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Jun 2, 2012

Kiprop surges to victory in Kenya’s 10,000 trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Wilson Kiprop surged to the lead with 50 meters to go and won the Kenyan Olympic 10,000 meters trials in the year’s fastest time at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Kiprop bettered his personal best by 25 seconds by crossing the line in 27 minutes, 1.98 seconds on a drizzly evening to defeat former world bronze medalist Moses Masai.

Jun 2, 2012

Olympics-Kiprop surges to victory in Kenya’s 10,000 trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 1 (Reuters) – Wilson Kiprop surged to
the lead with 50 metres to go and won the Kenyan Olympic 10,000
metres trials in the year’s fastest time at the Prefontaine
Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Kiprop bettered his personal best by 25 seconds by crossing
the line in 27 minutes, 1.98 seconds on a drizzly evening to
defeat former world bronze medallist Moses Masai.

May 31, 2012

Olympics-Kenya heads to Oregon in search of London hopeful

EUGENE, Oregon, May 31 (Reuters) – The proud distance
running nation of Kenya hopes to find a solution to 44 years of
Olympic frustration when the African country holds its men’s
10,000 metres trial in Oregon on Friday.

Fourteen Kenyans will line up in a special race at the
Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon,
hoping to get a step closer to becoming the first countryman to
win Olympic gold at the distance since Naftali Temu in 1968.

May 30, 2012

Hurdlers line up in Oregon for Olympic preview

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – In a sports-loving Oregon city thousands of miles from London’s Olympic Stadium, the three fastest hurdlers of all time are set to line up Saturday for what is widely expected to be a preview of the Games’ final.

Just weeks before the U.S. Olympic trials at the same site, Cuban Olympic champion Dayron Robles races the man he succeeded as the world record holder, China’s Liu Xiang, and top American David Oliver in the Prefontaine Classic at Eugene, Oregon.

May 17, 2012

Tight hamstring sidelines U.S. sprinter Dix

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Double world silver medalist Walter Dix will miss Sunday’s showdown against British sprinter Dwain Chambers in England because of a tight hamstring, he told Reuters on Wednesday.

Dix, favored to run the 100 and 200 meters for the United States at the London Games, had been scheduled to race Chambers over 150 meters in Manchester.

May 10, 2012

Robles to make first U.S. appearance next month

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Cuba’s Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles will race in the United States for the first time next month, athletics sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old, who also holds the world record in 110 meters hurdles, will race in both the June 2 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon and the June 9 Adidas Grand Prix in New York City, the sources said.

Apr 30, 2012

Chambers deserves to be at London Games – Gatlin

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – World indoor sprint champion Justin Gatlin said Briton Dwain Chambers deserved the chance to compete at the London Olympics after his lifetime Games ban imposed by the British Olympic Association for doping was overturned on Monday.

“It would be an honour to line up against him in London,” the American 2004 Olympic 100 metres champion, who is making a comeback from a four-year doping ban, told Reuters.

Apr 30, 2012

Olympics-Chambers deserves to be at London Games – Gatlin

April 30 (Reuters) – World indoor sprint champion Justin
Gatlin said Briton Dwain Chambers deserved the chance to compete
at the London Olympics
after his lifetime Games ban imposed by the British Olympic
Association for doping was overturned on Monday.

“It would be an honour to line up against him in London,”
the American 2004 Olympic 100 metres champion, who is making a
comeback from a four-year doping ban, told Reuters.

Apr 30, 2012

Life ban overrule the right decision: USADA

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – A ruling that would allow British drug offenders Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete in the London Olympics is the right one, and sends a “strong and powerful statement” regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency’s authority, the chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) told Reuters.

Sprinter Chambers and cyclist Miller will be cleared to compete in this year’s Games when the Court of Arbitration (CAS) overrules a British Olympic life ban on doping offenders, a source with knowledge of the ruling told Reuters on Sunday.

Apr 30, 2012

Olympics-Life ban overrule the right decision – USADA

April 30 (Reuters) – A ruling that would allow British drug
offenders Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete in the
London Olympics is the right one, and sends a “strong and
powerful statement” regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency’s
authority, the chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
(USADA) told Reuters.

Sprinter Chambers and cyclist Miller will be cleared to
compete in this year’s Games when the Court of Arbitration (CAS)
overrules a British Olympic life ban on doping offenders, a
source with knowledge of the ruling told Reuters on Sunday.