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Canadian-born thrower Daina Levy walks into history at Rio romp | 6/28/2016

Daina Levy will create Jamaican track and field history when she steps into the hammer throw ring on the first day of track and field at the Rio Olympics, Friday, August 12, as she will be the first-ever Jamaican – male or female – to participate in the event at this level. The 23-year-old Canadian-born Levy made the Olympic qualifying mark of 71.00m and improved her own National R ...More

Exciting US water polo goalkeeper has Jamaican roots | 6/25/2016

Ashleigh Johnson, the exciting 21-year-old water polo player who is about to make history as the first black woman to play for the United States Olympic team, has Jamaican roots. The 6 foot 1 inch Ashleigh, who was last month described in an Associated Press report as possessing “jaw-dropping athleticism”, is the daughter of Donna Johnson, a Jamaican nurse who migrated in 1988. Whi ...More

Double mania | 6/24/2016

Olympic 200m bronze medallist Warren Weir is the surprise package among several elite athletes that have signed up for the 100m and 200m double, while Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby has joined the golden girls in what will be an enticing 400m at the Supreme Ventures Senior Championships slated to start June 30 at the National Stadium. The incomparable Usain Bolt, double 100m Olympic champion Shelly ...More

'Clean' Russian athletes can compete in Rio as 'neutrals' - IAAF | 6/23/2016

Russian athletes who can prove they are untainted by the country's doping scandal were Thursday given the go-ahead to compete at the Rio Olympics but as neutrals and not under their national flag, the IAAF said. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council decided last week to maintain the suspension of Russia after findings of drug test violations, including ignored pos ...More

Kom won't quit over 'heartbreaking' Rio KO | 6/23/2016

India's "Magnificent" Mary Kom said Thursday she was heartbroken after failing to gain a wildcard for the Rio Olympics, but the five-time world champion stressed she wasn't about to quit boxing. Kom, 33, failed to qualify after losing a crucial bout at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month, raising speculation about her future. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist had bee ...More

Indonesian medallists to get cash for life | 6/23/2016

Indonesia promised Thursday large cash payments and generous lifetime pensions to their Olympic athletes if they make the podium, in a bid to boost their medal count in Rio. The sports and youth ministry said Thursday athletes who win gold at the Rio Games in August will be granted a one-off payment of 5 billion Indonesian rupiah (USD$377,500) and a lifetime pension of around $1,500 a month. At ...More

Russian weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping | 6/23/2016

Russia's weightlifters face being kicked out of the Rio Olympics for repeated doping violations, days after the International Olympic Committee upheld a ban on their track and field athletes. Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) over failed retests from the 2008 and 2012 Games in Beijing and London. The IWF execut ...More

Olympic star Rutherford to miss British Championships | 6/22/2016

Greg Rutherford has withdrawn from this weekend's British Championships because of fitness concerns, but the Olympic long jump champion insists he will be fit for the Rio Games. Rutherford suffered whiplash at the Birmingham Diamond League on June 5 and has taken a precautionary decision to withdraw from the Olympic trials in Birmingham. However, the 29-year-old is confident he remains on co ...More

Phelps completes probation for drink driving | 6/22/2016

American swim legend Michael Phelps has completed his probation for his second drink-driving violation ahead of the US Olympic trials that start this weekend and could launch him to the Rio Games. The 18-time Olympic gold medal winner completed his probation Sunday after pleading guilty in 2014 to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. A one-year prison sentence was suspended bu ...More

Russian star Isinbayeva eyes Olympic swansong | 6/22/2016

Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva had nearly abandoned all hope of ending her stellar career with a third Olympic gold in Rio, saying she would hang up her spikes at a far less glamourous event on the banks of the Volga. But the International Olympic Committee's announcement on Tuesday that Russian athletes who are individually screened by world athletics governing body, the IAAF, might be allowe ...More

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