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Apr 23, 2012

USATF names marketing guru Siegel as CEO

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) ended a 16-month search to replace its former chief executive by naming ex-board member Max Siegel, who has extensive marketing ties to sports and entertainment, to the job on Monday.

Siegel, whose selection comes at a crucial time with the organization preparing for the London Olympics, did not shy away from his predecessor’s stated goal of 30 athletics medals for the American team at the July 27-August 12 Games.

Apr 23, 2012

Athletics-USATF names marketing guru Siegel as CEO

April 23 (Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) ended a
16-month search to replace its former chief executive by naming
ex-board member Max Siegel, who has extensive marketing ties to
sports and entertainment, to the job on Monday.

Siegel, whose selection comes at a crucial time with the
organization preparing for the London Olympics, did not shy away
from his predecessor’s stated goal of 30 athletics medals for
the American team at the July 27-Aug. 12 Games.

Apr 23, 2012

Athletics-USATF names marketing specialist Siegel as CEO

April 23 (Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) has named
marketing specialist Max Siegel, a former board member with
extensive ties to sports and entertainment, as its new chief
executive on Monday.

His selection comes at a crucial time for the organization
as it prepares for the July 27-Aug. 12 London Olympics.

Mar 31, 2012

Tyson Gay pins hopes on 100 at London Olympics

SALVO, NORTH CAROLINA (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has given up hope of running in the 200 metres at this year’s London Olympics, opting instead to focus all his energy on the 100m dash.

As one of the world’s fastest sprinters, it was an agonising decision for the American to drop one of his pet events, but one where he let his head rule over his heart.

Mar 30, 2012

Tyson Gay pins hopes on 100

SALVO, NORTH CAROLINA (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has given up hope of running in the 200 metres at this year’s London Olympics, opting instead to focus all his energy on the 100m dash.

As one of the world’s fastest sprinters, it was an agonising decision for the American to drop one of his pet events, but one where he let his head rule over his heart.

Mar 30, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Tyson Gay pins hopes on 100

SALVO, NORTH CAROLINA, March 30 (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has
given up hope of running in the 200 metres at this year’s London
Olympics, opting instead to focus all his energy on the 100m
dash.

As one of the world’s fastest sprinters, it was an agonising
decision for the American to drop one of his pet events, but one
where he let his head rule over his heart.

Mar 11, 2012

Lagat defends 3,000 metres title with closing kick

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Crafty American Bernard Lagat sprinted home to defend his world indoor 3,000 metres title as British challenger Mo Farah finished out of the medals on Sunday.

Lagat, as he often does in championship events, bided his time until the closing lap, then powered to victory over Kenyans Augustine Choge and Edwin Soi, with Farah finishing fourth.

Mar 10, 2012

Eaton breaks world indoor heptathlon record

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Minutes after smashing his own heptathlon world record for the third time in two years on Saturday, American Ashton Eaton was aiming for even more glory.

A U.S. sweep of the decathlon medals at the 2012 London Olympics is a possibility, Eaton said after totaling 6,645 points in the seven-event heptathlon at the world indoor championships.

Mar 10, 2012

Athletics-Eaton breaks world indoor heptathlon record

ISTANBUL, March 10 (Reuters) – Minutes after smashing
his own heptathlon world record for the third time in two years
on Saturday, American Ashton Eaton was aiming for even more
glory.

A U.S. sweep of the decathlon medals at the 2012 London
Olympics is a possibility, Eaton said after totalling 6,645
points in the seven-event heptathlon at the world indoor
championships.

Mar 9, 2012

Sound system causes havoc for athletes

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A baffling sound system attached to the starter’s gun left sprinters and hurdlers bewildered, angry and even eliminated at the world indoor championships on Friday.

“It was pretty nerve racking,” said British sprinter Dwain Chambers. “You could hardly hear anything from the speaker, which made it very difficult.”