EME NEWS (SEP 9, 2013)
COE CALLS FOR CONNECTION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
BUENOS AIRES (ARG): Sebastian Coe urged the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President to reach out to young people, as he won a standing ovation for London 2012's final report to IOC members. Informs insidethegames. In conversation after his speech, Coe, the British Olympic Association chairman, said that Jacques Rogge's successor as IOC President "just has to figure out how we connect with young people". In a world where "texting is the new talking", it was clear that social media must be a "cornerstone" of the Olympic Movement's attempts to engage with young people. Social media was an important part in helping make London 2012 such a success, claimed Sebastian Coe
Social media was an important part in helping make London 2012 such a success, claimed Sebastian Coe. IOC members are to elect a new President here on Tuesday (September 10). From World of Athletics comes one of the six candidates, pole vault world record holder and current IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka.
SUPERB FIELDS FOR GNR
NEWCASTLE (GBR): This Sunday Bupa Great North Run has fantastic line-ups. In the men half marathon three big names will clash, current world champion Mo Farah with Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie. In case of top stars of long distance running you cannot ask for more. Also on the women side the Zurich epic clash will be repeated at the half marathon distance between Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba. Here other top names Olympic marathon silver winner Priscah Jeptoo, European CC Champion Jessica Augusto of Portugal, former Commonwealth Games marathon winner Irene Jerotich, French record holder Christelle Daunay, former NYC Marathon winner Jelena Prokopcuka, US Olympian Jen Rhines, Croatian record holder Lisa Stublic and best from home runners Gemma Steel. In the men race also to mention Italian European medalist Daniele Meucci, Australian Collis Birmingham, Japanese frequent runner Yuki Kawauchi, his team-mate Arata Fujiwara and from Brits Andy Vernon.
RISING STAR NOMINATIONS
LAUSANNE (SUI): In the Rising Star category European Athletics selected 12 men and 12 women. Among men sprinter Adam Gemili, hurdlers Wilhelm Belocian and Emir Bekric with Timofey Chalyy, walking world champion Aleksandr Ivanov, French 800 m world finalist Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, Turkish long distance runner Ali Kaya. In jumps only Spanish Eusebio Caceres, in throws Russians Dmitry Tarabin (javelin) and Valeriy Pronkin (hammer). From multi-event athletes Karsten Warholm of Norway and Russian Yevgeniy Likhanov. On the women side sprinters Irene Ekelund of Sweden, Dafne Schippers from Netherlands, hurdler Noemi Zbaren of Switzerland. From runners Anita Hinriksdottir of Iceland and Serbian Amela Terzic. In jumps Romanian Florentina Marincu, German Malaika Mihambo, Italian high jumper Alessia Trost and Russian pole vaulter Angelina Zhuk-Krasnova. From throwers Swedish Sofi Flinck (javelin), Turkey´s Emel Dereli (shot put) and Hungarian Reka Gyuratz (hammer).
SHOBUKHOVA IS A MOTHER AGAIN
MOSCOW (RUS): Happy news from background of Russian Athletics. Marathon record holder and WMM winner Liliya Shobukhova gave birth to her second daughter Yelizaveta (2.54 kg). Also 1500 m runner and World championships semifinalist Svetlana Podosyenova married with steeple runner Maksim Karamashev.
DEPTH IN WOMEN DISCUS
SHENYANG (CHN, Sep 9): Third day of athletics at Chinese National Games saw top women discus competition with first 7 getting over 60 meters. Tan Jian won with 64.11 over 2011 World champion Li Yanfeng 63.91. Third Yang Yanbo 63.30 and fourth Lu Xiaoxin 63.27 personal best. Fifth Liang Yan at age of 18 improved to 62.01 what is top junior mark of 2013. Good depth also in women javelin with four throwers over 60, winner Li Lingwei achieved 63.06. Zhao Jing clocked 2:02.36 to win the women 800 m over 18 years old Asian Champion Wang Chunyu 2:02.74. Good throws also by men. Zhao Qinggang improved to 83.14 in javelin and Wang Guangfu 20.12 in the shot put. Xie Wenjun won 110 m hurdles in fast 13.36 (+0.3). From Tilastopaja.
LAUSANNE (SUI): AIPS has partnered with European Athletics to conduct the media voting for these prestigious awards. AIPS members are able to cast their vote at the AIPS website (www.aipsmedia.com) as to who they think has been the best in their respective categories in 2013. AIPS members are required to insert their card number in order to vote. Fan voting, meanwhile, takes place exclusively atwww.facebook.com/EuropeanAthletics. The fan and media polls are now open at the aforementioned web addresses until Friday 27 September at midnight (CET).
BRUSSELS (BEL): Race Results Weekly notes that the final meeting of the IAAF's Diamond League was marred by a terrible crash in the women's 1500m. The race was crowded with 17 starters, including pacemakers Phoebe Wright and Mary Kuria, but the field did not adequately string out; the contenders just didn't follow Wright and Kuria who ended up slowing down. At the bell, a chain-reaction crash took down five women, including world championships silver medalist Jenny Simpson. Two of the fallen athletes, Renata Plis and Zoe Buckman, abandoned the race, but Simpson got up to finish 10th, despite doing a tuck-and-roll on the track and putting her hands over her face to protect her from being spiked.. "I'm really bummed to end such a great season like that," Simpson said via her Twitter account. "I should have been in better position. Finished as hard as I could though!"
KINGSTON (JAM): The B samples of 5 Jamaican athletes, who tested positive for banned substances earlier in the year, have also returned positive findings, reports nytimes.com. The athletes include former men’s 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and three time Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson. The tests were conducted in the WADA accredited lab in Montreal.
ABIDJAN (CIV): Murielle Ahoure visited the Ivory Coast on Sunday and a reception was held in her honor by the Ivorian Athletics Federation.
BRUSSELS (BEL): Jacques Borlée, the father and coach of Jonathan, Kevin, Dylan and Olivia, has threatened that he will quit his role in Belgian athletics due to the LFBA’s (Ligue Belge Francophone Athletics) amateurism, reports lavenir.net. Jacques says poor conditions in Moscow, bad relationships with the Belgian federation and money cuts on his athletes, as well as the fact he has received no pay for the last 9 months, have been among the problems encountered this year. He called on the Walloon sports minister, André Antoine, to address the situation. Jacques added “we must protect the integrity of young people and promote their working conditions
ZURICH (SUI): Swiss marathon runner Patricia Morceli will undergo surgery for a partial rupture of the achilles tendon, reports luzernerzeitung.ch. Morceli , who has a best of 2:35.33 (2012), missed the World Championships marathon due to the injury but still aims to compete at the European Championships in Zurich in 2014.
COLOMBO (SRI): Sachith Maduranga, a javelin thrower from Sri Lanka, has announced his retirement because of a lack of support from sports officials in his country, reports sundaytimes.lk. The 23 year old threw 79.62 this year, which earned him the silver medal at the Asian Championships in Pune, India.
RIETI (ITA): Paul Robinson broke the 20 year old Irish National U23 1500m record with a 3.35.22 clocking in Rieti. The old record was held by Niall Bruton at 3:37.16.
MELBOURNE (AUS): Athletics Australia confirmed that Eddie McGuire has tendered his resignation from its Board of Directors after eight years of service to the sport of athletics. After joining the Athletics Australia Board of Directors in March 2005, McGuire tendered his resignation on Wednesday, 4th September.
LIMA (PER): The RPP Marathon 21km race in Peru has been certified by the IAAF. The IAAF’s David Parducci officially measured the course. Informs rpp.com.pe
LONDON (GBR): Google’s new campus in London will include a “jogging track” on its roof, informs siliconnews.es. The new headquarters, which will house 5,000 employees, is set to open in 2016
NEW YORK (USA): Flocasts announced last week the acquisition of Milesplit, a website covering high school track and cross country in the United States. The partnership, Flotrack officials said, will allow both Milesplit and Flotrack to better promote the sport of the track and field. The two websites will continue to operate independently, but will share both original content and resources to improve internal and external development. Informs RRW.
PARIS (FRA): Fans at athle.com voted for the athlete of the month in August and selected the performance of Teddy Tamgho at the world championships was best.
RANCHI (IND, Sep 8-9): Second and third day of 53rd National Open Athletics Championships was marred by rain, informs Murali Krishnan. Aniruddh Gujar won the 100 m in 10.46 (-0.2), Ankit Sharma with 773 in the long jump beat the favorite Prem Kumar 762. Best result of the day was the 2:01.87 by Tintu Luka in women 800 m. Merlin Joseph was only third in women 100 m final in 11.95 (0.0), won by Dutee Chand 11.73. But Merlin clocked national record 11.35 in the semifinals.
TOKYO (JPN, Sep 6-8): At Japan Inter-collegiate Championships Takumi Kuki won the 100 m in 10.33 (+0.5, was faster with 10.19 +0.3 in semifinals) ahead of Shota Iizuka 10.35 (10.22 in semifinals). Daniel Muiva Kitonyi was th best in the 10 000 m 28:17.31, solid hurdles wins for Wataru Yazawa 13.67 (+0.7) and Keisuke Nozawa 49.94. Takumi Saito walked the 10 000 m in 40:20.18. Chuo University ruled in both relays with 38.77 and 3:06.18. Seito Yamamoto cleared 560 in the pole vault and 2010 World junior medalist Naoto Tobe improved to 228 in the high jump.
BERDYCHEV (UKR, Sep 6): World champion Bohdan Bondarenko won the 20th Lonskiy Memorial special high jump meet with 234 clearance. 2005 World champion Yuri Krymarenko as second improved his outdoor best (233 since 2005) to 234. Third Andriy Protsenko also high quality 232, his overall life-time best. European junior champion from Rieti Kateryna Tabashnyk won on count-back women competition with 189 ahead of Oksana Okuneva also 189.
LEKEITIO (ESP, Sep 6): At exhibition high jump meeting World medalist Ruth Beitia cleared 180 cm to win.
WATFORD (GBR, Sep 4): Fast women 1500 m at the BMC meet Charlene Thomas 4:03.74 ahead of Emma Jackson 4:05.83.
VANNES (FRA, Sep 8): Raymond Kemboi won the 39th edition of the half marathon in 1:02:16. Ukrainian Kateryna Karmanenko as best woman had 1:16:55, informs RRW.
TALLINN (EST, Sep 8): Ethiopian Tesfaye Beyene won the Tallinn Marathon in 2:15:01 ahead of Kenyan Pharis Kimani 2:15:22. National title for 6th Roman Fosti 2:20:48. Irene Chepkirui topped women field 2:34:40.
DRUSINKINKAI (LTU, Sep 7): At the 21st walking meet Kristina Saltanovic won the 10 km in 46:03, also national title at the distance. Top male walker was Gennadijus Kozlovskis 42:20.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Sep 8): Kenyan Henry Kemboi won the 28th Nike Half Marathon here in 1:05:53. Second Tamas Kovacs got also national title at the distance 1:06:08. Krisztina Papp as top woman was also national champion in 1:12:32 ahead of Zsofia Erdelyi 1:14:01.
SAO PAULO (BRA, Sep 8): Kenyan wins at Buenos Aires Half Marathon. Kiplimo Kimutai in 1:02:51 and Alice Chelangat in 1:13:20.
EME News September 9th, by Alfons Juck, note by Kevin ManganWritten by Super User
On the eve of the IOC Presidential vote, the heir apparent to Lamine Diack has stated simply that Jacques Rogge's successor "just has to figure out how we connect with young people". With social media as a "cornerstone" of the Olympic Movement, Coe believes that the best way to enact the healthy growth and success of the IOC and it's sports is to encourage the new generations of athletes and fans. I think Coe is right. As a young person myself (I'm 21 years old) I can attest to the fact that virtually all of my peers are on Facebook and Twitter for at least a few minutes a day. Many are active on social media sites for at least an hour a day. In a world where traditional media are in decline because the older generations of consumers are simply not being replaced, we need to look where these new generations of consumers are turning. I salute Lord Coe's common sense advice to the new IOC President. Whoever it ends up being, I hope heeds Coe's advice.
EME NEWS (SEP 9, 2013)