LAUSANNE (SUI): The IOC is meeting in Laussanne to decide which channel should broadcast the Olympic Games after London 2012 in the USA. A figure of more than 4 billion dollar could be tabled by one of the major United States television networks. Representatives from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Fox Sports, Walt Disney Co. comapny ESPN with ABC, and Comcast's NBC Universal will all be making presentations to the IOC at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne about their proposed Olympic coverage writes Insidethegames.
SAN DIEGO (USA, Jun 5): The big story of 14th San Diego Marathon was in the women's race. Buzunesh Deba, the Bronx-based Ethiopian who won the Honda LA Marathon last March, bolted through the first half in 69:20, accompanied by friend and compatriot Misiker Mekonnin Demissie. Deba broke Demissie and, although she slowed down in the second half, nonetheless ran an event record 2:23:31, the fastest ever marathon run in the State of California by a woman. Mekonnin got a personal best in second place (2:25:21). Third Helena Kirop 2:27:01 ahead of Russian Olena Shurkhno 2:28:34. Male winner Negari Terfa of Ethiopia achieved 2:11:18 over his team-mate Tesfaye Sendiku 2:12:23 and best Kenyan Gilbert Chepkwony 2:12:50. In the men's half-marathon, Meb Keflezighi was an easy winner after Martin Lel dropped out. Running 1:02:50, he won by about three minutes. Informs RRW.
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