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Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin In War Of Words Over ‘Disrespect’ As Rio Olympics Loom

We’ll learn in a few weeks’ time whether Justin Gatlin will pay a heavy price for poking the bear that is Usain Bolt. The rival sprinters have engaged in a low-intensity war of words ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Agence France Presse. A hamstring injury prevented Bolt from competing at Jamaica’s Olympic trials, but he received both a medical...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

London IAAF Diamond League Meet Recap

With the Olympics two weeks away, athletes everywhere are putting in their final tune-ups before the prestigious event starts.  This past weekend saw an IAAF Diamond League Meet held in London, England.  Some of the sport’s best athletes, such as Mo Farah and Usain Bolt (in his triumphant return from a hamstring injury), came out to Olympic Stadium to test both their speed and...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

LONDON (AP) Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on the London track where he became a double Olympic champion four years ago, Farah dominated the field to finish 15 seconds ahead of fellow...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

LONDON (AP) Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on the London track where he became a double Olympic champion four years ago, Farah dominated the field to finish 15 seconds ahead of fellow...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

LONDON (AP) Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on the London track where he became a double Olympic champion four years ago, Farah dominated the field to finish 15 seconds ahead of fellow...
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Usain Bolt says he was 'disappointed' in comments by Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt returned from a hamstring injury Friday and had some words for his rivals who questioned his decision to pull out of the Jamaican Olympic Trials.The defending gold medalist looked like he's ready for Rio, winning his 200-meter race in 19.89 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.Afterward the six-time Olympic champion called out the critics who doubted him, particularly...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt's return upstaged by hurdler breaking 28-year world record

LONDON — Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday.Only, unlike Bolt, Harrison is not going to the Olympics.While Bolt is Rio-bound despite being forced to pull out of the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt says he was 'disappointed' in comments by Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt returned from a hamstring injury Friday and had some words for his rivals who questioned his decision to pull out of the Jamaican Olympic Trials.The defending gold medalist looked like he's ready for Rio, winning his 200-meter race in 19.89 seconds at the London Diamond League meet.Afterward the six-time Olympic champion called out the critics who doubted him, particularly...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt: I Felt Disrespected; Disappointed In Justin Gatlin

LONDON - Usain Bolt says he was disappointed the American camp, especially with rival Justin Gatlin, for think that he would fake-out of the Jamaica Olympic Trials.
Via World-Track.org
2 days ago

Usain Bolt's return upstaged by hurdler breaking 28-year world record

LONDON -- Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday.Only unlike Bolt, Harrison is not going to the Olympics.While Bolt is Rio-bound despite being forced to pull out of the Jamaican...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt return from injury upstaged by 28-year WR being broken

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday. Only unlike Bolt, Harrison is not going to the Olympics. While Bolt is Rio-bound despite being forced to pull out...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USA’s Harrison Breaks 100m Hurdles WR; Bolt Is Back In London

American Kendra Harrison made up for not making the U.S. Olympic team by breaking the 100m hurdles world record at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday, while Usain Bolt shows that he's back on track to strike in Rio.
Via World-Track.org
2 days ago

Bolt wins on return from injury; Harrison breaks 28-yr WR

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt marked his return from injury by winning the 200 meters at the London Diamond League meet on Friday in his final race before heading to Rio de Janeiro in search of three more Olympic titles. The world's fastest man ran 19.89 seconds at the Olympic Stadium he left with three golds four years ago during the London Games. It was Bolt's first race since pulling...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympians commentate Usain Bolt's 100m record

It's one of the greatest Olympic moments ever: Usain Bolt setting a 100m record at the 2012 London Games. But what if, four years later, someone else -- like Olympians David Boudia, Dan O'Brien or Allyson Felix -- re-did the play-by-play?
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Olympians commentate Usain Bolt's 100m record

It's one of the greatest Olympic moments ever: Usain Bolt setting a 100m record at the 2012 London Games. But what if, four years later, someone else -- like Olympians David Boudia, Dan O'Brien or Allyson Felix -- re-did the play-by-play?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Emma Coburn: “Happy to see” ban against Russian track athletes upheld

BOULDER — Olympians Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn welcomed Thursday’s news that the ban against Russian track and field athletes competing in the Rio Olympics was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Europe. The international track and field federation banned Russian athletes last year after massive state-supported doping was revealed in a German television documentary...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Bolt says Olympic ban for Russians should scare dopers

LONDON (AP) Russia's track and field team being banned from the Olympics sends a powerful message that should scare cheats, according to Usain Bolt. Stretching out his left arm to show the small adhesive bandage covering the mark left by his latest doping test on Thursday, Bolt decried the ''really bad'' doping problem in his sport. The six-time Olympic champion was speaking...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt says upholding ban on Russia will 'scare a lot of people'

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt said Thursday that the ruling to uphold the ban on Russia's track and field team from the Summer Olympics will make potential cheats think twice.Bolt, in London for a Diamond League meet, told reporters that the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling will "scare a lot of people and send a strong message" to other athletes.It also shows that "if you cheat...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt says CAS ruling on Russian doping ban will "scare a lot of people" and "send a strong message"

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt says CAS ruling on Russian doping ban will ''scare a lot of people'' and ''send a strong message''
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chaunte Lowe gets the party started

Chaunte Lowe breaks it down and pulls out all the moves in the heat of competition. From backflips to low dips, Lowe celebrates with a new dance move after every jump.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Chaunte Lowe gets the party started

Chaunte Lowe breaks it down and pulls out all the moves in the heat of competition. From backflips to low dips, Lowe celebrates with a new dance move after every jump.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UK court orders Russia runner to repay London Marathon cash

LONDON (AP) A British court has ordered Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova to repay prize and appearance money from the London race after being banned for doping, event organizers said on Tuesday. The High Court judgment mandates Shobukhova to repay 377,961.62 pounds ($498,000) plus costs relating to her 2010 London Marathon victory and second-place finish the following...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Champion Fraser-Pryce Wins 100m In Padova

PADOVA, Italy - Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce captured the 100 metres dash at the European Athletics (EAA) Citta di Padova Meeting on Sunday (17).
Via World-Track.org
7 days ago

Julian Forte Wants Rio Spot, But Admits Usain Bolt’s The Man

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Sprinter Julian Forte says he would be disappointed to lose his Olympic Games place in the 200m to Usain Bolt, but admitted that the world record holder deserves the spot.
Via World-Track.org
7 days ago

Semenya sets world leading time this year to win 800 meters

MONACO (AP) South African Caster Semenya set the fastest time of the year in winning the women's 800 meters in the Herculis Diamond League meet on Friday. Semenya pulled well clear in the home straight to finish in 1 minute, 55.33 seconds, more than one second faster than the time she set in winning a Diamond League meet at Rabat, Morocco, in May. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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