RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Sporting Alert – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kirani James start their quest to defend their respective sprint titles at Rio 2016 in the evening session on Friday’s first day of competition.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Sporting Alert – Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia smashed the world record to win the women’s 10,000m gold medal in the first session on day one of track and field action at Rio 2016 on Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Sporting Alert – There was a major disappointment for Jamaica on the first day of track and field competition at Rio 2016, with Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres failing to advance from the qualifying round in the opening session.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The battle for the women’s sprint titles at Rio 2016 should be very interesting, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown chasing history.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – USA Today sports writer Paul Meyerberg is backing American LaShawn Merritt to beat Usain Bolt in the 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, later this month.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Former Olympic champion Linford Christie thinks sprint legend Usain Bolt is great because the Jamaican sprinter prepares the right way.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Coach Stephen Francis has revealed that Elaine Thompson competed with a “damage” hamstring at the Jamaica Olympic Championships last month.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Olympic 110m hurdles bronze medalist Hansle Parchment has failed to recover from a mid-season injury and will not take part at Rio 2016, his manager confirmed on Tuesday.
American sprinter English Gardner took some time to talk to NBCOlympics.com ahead of the start of the Games in Rio, Brazil, next week.