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IAAF opens 2009 fantasy game

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has called on interested participants to register for theIAAF Fantasy Athletics: Season 2009 Game.The game started last year was very successful and this year the IAAF has increased the games offer to TWO and as always they are free to enter.IAAF Fantasy Athletics: Season 2009. Registration OPEN NOW, first event 14 JuneIAAF Fantasy Athletics: World Championships Edition. Registration opens middle of July, event starts 15 August.The first event - the ÅF Golden League meeting in Berlin - takes place on 14 June, so don’t delay and enter your team now.According to the IAAF, the "Fantasy Athletics Season 2009 is an exciting online game which is free to enter and covers 12 events during the outdoor season culminating in the 2009 IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final. This season there are thousands of dollars worth of prizes to win including a trip for two to a major IAAF competition."The goal of Fantasy Athletics …

Onyia in dope trouble with IAAF

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Last season, Nigerian born Spanish hurdler, Josephine Nkiruka Onyia was flying in the grand Prix circuit. From Oslo to Lausanne to Berlin she was the new kid on the block.

She won the 100m hurdles in last year's Golden League meetings in Oslo and Berlin. Then, all of a sudden, news came out that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) want the 22-year-old runner banned for two years for allegedly returning two positive tests in post-race doping controls last year.
The Spanish Athletics Federation's disputed the test results and refused to punish her in both cases.
They exonerated her after a positive test for an unnamed stimulant following an event in Lausanne on September 2 and for a banned anabolic agent - believed to be Clenbuterol - after winning the 100-metre hurdles at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany, on September 13.Clenbuterol is regarded by the World Anti-Doping Agency as an anabolic agent. Its deliberate use carries a two-year suspe…

Africans to join 170 plus nations for Sudtirol 2009

More than 170 nations have registered interest to compete at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships, Sϋdtirol, Italy from the 8th-12th July, 2009, according to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF).The 2009 World Youth Championships in Sϋdtirol is thereby on course to witness one of the greatest ever gatherings of nations in the competition's history.173 of the IAAF's 213 Member Federations have submitted preliminary entries to compete in this biennial World Athletics Series competition, involving approximately 2000 athletes and officials.The championships which will take place in the town of Bressanone which is situated in the Italian Sϋdtirol are open to athletes aged 16 or 17 on 31 December 2009 (born in 1992 or 1993).For more, continue:

Jelimo, Bungei for Rabat Grand Prix

Olympic champions Pamela Jelimo, Wilfried Bungei, Christine Ohuruogu, and Gerd Kanter will be among the headliners of the Meeting Mohammed VI d' Athlétisme- CAA Super Grand Prix- in Rabat on Morocco on 23 May 2009, according to Elshadai Negash for the IAAFThe Meeting Mohammed VI d' Athlétisme is one of a select group of Area meetings at which points can be acquired by athletes to qualify for the IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final, to be held on 12-13 September in Thessaloniki, Greece.Last year’s meeting was highlighted by Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion Kenenisa Bekele’s victory in the 5000m, and organisers have again unveiled a stellar field which includes ten Olympic medallists out of which four topped the podium over the course of nine days at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing last year.Kenya’s Pamela Jelimo, who enjoyed an unbelievable 2008 in her first season in international athletics at 800m, is expected to be the headliner of the event as she makes her 2009 inte…