"Then He said to them, 'Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.'"
This is the year to experiment a little for world-class athletes. I see Christian Taylor will run a few 400s. Why not? He has the gold in the triple jump and could use a little adventure. His fourth place finish in the triple jump at the World Championships this past summer was not what he wanted. The 400 will give him a little more endurance. Maybe, he can do a 400 and triple jump double in 2016 in Rio?
The International Olympic Committee would like for the USA to apply for the 2024 Olympics. The USA put a lot of effort to get the 2016 Olympics here and that effort failed. It will be good to see the USA in the running again for the Games. We were very successful in hosting the Olympics in Los Angeles (1984) and Atlanta (1996).
Two great American track and field athletes have retired: long jumper Dwight Phillips and sprinter Doc Patton. Dwight won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, plus four golds and one bronze at the World Championships. Doc won two 4x100 silvers at the Olympics and two 4x100 golds and the 200 silver at the World Championships. New talent will replace the older athletes, but it is hard to see two great athletes leave the scene. Doc may try his hand at bobsledding.
Jamaica is in confusion after six of their athletes failed drug tests in 2013. WADA is cracking down thankfully. Now, eleven Jamaican drug officials have resigned. It is time for Jamaica to enter the world of drug testing. Athletes can cheat the tests, but hopefully WADA develops new tests to catch them. They catch cheaters and help protect the health of the athletes.
Usain Bolt says he lost money because of the doping cloud over Jamaican athletes. I can understand. It doe not help to have a backwards doping agency that has not done enough in the country. The off-season testing program was a joke. Hopefully, things will improve with the WADA crackdown.
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Brenda Martinez interview
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission needs money
Runner with MS wins state high school meet
China plans to hire 11 foreign athletic coaches for Rio Olympics
Brianna Rollins on the perfect season
IOC president wants USA to bid for 2024 Olympics
Jamaica anti-doping board resigns over drug-testing crisis
All-time great Dwight Phillips retires
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