Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Isn’t Finished Yet Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sprinter Discusses Retirement, Jamaican Track And Field, And Sha’Carri Richardson

September 2, 2021

A month after organizers announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo would be postponed until the following summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce told British broadcaster Sky Sports that the 2021 games and next year’s world championships “could definitely” be her last major competitions of her career. Fraser-Pryce burst on the scene at 21 years of age during the 2008 Games, shocking the track…


Gabby Thomas Plans To ‘run Until The Wheels Fall Off’ After Olympic Success Thomas Is Putting Her Medical Career On Hold While She Continues To Race

August 17, 2021

Not long ago, Gabby Thomas thought that at age 24, she would be working for a nonprofit medical organization, or maybe as a hospital administrator, with a focus on eliminating racial disparities in health care. That was the plan – make the 2020 Olympics, maybe try a few pro meets afterward, then put her Harvard undergrad degrees in global health and neurobiology to use. Then 2021 happened: She ran the…


As 400-Meter Hurdles Grab The Olympic Spotlight In Tokyo, Don’t Forget Edwin Moses The Morehouse Graduate Remains One Of The Biggest Legends Of Track And Field

August 2, 2021

The 400-meter hurdles event is having a moment at the Tokyo Olympics, with star power in both the women’s and men’s competitions. But they all are chasing the legacy of one of the most dominant athletes ever to lace up spikes: Edwin Moses, who didn’t lose a race for almost a decade. From August 1977 to June 1987, Moses won 122 races, captured two Olympic gold medals, lowered the world…


Sylvio Cator Used The Olympics To Seek Justice Decades Before Tommie Smith And John Carlos The Haitian Long Jumper Highlighted The U.S. Occupation Of His Country

July 22, 2021

On the afternoon of Aug. 25, 1932, Al Monroe arrived at 441 E. 42nd St. in Chicago. The beautiful home in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood belonged to the famous Black tenor George Garner and his wife Pauline, an accomplished musician in her own right. Monroe, a reporter at the Chicago Defender, wasn’t there to see the homeowners, however. His interest was in their guest, Sylvio Cator. In a few hours,…