MOSCOW (RUS): Russian media are informing, that six Russian athletes coming back from doping ban must pay in total more than 200 000 USD in returning earnings. In April next year the group will have the suspension ending. They were in total seven and six from them are planning to return to compete. Miler Yelena Soboleva earned officially 140 000 USD (World Championships 2007, WAF 2007, World Indoor Championships 2008), discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova 30 000 USD, another runners Yulia Chizhenko 27 000 USD and Svetlana Cherkasova 4000 USD. The remaining two Tatyana Tomashova and hammer thrower Gulfiya Khanafeyeva did not had any official prize money awards. The seventh Olga Yegorova is not returning because of her age of 39. The group is now seeking potential sponsors who will help them to return this amounts.
OTTAWA (CAN):Modeled after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League, the National Track League (NTL) will deliver a coherent and sustainable points based Grand Prix style series of meets while in the process harmonizing national, provincial and international calendars with long-term athlete development.The series will begin a few days following the completion of the 2011 Canadian Track and Field Championships which take place in Calgary June 22-25.The Edmonton International Track Classic will kick off the inaugural NTL series on June 29. Informs Athletics Canada. Next meets July 1 Vancouver, July 3 Victoria, July 10 Halifax, July 13 Toronto.
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