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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nine-time Olympic medalist and defending World 400m champion Allyson Felixreigned supreme Sunday at the Muller Anniversary Games, earning her 23rd Diamond League title en route to USATF Athlete of the Week honors.

Top Canadian athletes confirmed they are ready for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as they produced notable performances over four days at the national championships in Ottawa’s Terry Fox Athletic Facility 6-9 July.

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 10, 2017Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA — a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal — launches this weekend, highlighted by live diving coverage from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships from Budapest, Hungary; live IAAF Diamond League track and field coverage from Rabat, Morocco; FIVB World Grand Prix women’s volleyball matches from Macau, China; and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Launch Special, which will guide viewers through what they can expect to see on the new TV network.

Two world leads, a world best and a meeting record in the women’s mile were the highlights of the track programme at the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium this afternoon where some 35,000 fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, were treated to some scintillating action just few weeks ahead of the IAAF World Championships here next month.

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- The historic 50th Annual USA Track & Field National Masters Championships will be held at LSU July 13-16, with 900 of the best USA athletes 30-101 years old.  Among the entrants are 40 reigning world champions, Olympians, a dozen recent world record setters, 87 defending national champions, and many Baton Rouge area and Louisiana stars.  Below are just some of the potential stars.

There was a huge weight of expectation on the slender shoulders of Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk in his first international 400m race since his world record run in Rio but he shrugged it off with aplomb as he flew around one lap of the Pontaise stadium in 43.62 at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond league meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6).

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 6, 2017NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League with two events this week, beginning today, Thursday, July 6, from Lausanne, Switzerland, live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present exclusive bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of the events in Lausanne and London, England.

The world will eagerly be awaiting to see what Wayde van Niekerk can do in his first international 400m since he set the world record over the distance when winning the Olympic title last summer, when he goes to his blocks at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6).

The Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and his Social Democratic Party, who currently form a governing coalition with two other left wing parties in the German capital, continue with their plans to transform the Berlin Olympic Stadium into a pure football arena. Cooperating with local first division club Hertha BSC their scandalous intention is to get rid of athletics. One of the world’s most iconic athletics arenas would be lost for the sport. Additionally it would cause the demise of the final fortress of German athletics. A massive protest is developing against these reckless plans.

Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300m world best to highlight the Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday (28).

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