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  The 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics inspired one of the most iconic images of all time. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists as they were given the gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s 200 meter sprint event. Today is Carlos’ birthday.     John Wesley Carlos was born on this […]

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LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt took a last leisurely stroll around the track, placed his hands over his heart and then pointed toward the stands, where barely a soul had left. The running had been over for nearly 30 minutes. As always, though, Bolt had a way of making everybody stay. The world championships came […]

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Usain Bolt? Nobody has been a match for him, on or off the track. The man who reshaped the record book and saved his sport is saying goodbye. His sprints through the 100 meters and Jamaica’s 4×100 relay at the world championships, which begin Friday, are expected to produce golds yet again, and leave track […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even a lumbering start couldn’t slow down the world’s fastest man. Usain Bolt became the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Jamaican great defeated American rival Justin Gatlin by .08 seconds for his […]

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BEIJING (AP) — For the world’s best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4×400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning. Picking a winner in that race used to be easy, too. Not anymore. An awkward exchange between U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix and her teammate, Francena McCorory, played into […]

  Madeline Manning-Mims made waves as a standout Track and Field athlete at Tennessee State University and at the three Summer Olympic games. However, her post Olympic career as a sports chaplain has combined her love of God and sports while empowering athletes on their walks of faith. Manning-Mims was born January 11, 1948 and […]

The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif. marked a return for America to global competition after then-President Ronald Reagan banned the county from participating in Russia’s 1980 games. A collective of Black track and field stars set new athletic marks and collected plenty of gold medals during the 1984 games. Birmingham, Ala. standout Carl […]

Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee is one of the greatest athletes of our time, and now that she’s retired from track and field she wants to help others reach their goals. She’s part of the The Boys and Girls Clubs National Kid’s Day, which is actually not just for kids at all. It’s a […]