Posts Tagged Track and field

Horrific accident can’t stop ex-Dover AFB sergeant

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Nick Dadgostar lined up on the track.

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Religion keeps runner from competing for state

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — One of the top high school cross country runners in Class 3A in Kansas won’t be competing in this weekend’s regional qualifying races because of her religious beliefs.

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

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Pistorius, agent to have prison talks over career

In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.  Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and killed Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home last year, had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Oscar Pistorius’ agent is seeking a prison meeting with the double-amputee athlete in the next few days to discuss his career, with South Africa’s Olympic committee saying Thursday the runner can’t compete for the full five years of his jail sentence.

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WADA meets Kenya officials over doping report

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency will help create a new anti-doping body in Kenya after a report concluded the East African country — a longtime producer of champion distance runners — has no effective program to fight drug cheating.

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