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Archive for September, 2011

IPC Announces Shortlist for September Athlete of the Month

September 30th, 2011

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for September’s Athlete of the Month award.

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Kenya names Daegu gold medalists to 2012 Olympic team

September 30th, 2011

Athletics Kenya announced earlier today that all Kenyan gold medalists
from the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, Korea, last
month would be selected to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.

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Not j/k’ing: British long jumper J.J. Jegede pulls off triple-Mini leap

September 30th, 2011

We've seen some remarkable feats of athleticism this week (including Usain Bolt and Billy Bush in a surprisingly intense photo-finish race walk), but this has to take the first-place ribbon: British long jumper J.J. Jegede unleashing a massive leap over three lined up Minis.

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Usain Bolt vs. Billy Bush, Jimmy Kimmel: not a fair fight

September 30th, 2011

It has been an eventful few days in
the life of Usain Bolt, who has not only
been spending time with the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Desmond Howard in L.A., but also recently took on a pair of TV personalities in tests of speed that were rather blatantly rigged against him.

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Vote for Tweet of the Week: Garrett Weber-Gale vs. Natalie Coughlin vs. Nastia Liukin

September 30th, 2011

Two swimmers (Garrett Weber-Gale and Natalie Coughlin) and one gymnast
(Nastia Liukin) are the latest Tweet of the Week competitors. Check out
their nominated tweets and vote for the winner in the poll here:

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Producer creates song for London using athletes’ sounds

September 30th, 2011

Music producer Mark Ronson has been working with Olympic hopefuls from
five countries to create an anthem that fuses sounds from training with
the beat of music.

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Deaths in recent races prompt USA Triathlon review

September 30th, 2011

USA Triathlon is creating a task force to determine if anything more can be done to prevent deaths such as those that occurred at recent races in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Louisville, Ky.

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Mayor gives Spurs 3-week stadium ultimatum

September 30th, 2011

English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur have been given a three-week ultimatum to accept a 17 million pound package to stay in north London and drop a legal battle over the future of the main Olympic stadium, the Mayor of London's office said Friday.

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Samoa captain: Referee ‘harsh’ in loss to South Africa

September 30th, 2011

Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger thinks referee Nigel Owens was harsh on
his team during a spirited 13-5 defeat to South Africa that ended its
Rugby World Cup in the pool round on Friday.

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Inquiry into Spanish police over Galgo doping case

September 30th, 2011

A judge has ordered an investigation into Spain's Civil Guard over
irregularities relating to its management of a doping case that featured
world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez.

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