| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:34 AM
LONDON – Maybe it was all part of the act. Maybe Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was putting us all on by calling himself a legend countless times after making history Thursday night, the way Ali did by calling himself the greatest. Maybe Bolt pre-...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:02 PM
If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy."
With his flashy speed and...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:46 AM
It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships.
Until further review, that is.
And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States. Hands down. No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Dare I say that Yohan Blake would have won the world title in the 100 meters last month even if Jamaican compatriot and defending champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt had not been disqualified for a false start?
That doesn't seem like such a risky...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:23 PM
LONDON - This is my 16th Olympic Games.
It is also the first in which I will see the Olympic Games rather than be focused on one sport, track and field at the Summer Games, figure skating at the Winter Games.
I love those two sports, and they have given...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:28 AM
The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen.
She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 11:13 PM
What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday.
Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:03 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Jamaican Usain Bolt retained his Olympic 100 meters crown in spectacular style on Sunday, scorching to the second-fastest time ever run at 9.63 seconds and becoming the first man to win back-to-back titles on the track.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The word most used to describe former Barton and current US sprinter Tyson Gay after the 100 M finals in London, "inconsolable." Gay missed out on a medal by .01 seconds in what many were calling one of the most competitive Olympic finals in recent...