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DBR- The Daily Relay's Medalists For The Week- May 24, 2016
Topping Kevin Sully's list is Almaz Ayana for the gold, but what about a "flat" Hoka meet?…
DBR- Beijing '08 Retests May Have Nabbed 14 Russians- May 24, 2016
Nothing official has come out, but a source in the Russian Olympic Committee has told TASS that the IOC has notified it that the list of those testing possible are mostly track athletes…
DBR- "The Russians Are Coming. Or Should Be"- May 24, 2016
"Fundamental fairness dictates that the Russians must be allowed to compete in Rio," says blogger Alan Abrahamson…
DBR- Greg Rutherford Calls For An Athletes' Union- May 23, 2016
The Olympic long jump champ says, ""It needs to happen and it should happen. Decisions are made about the sport that don't involve the athletes that affect the athletes which is very frustrating."…
DBR- Regional Entries Change National Women's Rankings- May 23, 2016
The USTFCCCA computer has moved Kentucky back ahead of Arkansas in its latest release, with Oregon hanging steady in No. 3…
DBR- Isinbaeva Plans To Sue If Barred From Rio- May 23, 2016
“It’s a direct violation of human rights, discrimination,” the Russian pole vault star tells the Associated Press…
DBR- Sports Power Couple Gearing Up For Rio- May 23, 2016
Pat Graham of the Associated Press profiles track's multi-talented husband & wife, Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton…
DBR- Chris Nilsen, "No Ronaldo," On His Pole Vault HSR- May 22, 2016
When Chris Nilsen first started vaulting they called him “Dead Beetle.” Today, with an 18-4¾ leap, he is the national prep record holder. Jeff Hollobaugh had a chat with him about that kinda-sorta-very-cool transition…
DBR- Banning Russia From Rio Isn't Quite That Simple- May 22, 2016
Will Hobson of the Washingotn Post notes that the IOC has bounced nations before, for geopolitical reasons, but never for "competitive" ones…