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Bowie says no 100/200m double #London2017

American sprint star Tori Bowie is ruling herself out of the 100/200 double for this summer’s London 2017 World Championships.<p>She won the USA Trials …

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Swimmer Missy Franklin ready for forget 2016 Olympics

Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it’s hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place.<p>After what happened last summer, though, it’s only natural that she would start to question things.<p>“Being totally honest with you, it’s something that terrifies me,” …

Olympics

Fitness: Discovering potential Olympic champions has become a science

Print<p>With millions of young athletes participating in competitive sports across the country, how easy is it to recognize the ones with the potential …

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After four years of television magic, it's the 'Ta-Ta From Me Awards'

After 201 columns, it’s with a heavy heart that I say this is my final one.<p>What an incredible four years of TV .<p>Sky1 taught a dog to fly an …

Love Island

Para World Sailing Championships day 3

"Survival" sailing

Sailing

Beyond the podium: Olympic up-and-comers being left behind by Canada’s medal-focused funding: report

The funding model that has helped propel Canada’s elite athletes onto the Olympic podium in the past decade is not doing enough to support …

Canadian News

Dipa Karmakar to miss gymnastics world championships, yet to play since Rio Olympics

New Delhi |<p>Dipa Karmakar finished fourth at the Rio Olympics.<p>Grape compounds can kill colon cancer cells: Research<p>Acupuncture as effective as drugs …

Olympics

Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.<p>Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney …

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Why do track runners and cyclists always race anti-clockwise?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>All running/cycling circuits require competitors to race in an anti-clockwise direction. Does this date back to classical times? What would …

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Speedo signs Ryan Murphy, betting on him to be 'next face of swimming' in post-Phelps era

More<p>The long-awaited, long-delayed youth movement in American men’s swimming didn’t truly gain traction until three things happened:<p>* Michael Phelps …

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3 reasons to rock in Dallas this June: Iron Maiden, Deftones, Rammstein

Most weekends are pretty rocking in Dallas, but some weeks are built to <i>rawk</i> more than others are. Whether you're already a fan of hard rock or still …

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Kelly: Extending an Olympian olive branch to North Korea

Before the Rio Olympics, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un set a target for his contingent: five golds and 17 medals over all. It was a preposterous ask for a team that had never before won in the double digits.<p>Predictably, the team failed to meet the Dear Leader’s arbitrary objective. That prompted …

North Korea

Testing was key to Rio Olympics cyber security success

Two years of testing in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympics were vital to ensuring cyber defences were effective, according to the chief information …

Cybersecurity

‘Phelps Vs Shark': Vegas Makes Great White the Mega(lodon) Favorite

Killer fish is set to devour Olympic hero, per Bovada<p>Don’t bring that weak dolphin kick into his sea, Michael Phelps.<p>Vegas sports book Bovada has set a line for Discovery “Shark Week’s” upcoming “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White” — in which Phelps will actually race a great white shark …

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Guinness Records to check newly unveiled Brazil graffiti

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro says a newly unveiled graffiti painting will submitted to Guinness World Records for consideration …

Rio De Janeiro

Rio 2016 Launches Games Sport Pictograms

<b>The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched its sport pictograms, continuing the tradition of each edition of</b> …

Olympics

Olympic Costs – Rio 2016 and Future Projections

This is a revision of a post I did last week on Olympic costs, related to the recent announcement of Rio 2016 costs. I withdrew the post when an …

Olympics

Does Canada spend enough to support Olympians?

In Canada, amateur athletes can’t rely on government funding alone to make a living, making corporate sponsorship a vital means of support<p>When Evan …

Olympics

Santiago Lange: Against All Odds

Santiago Lange was not only the oldest sailor competing at Rio 2016, but he also competed without part of a lung following his fight against cancer. …

Olympics

McDonald’s ends four-decade Olympics sponsorship

Citing a decision to “focus on different priorities,” McDonald’s announced on Friday it will no longer sponsor the Olympics.<p>“We have been proud to support the Olympic Movement, and we thank our customers and staff, the spectators, athletes and officials, as well as the [International Olympic …

Olympics

The Rio Olympics were a financial disaster and it keeps getting worse

Nations around the world are becoming increasingly skeptical of the benefits of hosting the Olympics.<p>If the Associated Press's cost analysis of the 2016 Rio Olympics is any indication, those nations are right to be wary.<p>According to the AP report, the Rio Olympics cost $13 billion, paid for with a …

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Cost of Rio Olympics Estimated at $13.1 Billion (US)

Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports<p>The Rio Olympics cost a total of $13.1 billion (US), according to an analysis from the <i>Associated …

Olympics

Celebrate Flag Day With 50 Star-Spangled Moments From Rio

While the athletes of Team USA hail from different states and play a variety of sports, they all compete for the red, white and blue. In celebration …

Olympics

Rio 2016 price tag rises to $13.2 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The cost of last year's Rio Olympics has risen to 43.3 billion reais ($13.2 billion), around 14.5 billion reais more than originally planned, according to figures published by the federal agency for Olympic legacy (AGLO) on Wednesday.<p>The original budget when Brazil won …

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Nine Days Out From USAs, Which Athletes Have the IAAF World Championship Standard? Who Has More – The Men or Women?

Team USA fans, we've got good news, the lowest number of standard holders in any event is six. Plus who has more qualifiers - the men or the …

Olympics

Vitor Belfort open to 'neutral ground' rematch with Nate Marquardt following UFC 212 'excuses'

Jun 3, 2017; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Victor Belfort (red gloves) reacts to fight against Nate Marquardt (blue gloves) during UFC 212 at Rio Olympic …

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Olympic golf will return in 2024, IOC announces

The IOC announced on Friday that golf would be one of the sports included in the 2024 Olympics. Golf had initially only been guaranteed a spot in the …

Olympics

Sound Familiar? China’s Qiu Yuhan Tests Positive, Already Served Ban

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam At the time we reported China’s roster for the 2016 Olympic Games, we noted how the absence of 18-year-old Qiu Yuhan was …

Olympics

Mixed relays added to Tokyo Olympics programme as 2020 games overhauled

Mixed relays in athletics and swimming were added to the programme for the next Olympics on Friday in a radical shake-up of the Games.<p>A male-and-female 4x400 metres will be held on the track at Tokyo 2020, alongside a corresponding 4x100m medley in the pool.<p>A mixed team relay was also added in …

Olympics

Bolt will miss the crowds as he considers helping others

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - As Usain Bolt prepares to run his last competitive Jamaican race on Saturday, the world's fastest man is already thinking about his future.<p>Charity work and assisting coach Glen Mills with his track club appear at the top of the list for Bolt, who will retire after …

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