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Yelena Isinbayeva

  1. Russian law proposed to limit athletes to 2 Olympics

    Apr 7, 2015, 12:46 PM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    One of Russia’s biggest Olympic stars could be blocked from competing in Rio.

  2. Yelena Isinbayeva won’t compete in 2015

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    Russian pole vaulter is focused on Rio 2016.

  3. Yelena Isinbayeva set to return to pole vault training, report says

    Sep 18, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    Russian Olympic champion gave birth to daughter in June.

  4. Jenn Suhr enters U.S. Championships with new pole, unfinished story

    Jun 25, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    Jenn Suhr

    A to-be-published book, “Price of Gold,” sits on her coach/husband’s table.

  5. Laureus World Sports Awards — who will win?

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt, Missy Franklin up for Sportsman, Sportswoman of the Year.

  6. Russia suicide bombings will not affect Sochi Olympic security

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Russia Explosion

    Security at the Sochi Olympics will not be increased due to two suicide bombings the last two days in Volgograd, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said Monday. “All necessary measures are envisioned at the Olympic Games in Sochi,” Zhukov said, according to ITAR-TASS news agency. “No other security measures will be taken due to the terrorist…

  7. Will Yelena Isinbayeva lose Olympic ambassador role?

    Sep 5, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    Outgoing International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge‘s press conference Wednesday was largely uneventful, save a nine-word answer to a question about Russia’s most famous track and field athlete. Rogge, 71, was asked if it is appropriate that two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva remains in an Olympic ambassador role after her headline-making comments about Russia’s anti-gay law…

  8. Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva slams hometown, prefers Monaco

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    Russia’s most famous track and field athlete put down her hometown, one week after her comments defending Russia’s anti-gay law caused a stir at the World Championships. Yelena Isinbayeva, two-time Olympic pole vault champion, said she would rather live in Monaco than Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad. “What can you do here, in the city, when Volgograd…

  9. Russia rejoices as Yelena Isinbayeva wins pole vault world title over Jenn Suhr (video)

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Yelena Isinbayeva

    Russia’s biggest track and field star gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about at the World Championships on Tuesday. Yelena Isinbayeva, the diva of pole vaulting, won her third world title in what may have been her final competition. With all of Isinbayeva’s clearances, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow erupted with flag-waving Russian fans. She…

  10. American Suhr aims to calm Isinbayeva mania in Moscow

    Aug 12, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Jenn Suhr

    Jenn Suhr, the Olympic pole vault champion, felt anxious for months leading up to the World Championships. The prospect of facing two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva, in Isinbayeva’s home country, in Isinbayeva’s last competition, was unsettling, even after defeating her at the London Games. Then Suhr flew across the Atlantic, got off the airplane and saw something…