London 2012 Olympics Watch: Golden oldie Evans rolling back the years
Janet Evans, a swimming triple gold medallist at the 1988 Olympics, has qualified for the US Olympic Trials at 400 metres freestyle, five months after her 40th birthday.
The mother of two and former world record holder returned to competition in June after 15 years in retirement. She also hopes to make the US Trials in the 800m.
Life begins at 40: Evans qualified for the US Olympic trials
Meb on a mission
Meb Keflezighi, 36, the Eritrean-born 2004 Olympic silver medallist, won the US Olympic marathon trial in Houston, the first marathoner to return to their team after an eight-year gap.
Fagan faces ban
One US-based marathoner who will not be in London is Martin Fagan, Ireland’s only Olympic representative in 2008. He has tested positive for the drug EPO and faces a disciplinary hearing.
McLaren in charge
Richard McLaren, who chaired the Court of Arbitration for Sport panel that overturned the IOC’s ban on LaShawn Merritt, will chair the panel deciding the legality of the BOA’s life bans.