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US Track team adds $9 million more to athlete funding

Leaders of the U.S. track team designed a formula to distribute an extra $9 million in cash to top athletes and also took steps to clarify language in a much-debated form that runner Nick Symmonds refused to sign before this year's world championships. USA Track and Field worked with Olympians Dwight Phillips, Doc Patton and others over the weekend to create a funding model that...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USA Track Star Nick Symmonds In Brand Dispute That Will Keep Him Out Of Worlds

The cost of putting on an event the scope of the Olympics has risen to astronomical levels, even pricing major cities in powerful countries out of the running. In short, the Olympics have become too big for their own good, leading some who cover the event, including Jay Busbee and Kevin Kaduk of Yahoo Sports, to wonder if the Olympics will still exist in 20 years. If the 7.2 billion...
Via Awful Announcing
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Symmonds left off US roster for worlds in Beijing

Middle distance runner Nick Symmonds will be watching the world championships in Beijing from the sideline after being left off the U.S. squad over a uniform squabble. The defending world runner-up at 800 meters refused to sign a contract that USA Track and Field requires all athletes to sign to be named to the team. When the official list came out Monday, Symmonds wasn't on it despite...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Track to keep national champ off Worlds roster over shoe dispute?

What to wear, what to wear? Nick Symmonds, America's national champion and the defending world runner-up at 800 meters, expects to be sitting home when the track world championships start later this month, all because of a feud over what he can and cannot wear during the trip to Beijing. Symmonds refused to sign a contract USA Track and Field requires all athletes to sign by Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Symmonds prepared to miss worlds over contract language

Nick Symmonds, the defending world silver medalist in the 800 meters, is prepared to skip the world championships in Beijing over wording in a contract. The middle distance runner tells The Associated Press he refused to sign the release that USA Track and Field requires all athletes to sign by Sunday night to be on the team heading to China. The team will be officially announced...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympian says he will work out naked until he finds apparel sponsor

US Olympic runner Nick Symmonds has a tremendous sense of humor. What he does not have, however, is an apparel sponsor. The Winter Games in Sochi begin in just over a month, and Symmonds is still searching for some financial assistance. Until he finds it, he will have to alter his training routine. On Wednesday, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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