BMX A Thriller, And Passes Olympic Test

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 22, 2008 (AFP) - It was fast, spectacular and had plenty of thrills and spills. And despite some big medal favourites failing to live up to expectations, an historic first BMX competition of the Games appeared to pass the Olympic test. American Donny Robinson was among those riders who crashed, got back up and finished on his way to Friday's … [Read more...]

USA’s Mike Day Looks Good For Gold As BMX Thrills Olympics

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 20, 2008 (AFP) - A nervous but thrilling first day of men's Olympic BMX racing here Wednesday saw most of the big favourites for the gold survive the Laoshan track to qualify for the semi-finals. But it was American professional Mike Day who came out tops from the 16 men who, after four heats of three runs, will go into Thursday's semi-finals. … [Read more...]