NAGOYA (JPN): Last year New York Marathon winner and former track double olympic gold medalist Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia will be the headliner of Nagoya Women´s Marathon. Russians Lyubov Denisova and Tatyana Aryasova, Chinese Jiali Wang and Kenyan Rose Kerubo are the other top international runners for the event planned for March 14. Japanese contingent will be headed by Hiromi Ominami and Yuri Kano.
MOSCOW (RUS): Agencies are informing that head of Russia’s Olympic Committee has become the first official to follow President Dmitriy Medvedev’s demand for resignations following the poor showing by Russian athletes at the Winter Games in Vancouver. Leonid Tyagachyev, the Olympic Committee head, tendered his resignation on Wednesday, the committee spokesman, Gennady Shvets, said on Russian television.