‘Learn to Satisfy’: How Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Slowed Down to Win
The most decorated 100m sprinter of all time, the Jamaican athlete reflects on her wins, motherhood and her hopes for the future of West Indian women in track.
From War-Mongering to Valieva Scandal, Russia Besieges Beijing Games
With the looming threat to invade Ukraine and the specter of another doping scandal, one country continues to be at the center of Olympic dysfunction.
It’s Not Easy Being in ‘Sports Prison’ at the Beijing Olympics
Last summer’s Games in Tokyo were a challenge, but these have been exponentially harder, with the Chinese government’s COVID-19 protocols and the “closed loop” system presenting an extra layer of difficulty for athletes.
My Generation Can Spark Change
At her first Olympics in Tokyo, long jumper Tara Davis competed alongside the Black women she idolized as a young girl. Now, the 22-year-old is paving her own path and using her platform to popularize track and field and address racism in sports.
Be the Representation You Want to See
By winning a bronze medal in London 2012 and a silver in Rio 2016, U.S. swimmer Lia Neal became the first Black woman to compete in multiple Olympics. Now retired, the 27-year-old reflects on embracing her responsibility as a role model and details the work she’s doing to increase diversity in the predominantly white sport of swimming.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Record at Berlin Marathon
The 37-year-old shaved a full 30 seconds off the previous mark.
Marijuana to Remain on Banned Substance List, WADA Says
The agency was asked to review the status of THC after United States sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive and missed the Olympics last year.
Jordan Burroughs Becomes Most Decorated American Wrestler Ever
The New Jersey native made history on Friday at the world championships in Belgrade.
Muhammad Ali’s Iconic Olympic Torch Lighting Moment Almost Never Happened
Former NBC executive Dick Ebersol reveals the backstory of how he and his team got the “Greatest” to the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
IOC Publishes Human Rights Strategy Months After Beijing Olympics
The 50-page report was in the works for the past two years.
German President Gives Formal Apology on Anniversary of Olympic Attack
The attack in 1972 saw 11 Israeli athletes killed in the attack by Palestinian militants at the Olympic games.
Mariyah Gerber Is Changing the Face of Figure Skating
The veteran skater cofounded the Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, which is committed to showcasing diversity, increasing representation and building community for athletes of color in the sport.
Three-Time Olympic Medalist Swimmer Regan Smith Turns Pro
The backstroke world-record holder is leaving Stanford and moving her training base to Arizona State to join a pro group.
Triathalon Board: Transgender Women Can Compete in Events
The organization detailed the eligibility rules required for transgender women.
Olympic Speedskater Maame Biney Is Slowing Down to Enjoy Life
After a pressure-packed introduction to the Olympics in 2018, the U.S. speedskater taught herself how to quiet the noise and reclaim her strength.
Women’s Final Will Conclude Olympic Soccer Games For First Time
The men’s final wrapped up the events in the past, but will take place the day before instead.
The First World Championships in the U.S. Went Perfectly. But Was It Enough?
With the Los Angeles Games just six years away, the world championships were a chance to attract new track and field fans. But did it vault the sport into the mainstream as officials intended?
The Inside Story of Sydney McLaughlin’s Breathtaking, World Record-Breaking Performance
The 22-year-old dropped her 400-meter hurdles time to a blazing 50.68 on Friday night at the world championships, a feat so remarkable that only track legends can put it into perspective.
Sydney McLaughlin Shatters Own World Record in 400 Hurdles
Her world record time of 50.68 seconds secured her first career gold medal at the world championships.