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Exclusive: Rio 2016 clean-up operation at Guanabara Bay hampered by lack of boats

Inside the Games - March 17, 2015 - 09:32
By Nick Butler

Rubbish littering Guanabara Bay will have been reduced well before Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions take place, an official from a Dutch Research Institute supporting Rio State authorities has claimed, although work has currently been suspended due to a lack of boats.
Categories: Olympics News

Leading athletics journalist James Dunaway passes away at 87

IAAF News - March 17, 2015 - 09:05
It is with great sadness that the IAAF has to report the death of James Dunaway in Austin, Texas, on Sunday at the age of 87.
Categories: World Athletics News

FIFA backs down over Manaus becoming Rio 2016 Olympic football venue

Inside the Games - March 16, 2015 - 20:08
By David Owen

FIFA has backed down over the inclusion of the Amazonian city of Manaus on the list of venues for the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments.
Categories: Olympics News

Mutai and Mergia boost London Marathon fields but Bekele withdraws

IAAF News - March 16, 2015 - 19:22
Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai and Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia have been added to the men’s and women’s elite fields for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (16).
Categories: World Athletics News

Lavillenie ready to fly again in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - March 16, 2015 - 18:35
Renaud Lavillenie, the pole vault world record-holder and Olympic and European champion, will return to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 30 May, organisers of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (16).
Categories: World Athletics News

Hamburg chosen ahead of Berlin as German candidate city for 2024 Olympics and Paralympic bid

Inside the Games - March 16, 2015 - 17:54
By Duncan Mackay

Hamburg has been chosen by Germany as its candidate city for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic, it was announced today. 
Categories: Olympics News

Ghana: Haile Gebrselassie Helps Launch Millennium Marathon in Accra

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 12:16
[Reporter] Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie helped to launch the Millennium Marathon in Accra which he hopes "will help to create a culture of fitness and healthy lifestyle in Ghana".
Categories: Africa News

Ethiopia: New Faces of Pride

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 11:27
[Addis Fortune] Traditional Ethiopia had given running down to young errand boys or even canines. But modern Ethiopia scaled it up to school level.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Ese Brume - How Running From Dog Led to My Discovery

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 09:16
[Independent (Lagos)] Not many knew how Commonwealth long jump gold medalist Ese Brume's athletic skills came to public attention.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Nigerian Athletes Warm Up for Okpekpe

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 08:51
[This Day] Nigerian athletes hoping to be part of the third edition of the annual Okpekpe Road Race will have cause to smile as the organiser of the 10km Okpekpe Road Race have assured them of having some local races to prepare them for the competition.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Nesiama Give Kudos to Okpekpe Organisers

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 08:46
[Vanguard] THE Technical Director of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, has poured encomium on the organisers of the annual Okpekpe 10km Road Race.
Categories: Africa News

Personal bests – Novlene Williams-Mills

IAAF News - March 16, 2015 - 08:08
Novlene Williams-Mills memorably bounced back from serious health problems to win the Diamond Race in her event last year. Here the Jamaican 400m runner talks us through some of the best things in her world.
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: NSCDC Dazzles At AFN's All Comers Athletics Championships

All-Africa News - March 16, 2015 - 08:03
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) team at the weekend won most medals on offer at the just concluded Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) All Comers Athletics Championships in Abuja.
Categories: Africa News

Germany to announce candidate city for 2024 Olympic bid on Monday

Inside the Games - March 16, 2015 - 00:39
By Duncan Mackay

Germany will announce later today whether they will put forward Berlin or Hamburg as its candidate city to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
Categories: Olympics News

Muller, Kupper and Pars impress at the European Cup Winter Throwing

IAAF News - March 15, 2015 - 20:10
The 15th European Cup Winter Throwing in the Portuguese city of Leiria saw a host of good performances as many of the people who might be expected to be medal contenders at the IAAF World Championships this summer had their first serious outdoor competition over the weekend (14-15).
Categories: World Athletics News

Lavillenie to open 2015 IAAF Diamond League campaign in Doha

IAAF News - March 15, 2015 - 19:36
Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will start his 2015 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2015 meeting on Friday 15 May, organisers announced on Sunday (15).
Categories: World Athletics News

Patterson shows the way for Australia's World Youth Championships aspirants

IAAF News - March 15, 2015 - 17:35
If the aspirants for the forthcoming IAAF World Youth Championships who competed at the Australian Junior Championships, which concluded after four days of competition on Sunday (15), were looking for inspiration as they strove to make the team for Cali this year, they needed to look no further than the high jump apron where world youth champion Eleanor Patterson was competing.
Categories: World Athletics News

Diack backs Paris bid for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Inside the Games - March 15, 2015 - 14:17
By Liam Morgan at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali

Lamine Diack, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has given his backing to Paris' increasingly-likely bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Categories: Olympics News

Promise Sport for Tomorrow programme will reach 10 million people before Tokyo 2020

Inside the Games - March 15, 2015 - 13:14
By Liam Morgan at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali

The Japan Sport Council (JSC) have outlined their ambitions here to help aid the development of some of the world's poorest countries as part of their Sport For Tomorrow programme.
Categories: Olympics News

Diniz comes up short in world record bid in Lugano

IAAF News - March 15, 2015 - 12:49
Just a few hours after losing his 20km race walk world record he set just a week ago, although both marks are subject to ratification, Yohann Diniz attempted to claim it back at the famous Lugano race walking meeting – the 13th Memorial Morio Albisetti – but came up just short when clocking 1:17:24 on Sunday (15).
Categories: World Athletics News


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