Rio 2016 Women’s Sprint Preview

Published on August 11, 2016 |

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 2016 Men’s Sprint Preview: Will Usain Bolt Treble Again?

Published on August 11, 2016 |

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sprint events are expected to draw most of the highlights at Rio 2016 in Brazil, as a wholesale of world-class sprinters have assembled in the city of Rio de Janeiro for one of the most anticipated Olympic Games ever.

Writer Picks Merritt To Beat Bolt Over 200m At Rio 2016

Published on August 10, 2016 |

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.

Campbell-Brown, Richards Named As Jamaica Team Captains

Published on August 8, 2016 |

Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown and standout Shot Put thrower O’Dayne Richards were named respective captains for Jamaica’s track-and-field team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, officials announced on Sunday night.

2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Streaming Live

Published on August 5, 2016 |

Rio 2016 will officially commence on Friday with the Olympic Games opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Live coverage gets under way at 7:30 p.m. ET and it will be on NBC and streaming live on NBCSN.

Bolt Warns American Rivals: ‘I’m In 9.6 Shape’

Published on August 4, 2016 |

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sporting Alert – Usain Bolt says he’s in 9.60 seconds shape and has warned his American rivals that they will feel his “full wrath” at Rio 2016 later this month.

Linford Christie: Bolt Is Great Because He ‘Trains The Old Way’

Published on August 3, 2016 |

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Former Olympic champion Linford Christie thinks sprint legend Usain Bolt is great because the Jamaican sprinter prepares the right way.

Elaine Thompson Ran Injured At Jamaica Trials, Says Coach

Published on August 3, 2016 |

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Coach Stephen Francis has revealed that Elaine Thompson competed with a “damage” hamstring at the Jamaica Olympic Championships last month.

Hansle Parchment OUT Of Rio Olympic Games

Published on August 2, 2016 |

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.

Top Jamaican Coach Knocking Heads With JAAA Again

Published on August 2, 2016 |

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Stephen Francis, head coach of two of Jamaica’s top women’s gold medal contenders at Rio 2016, is again knocking heads with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) days before the start of another major championship.

Fun Q&A With American Sprinter English Gardner

Published on August 1, 2016 |

American sprinter English Gardner took some time to talk to NBCOlympics.com ahead of the start of the Games in Rio, Brazil, next week.

Julian Forte Wants Rio Spot, But Admits Usain Bolt’s The Man

Published on July 18, 2016 |

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sprinter Julian Forte says he would be disappointed to lose his Olympic Games place in the 200m to Usain Bolt, but admitted that the world record holder deserves the spot.