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DBR- Brazilian Spirit Could Save Rio Olympics- July 30, 2016
USA Today piece (major video component) by Martin Rogers starts by explaining the importance of samba to the South American nation's culture…
DBR- Ready Or Not, The Summer Series Debuts Friday- July 30, 2016
Ken Goe of oregonlive.com takes a look at the new TrackTown USA venture, which still has an air of mystery about it regarding who is actually running the 4 teams…
DBR- "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice"- July 30, 2016
Check out this YouTube trailer for a new film, opening August 5, that focuses on the African Americans not named Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin…
DBR- Gatlin's Final Chance To Beat Bolt & Win Redemption- July 30, 2016
“A lot of people over the last couple of seasons have fallen prey to the unstoppable force Usain Bolt brings to the table,” Gatlin tells Sean Gregory of TIME. “And they just become subdued. That’s not who I am."…
DBR- Inside The Minds Of Russia's Excluded Olympians - July 30, 2016
"Russia’s escape from an Olympic blanket ban was hailed by its officials. But for some Russian athletes, it was the final nail in the coffin," says Eva Hartog of the Moscow Times
DBR- "The Biggest Threat To The Future Of The Olympics"- July 27, 2016
Forget drugs and Rio's preparation problems, says Andy Bull of The Guardian. "Does anyone really want to host the Games anymore?"…
DBR- RW Selects: Frank Shorter- July 27, 2016
Runner's World has a regular feature in which it reposts major stories from the past. Check out John Brant's 2011 look at the Olympic marathon legend…
DBR- From "Unity In Diversity" To "It's Lonely At The Top"- July 27, 2016
David Owen of insidethegames.biz says that in just 34½ months IOC head Thomas Bach has seen his hold on the Olympic movement changed mightily…
DBR- How Keni Harrison Made Hurdles History- July 26, 2016
Reporting from London, the IAAF's Matthew Brown says, "There aren’t many athletes who can upstage Usain Bolt in all his pomp"…