August 4, 1995 |
Without even leaving his Rancho Cucamonga home, Mike Powell had his MacArthuresque vow upon learning that his world record in the long jump was broken last Saturday--"I will get it back"--virtually fulfilled.
August 2, 1995 |
Primo Nebiolo will be elected without opposition today or Thursday to a fourth term as the international track and field federation's president, one of sport's most powerful positions. But he has been no match for the Swedish media, which have battered him to the extent that he is threatening to return home to Italy even before the World Championships begin Friday.
October 9, 1994 |
With the 1996 Summer Olympics still nearly two years away, it is curious that the schedules for competition in all sports but the flagship event, track and field, have been approved. "Somebody had to be last, I guess," said Amadeo Francis of Puerto Rico, a member of track's international federation committee in charge of scheduling. If only it were that simple.
August 28, 1993 |
Instead of submitting its next payment of almost $700,000 to the International Amateur Athletic Federation, one of the track and field governing body's major sponsors, Mobil Corporation, must pay the money to quarter-miler Butch Reynolds, a federal judge in Alexandria, Va., ruled Friday. "This is great," said Reynolds' lawyer, Mimi Dane of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, after the victory in her initial action aimed at collecting a $27.3-million judgment against the IAAF.
August 23, 1993 |
German sprinter Katrin Krabbe was banned for two years by the International Amateur Athletic Federation for bringing the sport into disrepute, sources said Sunday. Krabbe, winner of the 100 and 200 at the 1991 World Championships, was suspended for four years after failing an out-of-competition drug test last year. The German federation, however, reduced the suspension to one year.
August 15, 1993 |
Liza Minnelli agreed to appear in Friday night's opening ceremony for track and field's fourth World Championships, but she withdrew, according to organizers, because of a dispute with her agents. International Amateur Athletic Federation officials, who govern the sport, can sympathize, having recently found themselves on less than friendly terms with agents.