BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Britain´s bid for 2016 European Athletics Championships, along with Croatia (Split) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam) is expected to be represented by Birmingham. The city recently announced plans for an £12.25 ($19.41 million) redevelopment of Alexander Stadium designed to enable the arena to stage major international events. Martin Mullaney, the Councillor in charge of Leisure at Birmingham City Council, also told the City Cabinet last month that they had already started investigating the possibility of launching a bid. Informs insidethegames. The European Championships has never been staged in Britain. Birmingham will host in summer also the Samsung Diamond League meeting which will be switched from Gateshead.
SINDELFINGEN (GER): German decathlon World Championships 9th placer from 2007 Arthur Abele has big plans after two years of injuries. He wants to qualify for European Indoor Championships in Paris in heptathlon and also aims for top 8 position at World Championships in Daegu later in the summer.
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