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LA28 Venues

LA28 Swimming Set for SoFi Stadium; Softball Heading to Oklahoma City

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games will have multiple sports organized in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while the long-whispered reports of swimming heading to SoFi Stadium were confirmed by LA28 organizers on Friday morning, meaning that athletics will be held immediately after the Opening Ceremony with swimming in the second half of the Games, bucking long-time tradition. […]

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Grand Slam Track

U.S. Olympic Champion Sprinter Michael Johnson Creates Grand Slam Track

Four-time Olympic Champion Michael Johnson has launched Grand Slam Track, a new global professional track competition with plans to launch in the spring of next year with four events around the world and a prize pool of $12.6 million, the announcement coming less than 40 days before the start of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games […]

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Worlds Project USA
Fans watch during the World Athletics Championships on July 22, 2022, in Eugene, Oregon. The venue will host the upcoming U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

USA Track & Field Heads to Eugene, Hayward Field Once Again

It’s almost expected on some level that if a track and field event is big — really big — that it at least stops in, if not becomes a regular visitor, to Eugene, Oregon. There are the multiple NCAA Outdoor Championships within the past decade. The annual Prefontaine Classic is a must for any athletics […]

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World Athletics Ultimate Championship

World Athletics Announces Ultimate Championship for 2026

World Athletics will start a new competition featuring a $10 million prize pool for gold medalists called ‘Ultimate Championship’ with its inaugural competition in September 2026 in Budapest. The new event will feature world champions, Olympic champions, Wanda Diamond League winners and the year’s best performing athletes against each other. World Athletics said the event […]

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NJCAA Track and Field

Discover Monroe-West Monroe Welcomes NJCAA Track & Field Championships

The National Junior College Athletic Association will host its Division 1 National Track & Field Championships May 16–18 at Brown Stadium on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The event, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Tourism, has an estimated economic impact of $468,200, with more than 850 athletes, 125 […]

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Drake Relays Hurdles
The Drake Relays feature hundreds of events and 10,000 competitors. Photo courtesy of Drake Relays

Drake Relays, Penn Relays Feature Elite Track and Field Competition

The eyes of the track and field world will be laser focused on Paris this summer as the best athletes on the planet compete for Olympic gold. But several months before that, the Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, signal the blooming of track and field season around the […]

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European Athletics

2027 European Athletics Indoor Championships Awarded to Valencia

The 2027 European Athletics Indoor Championships will be held in Valencia, Spain, the international governing body announced during its Council meeting in Rome last week. “This decision fills us with joy and eager anticipation as we prepare to showcase the best of European athletics in our beautiful city,” said Royal Spanish Athletics Federation President Raul […]

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Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Hansle Parchment, of Jamaica, center, the gold medal winner in the men's 110-meter hurdles poses with Grant Holloway, of United States, left, silver, and Ronald Levy, of Jamaica, bronze, at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Matthias Hangst/Pool Photo via AP)

World Athletics to Pay Paris Olympic Winners

World Athletics will become the first international federation to award prize money to winning athletes at an Olympic Games starting at the Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The federation will make available a total prize pot of $2.4 million, which will come from the International Olympic Committee’s revenue share allocation that World Athletics receives every […]

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USOPC

USOPC Changes Venue for U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials

The 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for track and field will now be hosted at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, instead of at the previously announced Chula Vista, California. Ansin Sports Complex features a renovated running track identical to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic track in Beijing. It has a seating capacity of […]

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WorldAthletics

Beijing to Host 2027 World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Council has selected Beijing to host the 2027 World Athletics Championships, the first time the event has been in the Chinese capital since 2015. “With a population of more than 1.4 billion, China is one of the biggest sports markets in the world,” said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe. “This poses a […]

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