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Cleburne to bid for 2024 Olympics?

Rumors are spreading that Cleburne, Texas, is preparing a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston’s withdrawal from competition. The rationale is as follows: 96 more words

Begin in Bath, on the Road to Rio! (The Guest Post)

Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Running and Shooting…. what do these five sports have in common? Well firstly, each one would have me on the ground in no time, possibly dying and gasping for water in a desert-esque scene (sport was never my ‘talent’ at school, despite winning the award for ‘most improved’…read: ‘was awful, now slightly less awful!’) Secondly, they all require great skill and passion. 512 more words

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MEET: Pentathlon 2015

Families in the Pentathlon…

By now you should have received information from the ISL about the Pentathlon. Here are some more specifics related to our team. 235 more words

Meets

Girls track athlete of the year: Tyra Gittens

Tyra Gittens, Ensworth High sophomore

Why chosen? Gittens, a Trinidad and Tobago native, polished off an exceptional sophomore season by snagging five Division II titles. Gittens, who tied a state record by high-jumping 6 feet at the Scott Hartman Relays, captured a first-place finish in the pentathlon (3,681), and captured victories in the 100-meter hurdles (15.01), 200-meter dash (25.33), high jump (5-7) and long jump (19-5½). 240 more words

Gallery

Four Plymouth College pupils earn European pentathlon selection

FOUR Plymouth College pupils will compete at European Pentathlon Championship events this summer.

Kerenza Bryson, 16, and Myles Pillage, 17, will both represent Great Britain at the Youth A competition in the Czech Republic between July 8 and 12. 154 more words

Other Sport

The Amazing Life and Bizarre After-Life of Jim Thorpe, Olympian and Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century

In a time of social media hyperbole, where lists tell us who or what is number 1, it may be hard to compare any athlete with James Francis “Jim” Thorpe, or as he was known by his Native American friends, Wa-Tho-Huk. 214 more words

Books

How Quickly Things Can change

Summer time is the busiest period for an athlete. Jet setting from country to country, bouncing from training camps to competitions and back. This was going to be my summer. 634 more words