The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said “serious issues” were raised in a report this week that Jamaica carried out one out-of-competition drug test in the five months leading into the 2012 Olympics.
WADA director general David Howman told The Associated Press his organization needs to investigate those issues after the former executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping commission wrote of “troubling” problems in Sports Illustrated.
Jamaica swept the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100-meter relays at the recently completed World Track and Field Championships. The island of 2.7 million is home to the world’s fastest man — Usain Bolt — and the world’s fastest woman — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
It’s also home to recent doping scandals. Olympic 200-meter champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell and 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the women’s 100, Sherone Simpson, were among athletes who tested positive earlier this year.
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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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Puma has introduced the “BeatBot,” a self-driving, line-following robot that runners can program to move at a specific pace around a track.
That means one could race against a robot-version of Usain Bolt‘s 100m world record of 9.58 seconds, with BeatBot’s top speed at just over 27 miles per hour.
The BeatBot can also navigate track curves, as shown in the video above.
Puma plans to roll out BeatBot to various track programs around the world over the year.
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