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Worku faces tough challenge in Lake Biwa Marathon title defence

IAAF News - February 27, 2015 - 16:08
Three big names are set to clash at the 70th Lake Biwa Marathon as defending champion Bazu Worku, 2012 winner Samuel Ndungu and Eric Ndiema will line up for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (1).
Categories: World Athletics News

Company in charge of Rio 2016 ceremonies opens London office

Inside the Games - February 27, 2015 - 15:24
By Nick Butler

Filmmaster Events, the Italian company in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, have opened a London office to enhance their global scope. 
Categories: Olympics News

Cherop, Cheprot and Chemosin the favourites for Roma-Ostia Half Marathon

IAAF News - February 27, 2015 - 10:23
Kenyan runners Sharon Cherop, Robert Chemosin and Simon Cheprot will return to the Roma Ostia Half Marathon on Sunday (1) looking for victory, having all finished as runner-up at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in recent years.
Categories: World Athletics News

Cheruiyot and Kitwara return to World's Best 10k

IAAF News - February 27, 2015 - 09:50
Four-time world champion Vivian Cheruiyot and the most successful man in the history of the race, Sammy Kitwara, are both returning to the World's Best 10k, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, whose 18th edition will be held on Sunday afternoon (1) on the Teodoro Moscoso bridge in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Categories: World Athletics News

Tanzania: Top Ngorongoro Run Athletes Enlisted Into Kili Marathon

All-Africa News - February 27, 2015 - 09:01
[Daily News]Arusha -CELLULAR service providing company Tigo has enlisted, through sponsorship, top six winners of last year's Ngorongoro Run to participate in the 2015 Kilimanjaro Marathon on Sunday.
Categories: Africa News

London 2012 Olympic Stadium to host rugby league match between England and New Zealand

Inside the Games - February 27, 2015 - 07:00
By Daniel Etchells

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn.
Categories: Olympics News

Victory for American athletes as IOC agree to relax Rule 40 for Rio 2016

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 23:25
 By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

A change to the controversial Rule 40, which prevents athletes from promoting non-Olympic sponsors during the period of the Games, is set to be relaxed, it was revealed here today.
Categories: Olympics News

Exclusive: Nine of top 15 brands associated with Rio 2016 not Olympic sponsors, says report

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 19:53
By Emily Goddard

Nine of the top 15 brands associated with Rio 2016 are non-Olympic partners, according to the new findings of an on-going study that examines marketing around the Games.
Categories: Olympics News

Details of second Rio 2016 sailing test event released as investigation into dead fish launched

Inside the Games - February 26, 2015 - 17:17
By Duncan Mackay at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

The International Sailing Federation have published details of The Aquece Rio, the second test event being staged by the sport here before next year's Olympics, as Brazilian authorities launched an investigation after thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the venue in Guanabara Bay.
Categories: Olympics News

Nigeria: Five Athletes to Go, As AFN Picks Ethiopia-Bound Squad Thursday

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 14:21
[Guardian]NOT less than five athletes are expected to drop out from Team Nigeria's camp in Shagamu, Ogun State this afternoon, as the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) conducts its final trial for athletes, who will compete in this year's African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from March 3 to 7. Nigeria is the defending champion.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Safaricom Lewa Marathon Targets Over 1,600 Participants This Year

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 14:11
[The Star]A total of Sh61.5m was raised from the 2014 Safaricom Marathon held at the Lewa Conservancy in June last year.
Categories: Africa News

Powell leaves lasting impression at IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics event in New Zealand

IAAF News - February 26, 2015 - 13:19
During a long and distinguished career, world long jump record-holder Mike Powell was never one to lack confidence.
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: Okagbare Ventures Into Quarter-Mile

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 11:10
[Independent (Lagos)]It has now become a norm for shot sprint athletes to target taking part in the quarter mile events, even as Africa and Commonwealth champion, Blessing Okagbare says she hope to participate in the 400m event soon.
Categories: Africa News

Egypt: ITTF World Tour - Meshref Hopeful of Egypt's Dominance in Lagos

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 11:09
[This Day]Dina Meshref is the only known name in the 14-man Egyptian team and she is ready to lead the North Africans to medal hauls at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open.
Categories: Africa News

Tunisia: IPC Athletics Grand Prix Dubai - Tunisia Win 37 Medals, 18 Gold

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 10:47
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The national team won 37 medals, including 18 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze, at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix Dubai held February 19-25.
Categories: Africa News

Sierra Leone: Salone to Compete in World Cross Country Championships in China

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 10:42
[Concord]Sierra Leone will join other African countries whose athletes will compete against other world class athletes in next month's International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships scheduled for Guiyang, China.
Categories: Africa News

Japan’s medal hopes for World Cross rest with junior women

IAAF News - February 26, 2015 - 10:06
Of the 21 athletes named on Japan’s team for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015, the six junior women represent their best hope of a medal.
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: Farah Launches London Leg of IAAF Diamond League

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 09:42
[Independent (Lagos)]Reigning Olympic, world and European 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah returned to London's former Olympic Stadium to launch the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, which will take place in the iconic venue at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 24-25 July.
Categories: Africa News

Tanzania: Rwandair Supports Kili Marathon

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 08:58
[Daily News]RWANDAIR will be the official airline partner of the 13th edition of the annual Kilimanjaro Marathon scheduled to take place in Moshi on Sunday.
Categories: Africa News

Tanzania: At to Pick Team for IAAF World Cross-Country Championship

All-Africa News - February 26, 2015 - 08:56
[Daily News]ATHLETICS Tanzania (AT) Technical Committee is expected to pick the national squad that will represent the country in the forthcoming IAAF World Cross-country championship schedule for March 28 in Guiyang, China.
Categories: Africa News

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