“Downhill is (called) downhill because you must go 130-160kph (80-100mph). When you see the speed and you see 96 kph (60 mph) a lot of people will say, ‘What is this for downhill? I can do this, too.’ This is a little bit sad.”
“The board felt I was way too aggressive,” Sowrey said. “They basically voted me out. I didn’t resign. The board finally told me to leave.”
“The depth of talent that exists in the national team program is extraordinary. Repeating as gold medalists at the 2016 Olympics will not be easy, but we feel confident that we have 30 finalists who offer amazing basketball abilities and special versatility,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.
“They have political and economic difficulties,” IOC vice president Craig Reedie said. “Inevitably, they will affect the games. There are challenges. I think they and we will have to get through it.”
Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat, suspended for 180 days by the IAAF ethics commission, has also been told there is a case against him over an “apparent gift” of two cars from the Qatar Athletics Federation.
“We are convinced that the adoption of these proposals would lead to a more efficient, more transparent, more streamlined, more cost efficient, more harmonized anti-doping system,” Bach said. “It would better protect the clean athletes and enhance the credibility of sports.”
“We’re not convinced there’s enough time between now and then for them to clean up their act,” David Kenworthy, the chair of iNADO and the UK Anti-Doping in Britain, told The Associated Press.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe convenes an emergency meeting of his 27-member council via teleconference on Friday evening to vote on a provisional suspension of Russia following the damning allegations of systematic, state-sponsored doping contained in a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission.
USA Basketball said Friday that Popovich will take over starting with 2017 training camp and lead the Americans into the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics if they qualify.