News from around the World- EME News (Dec 13, 2017)
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News from around the World- EME News (Dec 13, 2017)

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EME NEWS (DEC 13, 2017)
Full indoor season for Filippidis
ATHENS (GRE): 2014 World Indoor champion Kostadinos Filippidis plans a full indoor season. He wants to begin in Orleans on January 13, continue in Sindelfingen on January 20 and ISTAF Indoor on January 26. In his plans also Cottbus on January 31 and World Indoor tour meets in Karlsruhe, Dusseldorf, Madrid and Torun. At the end of the month Clermont meet and possibly also World Indoor Tour final in Glasgow. Inform Greek media.
European team for Edinburgh
EDINBURGH (GBR): Recent European champions Kigen Kaan Ozbilen and Yasemin Can will lead the European team for the Great Edinburgh International XCountry in Edinburgh on January 13, 2018. France's U23 winner Jimmy Gressier and Norway's two-time U20 gold medallist Jakob Ingebrigtsen are also in the team. The squad was selected from athletes that took part in the SPAR European Cross Country Championships 2017, with three U23 athletes picked to run in the senior team. British athletes were not included as they, along with USA, will be the opponents. Informs European Athletics.
Stanek vs Bukowiecki
OSTRAVA (CZE): New names for Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava on January 25 (EA Indoor Permit) include in shot put Czech record holder Tomas Stanek against Poland´s European Indoor champion Konrad Bukowiecki.  The format will be a innovative one. After 3 rounds only top 4 will go for 4th round, then only top 3 for 5th round and best two for the last round. In high jump Czech World and European U20 champion Michaela Hruba is facing former Ukrainian European U20 champion Kateryna Tabashnyk (improved last summer to 195). Already earlier Radek Juska was announced in the long jump and Pavel Maslak for two 300 m races against different opponents.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): European junior champions Maya Bruney, Toby Harries, Jake Heyward and Jemma Reekie have been included in the latest list of 21 athletes on British Athletics’ “Futures” programme - a support package which includes access to the National Performance Institute in Loughborough, workshops and other advantages.
TOKYO (JPN): The IOC concluded its fifth visit to Tokyo for an update on preparations for the 2020 Olympics. After the trip on December 11-13, IOC Coordination Commission chair John Coates said: “The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is committed to ensuring that the Olympic Games not only benefit the region for years to come, but that they are also an unforgettable experience for the Japanese people, by creating interactive initiatives both in the lead-up to and at the Games themselves. We left Tokyo confident yet again that preparations are well underway to host a fantastic Olympic Games.” informs Tokyo 2020 plans to optimise the innovative Olympic sports programme for the benefit of the public, with opportunities such as inviting people not only to watch the sports, but to experience them via sports initiation zones adjacent to competition venues.
ASUNCION (PAR): Asunción has been named host of the 2022 South American Games while Rosario in Argentina will form the location for the 2021 South American Games, it has been announced. Both events were awarded at a South American Sports Organization (ODESUR) General Assembly also taking place in the Paraguayan capital. Cochabamba in Bolivia is due to host the next edition of the South American Games from May 8 to 20 next year. Informs insidethegames.
BOGOTA (COL): World champion at 20 km walk Eider Arevalo was named the top Sports Personality of Colombia in 2017. He was awarded at the Gala in the Teatro Colon in Bogota.
NASSAU (BAH): Barbados sprinter Levi Cadogan has reportedly had an adverse analytical finding for a banned substance furosemide, Barbados Today reports. Nation News suggests the World and Olympic representative announced his retirement on social media before retracting the posts.
SYDNEY (AUS): Athletics Australia is seeking to have its quota for the Commonwealth Games next year increased to the maximum 90 from 73, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. For the first time the CGF has set limits for overall team sizes and each sport is then allocated a number by the country’s Commonwealth federation.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Mo Farah and Usain Bolt have been honoured by astronomists naming star constellations. The University of Birmingham, in trying to make star-gazing more appealing to youngsters, has picked out new star alignments called “Farah” and “Bolt” in the shape of their famous poses, among others, reports the Telegraph.
NEW YORK (USA): US champions Ajee Wilson (800m) and Robby Andrews (1500m) will compete in the Dr Sander Invitational in New York on January 25-27, 2018. The former Armory Track Invitational has been renamed in honour of longtime Armory president Norbert Sander, who died last March.
ADELAIDE (AUS): Australia’s Olympic and World representative in decathlon Cedric Dubler reports he is in good shape ahead of his tilt in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games. After 14th in London 2017, he told Athletics Australia website: “Training is going really well. I’m feeling fit and strong, and my throws are starting to come together now which is awesome. I had a shot put session the other week where I was throwing close to 13 metres which is great considering I threw 11.50m in Rio – it’s a big improvement.”
MONACO (MON): World long jump champion Brittney Reese is fired up to contest another year, she tells the IAAF website. ““We may alter some things in the off-season since I’m getting older. But other than that, I continue to feel strong. And mentally I have a life coach who helps me twice a week. So I’m good,” she said. The four-time global champion confirmed she wants to bow out after Tokyo 2020 and ruled out continuing for the Worlds on home soil in 2021.
BERLIN (GER): German record-holder Arne Gabius will compete in the Bietigheimer New Year’s Eve race, reports. He won the 11.1km race in 2013 and holds the course record at 32:43.
BERLIN (GER): The organisers of the 2018 European Athletics Championships have announced a job vacancy for the position of accomodation assistant, leichtathletik.dereports.
DUBLIN (IRL): Eight established road races in Ireland will combine to form the Kia Road Race, with organisers hoping to encourage athletes to race each other more often. The series will run from March to September next year and the top prize will be a Kia Stonic car.
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian athletes, who have applied to the IAAF for admission to perform internationally as neutral competitors, will be able to receive approval only after the IAAF will examine new documents from the WADA that should be available on December 14, informs TASS referring to RusAF press-attache Nataliya Yukhareva.
DARMSTADT (GER): National coach Ronald Stein will now be responsible for all relay teams (4x100 m and 4x400 m). Overall head for sprints/hurdles is Volker Beck, the 1980 Olympic winner at 400 m hurdles.
ST. GOAR (GER): German federation DLV decided that German athletes who should recieve medals after doping disqualifications from top championships will be awarded during national championships indoor or outdoor.
TIGNES (FRA): Indoor meeting at altitude in Tignes on January 11 will have only pole vault on the programme. The main star will be World record holder Renaud Lavillenie who will open here his indoor season 2018.
DAPHNE (USA): After leading the University of Florida men's track and field team to its second consecutive and seventh overall national championship, UF head track and field coach Mike Holloway has been named the United States Sports Academy's 2017 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award winner. Informs
ALBUQUERQUE (USA): US Indoor Championships 2018 (also trials for World Indoors in Birmingham) will start in Albuquerque on Friday February 16 with women pentathlon and first day of men heptathlon. Rest of the events will be held on Saturday and Sunday February 17 and 18.
PARIS (FRA): informs that French 10 000 m track championships have been moved from April 21 to April 14 in order to win more time before European Cup 10 000 m which will be staged in London on May 19.
MANGALIGIRI (IND, Dec 13): At 78th All India University Championships U20 runner Amoj Jacob won the 400 m in meet record 46.33. He missed his national U20 record only by 0.05. V.K. Elakiyadasan won the 100 m in 10.49 PB. 18 years old Jisna Mathew won women 400 m in 53.42.
PORT VILA (VAN, Dec 13): At Pacific Mini Games Rellie Kaputin from Papua New Guinea won women triple with two 13.26 jumps, one was wind-aided in first round (+2.9) and in fourth round legal (+1.4). She was behind her national record only by 2 cm. In dramatic 4x100 m relays men from Fiji beat Papua New Guinea but both teams were timed with identical 41.30. In women race Fiji won in 47.43 as Papua New Guinea was disqualified.
MANAGUA (NCA, Dec 12): Final day of athletics at Central American Games had Roberto Sawyers winning the hammer for Costarica 66.74. Another gold for this country as Nery Brenes after 200 m dominated also the 400 m in 46.74. Panama´s Andrea Ferris won after 800 m and 1500 m her third gold in steeple with 10:04.19 PB.
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