AUCKLAND (NZL): Teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill is confident he will improve the 29 centimetres needed to earn his place in the New Zealand team for next year’s Olympic Games. The qualifying standards for London have been released and the shot put mark for the New Zealand federation is 20.30.Gill will start his march towards the qualifying target next month when he competes in the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm writes stuff.co.nz.
LONDON (GBR): BMW has launched a national programme in the United States that invites consumers to get behind the wheel and the Olympic Movement in support of the country’s Olympic and Paralympic teams at they prepare for London 2012. For each participant who test drives a vehicle at one of the 276 BMW Drive for Team USA events, BMW of North America will donate 10 dollar to Team USA. Funds raised help fund the training of American athletes for next year’s Games reports Insidethegames.
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