BANSKA BYSTRICA (SVK): Army sports center Dukla Banska Bystrica will end its cooperation with hammer thrower Miloslav Konopka. He did not fulfilled the goals set by the center (finals in Barcelona) and will no longer belong to the body from begin of November. That also means he will not have the previous financial support for his preparation. Center has currently 10 representatives of athletics with headliners walker Matej Toth, hammer thrower Martina Hrasnova (after birth of the child is back in training for 2011) and jumping twins Dana and Jana Veldakova.
SYNDEY (AUS): Athletics Australia still plans to send a team to the Commonwealth Games after the Australian department of foreign affairs and trade was forced to issue a new travel bulletin after Indian police had warned on Saturday of terrorist attacks in Mumbai writes The Courier Mail. The travel bulletin stated that there is a high risk of terrorist attacks in Delhi and that the Commonwealth Games are an environment of high risk. Athletics Australia has sent out an email to all athletes advising to be increasingly cautious but stating that there is an acceptable level of risk. Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti said the team was taking constant advice from the government and also advised the athletes to take precautions for the Dengue fever while in Delhi. Commonwealth Games organisers have dismissed warnings of terrorism risks at the sporting event and will bring Delhi into security lockdown this week, well ahead of the Games, with 175,000 paramilitary and 80,000 police on guard.
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