Professional athletes who are still weighing blood doping—and it seems that there will always be a few—can now add black urine to their list of cons. Tyler Hamilton, former pro cyclist turned whistle blower, gave a detailed account on Tuesday of his dealings with suspected PED supplier Eufemiano Fuentes. Speaking via video uplink in Washington, D.C., Hamilton told the court about bags of blood snuck into Tour de France hotels and his trips with other cyclists to see Fuentes in Madr... Read More
Several details provided by the prosecution during Wednesday's bail hearing appeared to be at odds with sprinter Oscar Pistorius' Tuesday affidavit of the killing of his girlfriend. A South African investigator said Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius' girfriend, was shot from a high angle. In an affidavit read Tuesday, the double amputee sprinter said that he fired shots through his bathroom door after getting out of bed without his prosthetics on.
On Tuesday, Pistorius said he woke up in the dar... Read More
A group of 14 skiers led by a patroller triggered an avalanche on Saturday at Arapahoe Basin in Summit County, Colorado, according to a preliminary report from the Avalanche Information Center.
According to the Denver Post, the skiers were carried down the slope by an avalanche that was 330 feet wide and, in some spots, almost 12 feet deep. The snow buried one man, but no serious injuries were reported. Ski patrol removed a skier from the mountain by toboggan due to a knee injury.
The west s... Read More
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has sent out 35 letters to city mayors to gauge interest in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Following failed bids from New York City (2012) and Chicago (2016) to host the Summer Games—a process that cost around $10 million—the USOC says it's focusing on making this "a thoughtful but more efficient process."
In the letter, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun wrote:
Our objective in this process is to identify a partner city that can work with ... Read More
The Canadian Space Agency will launch the first satellite specifically designed to monitor near-Earth asteroids next month. William Harvey, the CSA's project manager, said that the system, dubbed NEOSSat, would provide advance warning about possibly dangerous asteroid impacts.
"It's an ever-growing problem," said Harvey in an interview with Yahoo!. "The more we send out, the more traffic there is, the more need for situational awareness. Just like you have on the road, you want to make sure y... Read More