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Athletics 2017 Discussion Thread

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opruh    9
8 hours ago, bestmen said:

One of six African countries to host 2025 WorldAthletics Championships :woot:

 

We are talking with Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco — those countries have the facilities

 

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I want Algeria to host it's the only country out of the choices that has stability at the moment, morocco too but are they rich enough to afford hosting?

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heywoodu    1,103

Either Kenya or nothing please. Youth worlds this year were the most epic athletics champs ever.

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bestmen    392
2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Either Kenya or nothing please. Youth worlds this year were the most epic athletics champs ever.

 

LOL you think that the rest haven't crowds ? remember during the Youth worlds  the western countries  didn't participate

and the Stadium of Nairobi is very  ugly , the Moroccan one is much better

 

 

and here we have 5 big stadiums under construction will finish at around 2018/2019

for example this one

 

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will be like this

 

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heywoodu    1,103
18 hours ago, bestmen said:

 

LOL you think that the rest haven't crowds ? remember during the Youth worlds  the western countries  didn't participate

and the Stadium of Nairobi is very  ugly , the Moroccan one is much better

 

 

and here we have 5 big stadiums under construction will finish at around 2018/2019

for example this one

 

 

Of course the rest would have crowds, but Kenya has already shown something like this to be made into a huge success :)

 

I would definitely prefer Algeria over Morocco by the way, awarding major championships to Morocco is probably not the best idea ever right now :p (like awarding something to Qatar which of course wouldn't happen, oh wait, or Saudi Arabia)

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thepharoah    44

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Olympic marathon champion banned 4 years

 

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong was banned four years for EPO after a doping tribunal rejected her explanation that the blood-boosting hormone was in her system because she was treated at a hospital in Kenya days before her failed test.

The tribunal found no legitimate record of the hospital visit and treatment for an ectopic pregnancy claimed by Sumgong, it said Tuesday in a decision released by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.

The panel ruling on her case said the 32-year-old Sumgong’s hospital story was “inconsistent at best.”

“We might go so far as to state that the athlete’s attempt to explain how the substance entered her body bordered on an attempt to deceive the panel,” the ruling said.

Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic marathon in Rio. She failed an out-of-competition test on Feb. 28 and was banned for four years from April 3, the date her provisional suspension was announced.

It makes her ineligible for the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sumgong is the highest-profile athlete on a long list of Kenyans to be banned for doping in recent years. Her case follows that of Rita Jeptoo, who was the top women’s marathon runner in the world when she also tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test in Kenya in 2014. Jeptoo also received a four-year ban.

Sumgong waived her right to have her backup “B″ sample tested and said she had taken EPO unintentionally after visiting Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi six days before her doping test to be treated for an ectopic pregnancy. She claimed she was suffering from severe abdominal pain and was given a blood transfusion and unidentified medication by an unnamed doctor.

The Olympic champion couldn’t provide the name of the doctor who supposedly treated her or reliable documents showing she was admitted to the hospital, the tribunal said. It said documents she provided were denounced as fake by the hospital.

The hospital visit was not disclosed by Sumgong at the time of the doping test. She said that was because of the “taboo” surrounding ectopic pregnancies and she wanted to hide it from her husband, who is also her manager.

The only record the hospital had of a visit by Sumgong was in April, when she inquired about treatment for ectopic pregnancies.

The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya said it believed Sumgong was taking EPO ahead of the defense of her London Marathon title in April.

Sumgong has also won the Rotterdam and Las Vegas Marathons and finished runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York races.

 

Source : http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/11/07/jemima-sumgong-doping-ban-marathon/

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bestmen    392

i really liked this system will push the athletes to participate in all the events

 

 

The IAAF World Rankings, which will come into operation in 2018, will drive and shape the global competition system including entry into the World Championships and Olympic Games,” here

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heywoodu    1,103

I think it will more likely result in the top athletes being around 20th place or something because they'll compete in just enough events to stay in qualifying positions. 

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