PRAGUE (CZE): Javelin world record holder Barbora Spotakova during the announcement being one of the ambassadors of IAAF Diamond League also outlined her whole plans for the summer. The media briefing on Friday was attended by Czech minister of defence Karel Bartak as she is member of army club Dukla Praha. She plans to start in Doha on May 14, then continue at Danek Memorial in Turnov (May 25) and Ostrava Golden Spike on May 27. Apart of Diamond League meetings she plans Odlozil memorial on June 14 in Praha, European Team Championships in Budapest (First League), Czech national championships in Trinec in July and of course the European Championships in Barcelona. Spotakova just returned from training camp at Grand Canaria. „We had a very good training camp, some nice and long throws. I started with quality training earlier than last year and also the fact that I competed indoors helped me a lot,“ said the olympic gold medalist. Next training camp is planned for Debrecen, Hungary since April 25 with her usual training partner Barbara Madejczyk of Poland. Spotakova hopes that the early season ending, her event final is in Zurich will allow her still to have something from late summer at home. „The only thing might be Continental Cup in Split aftewards,“ she comments.
WARSZAWA (POL): On Thursday a special running race was staged in honour of Polish Olympic Committee president Piotr Nurowski who died in the plane crash of Smolensk, Russia last Saturday. It started in Krakowskie Przedmescie and finished near the building of the national olympic committee.
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