraws

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Yohan Blake won Jamaica’s men’s 100 meters Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury.<p>Bolt handed in a medical exemption after aggravating in Friday’s semi-finals a right …

Gymnastics

US Track & Field Olympic trial results: Galen Rupp wins 10,000-meter qualifying, Ryan Crouser tops shot put finals

Rupp and Crouser earned berths to the Rio Olympics along with a handful of others at the US Track and Field Olympic trials on Friday.<p>Joe Kovacs was expected to dominate in the men's shot put final at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials on Friday, but he wound up finishing in second place. Kovacs …

Swimming

The Olympics will be shown in VR, but only on Samsung headsets

NBC began outlining its plans for broadcasting Rio 2016 yesterday, but a few more juicy tidbits have now filtered through. The <i>AP</i> (via <i>ABC News</i>) is reporting that around 85 hours of programming will be available to watch in VR, but only if you use Samsung's Gear VR. The brief report claims that the …

Texas A&M well represented during U.S. Olympic Team Trials

EUGENE – Opportunities to qualify for the United States track and field team that will compete in the Rio Olympics this summer begin on Friday, July …

Jess Varnish will not appeal against non-selection for Rio Olympics

• British sprinter says appeals process is ‘pointless’ • ‘It is heavily weighted in favour of British Cycling’<p>The British track sprinter Jess Varnish will not appeal against her non-selection for the Rio Olympics, saying it would be a “pointless process” that is stacked in favour of British …

Olympic Trials Put Rupp Back in the Spotlight

The 2012 Olympic silver medalist—who already has made the U.S. team in the marathon—will go for another spot in the 10,000 meters on Friday.<p>In February, Galen Rupp beat his closest competitor at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles by more than a minute, running 2:11:11 in his debut …

Usain Bolt gears up for Rio 2016 Olympics trials

usain Bolt’s main challenge is likely to come from Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade. (Source: Reuters)<p>Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test …

Athletics

Rio 2016: Hurdles champion Sally Pearson pulls out of Rio Olympics

The 29-year-old, who won gold in the 100 metres hurdles at the London Olympics, had battled back after being sidelined for a year by a wrist injury …

Gymnastics

2016 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team nominated for Rio

Women<p>Megan Absten<p>T46<p>Burlington, Wash.<p>Femita Ayanbeku<p>T44<p>Whitman, Mass.<p>Scout Bassett<p>T42<p>Laguna Niguel, Calif.<p>Natalie Bieule<p>F44<p>Pembroke Pines, …

Athletes to wear ‘I Run Clean’, ‘I Jump Clean’, ‘I Throw Clean’ bibs at European Athletics Championships

Competitors at the Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships will be able to show their commitment to a drug-free sport by wearing a special …

Track & Field