NOBEOKA (JPN): Brett Larner informs on his blog that on Wednesday the organizers of the 21st Golden Games in Nobeoka track and field meet scheduled for May 22 in Nobeoka, Miyazaki prefecture, announced that the event would be cancelled due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Miyazaki. On May 18 Miyazaki Prefectural Government officials asked organizers of upcoming events within the prefecture to postpone their events, but with the difficulties of rescheduling a major track meet in mind, Golden Games organizers opted to cancel this year’s competition.
LONDON (GBR): UK media are informing that 1992 Olympic 100 m gold medalist Linford Christie collapsed in the road in agony last night after his car smashed head-on into a taxi. The former 100m champion’s Audi A8 and the Mercedes minicab collided on a country lane in Buckinghamshire just before midnight. He was discharged un the morning after treatment. But police reported that three people who were in the cab are still in hospital ‘in a serious but stable condition’.
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