British Broadcasting Corporation Home. World m champion Tyson Gay has pulled out of his showdown with Jamaica's Asafa Powell at Crystal Palace because of a hamstring injury. The race, which is due to be held on Friday, was set to be one of the highlights at the London Grand Prix. American Gay has decided not to risk the injury before the m heats begin at the Olympics on Friday 15 August. The meeting in London on Friday will also feature m world record holder Usain Bolt who is scheduled to run in the m. Bolt, who recorded a time of 9.
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That man is Tyson Gay, whose three Olympics have proven nightmarish for different reasons, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Gay, 34, helped the U. It appeared that Gay had earned his first Olympic medal. But somewhere near the end of the U.
Yesterday I stood alone on the start line of the metres in the Bird's Nest Stadium. Rain was falling from a sky criss-crossed with the wire-cameras that will move as quickly as the athletes. Ahead the white lane lines stretched away through the puddles towards the finish line. Half-way down, even from this low vantage point, you can just make out the Olympic rings embossed into the hard rubber surface of the running track.
For gay men, the eye candy factor at any Olympics is stunning — well-conditioned athletes of all shapes, sizes and colors on display, in various stages of dress albeit in sports we mostly ignore save for two weeks every four years. But with the Beijing Games starting today and featuring events in 28 sports taking place over 16 days and generating thousands of hours of television, how is a gay viewer to know which events to tune into? Opening and closing ceremonies No doubt, plenty of gay men will tune in to see the pageantry of the opening ceremonies on August 8 and not check back until the closing ceremonies two weeks later.