All things London 2012 have become interesting. Weeks agao, it was the outrage over the London 2012 marathon course. Now, the ticket plans for London 2012 will be announced later this week! Details below!
2012 TICKETS SALES PLAN
LONDON (GBR): More than six million tickets
for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale from March 15. Announcing the
news, Sebastian Coe, chairman of London 2012, also revealed tickets for the
Paralympics will be available from September 9. The process for 6.6 million
Olympic Games tickets available to the general public will open for six weeks,
enabling people to consider their options before making their final choices and
applying. Applications will close on April 26 and all oversubscribed sessions
will be allocated via a ballot process. Informs insidethegames.
QATAR FOR 2017 WORLDS
is bidding to organize World Championships in 2017. Local media are informing.
Other possible bidders are London and Istanbul. The decision
will be made by IAAF Council this November. Qatar will host FIFA World Cup 2022
and wants to organize also World Handball Championships in 2015.
(ESP): At the 16th Gala Anual del
Atletismo EspaÃ±ol as Athletes of the Year 2010 awarded were both European 1500 m champions Arturo
Casado and Nuria Fernandez. Also other awards were given for juniors, clubs,
coaches, institutions and others. Fernandez did not attend the gala evening.
The Board of Governors of Spanish Athletics Federation RFEA decided on the eve
of the Gala to endorse and support by unanimous vote, the actions carried out
by the RFEA to date with the events surrounding “Operation Galgo” concerning
those who have been judicially affected by criminal charges. RFEA also agreed
to open proceedings on the disciplinary level against all charged persons and
proposes a four years ban for those involved in the using or promoting illegal
techniques of biological support to athletes.
AUBIERE (FRA, Jan 15): European
Champion Renaud Lavillenie cleared excellent 592 in his first attempt at
Capitale Perche indoor meeting and even tried at 602 new national record
height. Second Jerome Clavier and third Damiel Dossevi went over 557 cm. Maria
Ribeiro-Tavares was the best woman (437).
INDOOR SP BEST
(GBR, Jan 15): World and European combined events champion Jessica Ennis
started her indoor season at the Northern Championships with victory in the 60 m hurdles in 8.15 and
second in the shot with an indoor best of 14.11. She also ran impressive 7.44 in the 60 m heat (did not run final).
Ennis plans to compete over hurdles and in long jump in Loughborough next
Saturday. At the same meeting Bernice Wilson won the 60 m in 7.34.
NORMAN 6.58 AT 60 M
Jan 15): Fastest 60 m
so far in the season by Josh Norman 6.58 winning the UW Indoor Preview.
Excellent at this oversized track also new facility record at 3000 m by Lisa Koll 8:53.13.
Maggie Vessey won the 800 m
in 2:09.14. Junior female sprinter English Gardner (born 1992) improved to 7.29
at 60 m.
Former Greek supertalent in pole vault Ekaterini Stefanidi improved at age 20
her overall best to 441 cm.
Norris Frederick leaped to 780
in long jump.
(GBR, Jan 15): At Southern Championships Gemma Bennett won the 60 m hurdles in 8.16 and Nick
Gayle the menÂ´s race in 7.82. Darvin Edwards from St. Lucia cleared 220 in high jump.
MANCHESTER (GBR, Jan 15): In the Perche Tour
meet World junior medalist Holly Bleasdale improved her indoor PB to 432. Male
winner Luke Cutts got 532 cm.
LVIV (UKR, Jan 15): Dmytro
Demyanyuk won his father Memorial high jump meeting with excellent 230 cm clearance. Oksana
Okuneva was the best woman (186).
ZOETERMEER (NED, Jan 15):
Patrick van Luijk qualified to European Indoors with 6.67 in the heats and 6.66 in the finals of 60 m here. With 6.66 he also
equalled his life-time best from 2009.
(GER, Jan 15): Swiss hurdler Lisa Urech clocked 8.04 in heats and 8.05 in finals here and
qualified to Paris.
Marco Schmidt achieved good 20.20
in shot put and Helge Schwarzer achieved 7.73 in heats and 7.74 in finals of 60 m hurdles.
MAGDEBURG (GER, Jan 15): Josephine Terlecki
improved her indoor shot put best to 17.81 m.
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Jan 15): World medalist in
heptathlon Jennifer Oeser clocked at 60 m hurdles here 8.57, only 0.01 shy of her
personal best from 2009. Cathleen Tschirch registered fast 23.66 at 200 m.
LUDWIGSHAFEN (GER, Jan 15): Berlin Worlds
finalist Kristina Gadschiew cleared 461 overall pole vault best here at
regional championships in first attempt. She did not try for a better mark
BERLIN (GER, Jan 15): German top walker
Melanie Seeger posted 3000 m
indoor time 12:39.34.
UDINE (ITA, Jan 15): Solid
begin for sprinters at 60 m.
European 2002 medalist Manuela Levorato achieved 7.32, her fastest since 2004.
Jacques Riparelli got 6.73
in menÂ´s race.
OLOMOUC (CZE, Jan 15): Olympic finalist Roman
Novotny started his season with good 784 at regional meet and also improved his
60 m best
to 6.81. Second to Jan Veleba (6.80).
OREBRO (SWE, Jan 15): New Swedish pole vault
record at Orebro Indoor Games. Youth Olympic Games winner and World Junior
Champion Angelica Bengtsson (17) went over 442 and improved the former mark by 2 cm. She only once in her
career jumped higher, last year 447 outdoors.
MINSK (BLR, Jan 14): World
champion Russian Yaroslav Rybakov cleared here in his season opener 224 cm. European U23 2009
medalist Alena Kopets improved from under 18 metres level to 18.82 in women shot put.
Good also 52.66 for Svetlana Usovich at 400 m. Veronika Shutkova (661) beat in long
jump Anastasiya Mironchik-Ivanova (654). Talented Aleksandr Linnik won three
events (6.73, 21.48 and 7.88).
BREST (BLR, Jan 14): At Gavrilov Memorial
indoor meet Sergey Cheberyak improved the national 2000 m record to 5:11.69.
But the winner was Ukrainian guest Aleksandr Borisyuk (5:10.67). 2004 Olympic
winner Yulia Nesterenko achieved 7.35 in the 60 m heats, but did not run
the finals. Yuliana Yuschhenko clocked excellent 1:26.97 to win the 600 m.
Jan 15): Good 55 m
times at Texas Tech Meet. Omo Osaghae clocked 7.15 over the hurdles and Terra
Evans sprinted womenÂ´s flat distance in 6.85.
BATON ROUGE (USA, Jan 15): World indoor champion
Lolo Jones started her season with 8.10 in heats at Purple Tiger Invitational.
TrinidadÂ´s Semoy Hackett was fast at 60 m in 7.28. Zedric Thomas improved his best
from the same meet last year by 2
cm to 802 ahead of Damar Forbes of Jamaica who got his
first ever 8 metres
(exactly). Big improvement for JUCO last year finalist Horatio Williams with
6.61 at 60 m.
He clearly beat pro Trell Kimmons (6.70).
CLEMSON (USA, Jan 15): NCAA
champion Torrin Lawrence opened the season with 48.08 at 400 m. Harry
Adams got 6.67 in the 60 m and Stormy Kendrick 7.32 in women 60 m.
PARK (USA, Jan 15): Australian record
holder Ryan Foster achieved 2:19.96 in the 1000 m at Nittany Lion
Challenge meet. Ryan Whiting tossed 20.89 in the shot put. Excellent shape for 400 m specialist Natasha
Hastings who achieved 7.32 at 60
m and 23.22
in the 200
CHERUIYOT BEATS MASAI, EBUYA 5TH
(ESP, Jan 16): Kenyans dominated at the 29th Cross Internacional de Italica
(IAAF Permit) on sunny and warm day. In nice duel Vivian Cheruiyot beat at 8 km her world champion
colleague Linet Masai by 3 seconds (26:02-26:05). Third Pauline Korikwiang
(26:27) ahead of Mercy Cherono (26:35). Fifth best Ethiopian Emebet Anteneh (27:01)
and sixth best Spanish Alessandra Aguilar 27:04. Also to note 7th Benita Willis
(27:05), 9th Hungarian Aniko Kalovics (27:34) and 10th Kenyan steeple olympic
medalist Eunice Jepkorir (27:53). In menÂ´s 10.8 km road world record
holder Leonard Komon won with fast long finish (30:38) ahead of Matthew Kisorio
(30:46) and Hosea Macharinyang (31:01). Fourth best Ethiopian Abera Kuma who
was able to beat reigning world terrain champion Joseph Ebuya to fifth (both
timed at 31:09). Ayad Lamdassem as best Spanish runner finished at the sixth
position (31:21). World track leader 2010 Kiprono Menjo was 7th (31:25) ahead
of Vincent Chepkok (31:32) and Tariku Bekele (31:36). Multiple European
Champion Sergiy Lebid was 12th (31:53).
NEW COURSE RECORDS
Jan 16): New course records at 8th Mumbai Marathon in India by Ethiopians. Girma Assefa
clocked first sub 2:10 in the history of the race with 2:09:54. Second another
Ethiopian Botoru Tsegaye Wolde also went sub 2:10 and his life-time best 2:09:57.
Third Kenyan Patrick Muriuku was timed exactly at 2:10:00. Two-time winner,
Commonwealth gold medalist and favourite John Kelai placed sixth in 2:11:05.
Ethiopian 2:24 runner Korene Jelila improved the women event best to 2:26:56
ahead of Merima Mohamed 2:29:04 and Elfemesh Alemu 2:30:04. Favorite Bizunesh
Urgessa was fifth 2:32:28. The Ethiopian winners will get 36 000 USD each from
the total prize pool of 325 000 USD. Half-Marathon winner B.C. Tilak achieved
new course record 1:04:45. Sydney Olympics 400m champion Cathy Freeman was the
brand ambassador for the race this year. She joined a host of celebrity artists
from Bollywood, Corporate World and social networks. With veterans, wheel chair
and open category of races include as much as 38 400 runners.
(JPN, Jan 16): Kyoto
won 29th Inter-Prefectural Women’s Ekiden when taking the the lead just before
the end of sixth stage. Kayoko Fukushi, national 3000m, 5000m and half marathon
record holder anchored for Kyoto.
Final time in sunny weather was 2:17:16 ahead of Okayama
2:18:07 and Fukuoka
NAIROBI (KEN, Jan 15): Road specialist
Geoffrey Mutai won clearly the senior men’s 12-kilometre race at the Kenya
Police Cross Country Championship at the Ngong Race Course ground, informs The
Nation. Mutai achieved 37:26 ahead of Philemon Rono 37:52 and Lucas Rotich
37:55. In womenÂ´s 8 km
Pauline Njeri win in 29:02 ahead of New York Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat
LAUSANNE (SUI, Jan 15): Cross Cup winners
were home runner Philipp Bandi at 8
km (26:08) and German Anna Hahner (22:44 at 6 km).
WELLINGTON (NZL, Jan 15): At World Cross
Country Championships Trial Daniel Wallis won the senior 12 km in 39:29. Wallis led
the whole way, in the warm breezy conditions, beating Adam Carlson by 14
seconds. Carlson passed James Coubrough on the final lap (39:53 as third).
Penny Peskett won the women’s 8km in 28:13.
HAMILTON (BER, Jan 15): Kenya’s
Phillip Lagat unexpectedly stole the show at KPMG Invitational Mile by beating
red-hot favourite Shadrack Biwot who reigned supreme a year ago, local media
are informing. Lagat achieved 4:20.2 ahead of US Luke Watson 4:20.5 and third
Biwot 4:20.8. Jamaican Kenia Sinclair was the best woman in 4:33.6 ahead of her
country colleague Korene Hinds 4:46.8.
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