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Jul 18, 2012

U.S. work to end Jamaican relay dominance in Olympic

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – In the serenity of Monaco, U.S. sprinters are striving this week to find ways to end a long 4×100 meters relay jinx, and displace Jamaica’s relay kings, their coach says.

“Everyone is looking at times and individual speeds,” U.S. relays coach Jon Drummond told Reuters in a phone call from the American camp in Monaco.

Jul 18, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-U.S. work to end Jamaican relay dominance

July 17 (Reuters) – In the serenity of Monaco, U.S.
sprinters are striving this week to find ways to end a long
4×100 metres relay jinx, and displace Jamaica’s relay kings,
their coach says.

“Everyone is looking at times and individual speeds,” U.S.
relays coach Jon Drummond told Reuters in a phone call from the
American camp in Monaco.

Jul 13, 2012

Relay member Dunn withdraws from U.S. team over drug test

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Former U.S. world indoor 400 meters champion Debbie Dunn has withdrawn from the U.S. Olympic team and is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after an abnormal drug test, she said on Friday.

“I have been informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that a sample I gave at the U.S. Olympic Trials contains an elevated testosterone/epitestosterone level,” Dunn said in a statement.

Jul 13, 2012

Olympics-Relay member Dunn withdraws from US team over drug test

July 13 (Reuters) – Former U.S. world indoor 400 metres
champion Debbie Dunn has withdrawn from the U.S. Olympic team
and is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after
an abnormal drug test, she said on Friday.

“I have been informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that a
sample I gave at the U.S. Olympic Trials contains an elevated
testosterone/epitestosterone level,” Dunn said in a statement.

Jul 4, 2012

Felix has multiple golds in mind for London

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – No American runner likely will have more opportunities to medal in the London Games than sprinter Allyson Felix.

But that is the way the slender Californian with the big competitive heart likes it.

Jul 4, 2012

Injuries on the mend, Gay in mix to be the best

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Soft-spoken and humble, American Tyson Gay seems so different from most modern-day sprinters.

He seldom raises his voice, rarely if ever makes bold predictions and generally keeps a low profile outside his passion for social media.

Jul 4, 2012

Olympics-Felix has multiple golds in mind for London

EUGENE, Oregon, July 4 (Reuters) – No American runner likely
will have more opportunities to medal in the London Games than
sprinter Allyson Felix.

But that is the way the slender Californian with the big
competitive heart likes it.

Jul 4, 2012

Olympics-Injuries on the mend, Gay in mix to be the best

EUGENE, Oregon, July 4 (Reuters) – Soft-spoken and humble,
American Tyson Gay seems so different from most modern-day
sprinters.

He seldom raises his voice, rarely if ever makes bold
predictions and generally keeps a low profile outside his
passion for social media.

Jul 2, 2012

Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 meters third place runoff against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief telephone conversation.

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has
withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 metres third place runoff
against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her
agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief
telephone conversation.