In the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, LaShawn Merritt earned gold medals in the 400m and 400m relay. In the winter of 2009, he failed three drug tests. This summer, Merritt is competing in the London Olympics, trying to overcome preconceptions about his past.
LENORA GUION-FIRMIN MEMBER OF 2012 FRENCH OLYMPIC RELAY TEAM Guion-Firmin Earned a Silver Medal in the European Championship to Earn a Place on the Team
Running Man: Usain Bolt readies for London 2012 Olympics 100 days from now, the Olympic flame will be lit in London. Arguably no spotlight is greater than the one shining on Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet. NBC's Lester Holt traveled to Bolt's homeland of Jamaica to meet the king of the track. Watch Lester Holt’s full report, “Running Man” Wednesday April 18 at 9/8c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
He is the fastest man on two legs, the greatest sprinter of all time – and Usain Bolt can also claim another superlative. He alone has caused the other top athletes in the world to run faster. (via The Independent)
Dendy eyes leap across the pond Middletown grad to vie for spot in Olympics
Ohio State senior hurdler Christina Manning, with the fastest 100-meter American time this year, has a college season to finish before setting her sights on London. (via )
In a race such as the 1,500 meters, knowing when to run in front or hang back can be the difference between triumph and disappointment. (via Washington Post)
LONDON, JULY 19—The BVI Olympic Games Delegation got two days of international recognition and advertisement, ahead of next week’s opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Unless Usain Bolt eschews the athletes village in favour of the delights of Brockley, south east London, he won’t face the same commute as I did on race day. (via The Independent)
Coverage of the 2012 Olympics in London by NBCOlympics.com includes exclusive video, results, schedules, athletes, news, photos, & TV Listings. (via www.nbcolympics.com)
Sebastian Coe, the London 2012 chairman, made an unscheduled appearance in the Olympice Village here this afternoon for the first of what will be 204 Welcoming Ceremonies at the Games – with the two-strong British Virgin Islands team receiving the first official greeting. (via www.insidethegames.biz)
Middle distance runner Robby Andrews is competing in New York, with an eye toward the U.S. trials and a spot in London for this summer’s Olympics. (via )
Matt Centrowitz Sr. does not recall ever sitting down with his son Matthew to regale him with tales of being an Olympian, or to explain the thrill and responsibility of representing the United States on the world's most-watched athletic stage. (via )
She’s already won 3 Olympic medals, but Allyson Felix is chasing that elusive individual Olympic gold. (via )
Michael Johnson sure is chatty this year. First it was commentary on how slave descendants have a genetic edge on the track. Now the 400-meter world-record holder and four-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist is calling out South African sprinter and … Continue reading → (via Yahoo! Sports)
Today's blog post comes from Lopez Lomong, who will be running with Team USA in the London 2012 Olympics. Lopez was born in South Sudan, and kidnapped by a rebel group at the age of 6. He escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya, and was adopted by a family in the United States. While Lopez runs for Team USA, he hasn't forgotten his home country of South Sudan, that celebrates one year of independence today. (via )
It all caught up with University of Maryland swimmers and divers, men's cross country runners, women's water polo players and other athletes young enough to have rarely confronted limits on their talents and dreams. (via )
Mind over matter? Or nature over nurture? What is it that separates Olympic legends like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps from the millions of enthusiastic amateurs around the world? (via CNN)
Scary. It can describe the future of a world-class athlete after a diagnosis that could've ended her track days. Instead, Sanya Richards-Ross pushed p... (via )
Usain Bolt reckons London's thriving Jamaican community could help propel him to another monumental Olympic performance as the sprinter seeks to repeat his triple gold-medal haul from Beijing four years ago. (via www.universalsports.com)
Gowda holds Indian national record in discus throw with 66.28-meter performance in April (via )
Although the U.S. is expected to lose the medal count at the London Olympics, there's still one event Americans are expected to dominate: the decathlon. (via )
View the 15 Faces to Watch at the 2012 London Olympic Games photo gallery on Yahoo! Sports. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries. (via Yahoo! Sports)
Usain Bolt ended his six-month relationship with a Slovakian fashion designer in order to focus on the upcoming Summer Olympics. News reports suggest Bolt's breakup with Lubica Slovak, 28, was because of his desire to repeat his double-gold/world-record Olympic performance … Continue reading → (via )
'Carmelita Jeter takes five strides in the time it takes to say (via The Washington Post)
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