Regardless of the leaks, no one knows exactly what Lance Armstrong told Oprah. We’ll all find out when it airs Thursday, but according to one IOC member who spoke with Reuters, the interview could have drastic implications on the sport.
Apparently, former World Anti-doping President Dick Pound said that if Armstrong can prove that members of the International Cycling Union assisted in covering up the seemingly wide-spread doping scheme, then the IOC will have no choice but to consider dropping cycling from the Olympics.
“The only way it is going to clean up is if all these people say ‘Hey, we’re no longer in the Olympics and that’s where we want to be so let’s earn our way back into it,” Pound said. “The IOC would have to deal with it, the [UCI] is not known for its strong actions to anti-doping.”
Simone Biles hasn’t qualified for the Olympics yet, but she’s already getting her own cereal box.
The three-time reigning World all-around champion was among five Team USA athletes announced as part of Kellogg’s pre-Rio campaign this week.
As part of it, Biles is on the cover of limited-edition Special K Red Berries and Corn Flakes cereal boxes released in June.
Biles is next expected to compete in the Secret U.S. Classic in Hartford, Conn., on June 4 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra.
After that comes the P&G Championships (June 24-26, St. Louis) and the U.S. Olympic Trials (July 8-10, San Jose), both on NBC Sports.
A full U.S. Olympic Trials schedule for all sports is available here.
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are used to performing in front of packed arenas, but they had never encountered anything like the Sambadrome.
NBC’s figure skating analysts visited Rio de Janeiro in February to taste the Olympic city ahead of the first Games in South America for “1st Look.”
They sampled cuisine and night life, played footvolley on one of the city’s famous beaches and took part in the famed Carnival.
They danced in costumes atop a float in front of some 100,000 people during the annual festival.
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