Sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce told a meet official they didn’t want to be asked questions about doping cases in track and field at a press conference Thursday.
They meant it.
Jeter, the reigning world 100-meter champion, walked out of the press conference after a question was regarding the current Jamaican doping case.
“Thank you,” she said, putting down her microphone and leaving the stage.
Fraser-Pryce, the two-time reigning Olympic champion in the 100, left seconds later, but it may have been because she felt the press conference was over.
Fraser-Pryce trains with the same track club in Jamaica as Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, who tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s Jamaican national championships.
American record-holder Tyson Gay also announced a positive test Sunday and will miss the world championships.
The meet official had fun with the situation though, saying “I wanted to ask you something on the haircut” as the sprinters walked away.
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Bob Costas reported from Rio de Janeiro for NBC News on Wednesday, 100 days out from the Opening Ceremony.
In the clip below, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and even Brazil soccer legend Pelé comment on preparing for the first Games in South America.
Costas finished the clip with a stand-up from Copacabana Beach, where beach volleyball will take place in August.
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NBC Olympics will partner with Snapchat for daily “Live Stories” and an NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel (co-produced with Buzzfeed) during the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Rio Games.
The Live Stories allows Snapchatters attending select U.S. Olympic Trials events and the Rio Games to contribute photo and video Snaps to the Snapchat-curated story.
The Live Stories will include behind-the-scenes and fan moments, and Snapchat will feature NBC’s Rio Olympic brand marks, logos and more.
The Discover channel will be live from Aug. 4 (one day before the Opening Ceremony) through Aug. 22 (one day after the Closing Ceremony).
From NBC Sports Group:
Buzzfeed will leverage NBC’s access to athletes, as well as clips and shots from inside and outside Rio Olympic venues, to bring Snapchatters a fresh, mobile-first look at the Games.
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