Track and Olympics links for 2008-8-2
By kevinschmidt on Aug 02, 2008
- World 100-meter record holder Bolt to run 100, 200 in Beijing - The showdown between Bolt, Powell, and Gay is set. Let's hope Gay is healthy and all 3 make the final.
- Run Ryan Run to Beijing - Sendoff for Ryan Hall in Big Bear.
- Olympians' workout draws Hayward crowd - Symmonds runs 2:17.78 and Wheating 3:39.86.
- With family as inspiration, Lagat ready to pursue elusive Olympic gold - Lagat has a huge family, many very successful runners.
- Russia says won't appeal ban till after Games - Would have been difficult to appeal with so little time but perhaps trying to do so would have exposed other violations? (see Russia faces IOC action over drugs)
- IOC strips gold from 2000 Olympics U.S. relay team - Antonio Pettigrew had admited to using EPO and HGH so this was something of a formality, but do these retroactive stripping of medals make it more likely that athletes themselves will rat out a teammate before an event so as to avoid getting a medal stripped?