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October 18, 2013 | By Jessica Ogilvie
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time track-and-field gold medalist for the United States. In the WEtv reality show "Sanya's Glam & Gold," her life training for the Olympics and living - and working - with her family was documented. Richards-Ross, 28, talked to us about what it takes to stay in shape for the world's highest-stakes sporting event, how she manages to work alongside her family and whether her workouts have changed over the years. Will you be competing in the next Olympics?
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HEALTH
October 18, 2013 | By Jessica Ogilvie
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time track-and-field gold medalist for the United States. In the WEtv reality show "Sanya's Glam & Gold," her life training for the Olympics and living - and working - with her family was documented. Richards-Ross, 28, talked to us about what it takes to stay in shape for the world's highest-stakes sporting event, how she manages to work alongside her family and whether her workouts have changed over the years. Will you be competing in the next Olympics?
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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- Sanya Richards-Ross  has been driven the last four years by the memory of her fade to third place down the final stretch of the 400 meters at the Beijing Games. On Sunday she put her demons to rest by rallying in the final 100 meters to win gold, the first gold medal for the U.S. track and field team at the London Olympics. Richards-Ross passed several runners -- including Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, who had beaten her in Beijing -- to win in 49.55 seconds. Ohuruogu was second in a season-best 49.70 seconds, with DeeDee Trotter of Orlando, Fla., outleaning Amantle Montsho of Botswana for third, 49.72 seconds to 49.75.
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By John Cherwa
There are seemingly thousands of Olympic events every day. Here is what to watch for on Saturday: TRACK AND FIELD The relays take the stage on the last day of competition. The U.S. was a strong qualifier in both the women's 4 X 400 and men's 4 X 100. Sanya Richards Ross will anchor the women's 1,600-meter race. The star of the men's race will be Jamaica's Usain Bolt, arguably the biggest star at the Games. Other finals include the women's 800 meters and women's high jump. BASKETBALL The women's gold gets decided and it's difficult to imagine it being anyone but the U.S. France is the surprise opponent going through its side of the draw 7-0. But the U.S. has won 40 straight games and has a margin of victory of 34.1 points.
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay team cruised to a gold medal Saturday with remarkable ease, giving Allyson Felix  of Los Angeles her third gold medal of the London Olympics and  Sanya Richards-Ross her second gold. The quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Felix, Francena McCorory and Richards-Ross won in 3 minutes 16.87 seconds, launched by a strong opening leg by Trotter and gaining strength with each leg. PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics | Day 15 Felix ran a 48.85-second lap, McCorory a 49.39 and Richards-Ross a 49.07.
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By John Cherwa
There are seemingly thousands of Olympic events every day. Here is what to watch for on Saturday: TRACK AND FIELD The relays take the stage on the last day of competition. The U.S. was a strong qualifier in both the women's 4 X 400 and men's 4 X 100. Sanya Richards Ross will anchor the women's 1,600-meter race. The star of the men's race will be Jamaica's Usain Bolt, arguably the biggest star at the Games. Other finals include the women's 800 meters and women's high jump. BASKETBALL The women's gold gets decided and it's difficult to imagine it being anyone but the U.S. France is the surprise opponent going through its side of the draw 7-0. But the U.S. has won 40 straight games and has a margin of victory of 34.1 points.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You gotta love watching the Olympics - for the sports, of course, but also for the style. Uniforms are designed primarily for function, and ostensibly they level the playing field. Photo Gallery: Best 2012 Olympic style moments But they actually ratchet up the competition sartorially, as teams try to intimidate and outdo one another using only the skimpy canvas of a swimsuit, a leotard or a pair of shorts, and having to dress within the confines of official Olympic brand sponsors.
SPORTS
July 30, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - A day after an array of Olympians took to Twitter in a concerted effort to protest an International Olympic Committee ban on publicizing their sponsors during the Games if those companies aren't also Olympic sponsors, 400-meter gold-medal favorite Sanya Richards-Ross said athletes want a voice in the distribution of sponsorship money that currently goes directly to the IOC. The ban is spelled out in Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter....
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Allyson Felix's running style is so elegant, it's easy for her to lapse into floating like a butterfly when she should sting like a bee. "It's a gift and a curse because it looks very fluid," she said. "It's nice, but sometimes you have to get into an aggressive mode. " It took the Los Angeles native until her third Olympics to develop that edge, an odyssey that included silver medals in the 200 meters at Athens and Beijing and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters last week. When it all clicked in her mind Wednesday, she hunted down her dream instead of gliding toward it and finally realized her golden vision.
SPORTS
June 29, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. - Sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh continued down an eerily parallel path at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Friday, though their near-identical times in different semifinal heats of the women's 200 didn't cause the same headaches as their still-unresolved tie for third in the 100. Felix and Tarmoh won their respective heats in 22.30 seconds - taken to thousandths of a second Felix was timed in 22.297...
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- The U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay team cruised to a gold medal Saturday with remarkable ease, giving Allyson Felix  of Los Angeles her third gold medal of the London Olympics and  Sanya Richards-Ross her second gold. The quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Felix, Francena McCorory and Richards-Ross won in 3 minutes 16.87 seconds, launched by a strong opening leg by Trotter and gaining strength with each leg. PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics | Day 15 Felix ran a 48.85-second lap, McCorory a 49.39 and Richards-Ross a 49.07.
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Allyson Felix's running style is so elegant, it's easy for her to lapse into floating like a butterfly when she should sting like a bee. "It's a gift and a curse because it looks very fluid," she said. "It's nice, but sometimes you have to get into an aggressive mode. " It took the Los Angeles native until her third Olympics to develop that edge, an odyssey that included silver medals in the 200 meters at Athens and Beijing and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters last week. When it all clicked in her mind Wednesday, she hunted down her dream instead of gliding toward it and finally realized her golden vision.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You gotta love watching the Olympics - for the sports, of course, but also for the style. Uniforms are designed primarily for function, and ostensibly they level the playing field. Photo Gallery: Best 2012 Olympic style moments But they actually ratchet up the competition sartorially, as teams try to intimidate and outdo one another using only the skimpy canvas of a swimsuit, a leotard or a pair of shorts, and having to dress within the confines of official Olympic brand sponsors.
SPORTS
August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON -- Sanya Richards-Ross  has been driven the last four years by the memory of her fade to third place down the final stretch of the 400 meters at the Beijing Games. On Sunday she put her demons to rest by rallying in the final 100 meters to win gold, the first gold medal for the U.S. track and field team at the London Olympics. Richards-Ross passed several runners -- including Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, who had beaten her in Beijing -- to win in 49.55 seconds. Ohuruogu was second in a season-best 49.70 seconds, with DeeDee Trotter of Orlando, Fla., outleaning Amantle Montsho of Botswana for third, 49.72 seconds to 49.75.
SPORTS
July 30, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - A day after an array of Olympians took to Twitter in a concerted effort to protest an International Olympic Committee ban on publicizing their sponsors during the Games if those companies aren't also Olympic sponsors, 400-meter gold-medal favorite Sanya Richards-Ross said athletes want a voice in the distribution of sponsorship money that currently goes directly to the IOC. The ban is spelled out in Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter....
SPORTS
June 29, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. - Sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh continued down an eerily parallel path at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Friday, though their near-identical times in different semifinal heats of the women's 200 didn't cause the same headaches as their still-unresolved tie for third in the 100. Felix and Tarmoh won their respective heats in 22.30 seconds - taken to thousandths of a second Felix was timed in 22.297...
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- With a gutsy race contested in the place it was most appreciated, with Hayward Field vibrating with excitement, Galen Rupp created a memorable moment in a place that has seen more than its share of distance-running feats. Rupp, who last week won the U.S. Olympic trials 10,000-meter race and a berth in the London Games, was leading the 5,000 Thursday night until Bernard Lagat passed him with about 100 meters left. Rupp hadn't beaten Lagat in 12 previous tries. This looked to be No. 13. "Normally that's my strength," Lagat said of his ability to speed away at the end, "but today was really different.
SPORTS
June 21, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. - USA Track and Field recently resolved its lengthy administrative turmoil by hiring Max Siegel, a former NASCAR and music industry executive, as its chief executive. Now the organization's focus can shift to supporting athletes and raising the sport's Olympic medal count from 23 at the 2008 Beijing Games to its stated goal of 30 in London. Making the U.S. team will be half the battle. The trials, which began Thursday, figure to be toughest in the sprints and hurdles, traditionally Team USA's strongest events.
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- With a gutsy race contested in the place it was most appreciated, with Hayward Field vibrating with excitement, Galen Rupp created a memorable moment in a place that has seen more than its share of distance-running feats. Rupp, who last week won the U.S. Olympic trials 10,000-meter race and a berth in the London Games, was leading the 5,000 Thursday night until Bernard Lagat passed him with about 100 meters left. Rupp hadn't beaten Lagat in 12 previous tries. This looked to be No. 13. "Normally that's my strength," Lagat said of his ability to speed away at the end, "but today was really different.
SPORTS
June 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. -- Rarely does Sanya Richards-Ross picture herself climbing atop the medal stand after winning the 400-meter gold medal at the Olympics. Instead, she visualizes the final steps she must take to get there, driven by memories of having victory slip from her grasp at Beijing in 2008 when she faded to third down the stretch while weakened by an ailment she believes was misdiagnosed. "Every time I think about going back to the Olympics, I think about finishing stronger and getting to the finish line first and that's been my motivation the past four years," she said.
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