Friday, July 25, 2008

The Final Lap: Has Everyone Gone Mad?

U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials - Day Three

It has been another crazy week in the wacky world of track and field. No story sticks out more than the letter writing campaign to the President Bush, as if he isn’t busy enough doing the nation's work.

See if you can follow all of this. First Marion Jones wrote the President of the United States requesting a pardon. Then the new CEO of the USA Track & Field decides to make his first official action to write a letter asking the leader of the free world to ignore the Marion’s request. Finally, the U.S. Olympic team along with Jackie Joyner-Kersee went to the White House this week for a grand send off by President. It makes some track enthusiasts want to write a letter to President President explaining that not everyone in track and field is this strange.

  • Just three weeks away from the Olympics there are a number of unanswered questions. Will Tyson Gay heal in time and be in top form before the first heat of the 100 meters in Beijing? Reuters.
  • Does track and field finally have a new bold and daring show man or shall we say show women? Lolo Jones vs. a horse is being floated around. Is this serious talk? DR.
  • Our sources were right on the mark. Remember how we said back in May that Liu Xiang’s injury was serious? Our sources are now saying that Xiang's conditioning is below what it should be just three weeks before the opening ceremonies.
By Jay Hicks.

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