BEIJING (AP) Almost as important as how fast the U.S. athletes run this week at world championships is how they look doing it. The gear the Americans wear in Beijing is worth millions of dollars for the country's track and field federation, even though each individual athlete can only hope to see a small fraction of it. And Nick Symmonds won't get a penny. Symmonds, the defending...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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, […]
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