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  • Rudisha, Fraser-Pryce set for adidas Grand Prix

    Apr 23, 2014
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    NEW YORK CITY (April 23, 2014) – Three of the most dominant athletes in the sport are the latest superstars to join the lineup for the adidas Grand Prix, which this year marks its 10th year of bringing the world’s top athletes to Icahn Stadium, organizers announced today. David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Valerie Adams – who among them own five Olympic gold medals and 14 World Championships titles – will all be returning to the NYC event, set to [...]

  • Lennox Miller & the1964 Kingston College Team to be honoured at Penn Relays

    Apr 14, 2014
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    PHILADELPHIA – The Penn Relay Carnival adds to the Wall of Fame begun in 1994 at the time of the 100th running. The Class of 2014, the 21st group of inductees, brings the number of individuals selected to 99, with 89 relay teams having been chosen. Four individuals and four relay teams were selected by a panel of Penn Relays experts. The sole restriction in the nomination process is that only retired athletes (or those now competing as masters) may [...]

  • Asafa Powell respond to 18-month banned

    Apr 10, 2014
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    Thursday April 10, 2014 | Statement from Asafa Powell A short while ago, the independent disciplinary panel exploring the circumstances under which my samples tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine handed down a sanction. I will confirm that the panel handed down an 18-month suspension. This ruling is not only unfair, it is patently unjust. Panels such as these, I understood, were assembled to allow athletes who, consciously or unconsciously come into conflict with the rules of sport, a chance [...]

  • Blake, Bondarenko, Suhr, Pearson Highlight 2014 adidas Grand Prix

    Mar 12, 2014
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      NEW YORK CITY (March 12, 2014) Yohan Blake, the double 2011 IAAF World Champion at 100 meters and in the 4×100-meter relay from Jamaica, returns to Icahn Stadium after missing much of the 2013 season with an injury. Blake, a winner here at 100 meters in 2012, later that year earned silver medals at both 100 meters and 200 meters in the London Olympics as well as gold in the 4x100m. At 24, Blake is known as “The Beast,” [...]

  • Campbell-Brown Response to CAS Decision

    Feb 24, 2014
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      VCB Official Statement: The past several months of my life has brought me much pain and suffering, however, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement and a reminder that God’s word is true in that He will never leave us nor forsake us. The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence. I harbor too much self-respect and a similar respect [...]

  • Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie Eyes IAAF World Relays

    Feb 2, 2014
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    “The fact that the IAAF World Relays will be held in my hometown is great… people will be competing on my home track and I am very excited about that,” said the recently retired Bahamian sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.  Debbie continued “I am planning on competing at the World Relays as I would like to compete at the stadium that was named in honor of my godfather, Thomas A. Robinson.” The inaugural IAAF World Relays is set for the Bahamas on [...]

  • Jermaine Brown on the Rise

    Jan 19, 2014
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    Jermaine Brown may not be well-known in the track and field landscape, but by the end of the 2014 season we may know who he is. Brown, in a recent interview with TrackLedger.com, stated that the goal for him this season is to make the Jamaican world indoors team as well as the Commonwealth Games team to Glasgow. Brown enters the season with a personal best indoor time of 21.04 (200m) and on Friday, January 10, at the Armory Track [...]