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Jul 31, 2012

Injured Merritt back at work, U.S. coach says

LONDON (Reuters) – Injured Olympic 400 meters champion LaShawn Merritt has returned to race preparation after suffering a slight hamstring sprain almost two weeks ago, American coach Andrew Valmon said on Tuesday.

“Every day he is getting a step closer to being ready,” Valmon said after a U.S. news conference.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Injured Merritt back at work, U.S. coach says

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Injured Olympic 400 metres
champion LaShawn Merritt has returned to race preparation after
suffering a slight hamstring sprain almost two weeks ago,
American coach Andrew Valmon said on Tuesday.

“Every day he is getting a step closer to being ready,”
Valmon said after a U.S. news conference.

Jul 30, 2012

Decathlete Eaton will take nothing for granted

LONDON (Reuters) – An aching Ashton Eaton felt like he had fallen out of a tree the day after setting the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials last month.

His body was that beat up from the physically demanding 10-event two-day competition.

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Decathlete Eaton will take nothing for granted

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – An aching Ashton Eaton felt like
he had fallen out of a tree the day after setting the decathlon
world record at the U.S. trials last month.

His body was that beat up from the physically demanding
10-event two-day competition.

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been withdrawn from the Olympics after admitting to using a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.