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LAUSANNE---As Usain Bolt parties in
London, around 30 Olympic medalists
including nine champions have headed to
Switzerland for the first major track and
field meeting since the Rio de Janeiro
Still, none are named Bolt --- now being
photographed daily outside nightclubs by
British paparazzi --- and without the sport s
biggest star there are unsold tickets for the
Athletissima meet in the Diamond League
Bolt s absence lets fellow Jamaican sprint
gold medalists Elaine Thompson and Omar
McLeod take centre stage at the 14,000-
capacity stadium in the International
Olympic Committee s home city of Lau-
Meet director Jacky Delapierre said the
stadium would have been sold out "for sure"
if Bolt was running, though noted the sport
must get ready for a new era.
"We have to be prepared for the future
without Bolt," Delapierre, who has worked
in track for nearly 40 years, told The Asso-
ciated Press yesterday. "We are at the end
of a cycle now."
Delapierre is in talks to bring Bolt back
to Lausanne for likely the last time next
July ahead of the 2017 world championships
"You can have a show without Bolt," the
veteran organiser said, reminding that the
stadium was full for his July 2015 meeting.
"You have to sell a show. There (are) new
Freshening up track s headline series is
a priority for meet directors, who plan talks
in Brussels next month after the Diamond
League finals program. Some already met
with IAAF President Sebastian Coe in Rio
this month, Delapierre said.
"I think athletics has a good future beside
Bolt," he said, urging the sport to work now
on finding a new vision. "We have not to
wait for one more year with Bolt."
Looking to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,
the 22-year-old McLeod could build on his
110 meters hurdles gold to become a star.
"I know for sure the sport won t die when
Bolt is gone," the former University of
Arkansas student told The AP. "I know that
there are a lot of athletes who will step up
to the plate, especially in the sprints."
McLeod acknowledged that, although
Bolt s showmanship can t be copied, athletes
need to entertain the crowds.
"I definitely think personality goes a long
way," he said. "People pay to see personality,
people pay to see fast times."
Olympic champions also in action Thurs-
day include 100 and 200 champion Thomp-
son in the shorter event, while Bolt s 4x100
relay teammate Asafa Powell headlines the
men s 100.
Matthew Centrowitz, the 1,500 champion,
runs in a rare 1,000-meter race, and other
United States gold medalists include Dalilah
Muhammad in the 400 hurdles, Michelle
Carter in shot put, and Tianna Bartoletta
in long jump.
In the 100 hurdles, Kendra Harrison aims
at the 12.20 seconds world record she set
in London last month after missing out on
selection for the American Olympic team.
LUGO---Gianni Meersman of
Belgium earned his second win
in four days at the Spanish
Vuelta after a sprint finish and
a crash in the peloton in the final
two kilometres yesterday.
Colombian Darwin Atapuma
maintained the overall lead for a
second day, after avoiding the
"I had a slight scare, the fall
was just in front of me," Atapuma
said. "I thought when I braked
that someone could hit me from
behind, but fortunately I was able
to stay upright."
Chris Froome also dodged the
pileup "by inches," according to
his Sky team. The Tour de France
winner posted on Twitter: "Phew!
That was a close one"
Meersman, an Etixx-Quick
Step rider, got his first grand tour
win on Sunday s second stage.
The 30-year-old cyclist secured
his second after completing a rel-
atively flat 171.3-kilometer (106.4-
mile) ride from Viveiro to Lugo
in 4 hours, 16 minutes, 42 sec-
onds. He was in a small group
juggling for position at the front
of the pack when the crash
occurred behind them.
Fabio Felline of Italy was sec-
ond, followed by France s Kevin
Reza in the same time as Meers-
The stage featured Portuguese
rider Tiago Machado on a break-
away run of over 150 kilometers
(93 miles) that ended when the
peloton swallowed him up with
13 kilometers (8 miles) to go.
Atapuma, a BMC rider, leads
former winner Alejandro Valverde
by 28 seconds. Froome trails by
:32, followed by Colombian pair
Nairo Quintana and Esteban
Chaves at :38 behind.
The rest of the field trails by
more than a minute, including
three-time Vuelta winner Alberto
Contador at 1:52.
"I don t know how long my
legs will last," Atapuma said. "We
will fight day by day, and see
what the Vuelta has in store for
Today s stage continues in the
northwestern province of Galicia
with a 163.2-kilometre (101.4-
mile) trip from Monforte de
Lemos to Luintra.
The three-week race ends in
Madrid on September 11.
Meersman doubles up in Vuelta
Cris Froome and Team Sky celebrate on the podium after winning the
1st stage of La Vuelta Cycling race that started in Ourense and finished
in Castrelo de Mino, Spain, Saturday. AP PHOTO
Track and field starts life after Olympics
In this August 18, 2016 file photo, Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's
200-metre final of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP PHOTO
We have to be prepared for the
future without Bolt. We are at
the end of a cycle now.
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