Belgian Cyclists Receive Gold Medals – Over 60 Years Later


LONDON, June 8, 2010 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist - 62 years after he won it, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. Eugene Van Roosbroeck, 82, and his two team-mates - 81-year-old Lode Wouters and the late Leon De Lathouwer - were blissfully unware they had won the team cycle race at the 1948 … [Read more...]

Hammer, Houvenaghel To Race For Track Pursuit Gold


COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2010 (AFP) - Britain's Wendy Houvenaghel will face former world champion Sarah Hammer of the USA in the women's 3000 metre pursuit gold match at the world track cycling championships later Wednesday. Hammer, a former two-time world champion, clocked a new personal best of 3min 27.826sec to top qualifying in her match with Vera Koedooder of the Netherlands. … [Read more...]