• Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll

    Some 73 percent of people in France support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a poll showed on Sunday. Some 30 percent of those polled said they fully backed the idea while 43 percent said they were favorable toward it, while 26 percent opposed it, the poll said. The Odoxa poll for RTL radio

  • Harrison wins 100 hurdles at nationals, US sweep talk starts
    The Associated Press

    Harrison wins 100 hurdles at nationals, US sweep talk starts

    The bronze medalist couldn't make the team. World-record holder Keni Harrison used a strong start to win her first U.S. outdoor track and field championship Saturday. Nia Ali, the silver medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, was second and Christina Manning took third.

  • Thompson wins Jamaican 100m title with year-best time
    Reuters

    Thompson wins Jamaican 100m title with year-best time

    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica's Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson defended her national 100 meters title in Kingston on Friday with a world leading time of 10.71 seconds. Thompson, who completed a stunning Olympic 100 and 200m double at Rio, recovered from a moderate start

  • Gatlin wants to be part of history with Bolt in London
    Reuters

    Gatlin wants to be part of history with Bolt in London

    By Gene Cherry SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - After years of being Usain Bolt's main rival, Justin Gatlin wants one more race with the Jamaican world record holder and for a special reason. Bolt is retiring after his final 100 meters at August's world championships in London and Gatlin,