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Panel clears Jamaica's Campbell-Brown

A Jamaican disciplinary panel has given sprinting star Veronica Campbell-Brown a public warning but cleared her to return to competition. The three-time Olympic gold medalist returned a positive test for a banned diuretic at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May. In a Wednesday statement, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said its disciplinary committee...
Via Fox Olympics
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Unruly fan steals runner's spotlight

Wilson Kipsang set a new world record Sunday at the Berlin Marathon, completing the course in a time of 2:03:38 -- 15 seconds better than the previous record set by Patrick Makau in 2011. But the Kenyan distance runner wasn't the first to cross the finish line at the race. How is that possible, you ask? Well, Kipsang had his banner-breaking moment thwarted by a fan who hopped...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones says she'd like to try skeleton someday

If Lolo Jones doesn't win an Olympic medal in bobsled in 2014, there's always another chance on the track in 2016. And if she doesn't win there, who knows, there could be a chance in skeleton in 2018. The hurdler-slash-bobsledder said that shortly after she decided to try to make it to the Sochi Olympics a U.S. skeleton coach came up to her and said she might have been...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Scumbag Promoting Prostitution Site Ruins Wilson Kipsang’s World Record Marathon Finish

Kenyan distance runner Wilson Kipsang set a new world record time at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. His crowning achievement was 15 seconds faster than anybody else and set the men’s world record time at 2:03:23. However some knucklehead used the special moment to promote his own naughty ventures. A man ran onto the marathon finish line wearing a track shirt that promoted a prostitution...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Talks Trash To Tony Parker In Fake Trick Shot Video

Usain Bolt seems like he is having some fun, and especially at the expense of Tony Parker. Usain created a good, yet fake, viral video of him making some unbelievable trick basketball shots. During the segment it showed Tony Parker’s live reaction of the video as he watched, and Usain called him out saying that if he ever wanted any tips to call him out. For the record, Usain...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt celebrates Oktoberfest in Munich (Video)

Jamaican track superstar and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt stopped in Munich this week to extend his endorsemant contract with German sports apparel maker Puma. The timing could not have been more perfect for Bolt, as it gave him the opportunity to partake in the country's annual Oktoberfest celebration. Bolt embraced the opportunity by getting dressed in full Bavarian...
Via Holdout Sports
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt is loving his autobiography

When you've held the title of world's fastest man for five years or so, it's probably pretty hard to not let it go to your head. That brings us to Friday, when Usain Bolt posted this photo to his Instagram account, showing him reading what else but his autobiography: This enters the pantheon of great Usain Bolt moments, right alongside the infamous victory pose: Riding...
Via Fox Sports
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

B samples positive for Powell, Simpson

Anti-doping authorities in Jamaica say backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission made the announcement on Friday. It says all the athletes have been notified. JADCO says it will refer the findings to the Jamaican Anti-Doping disciplinary...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rogge: IOC to consider Isinbayeva ambassador role

IOC President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body will consider whether Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva should be dropped as an Olympic ambassador following her comments about homosexuals. Rogge says ''this is something we will consider in due time.'' Isinbayeva is an ambassador for the Youth Olympics. She is also the ''mayor'' of one of...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones posts photo to Instagram to reveal she’s put on 20 pounds (pic)

In case it’s not common knowledge, not only is Lolo Jones known for being a self-proclaimed virgin, she is also an Olympic athlete. Actually, her status as a successful American track star specializing in hurldes initially was what served as the impetus to her rise to fame, not her virginity. Crazy. To make her Olympics […]The post Lolo Jones posts photo to Instagram to reveal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bolt set to retire after 2016

Usain Bolt appears ready to call it quits following the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, saying, "I think it will be a good time to retire on top."

Via The Victory Formation
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bolt to retire after Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt says he plans to retire from the sport after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Bolt says he wants to win gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Bolt says "I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long." After winning another three golds...
Via Fox Olympics
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bolt had to work for 100m victory

Usain Bolt had to work hard for his 100-meter victory in 9.90 seconds at the Weltklasse Diamond League meet on Thursday. The world and Olympic champion had the slowest reaction time out of the starting blocks. Fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade, running two lanes to his left, led deep into the race. But Bolt gritted his teeth and muscled through the slight headwind to reach the front...
Via Fox Olympics
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Gay notified about steroid use

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified star U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay that he tested positive for a banned steroid, the BBC reported Friday. Gay withdrew from the world championships and announced that he had tested positive for a banned substance in July. Gay's positive test could lead to a two-year suspension. "We appreciate Mr. Gay taking responsibility for his decisions...
Via Fox Olympics
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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