Quote Of The Day

"While Tiger Woods was battling the gales on Friday evening, the man who has replaced him as sport's most sought-after icon was casually pulling off his tracksuit and flicking out those million-dollar legs at the starting line in Paris."

- Opening line of an article by Simon Briggs in The Telegraph on the show Usain Bolt put on in Paris, where he was treated as arguably the biggest sports celebrity in the world, as shown by this video or this one or this one. Just want to watch Bolt's race in Paris? Click here.

Semenya To Face Stiffer Test In Finland On Sunday Three women in the field have run faster than she has this year.

AJ AcostaAJ Acosta, Andrew Wheating, Bernard Lagat And Lee Emanuel To Clash In 1,500 On Sunday Hicham El Guerrouj has assembled a nice field for Sunday's meet, which also includes world indoor silver medalist Abdalaati Iguider in the 1,500. Wheating may skip the race to race in Monaco on Tuesday. *Complete Start Lists

Lance Deal Steps Down As Oregon Throws Coach

In Light of Marion Jones Case, IOC Wants Stiffer Doping Rules That Will DQ Entire Relay Team f One Member Dopes

Nearing 50th BDay, Steve Cram Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane And Remembers The Glorious Summer Of 1985 25 years ago, he set world records at 1,500, one mile and 2k all in the span of 19 days.

We Agree IAAF Calls Allen Johnson A "Role Model, A Friend, An Inspiration"

CAS Rules Marion Jones Teammates Don't Have To Give Up 4 x 100 And 4 x 400 Relay Medals Ridiculous, but the court says it's all about the rules that were in place at the time, which didn't explicitly say if one relay member was doped, the whole team got a DQ.

Janeth Jepkosgei Says Despite Semenya's Absence, African Championships Won't Be A Cakewalk

Caster Semenya Returns Victoriously *Race Video

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya Returns To Action And Is Pleased To Win Comfortably In 2:04.22 In Race She Calls "New Beginning"
IAAF Recap Of Semenya's Win/Lappeenranta Meet
In other action, Finland's Tommi Evilä jumped 8.19 in the LJ as Steve Mullings ran 10.02.
AFP Recap: Semenya: "I'm very happy."

Reuters Recap

USA Gets To Keep Marion Jones 2000 Relay Medals

Court Of Arbitration Of Sport Rules US Gets To Keep 2000 Marion Jones Olympic Relay Medals The athletes don't deserve them. The US cheated to win.

Russian Champs *Full Results

Day 3: Back From 3-Month Pseudoephedrine Ban, Anna Alminova Dominates Russian 1,500 Final She ran 4:00.84 and 2nd place was 4:04.56. Even more interesting than that is the fact she is scheduled to run her 3rd 1,500 in 3 days in Paris on Friday. *IAAF Recap Of Final Day Of Russian Champs
Day 2:
Yuriy Borzakovskiy Wins 5th National Title As Lyudmila Kolchanova Becomes Third Woman To Break 7 Meters In LJ In 2010 Borzakovskiy won a tactical 800 in 1:48.
Day 1: Russian Championships Are Underway In Hot Weather Surprisingly, Yuriy Borzakovskiy has never won an outdoor European 800m title.

Sad News: Legendary CT HS Coach Irv Black Passes Away He led New Britain HS to 28 state titles during his career.

Interesting Read: Citing Edwin Moses, Columnist Says, "The secret to being a sporting great is not realy trying."

Nancy Lagat And Alfred Kirwa Yego Return Home To Kenya Training Camp For African Champs It's a shame Lagat isn't running the 1,500 in Paris.

Nick's Silver

Nick Willis Is Still Awaiting New Olympic Silver Medal The IOC had previously sent him a second-hand medal that was totally scratched. When New Zealand requested a new one, the IOC needed to have one made.

More Sprint News

LRC The Week That Was This week, celebrate the fact that the near 13-year-old wait for a 1:41 is over, as is the eternal wait for a white man to break 10-flat. We also tell you how Leo Manzano improved by 16 seconds in a week in the mile, we take a trip down memory lane and remember when Galen Rupp outkicked Chris Solinsky to win a 5k in 13:30 and then ponder what Rupp will run in the marathon now that he has his mentor Alberto Salazar beat at both 5k and 10k, we take a look at Alysia Johnson's first big European win and we rip Caremelita Jeter and praise Tyson Gay/rip Asafa Powell.

Defending European LJ Champ Andrew Howe Is Past Injuries And Ready To Repeat

Feds Circling In On Lance Armstrong Even If Media Outlets Don't Agree Exactly How

Study Finds Belly Buttons Are the Key To Different Races' Geographic Regions' Success In Various Sports Like they say, 97% of all statistics ... *2nd Story On Belly Buttons

The Telegraph: "Bolt is back. The biggest show in town. Not to mention the coolest."

Paris Diamond League *Results *Recap *Photos *$20,010 Puma Prediction Contest Scores

Usain Bolt WinsLRC Paris Recap: Bolt Over Powell, David Oliver's AR, Christin Wurth-Thomas "Wins" 1,500m, Huddle And Koll Join Sub-15 Club, Andrew Wheating Beats Nick Symmonds And Allyson Felix And Jeremy Wariner Keep Winning A great meet is in the books from Paris. It was not easy, but Usain Bolt beat Asafa Powell in the marquee matchup. David Oliver's sick 2010 continued with his third-straight sub-13 clocking and the AR. Christin Wurth-Thomas earned a ton of respect with a gutty sub-four clocking in the 1500, Olympic champ Brimin Kipruto nearly broke 8:00 in the steeple for the first time. Young American distance fans have smiles on their faces as Andrew Wheating beat Nick Symmonds and went sub-1:45 for the first time and Lisa Koll and Molly Huddle went sub-15:00. Huddle only has the names Kastor and Flanagan ahead of her on the US 5k list (Regina isn't a name as far as we are concerned).
Video Of Bolt's Race
Alminova On Her 3:57: "This is just the beginning." She only slept 3 or 4 hours before Paris and expects her form to improve as she's coming off a stint at altitude.
Guardian: Bolt Recovers From "Awful" Start To Power Past Powell
IAAF Recap: Bolt Handles Powell As Oliver Threatens WR
AP: Slow Start Can't Stop Bolt
Post-Race Interviews: *Bolt *Wheating *Kaki *David Oliver

Paris On The Boards: Christin Wurth Thomas wins in Paris!
More: After Paris Victory, Bolt Wants To Head To Gym To Work On Core Strength
*Molly Huddle Runs 14:51 - where the hell did that come from?
Huddle 14:51, Koll 14:55

*Andrew Wheating 1.44.62!!!!
Wheating Beats Symmonds

A Quick Fan's Guide To Paris Take off two hours from work on Friday and watch this meet as it should be a real dandy. You have the Usain Bolt - Asafa Powell matchup at 100, which includes Christophe Lemaitre, a great men's 800 featuring Abubaker Kaki's quest for 1:41 and all of the top Americans, including Andrew Wheating in his European debut, a fantastic women's 1,500, which includes the American 2009 World Championships team plus a possible AR attempt in the men's steeple by Dan Huling. All of that and much, much more, including David Oliver, Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix and French stars in the men's pole vault and triple jump. *LRC Predictions From The Prediction Contest

African Champs Are Coming Soon

More Sprint News

 Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell Tyson Gay Diary: "I can beat anyone and on any given day." Gay talks about the World Cup, beating Asafa Powell, losing to Walter Dix and even gives a thumbs up to Lebron for going to Miami. Gay is not running Paris.

UK Athletics Calls For Tax Changes After Bolt's Withdrawal

Britain's Stupid Tax Laws Cost Them Usain Bolt: He Pulls Out Of Matchup Versus Asafa Powell And Tyson Gay
Britain tries to tax endorsement income from athletes in addition to appearance fees. So Bolt could lose money while racing in London if the UK tries to tax say 1/8th of his endorsement income.
*Bolt To Get $250,000 To Run In Paris This Friday
*Usain Bolt Tax Issue Gets Mention In NY Times

Liege, Belgium Meet *Full Results

Good Idea

Pat Butcher: Should Saudi Arabia Be Barred From The Olympics Until They Permit Women To Compete? We think it's a good idea. Fortunately, much of the world was outraged when South Africa treated non-whites like crap 20 years ago. Somehow however, 20 years later it's okay to treat women as second class citizens.

Diamond League #8 (Of 14) Was Saturday - Gateshead  - *Results *Live Gateshead Thread *New LRC Photos *More Photos

Gay (l) beats Asafa Powell to win the mens 100 metres final during the Aviva British Grand Prix at Gateshead International Stadium on July 10, 2010 in Gateshead, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)LRC Recap Gay Over Powell, Alysia Johnson Wins 800, Manzano Nipped By Kiprop

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