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Apr 26, 2012

Bolt coach has no problem with Chambers and Gatlin

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) – The coach of the world’s fastest man said on Thursday he had no problem with sprinters Dwain Chambers and Justin Gatlin competing in the London Olympics after serving doping bans.

“I don’t believe that somebody should be sentenced to death or banned for life,” Glen Mills, who coaches Jamaican triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, told an international teleconference.

Apr 26, 2012

Olympics-Who is best, Bolt or Blake? Coach will not say

SALVO, North Carolina, April 26 (Reuters) – One is the
world’s fastest man. The other wants to be.

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt and his training partner
Yohan Blake are the world’s best 100 metres sprinters. But who
will wind up fastest this year?

Apr 26, 2012

Olympics-Bolt coach has no problem with Chambers and Gatlin

SALVO, North Carolina, April 26 (Reuters) – The coach of
the world’s fastest man said on Thursday he had no problem with
sprinters Dwain Chambers and Justin Gatlin competing in the
London Olympics after serving doping bans.

“I don’t believe that somebody should be sentenced to death
or banned for life,” Glen Mills, who coaches Jamaican triple
Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, told an international
teleconference.

Apr 26, 2012

London weather likely to deny Bolt 100 metres record

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Britain’s cool, damp weather is likely to cost triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt the opportunity to break his 100 metres world record at the London Olympics, his coach said on Thursday.

Although Bolt has promised something spectacular at the Games from July 27-August 12, coach Glen Mills said breaking his 100 metres record of 9.58 seconds set in Berlin three years ago might be asking too much.

Apr 26, 2012

Olympics-London weather likely to deny Bolt 100 metres record

SALVO, North Carolina, April 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s cool,
damp weather is likely to cost triple Olympic champion Usain
Bolt the opportunity to break his 100 metres world record at the
London Olympics, his coach said on Thursday.

Although Bolt has promised something spectacular at the
Games from July 27-Aug. 12, coach Glen Mills said breaking his
100 metres record of 9.58 seconds set in Berlin three years ago
might be asking too much.

Apr 23, 2012

USATF names marketing guru Siegel as CEO

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) ended a 16-month search to replace its former chief executive by naming ex-board member Max Siegel, who has extensive marketing ties to sports and entertainment, to the job on Monday.

Siegel, whose selection comes at a crucial time with the organization preparing for the London Olympics, did not shy away from his predecessor’s stated goal of 30 athletics medals for the American team at the July 27-August 12 Games.

Apr 23, 2012

Athletics-USATF names marketing guru Siegel as CEO

April 23 (Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) ended a
16-month search to replace its former chief executive by naming
ex-board member Max Siegel, who has extensive marketing ties to
sports and entertainment, to the job on Monday.

Siegel, whose selection comes at a crucial time with the
organization preparing for the London Olympics, did not shy away
from his predecessor’s stated goal of 30 athletics medals for
the American team at the July 27-Aug. 12 Games.

Apr 23, 2012

Athletics-USATF names marketing specialist Siegel as CEO

April 23 (Reuters) – USA Track & Field (USATF) has named
marketing specialist Max Siegel, a former board member with
extensive ties to sports and entertainment, as its new chief
executive on Monday.

His selection comes at a crucial time for the organization
as it prepares for the July 27-Aug. 12 London Olympics.

Mar 31, 2012

Tyson Gay pins hopes on 100 at London Olympics

SALVO, NORTH CAROLINA (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has given up hope of running in the 200 metres at this year’s London Olympics, opting instead to focus all his energy on the 100m dash.

As one of the world’s fastest sprinters, it was an agonising decision for the American to drop one of his pet events, but one where he let his head rule over his heart.

Mar 30, 2012

Tyson Gay pins hopes on 100

SALVO, NORTH CAROLINA (Reuters) – Tyson Gay has given up hope of running in the 200 metres at this year’s London Olympics, opting instead to focus all his energy on the 100m dash.

As one of the world’s fastest sprinters, it was an agonising decision for the American to drop one of his pet events, but one where he let his head rule over his heart.