The Olympics are not just the biggest sporting event in the world. They represent what is best about the world. They remind us of our shared humanity and never has the nations of the world coming together been more important than after a year in which we were isolated and cut off from one another.
January 25, 2021
We know the 100/200 will be doable, but what about the 200/400? The 1500/5000? The (gulp)...100/400? We break them all down and propose a few easy solutions. World Athletics, are you paying attention? A few tweaks could make the schedule much more athlete-friendly. *MB: What doubles are doable in Tokyo? LRC tells you and offers some simple changes
August 4, 2020
World Athletics Says Forget About Qualifying for Olympics Until December and Some Athletes Aren't Happy"This takes away the last bit of hope of making 2020 a productive, meaningful year in our career" said 2017 steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn. But others, including Olympic pole vault champ Katerina Stefanidi, support the move.
April 8, 2020
April 2, 2020
March 24, 2020
The conditions for the 2020 Olympic marathons are going to brutal. We tell you what past races it will most likely resemble and agree with Brett Larner -- the races should be run at night.
April 17, 2019
Track fans on the East Coast will be able to watch most distance finals from the 2020 Olympics live as they get ready for work. West Coast fans, we suggest you take the week off as it's going to be super early for you.
April 16, 2019
Here's How The New 2020 Olympic Qualifying Rules Would Impact The Sprints, Field Events, and Walks in the United StatesOn Friday, we showed you how the 2016 US Olympic Track and Field team would have looked for the mid-d and distance races if the new 2020 rules were in place in 2016. Today, we're going to show you how the 2016 US Olympic Team would have looked for the rest of the events if the new rules were in place.
March 18, 2019
Top American Pros and Coaches React to USATF's New Olympic Qualification Process: "For Our Trials, It Takes a Lot of Excitement Out of It"
March 18, 2019
Our Worst Fears Realized: USATF WILL NOT Honor Top-Three Finish at The US Olympic Trials Unless You Have The StandardThis is one of the darkest days in history for US distance fans. We emailed USATF to make sure they would be honoring the IAAF world rankings so those top 3 at the Olympic Trials could go to the Olympics - they told us they would not. That means Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo wouldn’t have made the 2016 team, nor would Jared Ward and three other Olympic finalists including Bernard Lagat who won the most thrilling race was the Trials. Some US Olympic Trials races may now be totally meaningless.
March 15, 2019
Find Out Who Would Have Qualified Under the IAAF's New World Rankings If Worlds Were Held Last Year, Plus the IAAF Answers Our Questions on Olympic ChangesThe IAAF is very much aware that people have lots of questions about the new Olympic qualifying system so they have shared with us the spreadsheet they gave to the member federations showing you who would get into Worlds based on the new rules.
March 13, 2019
Did the IAAF Just Kill Off Some of the Significance of the Olympic Trials? IAAF Announces New Qualifying System & Entry Standards for 2020 OlympicsWe're not opposed to change but we have a lot of questions about the qualification system that will be used for the 2020 Olympics.
March 10, 2019
Cancel the Trials: Here Are the U.S. Women's Distance Runners Who Will Be Going to the 2020 Olympics
August 1, 2018
The track and field action at 2020 Tokyo starts in exactly two years - July 31, 2020. We've got out our crystal ball and tell you who will be on the US Olympic team.
July 31, 2018
July 30, 2021 to August 8, 2021
On The Boards
- 2020 Olympics add 4x400 Mixed Relay... Another Easy Gold for the U.S.?
- 3-on-3 basketball added to the 2020 Olympics. Who's the best to rep America?
- ***BREAKING***100k Ultra for men & women to be included in 2020 Olympics -Tokyo organisers insistent it will happen.
- Will Bolt unretire to run Tokyo 2020?
- Verzbicas's chances at 2016 or 2020 Olympic team in TRACK