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Archive for June, 2011

IPC appoints Troy Engle as IPC Athletics Vice Chairman

June 30th, 2011

Troy Engle, Head Coach for the USA Paralympic athletics team, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the IPC Athletics Sport Technical Committee.

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Spanish NPC General Assembly Takes Places

June 30th, 2011

The Spanish Paralympic Committee’s General Assembly, which saw the nomination of two new Vice-Presidents: Angel Luis Gomez…

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Paralympic Logo To Be Hung From London Bridge

June 30th, 2011

Plans are also afoot to hang the iconic red, blue and green Paralympic Agitos from London Bridge during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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World champion Anna Rogowska injured when pole snaps

June 30th, 2011

Anna Rogowska of Poland, the reigning world champion in the women's pole
vault, suffered a serious injury when her pole snapped at a recent
meet, leaving her status for Daegu up in the air.

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USATF putting search for new CEO on hold

June 30th, 2011

USA Track and Field is putting its search for a new CEO on hold, leaving
Mike McNees in the interim role through preparations for the 2012
London Olympics.

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LaShawn Merritt ‘looking forward’ to return

June 30th, 2011

In a statement released by his attorney, LaShawn Merritt thanked USA
Track and Field for granting him a waiver to compete at the World
Championships and said he is looking forward to defending his 400m title
in Daegu.

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Shawn Johnson says not so fast

June 30th, 2011

A Tweet from Olympic beam champion Shawn Johnson late Wednesday night has halted all the hype surrounding her scheduled return at CoverGirl Classic in late July.

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Parkour at the Olympics? Yes please

June 30th, 2011

Our comrades at the Tumble Mumble blog recently happened upon a video in which Philipp Boy of Germany was taking
part in some unconventional gymnastics training techniques that held a notable resemblance to the street obstacle-navigating art of parkour. Which obviously got us to thinking.

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Contador booed at Tour de France opening ceremony

June 30th, 2011

Three-times Tour de France champion Alberto Contador put on a brave face
as he was booed and jeered by the public at the team presentation on
Thursday.

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4 more Indian athletes test positive for doping

June 30th, 2011

Four Indian athletes have tested positive for banned substances in
domestic testing, only a day after two athletes were caught in tests
conducted by the world athletics body.

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