News from around the World- EME News (Dec 5, 2017)
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News from around the World- EME News (Dec 5, 2017)

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EME NEWS (DEC 5, 2017)
 
Kenenisa in India
KOLKATA (IND): World 5000m and 10,000m record-holder Kenenisa Bekele will be the star attraction at the Kolkata 25K on 17 December, informs the Indian Express. Bekele’s main opposition includes Tanzania’s Augustine Sulle and Dickson Marwa and Eritrea’s Tsegay Tuemay. The previously confirmed Florence Kiplagat has scratched from the women’s field but she has been replaced by former world marathon silver medallist Helah Kiprop.
OAR athletes at Winter Games 2018
LAUSANNE (SUI): The IOC Executive Board studied reports and the conclusions of the Schmid Report, on both factual and legal aspects it confirmed “the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia, through the Disappearing Positive Methodology and during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, as well as the various levels of administrative, legal and contractual responsibility, resulting from the failure to respect the respective obligations of the various entities involved”. As a consequence after discussing and approving the Schmid Report, the IOC EB took the decision to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with immediate effect. IOC EB also decided to invite individual Russian athletes under strict conditions to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. These invited athletes will participate, be it in individual or team competitions, under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)”. They will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag. The Olympic Anthem  will be played in any ceremony. Informs a release at olympic.org. Later WADA in a release supported the IOC decision.
 
Robert-Michon to miss 2018
PARIS (FRA): Olympic discus silver medallist Melina Robert-Michon will miss the 2018 season as she is expecting her second child, informs Le Dauphine. Robert-Michon, 38, is aiming to return to competition and is targeting a sixth Olympic appearance for France in Tokyo 2020.
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
PEUERBACH (AUT): Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet will compete in the famous New Year’s Eve race in Peuerbach, informs Leichtathletik.de. The men’s line-up features world-leading half marathon-runner Abraham Cheroben and Germans Timo Benitz and Richard Ringer.
 
CARACAS (VEN): After winning silver at the Rio Olympics last summer, Yulimar Rojas is targeting triple jump gold in Tokyo 2020. “Venezuela isn’t a country that can win lots of medals, such as the US. But for the few that we do have, the feeling we hold dear in our hearts. From that moment I knew I wanted to be a heroine to my land. It was a great duel [with Caterine Ibarguen]. It was a fantastic night for me. It was a dream to have an Olympic medal on my chest – a day I will never forget. But it gave me a goal: to hear the Venezuelan national anthem in Tokyo in 2020,” she told the IAAF.
 
KINGSTON (JAM): Usain Bolt has not been following Nesta Carter’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) despite losing one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Carter failed a retest, informs the Jamaica Gleaner. "I can't really stress. I haven't really been following it (Carter's hearing). I am just waiting on the time for them (CAS) to say what is what. I am just focusing on which direction I want my career to go. I have already done it. Yes, the medal is gone, but I already performed, and I'm now just trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my career, and when they decide, they decide,” he said.
 
CHRISTCHURCH (NZL): World shot put champion Tom Walsh will compete in his hometown at the Timaru Super Shot on 14 March and in the Big Shot in Christchurch on 16 March, informs stuff.co.nz. Walsh will face teammate Jacko Gill along with two-time world indoor champion Ryan Whiting from the United States in both competitions with more big names due to be added. Olympic pole vault bronze medallist Eliza McCartney is also confirmed for some domestic competitions on the Athletics NZ International Series, including the SkyCity Vertical Pursuit in Auckland on 18 March and the Wanganui International Track Meeting on 21 March.
 
MUNICH (GER): Former world indoor pole vault champion Tim Lobinger is recovering well after being diagnosed with leukaemia, informs Leichtathletik.de. The 45-year-old has required extensive chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant but he has since been well enough to resume work. "My body has recovered so well, and I was able to resume my work as a personal trainer," he said.
 
SANYO (JPN): London World Championships representatives Miyuki Uehara and Mao Kiyota will compete in the half marathon at the Sanyo Ladies Road Race on 23 December, informs Japan Running News. The entry-list also includes last year’s winner Rei Ohara and Brit Charlotte Purdue with Ethiopia’s Shuru Bulo.
 
LAUSANNE (SUI): Belgium’s Soufiane Bouchikhi and Great Britain’s Eilish McColgan have been voted male and female European Athletes of the Month for November, informs European Athletics. The outcome was based on a social media vote which took place across Twitter and Facebook.
 
MEXICO CITY (MEX): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reinstated the accreditation of their Mexico City Laboratory, informs insidethegames.biz. The laboratory had its accreditation suspended last November for non-compliance but WADA said in a statement today they were satisfied the outstanding issues had been addressed.
 
COLORADO SPRINGS (USA): American-based British triple jumper Nana Owusu has been handed a one-year suspension for an anti-doping violation, informs USADA. Owusu, 26, was sanctioned for his use and possession of a dietary supplement containing ostarine for approximately three weeks in early autumn 2015. Owusu was given a back-dated one-year ban from 8 January 2017 and loses all of his results from 25 August 2015 onwards including his PB 15.68 from 2016.
 
ROME (ITA): The Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal has suspended distance runner Marco Moletto for four years, informs FIDAL.
 
OSAKA (JPN): The top Japanese one day meeting will be held in Osaka in 2018. Seiko Golden Grand Prix was in recent years in Kawasaki. The date for the meet is May 20.
 
MELBOURNE (AUS): Less than two weeks out from one of Australia’s most iconic athletic meets, the 2017 Zatopek:10 entry list has been finalised, and is bursting with exceptional talent including last year's men's champion Patrick Tiernan as well as Olympians Brett Robinson, David McNeill, Eloise Wellings and Jessica Trengove. The meet will be held on December 14.
 
DUBLIN (IRL): Ireland will once again be sending a mixed relay team for the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park on January 13. Eoin Everard, Kieran Kelly, Kerry O’Flaherty and Laura Crowe will compete in the innovative International Mixed Relay event which will see national teams of four (two men and two women) compete in a 4x1k challenge for the Stewart Cup. Informs Athletics Ireland.
 
ALMATY (KAZ): London World medallist and Diamond League winner in women’s triple jump Olga Rypakova got in to the "20 stars of show business and sports" published in the December issue of Forbes Kazakhstan magazine. The survey includes well-known domestic musicians, producers, actors and sportspersons based on their best achievements and activities in 2017 and was topped by Gennadiy Golovkin from boxing. Rypakova scored 37 points and took seventh place.
 
MOSCOW (RUS): Russia’s shot put national champion Yevgeniya Solovyova and silver medallist in men’s javelin Valeriy Yordan sent individual applications to the IAAF with request to compete internationally in 2018 as neutral athletes, informs TASS referring to the RusAF press service.
 
LAUSANNE (SUI): The Macedonian capital city of Skopje will stage the 2018 edition of the European Mountain Running Championships on 1 July. This will be the second time Skopje has held a major continental athletics championships after staging the European 10,000m Cup in 2014.
 
PARIS (FRA): The National League (LNA) will double the number of supported athletes from 27 to 60 next year. This move is due to the goals for future towards Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo and 2024 in Paris.
 
 
 
SAMORIN NEWS
 
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Charlie Grice has withdrawn from the British team for the European Cross Country Championships, informs British Athletics. He was due to compete in the mixed relay and has since been replaced by Tom Marshall.
 
SAMORIN (SVK): Interesting entry for the mass participation race during this Sunday´s European CC Championships in Samorin is olympic medalist in flatwater canoeing Erik Vlcek. He will run the 6 km just few days after his return from training camp in sunny California. The open race has currently some 700 entered runners.
 
 
 
SAD NEWS
 
BUCURESTI (ROU): European Indoor silver medalist 2000 and Olympic and World finalist in triple jump Cristina Nicolau died at age of 40 due to severe illness. Informs prosport.ro on Tuesday.
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