Britain’s Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Tour de France to manage his workload ahead of the Rio Olympics, his Dimension Data team said in a statement on Tuesday.
While almost everyone at the Tour de France has been focussing on a battle royale between Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana, Bauke Mollema has been quietly edging up the standings.
Athletes from one sport should not be punished for the sins of those from another, the IOC president said on Wednesday, cooling speculation that Russia could be banned from the Olympics altogether for systematic doping.
Chris Froome showed again he will attack his rivals on every terrain as the Briton extended his overall lead in the Tour de France with a surprising move in Wednesday’s 11th stage, which was won with panache by world champion Peter Sagan.
Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February and had surgery in March, will take part in her fourth Olympics after being named on Tuesday in a 17-strong squad for next month’s Rio Games.
Olympic champion Allyson Felix stunningly failed to make the U.S. team for Rio in her favourite event, the 200 metres, as her dreams for a rare sprint Olympic double ended at the American trials on Sunday.
Sri Lanka record holder and veteran high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekera of the Sri Lanka Air Force won the best athlete award and also the award for the best performance at the 94th National Athletic Championships concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex, Diyagama on Sunday.
LaShawn Merritt clocked the fastest 200 meters time of the year as Brianna Rollins scored a stunning victory in the 100m hurdles at the US Olympic track and field trials here Friday.
Former Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson was left in shock here Friday after missing out on a place in the final of the 100 meter hurdles at the US track and field trials by just 0.01 of a second.
The Athletics Association of Sri Lanka has decided to offer one final chance to high jumper Manjula Kumara Wijesekera to qualify for Rio Olympics after the veteran jumper missed it by a whisker at Friday’s Athletics Nationals which is being worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama.
Mark Cavendish cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when he claimed his 29th stage victory in the race in Thursday’s sixth leg.
Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt remained on course for a 200 meters final while top hurdlers Brianna Rollins and Keni Harrison put on an early speed show at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday.
Alberto Contador’s Tour de France chances took another knock on Sunday as the Spaniard lost time to the big favourites, crashing for the second time in as many days during the second stage won by his team mate and world champion Peter Sagan.
Justin Gatlin believes rival Usain Bolt will be fit for the Olympics after the injury scare that has left the Jamaican sprint king’s participation at the Rio de Janeiro games shrouded in uncertainty.
Mark Cavendish’s African team will be aiming for a Tour de France double on Sunday after the Briton’s victory on the opening stage.
Jamaican star Omar McLeod qualified for his first Olympic Games on Saturday after winning the men’s 110m hurdles on the third day of the Jamaican Olympic track and field trials.
Michael Phelps booked a shot at a fourth straight 100m butterfly gold at the Rio Games on Saturday with his third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials.
Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarter-final of the 100m in 10.15 seconds at Jamaica’s national championships on Friday.
Nathan Adrian, Cammile Adams and Josh Prenot all scored wins at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Thursday to book their tickets to the Rio Games but were pushed out of the spotlight by old foes Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
Determined to exit swimming on his own terms, Michael Phelps cleared a major hurdle on the road to Rio on Wednesday, qualifying for a fifth Olympics with a victory that has paved the way to more Games glory.