NAIROBI (KEN): Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for EPO. The Boston and Chicago Marathon champion met with Athletics Kenya (AK) on Tuesday and made the decision to request that her B sample be tested. After the meeting, AK vice president David Okeyo told the media, “AK is taking this matter very seriously and we would like to prove to the world that we are not lying on things that we know are bad. We are taking doping issues very seriously and should, and I repeat, should; the case of Rita is not supported by any facts as required by the rules of doping, AK will take very drastic action.” Inform capitalfm.co.ke and Reuters.
RIGA (LAT): Two-time New York Marathon winner and 4th placer of its last editions Jeļena Prokopcuka informed Runners.ru that she ended her season. “I planned to set third place at NYC Marathon like one year ago but in any case I’m satisfied with my performance especially because I finished faster than in 2013,” said 38-year-old Latvian to Runners.ru. In her further plans is one of Japanese Marathon at the beginning of next year. She isn’t going to run either Boston or London Marathon next spring.
PARIS (FRA): L´Équipe informs that Toulon is the new candidate to stage the 2015 European CC Championships in France. In two weeks a European Athletics delegation will visit the place. Initially Paray-le-Monial was given the right to organise the event but due to budget difficulties the situation went back to French Federation.
MOSCOW (RUS): Olympic 3000mSC champion Yuliya Zaripova of Russia will make a decision on the future of her athletics career at the beginning of 2015, report itar-tass.com. The 28 year old, who also won the World title in 2011, gave birth to her second child on June 22 this year. She wants to wait until the child is a bit older before she makes the decision.
LEUVEN (BEL): European U23 cross country champion Pieter-Jan Hannes of Belgium may not compete in this year’s European Cross Country as he puts all his efforts into preparing for the outdoor season, report losseveter.nl. The 22 year old, who is also European U23 1500m champion, hopes to qualify in the 3000 m for the European Indoor Championships. Although it will not be his main focus, he will compete during the cross country season; the Warandeloop in Tilburg on November 23 being one race on his schedule.
LAUSANNE (SUI): IOC President Thomas Bach has said that he believes that FIFA will not let the 2022 World Cup clash with the Winter Olympics, inform insidethegames. This comes after FIFA announced that they are considering January/February 2022 or November/December 2022 as their main options for the World Cup. If they chose the former dates, that would mean a clash with the Winter Olympics. It would also affect the athletics indoor season heavily.
LAUSANNE (SUI): SportAccord have signed a deal with Euronews which will see the news station broadcast a weekly sports programme called Sports United, as well as several special magazine shows, inform insidethegames. SportAccord President Marius Vizer said that the “partnership will enable premium exposure for SportAccord members and at the same time raise interest in all sports of the masses.” SportAccord has also signed a four year deal with Taishan Sports Industry Group, which will see the Chinese organisation provide all sports equipment and supplies to SportAccord.
BAKU (AZE): Organisers of the Baku 2015 European Games have announced that they have signed a broadcast agreement with L’Equipe 21, which will see the French television channel have exclusive rights to the live broadcast of the Games in France. L’Equipe 21 have guaranteed that they will show 5 hours of live action a day and will also air a highlight show every evening.
DOHA (QAT): Today’s ‘Sports for the Masses’ debate at the Doha GOALS forum in Qatar was chaired by triple jump world champion Jonathan Edwards. Baku 2015 European Games Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg was one of the speakers. Clegg explained that in the organisation of the inaugural Games, their team of international staff have worked closely with staff from Azerbaijan. Inform Baku 2015.
MONACO (MON): Episode 15 of Season 2 of IAAF Inside Athletics features two time Olympic 100m champion Gail Devers of the USA. In a very entertaining interview, she speaks to Ato Boldon about how she got into athletics, the USA’s strength in the hurdles, her love for athletes and changing from being a competitor to a big fan of the sport.
MANCHESTER (GBR): The Great Manchester Run Business Challenge on May 15 will see small, medium and large businesses compete in separate categories in teams of four to eight, inform organisers. The first four runners from each team will have their times combined to give the team’s total time.
OTTAWA (CAN): Athletics Canada has partnered with Sprint Management and the Bruny Surin Foundation for the Canadian Indoor Championships. The partnership will raise money for The Bruny Surin Foundation, which promotes the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle to children, through the sale of VIP tickets for the event. Sprint Management will help the event provide first rate competition opportunities for youth and junior athletes.
ISTANBUL (TUR): The first WADA Science and Investigations Symposium took place last week, on October 28 and 29. Experts from the investigations and anti-doping science sectors, as well as representatives from national and international drug enforcement agencies, discussed how enhanced sharing of information and combined activities could help improve tools and develop new strategies to combat the use of drugs in sport.
DOHA (QAT): Three time world half-marathon champion Tegla Loroupe has said that she believes that the lack of education of Kenyan athletes is the reason behind the doping crisis in the country, report sportinglife.com. Speaking at the Doha GOALS Forum, Loroupe gave her opinion on the situation, “Kenyan athletes are not doctors and do not have the right knowledge, “We are not qualified like in Western countries and our athletes need to be educated."
WINSTON SALEM (USA): Top US middle distance runners, Shannon Rowbury, Will Leer and Morgan Uceny, are all set to compete in the mile at the JDL Fast Track on January 31 in the Camel City Elite Races, report news-record.com. Leer won last year’s Wanamaker mile and will follow on from Nick Symmonds in being the male headliner of the meet.
BANGKOK (THA): Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) are meeting this week in Bangkok, inform insidethegames. The Athletes' Commission was among five groups to have held meetings on Tuesday. ANOC confirmed a new terms of reference and "tool kit" in order to guide NOCs in their organisation of individual Athletes' Commissions. A universal survey, carried out in conjunction with the IOC, is also being produced to work out the issues most important to athletes today.
PRETORIA (RSA): South African prosecutors have appealed the manslaughter verdict and five-year sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, inform AFP. “The sentence of five years imprisonment... for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in the circumstances of this case is shockingly light, inappropriate and would not have been imposed by any reasonable court," said the National Prosecuting Authority in papers filed in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (USA): Women’s marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe, has said that she hopes to work in anti-doping when her competitive career has finished, report RunBlogRun. “It's absolutely something I'd consider as a follow-on career," said the 40 year old, who is currently training for the London Marathon. “It's something I feel passionate about, something I was outspoken about all the way through my career. That whole department of anti-doping needs people who feel passionate about it.”
CALI (COL): The official poster and logo for the 2015 World Youth Championships will be revealed on Wednesday at the official launch of the event, report elpais.com.co. The organising committee will begin the day with a press conference in Bogota. The events in Cali and Bogota will be attended by IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel and IAAF Council member José María Odriozola. The Pascual Guerrero stadium will close on March 15 in order for refurbishment works to be carried out.
SAINT BRIEUC (FRA): Former top French steeplechaser Vincent Le Dauphin has had his coaching license taken away from him for one year after he assaulted another coach, report oust-france.fr. The 2004 Olympic finalist is said to have slapped the coach on June 18.
OTTAWA (CAN): The Ottawa 10km will have IAAF Gold Label Road Race status in 2015, inform the IAAF. The Ottawa 10K is the first road race in Canada, and only the fourth 10km road race in the world, to receive the Gold Label. The Ottawa 10K was also recently announced as the venue for the 2015 Canadian 10K Championships. The 30th running of the Ottawa 10K will be held Saturday May 23, 2015, as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.
DOHA (QAT): Three time Olympic gold medallist Jackie Joyner-Kersee has said that she believes the criticism of Justin Gatlin this year has been unfair, inform insidethegames. The former US heptathlete said that the American sprinter has “paid the price for whatever the sanction was at that time”, adding that she believes in second chances.
MUKACHEVO (UKR): Reigning 20 km race walk European medallist Liudmyla Olyanovska improved national record to 41:42.5 over 10km (that is also world-leading time) at Ukrainian race walk cup in Mukachevo on November 1 where she stays for recovering training camp. She’ll continue her preparation in Turkish Antalya from November 13 and then plans to come back to Zakarpatye in December. “This winter should be rich for training camps as we started purposeful preparation for European race walk cup in Ivano-Frankivsk. It’s very important for us to make strong team and individual performance at major event in our native country. But my main goal for 2015 is successful performance at World championships in Beijing,” said Olyanovska to FLAU web site.
LAUSANNE (SUI): October is traditionally a transition month after the end of the summer track season and before the main part of the winter cross country season. European Athletics announces that athletes from 10 different countries have been nominated for the October award. The voting will close on Friday 14 November at noon CET.
NEW DELHI (IND, Nov 4): New national women pole vault record during third day of national championships in India as V.S. Sureka cleared 415 cm. Sudha Singh won women steeple in meet record 10:08.50 and Prem Kumar won men 110 m hurdles in 13.91.
LAUNCESTON (AUS, Nov 4): Australian sprint talent Jack Hale (16) won here the 100 m in 10.56 (-0.7) and 200 m in life-time best 21.36 (+0.4).
NOOSA (AUS, Nov 1): Please correct the results of Noosa Bolt 5 km roard race, the winner was Brett Robinson in 14:10 and Dutch Susan Kuijken 16:13.
KYIV (UKR): Instead of traditional September Kyiv Half Marathon will be held in April next year.
EME NEWS (NOV 4, 2014)Written by Super User
Ukhov and Shkolina confirmed for 2015 indoor
MOSCOW (RUS): Coach of London Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov and Moscow World champion Svetlana Shkolina informs that both high jumpers will perform during coming indoor season, especially taking into account that European indoor championships will be held in Prague where Ukhov cleared 242 last winter. “Svetlana recovered after injury, Ivan took a rest. Therefore, everything is in order. Now we’re getting used to trainings. First competitions we plan for the beginning of January,” said Sergey Klyugin to All-Sport news agency.
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