2012 Olympics - Athletics

With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, Athletics -- track and field -- is the largest single sport at the 2012 Olympic Games. Competition begins August 3, with medals awarded in the women's 10,000 meters and men's shot put, and reaches its conclusion with the men's marathon on the final day of London 2012.

New Usian Bolt Ad: 'And Then Jamaica Conquered England'

Is reverse imperialism the ultimate form of trash talk? It just might be.↵

Belarus Shot Putter Stripped Of Gold After Testing Positive For Steroid

Belarus lost one of its three gold medals when shot put winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk had her title removed for testing positive for steroids.

Olympic Marathon: Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi Face Challenging Kenyan, Ethiopian Teams


A trio of medal contenders from the United States will run against strong teams from Kenya and Ethiopia Sunday morning in the Olympic marathon, a marquee event of the Summer Games.

2012 Olympics, Women's 800m Results: Mariya Savinova Continues Domination Of Event; Caster Semenya Gets Silver

Mariya Savinova defended her World Championship by winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics in the 800 meters, while Castor Semenya finished second.

Team USA's Brigetta Barrett Leaps To High Jump Silver

Brigetta Barrett's best jump of her career was good for Olympic silver, while Russian jumpers took gold and bronze.

VIDEO: Usain Bolt Leads Jamaica To 4x100m Relay World Record


The tussle on the track lived up to its hype as Jamaica edged Team USA for the gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay final, setting a new world record in the process.

Trinidad And Tobago's Keshorn Walcott Wins Javelin Gold

Trinidad and Tobago has its first ever field medal, as Keshorn Walcott captured gold in the javelin throw.

Russia's Mariya Savinova Dominates Women's 800m, Caster Semenya Wins Silver

Caster Semenya couldn't earn gold after an amazing performance from Russia's Mariya Savinova put over a second between her and the competition.

Mo Farah Wins Gold In 5000m, Completes Rare Olympic Double


Mo Farah doubles up! The British runner won the men's 5000m Saturday night, becoming just the seventh runner ever to accomplish the Olympic 5000m-10,000m double.

Caster Semenya Gender Controversy Brings Back Images Of Babe Didrikson

The Babe had to dodge gender questions in the 1932 Games when she showed up with her 'masculine' look

Team USA Announces Men's 4x100m Relay Lineup, Ryan Bailey Gets Anchor Leg


The United States has its lineup for the men's 4x100m relay final, set for Saturday night at Olympic Stadium. Team USA will go with Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey.

Men's 50km Racewalk: Sergey Kirdyapkin Captures Gold


Sergey Kirdyapkin won the gold medal in the men's 50 kilometer race walk at the London 2012 Olympics.

Track & Field: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Saturday


Track & field continues Saturday with a full schedule including the men's 4x100m relay.

Olympics 2012 Track & Field: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Friday


Friday at the Olympics will have six gold medal events in track and field. Find the day's schedule here.

Lightning Strikes Twice, Again: Usain Bolt Defends His 200m Gold


Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the men's 200 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday night, posting a time of 19.32 seconds and becoming the first man ever to defend the 200m title.

Ashton Eaton Leads Men's Decathlon Early On Day 2, Trey Hardee Second


Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee still sit atop the leaderboard in decathlon with just three events to go.

Track & Field: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Thursday


Decathlete Ashton Eaton and Usain Bolt headline the track and field television coverage on Thursday.

Women's 800m: Caster Semenya, Pamela Jelimo Qualify For Semis, Sarah Attar Makes Olympic History

All of the big names qualified for the semifinals comfortably in the women's 800 meters, while Sarah Attar became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field at the Olympics.

Men's 5000m: Mo Farah, Galen Rupp Among Qualifiers For Final

Mo Farah, Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat all comfortably qualified for the final of the men's 5,000 meters.

Track & Field: Event Schedule, TV Coverage For Wednesday

The track & field competitions continue on Wednesday. How many of the four gold medals can the United States pick up?

2012 Olympics Live Stream For Women's 100m Hurdles and Other Track & Field

Track & field continues at the 2012 Olympics and all of Tuesday's events, including the women's 100m final, can be streamed online.

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