Soccer now, back to track and field this summer -- the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, now the West Ham Premier League team's home, site of the 2017 IAAF world championships

Track and field

An idea not completely baked: medals for coaches

This summer’s world track and field championships in London is due to see coaches get medals along with athletes.

The intention here — it comes from the local organizers — is to do right by those doing well.

From a recent edition of the Penn Relays // Getty Images

Track and field

Haters: cheerfully taking your $69.99 now

For years and years, NBC has had the Olympics. Then the network doubled down, obtaining the rights to, among other events, the track and field world championships. Then it tripled down, getting the rights to track and field’s global series, what’s called the Diamond League.

For the past five years, under the direction of chief executive Max Siegel, USA Track & Field has been building out its own digital presence. It is now far and away, at least as U.S. sports federations go, the digital leader in the Olympic space at its destination, USATF.tv.

Nick Symmonds after taking silver in the men's 800 at the 2013 IAAF world championships in Moscow //

Olympics, Track and field

Like life itself, no one owes you anything

Welcome to 2017. My friend of many years, Gianni Merlo, the Italian president of the international sportswriters association, keeps telling me to write shorter. In that spirit, here are 12 three-sentence nuggets (OK, some of them are long sentences):