Mountain Biking has a women’s and men’s event.
Julien Absalon won the gold and Jean-Christophe Peraud won the silver medal in the men’s mountain bike, cross country event.
The bronze was won by Nino Schurter of Switzerland.
Sabine Spitz from Germany has won the gold medal in the women’s cross country mountain bike. Spitz won the world championships in 2003 and won a bronze medal at the Athens games.
Maja Wloszczowska of Poland won the silver medal and Irina Kalentyeva of Russia won bronze.
Not all countries have the most ideal facilities to train at. Some African swimmers have to train at hotel pools. For Antipass Kwari from Zimbabwe, he uses game trails to train for mountain biking.
“We follow game trails, or very often the native people walking through the area will have a path from one [...]
Danish mountain biker Peter Riis Andersen, 28 tested positive for erythropoietin. At least he admitted to actually taking the drug and said he was feeling the pressure to perform better.
“All I could think about was that I had to raise my level for the Games,” he told reporters. “I could feel it in my [...]
Amber Neben who tested positive for drugs at the 2004 Athens Games and missed them; she was then diagnosed with skin cancer nine months ago. Fortunately for her the cancer was caught early and didn’t spread. She is now on the Olympic cycling team with Christine Thorburn in the road team and Mary [...]