Web Extra: Day 4 of IAAF World Juniors

Oregon signee Ariana Washington and Team USA 4×100 relay team: Oregon/Team Canada sprinter Christian Brennan: Team USA distance runner Alexa Efraimson: Team USA sprinter Kaylin Whitney: Team USA sprinter Trentavis Friday:

High-Tech Map Shows UO Research Projects

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s something to check out if you’re headed to Hayward Field. One of the free exhibits at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships is a giant touch screen interactive map of the world. The map shows parts of the world where University of Oregon researchers are doing work. The goal … Continue reading »

IAAF Medals Pay Tribute to Host Location

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships continue this week. On Thursday, there are nine finals and seven medals ceremonies planned. The medals were designed by Tyler James. The gold, silver and bronze medals weigh almost two pounds and feature a design that includes wood. James says it features the iconic Hayward … Continue reading »

Track and Field Championships Go Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet–Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program “Athletics for a Better World.” You’ll find free water bottle filling stations and healthy meal options. Oregon 2014 is also the first … Continue reading »

The Politics of Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — With more than 177 countries represented at the World Junior Championships this week, some athletes are representing war-torn countries, and sometimes different sides of the same war compete against each other. “Separate the political issues from the sport,” said Bader Naser, the Bahrainian coach. Naser, a coach from the middle-eastern island of … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Day 1 of IAAF World Juniors

Oregon signee Ariana Washington: Oregon signee Raevyn Rogers: Oregon signee Ashlee Moore: Baylor/Team USA sprinter Trayvon Brommel: