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4 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Hornets Lend a Hand to Delaware Senior Olympics

DOVER , Del.- Delaware State University's track & field and cross country teams spent part of their weekend giving back to the community. The Hornet student-athletes and coaches served as volunteers for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics Race Walk/Track & Field events at DSU's Alumni Stadium on Sunday.

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4 hrs ago | Dartmouth Big Green

Harwick Elevated to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

HANOVER, N.H. Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Monday afternoon that Barry Harwick '77 has been elevated to The Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Director of Track and Field and Cross Country. In this new role, Harwick will oversee all facets of both Dartmouth men's and women's track and field and cross country programs.

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4 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

Walcott bags Continental bronze

Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott bagged bronze in the men's javelin at the IAAF Continental Cup, in Marrakech, Morocco, yesterday. Walcott opened the competition with an 81.02 metres throw-good enough for second spot at the end of the first round.

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5 hrs ago | Dartmouth Big Green

Harwick Elevated to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

HANOVER, N.H. Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Monday afternoon that Barry Harwick '77 has been elevated to The Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Director of Track and Field and Cross Country. In this new role, Harwick will oversee all facets of both Dartmouth men's and women's track and field and cross country programs.

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7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Olympians and star athletes urging fans to reserve Pan Am tickets early

Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games. "These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.

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8 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Hornets Lend a Hand to Delaware Senior Olympics

DOVER , Del.- Delaware State University's track & field and cross country teams spent part of their weekend giving back to the community. The Hornet student-athletes and coaches served as volunteers for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics Race Walk/Track & Field events at DSU's Alumni Stadium on Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Trinadad Express

Walcott bags Continental bronze

Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott bagged bronze in the men's javelin at the IAAF Continental Cup, in Marrakech, Morocco, yesterday. Walcott opened the competition with an 81.02 metres throw-good enough for second spot at the end of the first round.

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WBNS

Hokes Bluff teen works toward Paralympic goal

While most juniors are toiling at school this week, Emily Frederick of Hokes Bluff will be training toward the fulfillment of a new dream - a trip to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Emily received an invitation to a U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Throws Camp this month at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

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Jamaica Observer

Julian Walsh: Jamaican-born Japanese athlete making a name in 400m

HAVING left Jamaica as a toddler, Japanese quarter-miler Julian Walsh knows little about the rich sports heritage of his birthplace which has produced a number of outstanding 400 metres runners. The 17-year-old Walsh's first major assignment came in July at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hernando Today

Between the Lines

Not only is there a variety of events being held in September and October, they're geographically spread out around the state. The South Florida Shooting Festival fires the opening shot, Saturday and Sunday, with eight events at three venues in Hollywood, Indian River County and Okeechobee.

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Sun-Star

UC, USC take lead

FLYER. Roneth Ayuda clears 1.50 meters to win the women's high jump for USC in the Cesafi athletics competition.

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Boston Herald

Marla Runyan inspires at Perkins, NU

Marla Runyan is a gold medal winner in life. And, when it comes to adversity, she places it in the rear- view mirror.

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OUPblog

Playing Man: some modern consequences of Ancient sport

Playing Man , the trail-blazing work by Johan Huizinga, took sport seriously and showed how it was essential in the formation of civilizations. Adult playtime for many pre-industrial cultures served as the crucible in which conventions and boundaries were written for a culture.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

Lead by example: Kosuke Hagino, who beat Michael Phelps in the 200-meter medley final at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia last month, will be a medal prospect for Japan at the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Asian Games.

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In-depth Africa

Top record breakers in sports

The world of sport is filled with lots of excitements which come with the anticipation of match fixtures and results, surprises and disappointments. Also new records are set and broken from time to time by some individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen area of sport and have become not only world figures but a house name.

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The Free Dictionary

Jesse Owens

James Cleveland " Jesse " Owens was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump . He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany , where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team.

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The Globe and Mail

Girl Runner fuses history and personality to create an inspiring record of the need for speed

Four years ago, on a bitingly cold January afternoon, I laced up a pair of paint-speckled sneakers and went for a run. Within minutes, I was bent double and gasping for air.

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Eastern Daily Press

Photo gallery: Big turnout for Sheringham launch of new athletics club for youngsters

The starting gun has sounded for an athletics club aiming to train the young track and field stars of tomorrow in north Norfolk. Youngsters wanting to be the next Usain Bolt and Mo Farrah are signing up to the new North Norfolk Harriers Athletics Club.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Batara is Special Olympics BC Athlete of the Year

The talented Richmond athlete, who is autistic, won six gold medals at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games, helping to earn him recognition as the Special Olympian of the Year at the 2013 Richmond Sports Awards presented by The Richmond Review in partnership with Richmond Sports Council and City of Richmond. Involved with Special Olympics for seven years, Batara holds the national record in the 50-metre breaststroke of 36.80 seconds.

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News Times

Danbury Old Timers to honor track star

Marty Sauer is the recipient of an award from the Danbury Old Timers for outstanding achievements in track and field. He starred on the Bates College team, both indoor and outdoor, from 1963-67, missing one year due to hepatitis.

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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