Old and busted, 2020: Tracking the college track & field programs cut due to COVID-induced budget restrictions. New hotness, 2021: tracking the US track & field Olympians cut due to COVID testing protocols.
The Tokyo Olympics are the first Summer Games since sports betting became widely legal across the United States. With US sportsbooks offering lines on Olympic track & field, here’s a primer for track & field fans who may not be familiar with how the whole...
One question that’s long intrigued and motivated us is: What will it take for track & field athletes to realize that none of this is worth it? “This” being the whole Olympic-centric or, one step below, Team USA-centric career goals and hoop dreams.
Finding a running track is pretty easy: go to the nearest high school. If you’re not picky, maybe even a middle school. You can try a nearby college, but most reserve their tracks exclusively for their track & field teams (especially at Division I schools)....
The Rule 40 blackout period for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games started on July 13. This should be a non-issue for a properly activated sponsorship, so of course it’s a source of angst for track & field.
Twelve athletes set meet records at the US Track & Field Olympic Trials. We know these happened at the new Hayward Field, but where exactly did they happen within track & field’s most expensive stadium?
International students made up 30% of the top 10 finishers at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. These athletes are a unique subset of the athletes we need to keep in the sport past graduation.
Three track & field meets used a pay-per-view revenue share to build their prize purses. Several weeks later, the ratings - and, therefore, the revenue and prize purse - have still not been publicized.
Track & field does not do a very good job holding itself together. The layout of some track & field stadiums makes you wonder if the builders realized they were supposed to build one facility for a single sport.