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Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It’s a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt’s summertime itinerary. The consensus: He’ll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter’s hamstring was Topic ...

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Jul 2, 2016

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Usain Bolt’s Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country’s national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final. And that was just one part of a bizarre night at National Stadium. Bolt’s ...

Jul 1, 2016

Bolt begins bid for third 100-meter Olympic gold

Usain Bolt spent a few minutes on the grassy infield of National Stadium after his race Thursday night, putting himself through some very slow cool-down jogs. It was an easy end to an easy night. Officially beginning his quest for a third consecutive Olympic ...

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

Jun 30, 2016

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

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Despite coming up short in the national championships, Olympic-bound sprinter Ryota Yamagata has high expectations for himself at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games. The 24-year-old, who finished runner-up to Aska Cambridge by 0.01 seconds for a 10.17 mark in the men’s 100-meter final ...

Jun 30, 2016

Marathon runner Grigoryeva gets doping ban

Former Boston Marathon winner Lidiya Grigoryeva has been banned for 2 1/2 years for doping. The IAAF says the 42-year-old Grigoryeva, who won the Boston Marathon in 2007 and the Chicago Marathon in 2008, was banned under the biological passport program, which tracks suspicious ...

Jun 30, 2016

Injured hurdler Jones to skip Rio Games

Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don’t look in Rio this year. The popular and polarizing hurdler took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce she won’t be healthy enough to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had hip surgery in November and hasn’t ...

Hurdler Pearson withdraws from Rio Games

Jun 29, 2016

Hurdler Pearson withdraws from Rio Games

Olympic champion Sally Pearson has reportedly withdrawn from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro because of a hamstring injury. The Herald Sun newspaper and other Australian media reported Wednesday that Pearson, the 100-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist in London four years ago and ...