TULSA (USA): Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones has had a trial with Women‘s National Basketball Association (WNBA) side Tulsa Shock as she continues to try to find a new role in life. Writes insidethegames.biz. The American, stripped of the five medals, including three gold, she won at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney after admitting taking banned performance-enhancing drugs, is hoping to reinvent herself a top-level basketball player. Jones, now 34, undertook an intensive workout in front of Nolan Richardson, head coach of the Shock and his assistants Wayne Stehlik and Tammy Bagby. Jones was formerly a top-class college basketball player and helped North Carolina win the NCAA title before giving it up to concentrate on her career in athletics. Jones is desperate for the opportunity to get back into the spotlight.
BARCELONA (ESP): The European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010 has launched an innovative campaign where athletics fans will be able to print out their tickets at home. This process, known as “home ticketing”, makes life easier for all Barcelona 2010 ticket- or event pass buyers. Organizers are informing in a release. Home ticketing will be used for the first time in the history of sporting events on Spanish soil.
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