Texts, pictures lead to 1st doping case under new US law
Nigeria's top Olympic medal hopeful was thrilled. “Eric my body feel so good,” Blessing Okagbare said in a text not long after running the 100 meters in a personal-best 10.63 seconds. “Eric” is Eric Lira, a naturopathic doctor in Texas, who on Wednesday became the first person charged under a landmark U.S. law designed to add legal accountability to a global anti-doping system that has long struggled to regulate itself.news.yahoo.com
Layden: Despite lack of familiar names, track and field surging forward on wings of today's stars
There's no denying the absences felt in track and field -- both in the stands and on the starting blocks. But the athletes in Tokyo this year are breathing life into track and field with new remarkable feats of athleticism and altruism.