| Apr 16, 2015
| 6:43 AM
In a decision both surprising and unexpected, Eugene, Ore., was named host of the 2021 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
So the place known as "TrackTown USA" will be the first U.S. city to host the biennial meet.
The international track...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 8:59 PM
In the novel "Crime and Punishment," Dostoyevsky wrote that intelligence was not enough to act sensibly.
That seems clear from what British Olympic sprinter and Harvard alum Chris Lambert said last week about 2004 Olympic 100-meter champion Justin...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Is it time for the United States Olympic Committee to cut and run on the Boston bid for the 2024 Olympics?
Not yet, but perhaps soon.
A good deadline for such a decision would be the end of June - at the latest.
If the choice is no Boston Olympics,...
| Jan 6, 2015
The United States Olympic Committee is likely to announce Thursday which city will be the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The finalists are Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. An announcement would follow a USOC board-of-...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:32 AM
For the international track and field federation, whose sport has lost traction in the United States, the decision on where to put the 2019 World Championships should be as simple as this:
Put up or shut up.
Top officials of the international body,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Here are six runners to watch in Sunday's Chicago marathon.
Tatyana McFadden, 25, Champaign, bib number 251: The Illinois grad is cementing her reputation as the greatest women's wheelchair racer in history. Going for her second straight sweep of...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Olympic sports writer for Chicago Tribune since 1987 and Tribune Company since 2004. Have covered 17 Olympics -- 10 Winter and 7 Summer. Olympic (and soccer World Cup) coverage has taken me all over the world. I have reported from some 50 countries,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title.
As first reported late Monday night on the Twitter feed of Tribune Olympic writer Philip Hersh, @olyphil, Lysacek announced Tuesday he was not going to compete.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near.
Exactly how near was the question.
Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016.
Phelps will compete in the Arena...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:21 PM
SOCHI, Russia — In the wake of disappointing results from speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, US Speedskating is working to dump the most noticeable factor it controls — its racing suit.