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Jul 29, 2012

Blake draws favorite’s role in 100 meters

LONDON (Reuters) – World champion Yohan Blake was a popular man when an international panel of athletes was asked on Sunday to pick the Olympic 100 meters winner.

The group, by a 4-1 margin, went for Jamaican trials double winner Blake over world record holder and reigning Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Blake draws favourite’s role in 100 metres

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – World champion Yohan Blake was a
popular man when an international panel of athletes was asked on
Sunday to pick the Olympic 100 metres winner.

The group, by a 4-1 margin, went for Jamaican trials double
winner Blake over world record holder and reigning Olympic
champion Usain Bolt.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-St Kitts sprinter out for using banned drug

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Sprinter Tameka Williams has
been withdrawn from the Olympics after admitting to using a
banned substance, her St. Kitts and Nevis team said on Sunday.

The athlete, who had been scheduled to run the women’s 100
and 200 metres, left the Olympic Village on Sunday and returned
home, the country’s Olympic Committee (SKNOC) said in a
statement.

Jul 28, 2012

Technical issues make Bolt vulnerable – Greene

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt will lose his crown to compatriot Yohan Blake unless he quickly fixes technical problems with his race, former world record holder Maurice Greene told Reuters on Saturday.

The American said Bolt’s vulnerability in the first 60 metres, already exposed this year by the younger Jamaican, gave his rivals the scent of gold that was absent in Beijing four years ago.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Technical issues make Bolt vulnerable – Greene

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt
will lose his crown to compatriot Yohan Blake unless he quickly
fixes technical problems with his race, former world record
holder Maurice Greene told Reuters on Saturday.

The American said Bolt’s vulnerability in the first 60
metres, already exposed this year by the younger Jamaican, gave
his rivals the scent of gold that was absent in Beijing four
years ago.

Jul 28, 2012

Merritt has strain, undergoing treatment

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic 400 meters champion LaShawn Merritt suffered a slight hamstring strain when he pulled up in the Monaco Diamond League meeting with a cramp and is undergoing treatment, his coach told Reuters on Saturday.

“Everyone is hoping it was slight,” Loren Seagrave said in an email.

American Merritt stopped running about 250 meters into his final pre-Olympics test at Monaco on July 20 when he felt a twinge in his left hamstring.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Merritt has strain, undergoing treatment

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Olympic 400 metres champion
LaShawn Merritt suffered a slight hamstring strain when he
pulled up in the Monaco Diamond League meeting with a cramp and
is undergoing treatment, his coach told Reuters on Saturday.

“Everyone is hoping it was slight,” Loren Seagrave said in
an email.

American Merritt stopped running about 250 metres into his
final pre-Olympics test at Monaco on July 20 when he felt a
twinge in his left hamstring.

Jul 27, 2012

Bolt “100 percent healthy”: agent

LONDON (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt is fully fit for his historic bid for repeat golds in the 100 and 200 meters despite reports to the contrary, his agent said on Friday.

“Usain is 100 percent healthy,” Ricky Simms said in an email to Reuters.

Bolt faced the media on Thursday, telling a packed news conference he had completely overcome his back and hamstring issues

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Bolt ’100 percent healthy’, agent says

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic champion
Usain Bolt is fully fit for his historic bid for repeat golds in
the 100 and 200 metres despite reports to the contrary, his
agent said on Friday.

“Usain is 100 percent healthy,” Ricky Simms said in an email
to Reuters.

Bolt faced the media on Thursday, telling a packed news
conference he had completely overcome his back and hamstring
issues

Jul 26, 2012

Exclusive: “No worries” as Bolt blocks out bad starts

LONDON (Reuters) – A laid back Usain Bolt has decided the best way to improve his not-so-perfect start is not to worry about it, the Jamaican world record holder said on Thursday.

“The more I focused on it, I think the worse it got,” Bolt told Reuters in an interview following a packed news conference.