Sprinter plans to go the distance; FOX in race for Olympics
The greatest sprinter of all time is ready to run his first marathon.
Lewis trained in Houston under coach
Lewis said he wants to try a new challenge in his life each year after he turns 50. His strategy: "I'm going to wait until the last hundred meters and then pass some people so I can get one of those finish-line photos," he says.
•The country's best judoka is back on the mats after a lengthy absence.
Rousey, 23, defeated Italy's
•The U.S. team suffered its second straight defeat at the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships in Cologne, Germany, a 2-1 overtime loss to Denmark on Monday.
In the meantime, the NHL's loss is the IIHF's gain, as several national squads boosted their rosters with players who were recently eliminated from the NHL playoffs.
•Stay tuned for news of possible doping violations from the Winter Olympics. No, not the 2010 Winter Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency has informed the IOC of credible information concerning violations from the 2006 Games in Turin.
Thanks to updated scientific methods of preserving the integrity of urine samples for a longer period of time, the IOC can still look into violations four years after the fact. In question is the drug CERA, a type of EPO used by
Even though there was only one positive result in Turin for stimulant use by a Russian biathlete, many samples can and will likely now by re-tested for CERA over the next few months.
•Though he said last year that Olympic bids were pointless since nobody ever made money from them, FOX chief
The network's chairman
The IOC has not announced a date when it will accept bids for U.S. rights to broadcast the Games. Is FOX serious or is this an attempt to drive up the rivals' bidding and strain their budgets?
Voting for the four-year term will take place at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea.
•The U.S. men had a terrific meet last weekend at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, the lone domestic stop on the Grand Prix circuit.