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The Warmup Lap | 7.26.12 - The Olympics Are Near, Josh Ross May Withdraw

London's Olympic Stadium. Beauty, eh.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
London's Olympic Stadium. Beauty, eh. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Thursday! We're so close to the Olympics, I can taste it. Get ready for some serious running action. Unless, perhaps, you're Josh Ross...

Josh Ross threatens Olympic walkout
Sprinter Josh Ross is warning the Australian Olympic Committee he will abandon the London Games if he does not receive a legitimate explanation for the reason behind his federation failing to nominate him to race in the 100 metres individual event.

More after the jump.

Ban Ki-moon runs at Sarajevo Olympic Stadium - seattlepi.com
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Before carrying the torch in London, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon went for a symbolic run in the Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo, the city that hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Injury hangs over Radcliffe's marathon hopes | Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - World record holder Paula Radcliffe risks further Olympic heartbreak with her chances of competing in the marathon in London hanging by a thread due to injury, British media reported

Confidence Lost - Stride Nation
Please help cheer our friend Denny up. He needs someone to tell him it's going to be alright on these crazy long runs he's doing.