News from around the World - (Sep 13, 2017)
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News from around the World - (Sep 13, 2017)

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EME NEWS (SEP 13, 2017)
Paris and LA confirmed
LIMA (PER): Paris and Los Angeles were confirmed at the IOC Session in Peru as Olympic hosts after ratification of agreement. Paris will stage the games in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. The International Olympic Committee have simultaneously elected the host cities. Chairing the two Organising Committees will be as expected Tony Estanguet for Paris and Casey Wasserman for Los Angeles.
Mark Korir leads Frankfurt headliners
FRANKFURT (GER): Kenya's Mark Korir will lead all three podium finishers from last year’s men's race in the elite field for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29, informs organisers. Martin Kosgei and Cybrian Kotut will join him. Korir ran his best of 2:05:49 in winning in Paris in 2015 and clocked 2:06:05 for third in Seoul earlier this year. Kosgei ran his best of 2:07:22 in finishing runner-up in Frankfurt last year. Kotut won in Paris in 2016 with his PB and went to place third in the German city.
Barshim speaks about WR
DOHA (QAT): Mutaz Essa Barshim has hinted the world high jump record of 2.45m could fall next summer, informs the Gulf Times. “2.40m in a championship season is good. What counts are the medals and the titles this year. You get the titles, and then you have the rest of the season and other seasons to go for the records. Next season, we have the world indoors in March, and so my next aim is that. But I don’t think there are any major championships in summer, and that’s when you can focus on records and individual goals,” he said upom his arrival to Doha after athletics summer.
MOSCOW (RUS): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is set to clear as many as 95 Russian athletes from different sports investigated over involvement in the country's alleged doping programme, informs AFP. A leaked internal report published by the New York Times reveals the agency found it had insufficient evidence against 95 out of 96 athletes who it had been probing. "The available evidence was insufficient to support the assertion of an anti-doping rule violation against these 95 athletes," admitted director general Olivier Niggli.  
NAIROBI (KEN): Head of Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya Japhter Rugut has warned against complacency despite being deemed fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, informs Xinhua. "This long process that we took to clear our name has been successful. But we need to be more vigilant than before not to fall back and derail the doping programs," said Rugut.
LONDON (CAN): Decathlete Damian Warner is competing in Talence this weekend only in order to make up for his below-par fifth at the World Championships when he was ill with norovirus, he told London Free Press. “If London went the way I thought it would, I don’t think I would’ve done another decathlon,” he said. “Since it didn’t go too well there and I was pretty upset, I didn’t want to end my season like that. I want to go out here and show people London was a fluke and it’s not going to happen again.”
DOHA (QAT): Abdalelah Haroun has described winning a medal at the World Championships in London as “a dream,” informs the Gulf Times. “It feels so good, the medal is a different feeling - nothing like I have experienced before, at such a big world stage. Winning a medal at the World Championship has been a dream, and it feels great that I have done that,” he said. Haroun is aiming to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham next March.
PRETORIA (RSA): Akani Simbine hopes to be selected for South Africa for both the 100m and 200m at the Commonwealth Games next April, IOL reports.
GABORONE (BOT): Nijel Amos is aiming to defend his Commonwealth 800m title in Gold Coast next April, informs the Botswana Daily News. Despite missing out on a medal at the World Championships, Amos said he was still pleased with how his season progressed. "Honestly, I had a good season and I am happy that I am getting back to my glory days again. We will see how it goes next season."
NAIROBI (KEN): Former world record-holder Patrick Makau has backed Wilson Kipsang to steal back the global best he lost to Denis Kimetto (2:02:57) in the 2014 edition when he lines up in Berlin on September 24 despite facing Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, reports The Star. Of the 2013 Berlin winner and record-setter (2:03:23), he said: “You can’t rule out a dark horse. We could see an outsider, who is under no pressure like the three, come and win the race,” he said.
NAIROBI (KEN): Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has signed a deal worth 14 million Kenyan shilling ($136,000) with Isuzu. Capital FM has reported that, as part of the deal, the car manufacturer would reward him with a D-Max Luxury double cab worth Sh5.9mn if he breaks the world record over the next year.
TUSCALOOSA (USA): University of Alabama sprinter Jereem Richards from Trinidad and Tobago announced Tuesday that he is foregoing his final year of collegiate eligibility and will become a professional track & field athlete. He is 200 m bronze medalist from London and gold medalist from 4x400 m. Richards transferred to Alabama from South Plains College in 2016. Richards will remain enrolled at Alabama to continue work towards his degree. Informs the school web.
NAROK (KEN): World 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi will join forces with the Narok county government to support up-and-coming athletes, informs Standard Media. Manangoi initiated talks with Governor Samuel Ole Tunai in a bid to establish an athletics training camp for young athletes in Narok County.
KINGSTON (JAM): The Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission has fired its chief executive Carey Brown, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. "We expressed concern about his role to monitor the activities of JADCO and stated that we expected a tightening up of procedures. We have lost confidence that we had in him to manage that aspect of his duties, and so we took that decision to terminate him," said JADCO chairman Alexander Williams.
MAINZ (GER): World and European U20 decathlon champion Niklas Kaul will make his senior decathlon debut in the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting next season, informs
MINSK (BLR): Alina Talay has said her main goal for the 2018 season is to improve her national record in the 100m hurdles, informs the BFLA. “My goal for the new season is to beat the national record of 12.63 by 100 meters. This goal has already been set, so I will do everything to beat the old records and win new medals,” she said.
MONTPELLIER (FRA): European indoor champion Floria Guei will relocate to Montpellier to train under the tutelage of Bruno Gajer, informs L’Equipe. Up until now, Guei has been coached in Lyon by Djamel Boudebibah. Meanwhile, pole vaulter Kevin Menaldo will train with Renaud Lavillenie in Clermont-Ferrand.  
COPENHAGEN (DEN): Top fields have been assembled for the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday, informs organisers. The men’s race is led by reigning champion James Mwangi (59:07 PB) and Bahrain’s Abraham Cheroben (58:48 PB) along with sub-one hour competitors Alex Korio (59:28 PB), Albert Kangogo (59:29 PB) and Geoffrey Yegon (59:44 PB). Standout entries in the women’s race include Kenyans Fancy Chemutai (66:58 PB), Brigid Kosgei (67:35 PB) and Paskalia Jepkorir (67:58 PB).
PORTO (POR): European half marathon champion Sara Moreira will make her comeback from injury in the Porto Half Marathon this Sunday, informs the Record. "The injury is over, I feel totally recovered [The injury] did not leave any problems,” she said. Moreira is aiming to compete in either the 10,000m or marathon at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin.
DUBLIN (IRL): Former world 5000m champion Sonia O’Sullivan has been awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy by Dublin City University, the Irish Times reports.
TUBINGEN (GER): Sabrina Mockenhaupt, plus World University Games 1500m champion Timo Benitz will compete in the Tubingen Run, to be organised by Dieter Baumann this Sunday, Schwäbische Tagblatt reports.
BEOGRAD (SRB): European Indoor champion and DL winner Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic will run the "Nike Belgrade" 10 km road race on September 17. Some 12 000 runners are expected.
PARIS (FRA, Sep 13): Fly Europe continued under the Eiffel Tower with France winning the teams over Germany with Spain. Despite rain interesting fights as French trio Jimmy Vicaut, Antoinette Nana Djimou and Kevin Menaldo (512 in the pole vault) got 41 points and prize of 15 000 euro. Germany with Julian Reus, Claudia Salman-Rath (top long jump result 639) and Tobias Scherbarth earned 34 points. The same 34 points also for Spain tying for 2nd. In 35 m sprints Vicaut beat Reus in the finals in 4.35 and also clocked fastest 4.26 in heats. Next event will be on September 20 in Madrid.
KUTNA HORA (CZE, Sep 13): Double World champion Zuzana Hejnova won here the 200 m hurdles in 25.81 and missed the all-time best by 0.02. She blamed the head-wind for not breaking the mark. Petr Svoboda clocked in exhbition race 13.10 at 110 m hurdles (-1.5) faster than his national record. He ran together with women who competed at 100 m hurdles.
NADDERUD (NOR, Sep 12): Helene Ronningen clocked 23.93 (+1.6) in the 200 m and Elisabeth Slettum 28.47 (+1.8) in the 200 m hurdles.
NOVI PAZAR (SRB, Sep 13): At Serbian GP meet Bosnian 800 m World medalist Amel Tuka won the 400 m in 47.21.
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