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Doping issues shadow Kenyan track team heading into Summer Olympics

Six months before the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kenya's powerhouse track program is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Wednesday, two of its athletes who were caught doping told the Associated Press that the head of the country's track federation offered to reduce their four-year...

Special Olympics Buzzer Beater -- Props from Andre Drummond ... 'Incredible Shot!' (VIDEO)

NBA superstar Andre Drummond was so impressed with the last second heroics in a Special Olympics hoops game this week -- he came on "TMZ Sports" to deliver a special message to the star of the game!  As we previously reported, Dustin Walston…

Medical News Today: Zika could affect the 2016 Olympics, Europe and Africa

As experts gather data to prepare to monitor and develop strategies to deal with the Zika virus, they also offer advice for Olympics attendees and warnings for Europe and Africa.

Martin could make first IBF defense against Joshua

IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) could make his first title defense against unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) on April 9 in London’s O2 Arena. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to British media that … Continue reading ? The post Martin could make first IBF defense against Joshua appeared first on Boxing News.

Rocky Mountain Rifle May Set Stage for Olympic Fortune

It is Rocky Mountain Rifle Championship week at USA Shooting headquarters and if the last three Olympic quads tell us anything, it The post Rocky Mountain Rifle May Set Stage for Olympic Fortune appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Marathon weekend in L.A. to feature annual race and the U.S. Olympic trials

The last time Jared Ward ran in Southern California, he took a self-guided 26-mile jaunt past some of the area's top attractions — Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive, among others. Ward passed the landmarks quickly en route to a third-place finish in last spring's Los Angeles...

Destination Rio: The Olympic Museum celebrates Rio de Janeiro with an exhibition

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

From 10 February to 25 September 2016, The Olympic Museum celebrates Rio with a programme wholly dedicated to the culture and flavour of the city and of Brazil, host of the Olympic Games. To mark the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, The Olympic Museum showcases Brazilian culture?s diversity, exuberance and energy. Show More Summary

Runners in the Olympic Trials and L.A. Marathon will be up against unusual winter heat

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

L.A. Marathon organizers had hoped to avoid the kind of run-in with warm weather that could lead to heat exhaustion and dehydration. For the second year in a row, they moved up the starting time to give runners more time to enjoy the cool morning air. And they are holding the marathon weeks earlier...

The New Yorker has a nice profile of Kevin Castille, who will compete in this weekend’s Olympic Mara

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

The New Yorker has a nice profile of Kevin Castille, who will compete in this weekend’s Olympic Marathon Trials as the oldest ever qualifier. Castille’s success at 43 might be because of the low mileage on his legs: he spent most of his 20s selling crack cocaine, and then in jail. Read more...

Young U.S. women's soccer team to play Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying tournament

The last thing the U.S. women's soccer team needed heading into this month's Olympic qualifying tournament in Texas was distraction. Yet, in the run-up to Wednesday's opening game, it seems as if the reigning World Cup champions have been dealing with everything but soccer. Last week, the women...

The Zika virus is just the latest challenge facing the Rio Olympics

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The threat that fear of Zika could lead tourists, or even athletes, to stay away from the 2016 Olympics has been added to a list of problems for organizers to resolve before the Rio games in August. Brazil is a far cry from the booming, stable country it was in 2009 when it beat out Chicago's bid...

Rio Olympics, Zika virus present female athletes with awful dilemma

Let's say you're a female athlete who, though years of hard work and dedication, has ascended to the top of her sport. It's quite possible you have two goals in life that stand head and shoulders above all others: Compete in the Olympics,...Show More Summary

Zou Shiming’s KO Win Attracts 36.5 Million Viewers

“Return of the King,” which featured the return of two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese icon ZOU SHIMING in the main event, attracted an enormous audience of 36.5 million viewers. The January 30 live telecast, which emanated from the Shanghai … Continue reading ? The post Zou Shiming’s KO Win Attracts 36.5 Million Viewers appeared first on Boxing News.

Roll Recovery Offers to Reimburse Olympic Marathon Trials Entry Fees. Yes, There Is An Entry Fee.

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

It’s not the thought that counts; it’s the thought plus some small-denomination greenbacks. Boulder-based Roll Recovery (they make those rolling muscle massagers) really dig runners, and running. On February 5, the small company announced...Show More Summary

Never Check Email Before Noon (And Other Thoughts on Doing Your Best Work)

Dana Vollmer did not have an easy road to the Olympics. Vollmer is an olympic swimmer, but it wasn't just the grueling practice schedule that made her journey to the top difficult. At the age of 15, Vollmer discovered that she had a heart disorder known as long QT syndrome. Show More Summary

Olympians Are Starting to Panic About Zika

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In case you haven't been paying attention: Ground zero for the Zika virus outbreak is in Brazil, the country that will host the 2016 Olympic Games in August. Zika typically only causes mild symptoms in adults (and only one in five of those infected show symptoms at all!), but it's... More »

Interview: Stephan James on Playing Jesse Owens in 'Race'

Stephan James, who played Representative John Lewis in Selma, plays another 20th-century icon in Race, the story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Hitler's plan to use the Olympics to show Aryan supremacy was thwarted when the American track star won four gold medals. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting ‘Heart, Baby’ and Other Opportunities

“Heart, Baby,” a true story about a Tennessee convict who was offered freedom in exchange for boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics, is seeking a 10-year-old African American male actor to portray the younger version of one of its characters. This feature film from writer-director Angela Shelton shoots in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Feb. Show More Summary

Olympic marathon trials bring mystery to Los Angeles

This weekend will finally answer the questions that have surrounded the U.S. Olympic marathon trials as the nation’s best runners gather in Los Angeles to decide who will go to the 2016 Summer Games. The uncertainty begins with unseasonably warm weather -- Saturday's forecast calls for temperatures...

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