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AP Analysis: Bolt can't outrun Jamaica's doping problem

It was bound to happen. Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica's anti-doping program and recognize things weren't right. Eventually, that was bound to ensnare Usain Bolt, the spirit-lifting superstar whose reach goes well beyond his own island but who is still losing one of his nine Olympic golds because of the problems down...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brennan: Don't feel sorry that Usain Bolt is losing an Olympic gold medal

Brennan: You can feel sorry for Usain Bolt, but I don’t. Did he know his teammate was cheating?           

Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 gold medal after relay teammate guilty of doping

Usain Bolt saw his career Olympic gold count drop from nine to eight on Wednesday through no fault of his own. The IOC announced Wednesday that the Jamaican relay team that Bolt was a part of in the 2008 Beijing Olympics was to be stripped of their gold medals after one of the team members, Nesta Carter, was found to have tested positive for a banned substance. “The Jamaican team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press GENEVA — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4×100-meter team...
Via The Denver Post
27 days ago

Why Usain Bolt Lost One Of His Gold Medals, Titles Without Losing A Race

Usain Bolt is paying a heavy price for someone else’s mistake. The International Olympic Committee stripped the legendary Jamaican sprinter of one of his gold medals because his teammate Nesta Carter  tested positive for a banned substance, according to the New York Times’ Victor Mather. Bolt and Carter helped Jamaica win the gold medal in the4X100-meter relay at the Bejing...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt will lose a gold medal after a relay teammate failed a PED test

Usain Bolt is losing one of his nine gold medals after one of his Beijing 2008 relay teammates failed a drug test upon recent re-analysis.The IOC announced sanctions against Nesta Carter, one of the Jamaican men competing in the 4×100 relay event in 2008. Re-analysis of his samples found the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine in his blood. By violating IOC anti-doping rules...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold as Jamaica stripped of 2008 relay title

Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold as Jamaica stripped of 2008 relay title Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic titles after one of his Jamaican 4x100m team-mates, with whom he won gold at the 2008 Games, tested positive for a banned substance.
Via Track & Field
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Two former SEC track stars get gold medals after Usain Bolt’s team stripped

Usain Bolt and Jamaica’s loss is Trinidad and Tobago’s — and the SEC’s — gain. Bolt, one of the greatest track and field Olympians of all time, was stripped of one of his 2008 gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Bolt’s 4×100 meter relay teammate, Nesta Carter, tested positive for a banned substance. While Bolt is clean...
Via SEC Country
27 days ago

Usain Bolt stripped of gold medal over teammate's doping violation

Usain Bolt is no longer a nine-time Olympic gold medalist.The IOC announced Wednesday that Jamaican men's 4x100m relay team has been stripped of the gold medal it won at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing after it was determined that sprinter Nesta Carter violated an anti-doping rule in connection with a test eight years ago. Bolt, Carter, Michael Frater, Asana Powell and Dwight Thomas...
Via FOX Sports
27 days ago

Usain Bolt stripped of relay gold medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case of teammate Nesta Carter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Usain Bolt stripped of relay gold medal from 2008 Olympics in doping case of teammate Nesta Carter.
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shannon Rowbury Hunts 3rd Straight NYRR Wanamaker Mile

American Shannon Rowbury will go in search of her third straight title in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 110th NYRR Millrose Games. The post Shannon Rowbury Hunts 3rd Straight NYRR Wanamaker Mile appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
28 days ago

Defending champ Rowbury, Olympian Murphy in Wanamaker Mile

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time defending champion Shannon Rowbury and Olympian Clayton Murphy will run in the Wanamaker Mile at next month's Millrose Games. New York Road Runners said Tuesday they'll compete Feb. 11 at The Armory in the 110th running of the event. Rowbury is the American record-holder in the 1,500 meters and 5,000. She won the 2015 Wanamaker Mile title in 4 minutes,...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson Kipsang Leads Elite Field For Tokyo Marathon

Kenyan star road runner Wilson Kipsang Leads Elite Field For Tokyo Marathon, the organizers announced on Friday. Kipsang has a personal best of 2:03:13. The post Wilson Kipsang Leads Elite Field For Tokyo Marathon appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 20, 2017

Jarrion Lawson Joins Bolt All-Stars For Nitro Athletics Series

American youngster Jarrion Lawson will join the Usain Bolt All-Stars for the Nitro Athletics Series. Lawson joins several world and Olympian champions. The post Jarrion Lawson Joins Bolt All-Stars For Nitro Athletics Series appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 20, 2017

Yohan Blake Says Anything is Possible in 2017

Yohan Blake will lineup against Usain Bolt in 2017, but the training partner of the world record holder says "anything is possible" because he's fit again. The post Yohan Blake Says Anything is Possible in 2017 appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 19, 2017

Watch Kenenisa Bekele Will Attack World Record in Dubai Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele, Olympic champion and world record holder on the track, will try a break the marathon world record at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon The post Watch Kenenisa Bekele Will Attack World Record in Dubai Marathon appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 19, 2017

Injured Rupps Withdraws From Aramco Houston Half Marathon

American Olympic Games bronze medallist Galen Rupp pulled out of the 2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon due to an injury on his foot his said. The post Injured Rupps Withdraws From Aramco Houston Half Marathon appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 12, 2017

Olympic champ Clement joins Bolt All-Stars for Nitro Athletics

MELBOURNE, Australia – Olympic men’s 400m hurdles champion Kerron Clement has become the latest high-profile name confirmed for next month’s inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne, organisers revealed. Clement, who captured gold at last summer Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, will join an already star-studded Usain Bolt All-Stars that also includes the likes...
Via World-Track.org
January 11, 2017

Kenenisa Bekele to take on world-class field at 2017 London Marathon

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele will face a world-class field at the 2017 Virgin London Marathon in April, organisers announced. Bekele is the 2nd fastest ever. The post Kenenisa Bekele to take on world-class field at 2017 London Marathon appeared first on World-Track And Field.
Via World-Track.org
January 09, 2017

Ashton Eaton and Coach Harry Marra End Their Journey

Ashton Eaton is retired from Track and Field, and his Coach Harry Marra reflected on the Journey. Earlier this week, Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton announced they were retiring from Track and Field. The Tracktown USA Power Couple decided that 10 years was enough. The Eaton’s decided that back to back Olympic Gold Medals in […] Ashton Eaton and Coach Harry Marra End Their...
Via Autzen Zoo
January 08, 2017

Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones notch bobsled silver in Germany

Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones grabbed the silver medal Friday at the bobsled World Cup stop in Altenbach, Germany. The American duo finished with a time of 1 minute, 54.85 seconds across two runs, just behind Canadians Kaillie Humphries Melissa Lothholz. The Canadian pair  finished with a time of 1:54.15. The Americans clocked the fastest start time on their first run with...
Via Excelle Sports
January 07, 2017

Snowboarding, puppy, family on list for Eatons in retirement

Now retired, the Eatons are taking up snowboarding - even buying their own boards and planning a trip to Canada. The first couple of the multi-events also are welcoming a puppy to their home. Other than that, two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton and heptathlon bronze medalist Brianne Theisen-Eaton haven't made many plans. They're still undecided where they want to live...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ashton Eaton 2012 Olympic Trials

Ashton Eaton announced he's retiring from track & field on Jan. 4, 2017. Here's a look back at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials where he set the decathlon world record
Via The Oregonian
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

2-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton retiring

Two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton and heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton have announced their retirements in side-by-side essays on their website. Considered the first family of multi-events, Ashton and Brianne met at the University of Oregon as teenagers and married in July 2013. Their coach, Harry Marra, officiated the wedding. The 28-year-old Eaton hinted...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton and husband, Ashton Eaton announce their retirement together

Brianne Theisen-Eaton and husband, Ashton Eaton, headlined by many as the “world’s most athletic couple” have announced their retirement together. The two Olympic track and field athletes made the announcement on their website –weareeaton.com. Theison-Eaton, 28, most recently won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the heptathlon. The Canadian has also earned world championship...
Via Excelle Sports
January 04, 2017
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