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Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:38 pm

We start this season's read it in the news with the BBC's Tom Fordyce's interview with TBO

As much as it hurts - and at times it's been so painful - I think to myself, I'd rather have made the choice to be here than not have had that choice


http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tomfordyce/2 ... sie_o.html
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby sidelined » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Kermit, thanks for that revealing interview. So 400m training is not a walk in the park, then!! It's interesting that TBO says she's still a month behind where she would normally be because of last year's injury. I hope she can catch up.
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby AthleticsSpectacular » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:04 pm

Thanks to everyone on AW forums who contributed to this

http://www.jodybayosathleticsspectacular.blogspot.com/
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:45 pm

MVP athletes locked out of Stadium East

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/MVP ... adium-East

This incident could of had severe consequences for 14 athletes.

As luck would have it, the local anti-doping officials, Jamaica Anti-doping Commission (JADCO), showed up this morning
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Geoff » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:59 pm

UK Athletics are taking the high-risk gamble of parting company with their long-time commercial partners Fast Track in Olympic year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/articl ... anger.html

Ian Stewart is part Fast Track and part Endurance Director so will his role change? I seem to remember our governing body doing all this in-house before with a certain Andy Norman. Not sure about this one.

Goes into other areas of sports sponsorship and broadcasting including:

'Russia, who are hoovering up every opportunity to host sporting events, can add next year’s Moscow summit of the Association of National Olympic Committees to the list following President Putin’s endorsement.
The BOA’s humiliating decision to relinquish hosting the assembly, which is traditionally held in the Olympic city, because of cost factors after committing to the event won’t help chairman Lord Moynihan’s political ambitions inside the Olympic movement.'
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby 1937 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:06 am

The bit that tickles me is that the vaunted Wembley Football stadium, a great British disaster of egotistical overspend is now becoming a music hall for self aggrandising pop groups.( not forgetting the American Footy bores)
The F.A. are up to their eyes in debt to the banks and soon we will be calling the Stadium, which could have been styled similar to the dual purpose French equivalent to benefit Track, the National mostly- not- football Stadium.But the football nutters always know best.

I can hear the pop groups warming up for our Olympic Stadium in three years time.
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:17 pm

You know the saying "the grass is greener on the other side"? I've always replied "until it's eaten", here is a classic example. We often say that training out in the States is better than over here. Well here is some news that might just rock the boat a little.


Even as they achieve unprecedented financial security through apparel sponsorships, prize money and U.S. Olympic funds allocated for post-grads, the pros often struggle to find suitable places to train.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ol ... story.html
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Postby Kermit » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 pm

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Postby Kermit » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Today is the 85th birthday of the king of live sports broadcasting (imo), David Coleman.

To mark the occasion the BBC will be airing a documentary about him on Tuesday 3rd May

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_ ... 454616.stm
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:09 pm

Michael Rimmer’s ‘best winter of his life’ puts him spot on for big year

Read More http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/spo ... z1KrGx0oOp

The Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton star smashed his 1,500 metres PB on Monday night and now hopes to push on further in his 800 metre preparations with the help of tactically chosen housemates.
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Mon May 02, 2011 5:23 pm

Fraser bids to bounce back

She pointed out that she could not have been more open after testing positive. The media wanted answers at the time so she spoke to them and explained the situation. There was no hiding away.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/13258400.stm
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Postby Kermit » Mon May 02, 2011 9:03 pm

Track Alert has just announced it's all time top 10 Jamaican female sprinters

http://www.trackalerts.com/index.php?op ... &Itemid=82

Men's list to follow
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Thu May 05, 2011 1:51 am

World 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross and Christine Ohuruogu, the reigning Olympic champion will square off at the 50th jubilee Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on 31 May.

http://www.iaaf.org/IWC11/news/kind=100 ... 59908.html

At the time of giving the streamers details of the Diamond League meets I also gave details of the World Challenge series. Hopefully we will get a bumper crop of track meets :)
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Fri May 06, 2011 4:19 pm

On this day in 1954 .....

Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, has become the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 511575.stm

Happy Anniversary
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Sun May 08, 2011 2:19 am

Great race tonight in Guadalupe. 44.88 in the rain. Next stop Ponce
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Postby Kermit » Sun May 08, 2011 4:08 am

She believes she can deliver a healthy baby and pick up where she left off, in time to compete for a medal at the 2012 London Olympic


A fascinating interview with Priscilla Lopes-Schliep http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/m ... le2013764/
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Mon May 09, 2011 11:05 am

After a 10-hour flight from Doha in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Lolo Jones prevailed in the 100m Hurdles, winning in 12.92. Running in lane four, she took the lead by the second hurdle and won easily over Yvett Lewis (13.07), who also competed in Doha.


http://www.iaaf.org/IWC11/news/kind=100 ... 59948.html
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Postby Kermit » Mon May 09, 2011 1:27 pm

UKA Chairman Ed Warner has been appointed to the position of International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Sport Technical Committee (STC) Chairman

http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/may-20 ... arner-ipc/

Does this mean that he is leaving UKA or making plans post 2012 or is he job sharing?
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby fangio » Mon May 09, 2011 1:39 pm

As far as I remember he was appointed as non exec chairman, a role requiring 20 days a year only. So I imagine he is going to be doing both.
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Tue May 10, 2011 12:32 am

Over the last few days I have been sorting out my twitter account in the hope of experimenting with a twitter style newspaper. Although the newspaper is still in it's embryonic stage it was interesting to see what the top news of the past 4 hours has been ....

RW Interviews: Helen Clitheroe

After last summer I'd just had enough of the steeplechase. I'd had a few bad experiences, a few injuries and I'd lost a lot of confidence in hurdling the barriers


http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/interview ... /6689.html
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Postby Kermit » Tue May 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Greek sprinters Kenteris and Thanou guilty of perjury

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13348770
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby speedyg2012 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:17 pm

Kermit wrote:Greek sprinters Kenteris and Thanou guilty of perjury

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13348770


What a Greek Tragedy that was in 2004.
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Postby sidelined » Wed May 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Here's the latest blog in the series 'Running with the Kenyans' by Adharanand Finn. This one is actually about Ethiopia. If you haven't read any of his other blogs, they make interesting background reading about Kenya.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... CMP=twt_gu
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Postby Kermit » Wed May 11, 2011 11:45 pm

I forgot to post this yesterday. Stand by all coaches who use iPhones!

http://speedendurance.com/2011/05/10/ip ... ce.com%29#
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Thu May 12, 2011 1:02 am

Robles v Turner at the FBK Games

http://www.iaaf.org/IWC11/news/kind=100 ... 59985.html

As part of the IAAF World Series a link to streams has already been requested
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby mump boy » Thu May 12, 2011 1:19 am

Kermit wrote:Fraser bids to bounce back

She pointed out that she could not have been more open after testing positive. The media wanted answers at the time so she spoke to them and explained the situation. There was no hiding away.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/13258400.stm


She is completely adorable :D

i think she's magnificent and wonderful
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Fri May 13, 2011 1:46 am

Allyson Felix on Trans World Sport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcO5Zjlnt3g
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Fri May 13, 2011 9:37 pm

Gay says he is not expecting to dazzle in Manchester in quite the same way this year, having missed almost a month of training with the hip problem


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/ma ... usain-bolt
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Sun May 15, 2011 6:45 pm

JAMAICA and China have had “very fruitful” discussions regarding expanding cooperation in sports, Sports Minister Olivia Grange said.


http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Ja- ... s-exchange
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Re: Read It In The News 2011

Postby Kermit » Tue May 17, 2011 11:45 pm

Asafa Powell and Blanka Vlasic will be among the international stars to join local headliners at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme in Rabat, Morocco, on 5 June.

Hasna Benhassi, a multiple World and Olympic medallist at 800m, and Halima Hachlaf will take on Dutchwoman Yvonne Hak and Briton Jeanny Meadows, the silver and bronze medallists from last year's European championships.

http://www.iaaf.org/IWC11/news/newsid=60046.html

A request for a link to any available streams has already been made, let's hope we get to see the intriguing battle in that Meadows faces.
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