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|Vaulting to Olympic heights|
The only American gold medalist of the day, Tim Mack set an Olympic record, clearing 19 feet, 6 ¼ inches in his final attempt.
|IAAF launches investigation into Greek sprinters|
Track's governing body began investigating Thursday whether two Greek sprinters who withdrew from the Olympics had tried repeatedly to avoid doping testers.
|American Johnson falls in hurdles|
American Allen Johnson, a four-time world champion and a former Olympic gold medalist, made a shocking exit from the second round of the 110-meter hurdles.
|Discus thrower loses gold|
Tuesday's Daily Dope
|IOC strips gold from shot putter|
Monday's Daily Dope
|Graham got BALCO ball rolling|
Trevor Graham has admitted he was the coach who anonymously sent a syringe of THG to the USADA.
|Face of the Games|
Even before the race began, it was all there in Justin Gatlin's expression: a desire to win.
|U.S. gets surprising bronze in marathon|
Mizuki Noguchi of Japan held on for the gold and American Deena Kastor used a late burst for a stunning bronze medal finish Sunday night in the Olympic marathon.
|Webb crashes: U.S. runner flops in 1,500 prelims|
Alan Webb's season of great promise collapsed in a rugged 1,500-meter first round Friday night, where the 5-foot-9, 140-pound Webb was knocked around like a pinball and finished ninth in a field of 13.
|Bekele ends Gebrselassie's reign in 10,000|
Kenenisa Bekele crossed the finish line, took a few deep breaths and then waited for his mentor. A pained Haile Gebrselassie arrived 22 seconds later and the two Ethiopians hugged -- the old champion giving way to the new.
|Marathon, Greece: It all started here|
The marathon is returning home to its namesake village northeast of Athens, but a lot has changed in the last 100 years.
Yulia Nesterenko shook off the grip the U.S. women had in the 100 meters Saturday.
|Giant leap backward|
Was it her shoes? Whatever it was, Stacy Dragila couldn't find her rhythm in the pole vault qualifying.
|The one that's missing|
After almost 20 years runnning the 100-meter hurdles, it's still the one medal five-time Olympian Gail Devers doesn't own.
|Caple: Leaders of the track|
Sprinter Shawn Crawford leads the way among the top track and field athletes to watch.
|Iraqi sprinter covers historic ground|
Ala'a Jassim doesn't want to be the poster girl for President Bush. She just wants to represent Iraq.
|School of hard knocks|
Alan Webb's first Olympic experience turned into a tough lesson as he emerged bruised and bloody but wiser.
|There's no running from it|
It would be nice to see this week's 100-meter sprint as simply the best footrace of all time. But BALCO changed everything.
|Adelson: The Human Frog|
One American athlete has won more gold medals than any other. And this man's story has gotten lost.
|Medal melts away|
In what will likely be her last Olympic race, Gail Devers didn't even make it 10 meters Sunday night in the 100-meter hurdles.
|Plenty of heat|
The men's 100-meter second round was scorching -- and not because of Athens' heat.
|Daddy's little girl|
Lauryn Williams' father was supposed to be at Olympic Stadium watching her. She couldn't find him, but he had plenty to be proud of.
|Kreidler: Instant memory|
Steroid-related news dominated the track trials, but Alan Webb's burst in the 1,500 reminded us it's about running.
|A heave into history|
Kristin Heaston became the first woman to compete for full Olympic honors at the birthplace of the games.
|Edwards' suspension upheld|
U.S. sprinter Torri Edwards was knocked out of the Olympics for good Tuesday when an arbitration panel upheld her two-year drug suspension, saying she should have known tablets provided by her doctor contained a banned substance.
|Nelson wins silver in shot put|
Kristin Heaston made history even before the shot put left her hand Wednesday, becoming the first woman to compete at this historic site that gave birth to the Olympics 2,780 years ago.
|WADA chief chivies USATF, Jones|
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency again criticized U.S. track officials Thursday over recent drug use by American athletes, and warned that Marion Jones will be in a "deep hole" if she's lying about not using banned substances.
|ESPN Mag: Best of the Best|
Can Tom Pappas overcome his weakest events -- javelin and discus -- to earn the title of world's greatest athlete?
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|Greek sprinters withdraw|
Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou withdrew Wednesday from the Athens Games, nearly a week after they missed a drug test and were later hospitalized following a suspicious motorcycle crash.
|Gutty effort: Two-time Olympic champ to run|
If it was any other race, Haile Gebrselassie would not be running. But this is the Olympic 10,000, and probably the last track event of his legendary career.
|Going the distance|
LaTasha Colander's speedy transformation from 400 meters makes her a medal contender in the 100.
|Jones clinches spot on U.S. women's 400 relay team|
Marion Jones is firmly on the 400-meter relay team and, if all goes as planned, she will run all three rounds of the event at the Athens Olympics, the U.S. women's coach said Thursday.
|Pappas, Clay build momentum toward decathlon|
The U.S. duo is taking it easy before the decathlon meet gets under way.
|Javelin thrower disallowed from Palestinian team|
A Greek javelin thrower cannot compete with the Palestinian Olympic team because she did not meet the qualifying standard, Athletics' world governing board said Tuesday.
|Hurdler Taylor refused modafinil at '03 champs|
Brenda Taylor is nobody's fool. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in cognitive neuroscience and is headed for law school when her track career ends.
|Get packing: Long jumper just added to U.S. team|
Long jumper Rose Richmond had some fast packing to do after getting last-minute notification that she'd be on the U.S. Olympic team.
|Williams tests positive for THC, gets warning|
Sprinter Bernard Williams tested positive for a banned substance at a meeting in Seville in June, the USADA said on Monday.
|Sprinter Harrison gets 2-year ban, out for Athens|
Calvin Harrison has been suspended for two years for a second doping violation.
|U.S. runner Tollefson earns spot in 1,500|
Carrie Tollefson didn't run Saturday, but she finally made the U.S. Olympic team.
|Hurdler Pittman tries surgery to salvage hopes|
Jana Pittman, the 400-meter hurdles world champion, had surgery Sunday on her injured right knee to see whether she might be able to run in the Olympics.
|Iberoamericans: Spain leads with 11 golds|
Heading into Sunday's finale of the three-day Iberoamerican Games, Spain leads with 11 gold medals, followed by Cuba with nine.
|Johnson: USADA could do more to aid athletes|
Former Olympic champion Allen Johnson believes the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency needs to be reformed so it can help athletes avoid accidentally taking banned substances in supplements.
|Jones' rebuttal: Lawyers imply feds leaked info|
They walked into the room holding hands. They kissed and talked about supporting each other, a touching scene of a wife standing by her embattled husband.
|Jones' ex says she used drugs in Sydney|
The ex-husband of three-time Olympic champion Marion Jones told federal investigators that Jones was using banned performance-enhancing drugs during the 2000 games in Sydney where she won five medals, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.