HIROSHIMA (JAP): Hiroshima‘s bid to host the 2020 Olympics has been revived after the city‘s council has approved funding for the bid. The approval came at a special assembly session organized by Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba to salvage his initiative to stage an Olympics dedicated to global nuclear disarmament.
NAGANO (JPN): The organizing committee of the 12th Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon announced the 34 athletes in the elite field for this year‘s edition on April 18. Kenyan Nicholas Chelimo tops the men‘s field with a PB of 2:07:46. Nagano prefecture marathon record holder Masaru Takamizawa is also scheduled to run. Defending women‘s champion Irina Timofeyeva of Russia returns and will face Kiyoko Shimahara who was just named to the Japanese national team for November‘s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Writes Brett Larner.
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