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(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Potts Unbeatable in Canada
Andy Potts put the hammer down on the swim and bike and then cruised the run for a well executed race plan at the Subaru IRONMAN Canada
Jackson Crushes Lake Placid
Heather Jackson was in a league of her own in her dominant course record win at IRONMAN Lake Placid

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe - IOC decision a 'sad day for clean sport'

Athletics: Santa Barbara Locals Moreno, Guillen Win 2nd Vintners 5 Miler Presented by Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation
Second edition celebrates unique trail race with one-of-a-kind post-race Finish Line Festival at Sanford Winery with wine tasting, local food and live music; more than 350 runners, friends and family enjoy Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation fundraiser for its community programs

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia greets IOC decision on Rio Games with relief and jubiliation
Sports minister Vitaly Mutko expresses gratitude to IOC - Lingering anger at doping allegations and absence of track and field in Rio

(Bangkok Post) Drugs in Sport: Javelin thrower Abdelrahman could miss Rio for doping

(Inside the Games) Athletics: United States finish top of medal table at IAAF World Under-20 Championships
The United States struck gold in the men's 4x400 metres relay race to cap off their dominant showing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships on the final day of the event in Bydgoszcz

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: IOC chooses obfuscation and chaos on Russia competing at Olympics

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2016 - Chris Froome completes third race victory
Chris Froome became Britain's first three-time winner of the Tour de France when he crossed the finish line of the 21-stage race in Paris on Sunday

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Olympic Officials Sanction Russian Athletes, but Stop Short of Complete Ban
Who’s Really in the Fight Against Doping? It’s Clear Once Again

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canada’s Andre De Grasse wins his final 100-metre race before Rio Olympics
In his final tune-up for the big Games, the Markham native beat former world record-holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica at the American Track League meet


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(Irish Examiner) Drugs in Sport: US anti-doping chief - ‘The confusing mess is a significant blow to the rights of clean athletes
(The Guardian) Greg Rutherford calls IOC decision over Russia team for Rio ‘spineless’
‘I had a terrible feeling arms would be twisted,’ says Olympic champion - ‘This is a spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides’

(ABC7) Triathlon: Hot weather causes organizers to shorten NYC Triathlon race

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Olympics 2016 previews on TV - Russia, drugs, cheating... best not to ask too many questions in Rio

(Toni Revis) Drugs in Sport: No Ban, No Justice
Today, just two weeks before the Games are scheduled to begin, the International Olympic Committee took the cowards way out in dealing with the Russian state-supported doping scandal by deciding not to issue a blanket ban on the entire Russian Olympic team

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Rio Olympics 2016: The key questions and answers as the IOC decides against full ban for Russia
(Balls.ie) The Sadly Unsurprised Reaction To The IOC's Cop-Out Over Banning Russia From 2016 Olympics

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport; Russia allowed to compete at Rio Olympics after IOC's shock decision not to issue blanket ban following doping revelations
* Russia to compete at Rio Games despite report on state-sponsored doping
* Richard McLaren's sensational, damning verdict came to light on Monday
* International Olympic Committee discussed the issue on Sunday
* IOC say deliberations focused on the need to 'protect clean athletes and the integrity of sport'
* Russian athletes will be able to compete if they can show they are clean
* No Russian competitor who has ever faced doping sanctions can enter
* Whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova barred from this summer's Games despite helping to expose widespread doping

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah: I have a target on my back, but I'm better than I was at London 2012

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: IOC decides against complete ban of Russian athletes from Rio Olympics
Russian whistleblower Stepanova has bid to compete as neutral athlete rejected

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dibaba is beatable over 1,500m, Lagat declares
Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba is beatable, Kenya’s US-based 1,500 metres star Viola Lagat believes

(The Guardian) Olympics: Why Olympians shine under the spotlight
We’re not talking about Mo or Jess or Greg here. It is their less successful team-mates who provide the most revealing insight and display a resilience and quiet determination to succeed

(The Telegraph) Olympics:Russia on verge of total ban from Rio Olympics with IOC decision to be made today

(The Telegraph) AThletics: 32 years after 'that' Olympic fall, Mary Decker and Zola Budd make friends

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Glen Mills: the man behind Usain Bolt's record-shattering career

(IAAF) Athletics: Morris breaks US pole vault record with world-leading 4.93m in Houston

(Fox40) Athletics: Usain Bolt - My Sport Needs Me to Win Olympic Gold

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletes given "less than one per cent chance" of appearing in Rio
Russian track and field athletes have a "less than one per cent" chance of appearing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and are preparing for their own competition instead, the country's Sports Minister has claimed

(BBC) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill - I'm not favourite for Rio gold, says Olympic champion

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Anniversary Games - Imperious Mo Farah lays down 5,000m gauntlet to Rio Olympics challengers
(The Independent) Mo Farah runs fastest 5,000m time of the year in Anniversary Games success
Briton looked in fine shape ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio

(ESPN W) Cycling: Women cyclists still aren't allowed to ride as far as the men

(ESPN) Athletics: Usain Bolt - If track and field needs me for the 2020 Olympics I might not retire

(USATF) Athletics: Relays Sweep, Volz Wins Surprise Gold on Penultimate Day in Bydgoszcz

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Doping scepticism and 2012 nostalgia run tight race at Anniversary Games
Memories of London 2012 live on among the crowd at Olympic Stadium – even if doping scandals leave many calling for a reality check

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(The Telegraph) Olympics: Rio's 'wall of shame' between its ghettos and shiny Olympic image

(The Guardian) Cycling: Chris Froome ‘emotional and relieved’ to close in on third Tour de France win
Froome describes his Sky team-mates as ‘incredible’ over the three weeks - Adam Yates, a potential future winner, ‘happy to settle for fourth place’

(The Standard) Athletics: This is why most Marathon world records are made and broken in Berlin

(Inside the Games) Inside the Games: Liam Morgan - Bolt can be saviour of sport once again with Rio 2016 success - but Russians shouldn't be there to witness it

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Anniversary Games: Imperious Mo Farah lays down 5,000m gauntlet to Rio Olympics challengers

(KeirRadnedge.com) Drugs in Sport: Russia, doping and the Olympics: How did it all come to this - and what happens next?

(BBC) Athletics: Faster, Higher, Stronger: Katarina's Olympic Dream
BBC Sport has been given exclusive access with Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the heptathlete from Liverpool who is targeting gold at the Rio Olympics. Katarina, or KJT as she is known, is a massive talent and a great all-round athlete, and her battle with fellow Briton and reigning Olympic Champion Jessica Ennis-Hill could be one of the highlights of the entire games





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Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew By Vern Walker (Author)
This was the great era (1956-1965) when New Zealand middle and long-distance runners showed a clean pair of heels to the world...Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Bill Baillie, Marise Chamberlain, John Davies, Jeff Julian, Barry Magee and Neville Scott. It was a decade when 'black' signalled a tough time for opponents everywhere. Amazingly, a grand total of 23 world records or world best times were set or equalled by New Zealand runners. In the Olympic and Commonwealth Games arenas Kiwi runners won medals of every colour - gold, silver and bronze. A total of fourteen medals, with five gold medals won by the incomparable Snell. Kiwi runners climbed to the top of the podium in such far-flung places as Cardiff, Dublin, London, Boston, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Toronto, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Cologne, Helsinki, Oslo, Rome, Stockholm, Turku, Zagreb, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. It was a decade when Peter Snell and a band of Kiwi runners took on the world.

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