PARIS (FRA): Edgar Grospiron the chief executive of Annecy’s bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, has been forced to publicly again claim that France’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) members back their campaign after they warned it was heading for failure. Jean-Claude Killy and 1976 110 m hurdles olympic winner Guy Drut both claimed that Annecy had both fallen behind rivals Munich and Pyeongchang. Killy said Grospiron, the 1992 Olympic moguls champion who leads the Annecy bid, is “an amazing guy who is giving everything he has got,” but added that other Annecy officials are not aware of the IOC’s requirements. Drut told L’Equipe newspaper that Annecy organizers started their campaign too late and have failed to convince IOC members that their revamped plans will create a focused concept around centrally located venues.
SOFIA (BUL): Bulgarian middle distance runner Daniela Yordanova plans to compete again. Her two years doping ban ended last August. The main goal for the 33 years old runner is London Olympics 2012.“The last two years are not lost to me. I never stopped training. But I began studying English,” she said for Bulgarian media. She continued to recieve support from the Army, from military sports section and also from Botevgrad and the mayor of the city along with minister for sports. She won three important medalist from European Championships 2006, World Championships 2007 and World Indoor Championships 2008. In last two cases after doping bans of her rivals.
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