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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
EME NEWS (DEC 22, 2009)
GAY WILL SOON START WITH TRAINING
HRASNOVA IN SLOVAKIA
BUCHLER AND CRIBARI IN SWITZERLAND
VLASIC AS EXPECTED
BARCELONA (ESP): European indoor pole vault champion Renauld Lavillenie will be the main protagonist of the next promotional campaign of the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010. The young French athlete, who obtained the bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, will substitute Portuguese long jumper Naide Gomes, who was the face of the fourth advertising campaign. Organizers are informing in a release.Lavillenie will appear jumping over one of the many modernist lampposts on Paseo de Grácia, next to the Pedrera, one of Barcelona‘s unique monuments, in order to draw the citizens‘ attention to athletics and Barcelona 2010.
NAIROBI (KEN): The Nation writes that Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has given Nyayo National Stadium the green light to host next year‘s Senior Africa Athletics Championship. Nyayo replaces Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, as the venue of the July 28 to August 1 event, and it needs only a little sprucing up to have it ready for the event, the Local Organizing Committee says. LOC chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said only a warm-up track will be added on the stadium with minor renovation work on the VIP, doping, massage and changing rooms. There will also be a media tribune set up to ease quick access to the mixed zone area.
GLASGOW (GBR): Scotsman writes that top British athletes from Berlin World Championships Jessica Ennis, Lisa Dobriskey and Jenny Meadows are planning to compete at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow on January 30.
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