Monthly Archives: April 2009

>What’s On The Weekend

>Pro The Jamaica International, an IAAF Permit Meet, will be held in Kingston on Saturday. Usain Bolt was going to run, but has pulled out after his minor auto accident.WebsiteJamaica Observer / IAAF preview The Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k will … Continue reading

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>What’s On Tomorrow

>Sanford and Son, episode 98, “The Olympics”, will be on TV One from 2:30 to 3 a.m. Romantic interests spur Fred into competing in the Senior Olympics decathlon. Some great physical humor from Redd Foxx in this one, plus my … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News update

>In case you didn’t already hear, it’s been confirm by Bahrain’s NOC that the gold medalist who tested positive for CERA was Rashid Ramzi. The other two positives came from ’04 walking gold medalist Athanasia Tsoumeleka (already admitted) and Croatian … Continue reading

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>World Rankings Update – Marathon

>Now that the spring majors are done, let’s see how the top marathoners stack up. MEN1. Tsegay Kebede, ETH, 2142. Deriba Merga, ETH, 2123. Samuel Wanjiru, KEN, 1844. Duncan Kibet, KEN, 1805. Jaouad Gharib, MAR, 1726. James Kwambai, KEN, 1687. … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>The IOC went back and retested samples from Beijing for CERA last year after a test became available. The results are finally in. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed on their offical Web site that further analysis of samples … Continue reading

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>Penn & Drake

>My reactions to the Penn & Drake Relays and their ESPN2 broadcasts… Why do announcers get saddled with inferior monitors? For example, in the Penn men’s university 4×100, Ato Boldon mistook winner Texas A&M for another team. But on my … Continue reading

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>It Ain’t Just Us

>Over the last few years–decades, maybe–track fans have become almost cynical about amazing performances due to the one-after-another-after-another nature of doping revelations. For example, the supposition that drugs played a part Jamaica’s dominant performance last season got serious coverage in … Continue reading

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>What’s On The Weekend

> Professional London Marathon UniversalSports.com will have a live webcast of the world’s best marathon beginning at 3:50 AM Sunday. Race Website / Webcast link Reuters / AP / USA Today / Telegraph / BBC / Guardian / IAAF Let’s … Continue reading

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>Talking a Better Track Meet

>There’s a lot of discussion about this recently in the remarkably small track & field blogosphere. Scott Bush, Victor Gras, and SPIKES mag have all written on the subject in the last week or so. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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>World Rankings Update – Long Distance

>No update necessary; there is no change from last week.

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