AMSTERDAM (NED): Tariku Bekele has been announced as one of the favorites for the Dam tot Damloop in Amsterdam on September 19th. Bekele will replace Sileshi Sihine, who had to withdraw from the race. Previously announced were Moses Masai and Dutch top athletes Koen Raymaekers, Rens Dekkers and Patrick Stitzinger. In the women’s race Lornah Kiplagat and Hilda Kibet will toe the starting line.
CHORZOW (POL): Polish media are informing that construction has began on a 43,000 sq metre roof to cover the Silesian football stadium in Chorzow, south western Poland – the biggest such construction in Europe. The stadium will be able to seat 55,000 spectators and will be the largest facility in Poland. The owners of the stadium have already applied to host the European League final in 2013 and were thinking about to bid for the World Athletics Championships in 2015, but later withdrew. For athletics important is that the stadium will have a track.
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