Category Archives: Bicycle
Rory Mcllroy quit the Rio Olympics over fear of the Zika virus. Other golfers, March Leishman of Australia and South African Charl Schwartzel, had already done the same. As had American cyclist Tejay van Garderen.
Last week the Russian track and field team took the easy way out – doping.
However, there were worse things than the Zika virus for olympic mascot Juma the jaguar. Juma got off her leash at an Olympic torch ceremony and was shot dead.
In the Weird Weird World of sports, Lance Armstrong’s doping confession to Oprah Winfrey was upstaged by news of Notre Dame star Manti Te’o’s cyber girlfriend. The fake girlfriend didn’t make Manti run faster but she played the media sob story machine like a fiddle. Lesson: trust somebody you can touch without a keyboard.
Here’s a good piece by John Kass reminding ESPN, Sports Illustrated, etc. that “if you mother tells you she loves you, check it out”.