World records, cramp and crashes; Olympic velodrome’s got it all

February 18, 2012

Excited Britons Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Varnish interrupted their post-race media interviews to roar on four-times Olympic champion Chris Hoy after demolishing the women’s team sprint world record at the World Cup on Friday, one of four world-record breaking rides around the 2012 Olympics velodrome on day two of the test event’s competition.

Thorpe risks reputation by jumping back in the pool

February 3, 2011

USA/Ian Thorpe’s decision to make a return to competitive swimming has already raised the prospect of a mouthwatering clash with Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympics, but at the possible risk of damaging his reputation.

USA Track & Field heeded the call for further change

February 11, 2009

Williams of the U.S. talks to her teammate Edwards after their women's 4 x 100m relay heat at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games A task force delving into the disappointments of the Beijing Olympics urged the U.S. governing body to make sweeping changes to its selection policies for coaches and its management of athletes at Olympic Games and world championships.