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James Dasaolu Wins Men's 100m Final British Athletics Championship 2016

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(The Scotsman) Athletics: Scotland’s Andrew Butchart is on his way to Rio

(Huffington Post Australia) Athletics: Marathon Runner Lisa Weightman's Secret Weapon For Rio Olympics
42.195 kilometres, 40 winks

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Sir Bradley Wiggins hails departed Shane Sutton as 'probably the greatest coach in the world'

(IAAF) Athletics: Aprot takes African 10,000m title

(BBC) Athletics: Rio 2016: Indian 'gender-test' sprinter Dutee Chand secures 100m spot
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for the 100m event at Rio 2016 a year after winning her battle against suspension over so-called gender tests

(The Standard) Athletics: World champion Cheruiyot faces challenge from Saina and Kipyego

(Portland Tribune) Athletics: Cain looks able; Rupp, too, on eve of Trials

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(RRW) Athletics: Biwott & Keitany Dominate Mattoni Olomouc Half-Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: James Dasaolu wins stunning 100m race to book place on GB team for Rio
Three Brits run under 10secs in same race for first time - Desaolu and James Ellington qualify for Olympics; CJ Ujah must wait

(West Hawaii Today) Athletics: Kona Marathon gets ready for some heated competition (Toni Revis) Athletics: Are America’s Best Athletes Actually In Athletics?

(BBC) Athletics: Rio 2016 - triple-jumper Teddy Tamgho out of Games with broken leg
Former world triple jump champion Teddy Tamgho has been ruled out of the Olympics after breaking his leg, says France's athletics federation

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill back to her best as fellow athletes lament Brexit
Ennis-Hill excelled in shot put during final heptathlon before Olympics - Rio hopefuls concerned about Team GB’s future after referendum vote

(The Herald) Athletics: Sir Craig and Coe are symptomatic of a more dangerous problem - the old-boys’ club

Athletics: Canadian Olympians Dominate Toronto Waterfront 10K

(3Wire Sports) The Olympics as canary in coal mine

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: 67 Russians apply for Olympic track and field spots

(Canadian Runnintg) Athletics: Canadian has the best reaction after running nation’s fastest time in 16 years
Carline Muir ran the fastest 400m by a Canadian woman in 16 years to improve on her eight-year-old personal best on Thursday in Madrid

(BBC) Athletics: Christine Ohuruogu withdraws from British Championships in Birmingham
Christine Ohuruogu has withdrawn from the British Championships in Birmingham because of a virus

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Desiree Henry - from lighting London's Olympic flame to competing in Rio

(IAAF) Athletics: Hill and Lyles impress at US U20 Championships
(USATF) Hill and O’Keeffe set meet records, Lyles wins big on first day of USATF Juniors

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Philemon Baaru, Fridah Lodepa win Lewa Marathon titles
Philemon Baaru and Fridah Lodepa on Saturday won the Safaricom Lewa Marathon titles at the Lewa Conservancy.

(USA Today) Athletics: Allyson Felix eyeing a shot at 2 Olympic golds

(ESPN) Running: There's nothing typical about the Dipsea Race
Started 111 years ago, the Dipsea Race attracts every kind of runner. One thing they have in common? A fearlessness of the rugged terrain -- and the unknowns -- between the start and finish

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill to miss Olympic holding camp but will compete in Rio
London 2012 champion competing in first heptathlon in 2016 in Germany - Zharnel Hughes set to provide highlight of British Olympic trials in 200m

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Semenya earns easy 1500m gold at African Championships as Amos and Makwala go high and low
The third day of the African Athletics Championships Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban produced one big surprise - no Kenyan victory in the men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase - and one big non-surprise, namely home athlete Caster Semenya , the former world 800m champion who has dominated her main event this year, taking the gold medal in the 1500m

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: World Anti-Doping Agency suspends Rio drug-testing laboratory
Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory didn't conform to international standard, WADA says

Canadian 10,000m Championships - Guelph, ON

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Athletics: Caulfield to be honored at Sports Security Conference
Carly Caulfield, Senior Director, Operations for the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC), will be recognized as one of the top sports security professionals under the age of 40 at the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14, in Phoenix, Arizona.

(Capital FM) Athletics: Cheats warned ahead of October 30 Stanchart Marathon
(Diamond League) Athletics: Lausanne - Swiss Stars Set For Athletissima
With two months to go to the 41st edition of Athletissima, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting have announced that four of Switzerland’s leading athletes will compete in Lausanne on 25 August

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopia distances itself from Dibaba coach after doping arrest
Ethiopia's governing body for athletics has sought to distance itself from Jama Aden, the coach of Ethiopian 1,500 metres world record holder Genzebe Dibaba, after his arrest in Spain on doping charges

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Men’s Finalists Announced For 2016 The Bowerman Award

(Times LIve) Athletics: Caster Semenya blows away the field in Durban
Wham bam‚ thank-you ma’am! Caster Semenya kickstarted a late flurry of three golds for South Africa at the African championships in Durban on Friday night

(AC) Athletics: Get to Know Kim Hyacinthe

(AFK Sports) Athletics: Caster Semenya Using African Champs To Decide On Olympic Events

(IAAF) Athletics: Baysa and Mutai Take On Defending Champions At BAA 10K

(RRW) Athletics: Biwott Tests Olympic Marathon Preparations in Olomouc Tomorrow
Stanley Biwott was only 22 when he watched Kenyan compatriot Samuel Wanjiru on television win the 2008 Olympic Marathon in Beijing, still the only Olympic Marathon gold medal earned by a Kenyan.

(The Guardian) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes in 200m set to provide highlight of British Olympic trials
Men’s and women’s sprints will feature toughest competition for place in Rio - Jessica Ennis-Hill competes in first heptathlon of 2016 in Germany

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenya, Ethiopia to launch joint Marathon
President Uhuru Kenyatta is confident Kenyan athletes will compete clean at the Rio Olympic Games even as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the country’s runners must face extra doping scrutiny before the Games

(ABC) Athletics: Rio Olympics - Alana Boyd thriving on family bond ahead of third Games appearance
Track and field has always been a family affair for Alana Boyd so it was little surprise that when she broke her Australian pole vault record last January the achievement held extra significance

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: The Confessions of Eddy Hellebuyck
An American marathon champion, suspended several years ago for doping, finally revealed the truth behind the charges - and why he sought redemption

(BBC) Athletics: Olympics 2016, Eilish McColgan - 'I am turning into 'The Terminator'

(ITU) Triathlon: 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar confirmed

(Edinburgh News) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp holds Olympic fate in her own hands
Capital ace Lynsey Sharp can book her Olympic ticket this weekend and then get ready to hunt down her Rio rivals, Scottish Athletics supremo Rodger Harkins claimed today





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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - June, 2016  
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike By Phil Knight (Author)
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.
But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.
Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything.

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