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No relay: Banned sprinter Richardson left off Olympic team

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Richardson's positive test nullified her win at Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, last month and the spot that went with it in Tokyo in the 100. Her 30-day suspension will end before the start of the relays on Aug. 5...

Olympic legend Carl Lewis slams Team USA relay team after messy handoff, 6th place finish

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U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker tried to grab the baton on the first exchange but got a handful of Fred Kerley’s uniform instead. Baker whiffed on the second time and on the third Baker used both hands to shove the item i...

Report: Stages of Olympic relay to be pulled off Tokyo roads

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Citing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kyodo said the relay would not appear on public streets from July 9-16. Kyodo said organizers would decide on the format for the relay from July 17 until the opening ceremony...

Sha’Carri Richardson on Olympic relay snub, test fallout: ‘I’m accepting of it’

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Richardson’s positive marijuana test led to the 30-day suspension which nullified her victory at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials and kept her from the 100-meter race in Tokyo. Her name was also left off a lis...

This virtual relay race is encouraging Black Americans to vote in the presidential election

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A women's group is hosting a virtual relay race to highlight the civil rights movement and help increase Black voter turnout for the 2020 presidential election. Ten thousand people -- of all genders, sexualities and...

Though her suspension ends before relay event, Sha’Carri Richardson left off US Olympic track team

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US star sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was left off the roster for the US track and field team that will compete at the Olympics in Tokyo, according to the team list released Tuesday by USA Track & Field. Richar...