måndag 27 oktober 2008

Dagen då isen smälte...

... och första gången på 35 år fick World Cup i bandy flytta sin WC-final från Ljusdal. Finalen kom att bli något av ett derby mellan just Edsbyn och Bollnäs och matchen slutade med seger för Edsbyn på hemmaplan i egna hallen! - själv njöt jag av vårliknande väder med 15 grader varmt och solsken. Ah, vårkänsla!

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Pierre Bordry of French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) is unhappy that his agency will not be determining the doping controls for the 2009 Tour de France, and he criticized the UCI's anti-doping effectiveness."I didn't go to the Tour presentation because I did not wish to see UCI boss Pat McQuaid," said Pierre Bordry, president of the AFLD according to www.sportwereld.be. "I do not want to carry out checks without saying how it should be done. The UCI is going back in time, without targeted checks. "
4 ways to beat the systemIf you're a big leaguer looking for an edge, mlb's drug policy still has holes large enough to drive a team bus through
Distance runner Susanne Pumper and triathlete Lisa Huetthaler were each banned two years Friday by Austria's national anti-doping agency for EPO.The 38-year-old Pumper initially tested positive following a half marathon in Vienna on March 9. A second test on April 14 confirmed that result.Apart from her suspension by NADA, the 24-year-old Huetthaler also faces charges for attempting to bribe a laboratory employee to pass her doping test.However, the country was hit by another doping scandal earlier this month as third-place Tour de France finisher Bernhard Kohl admitted he used the blood-booster CERA.
Dwain Chambers calls for more drug tests for top athletesDwain Chambers has called for leading athletes to be subjected to a minimum number of drug tests as a condition of entry to major events such as the Olympic Games and the World Championships. Chambers, who served a two-year drug ban but is now touring schools and colleges with an anti-drugs message, said athletes in Britain were tested constantly but in other countries out-of-competition tests were virtually non-existent. "At least the top 20 in each event should have to undergo a certain number of tests to go forward to the Olympics or the World Championships because the current system is unfair," said Chambers.
Christine Ohuruogu has been named 2008 Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row by the British Athletics Writers' Association.The 24-year-old was voted Britain's top female athlete by members of the BAWA after winning the Olympic 400metres title in Beijing this summer.
Three Services athletes including Asian championship bronze medal-winning triple jumper Bibu Mathew had tested positive for prohibited substances in tests conducted at the inter-Services athletics championships held in Hyderabad last August. The other two were shot putter Jaiveer Singh and hammer thrower Mukesh Kumar.
Teenagers consuming doping substances is a problem that is growing among the Portuguese school population and specialists are worried it will have serious repercussions regarding public health issues. Speaking during the 9th Paediatric National Congress, Luis Horta, a member of CNAD (National Anti-Doping Counsel), referred to steroids as currently being a serious health problem in many countries.
The use of prohibited substances in gyms and schools in more developed countries has reached worrying figures. “The problem is that, for now, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg” said Luis Horta, also a specialist in sports medicine. He also pointed to globalization as a fuelling mechanism as several doping substances can be bought easily over the Internet, with very little restriction.
Jacques Rogge confirmed he's running for another term as president of the International Olympic Committee, a decision that had been widely expected.The 66-year-old Belgian, a former orthopedic surgeon, sent a letter to IOC members on Friday confirming that he will stand for re-election in October 2009, IOC spokeswoman Emmanuelle Moreau said. No other candidates are expected, with Rogge virtually assured of being re-elected next October at the IOC general assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark.Rogge was elected as the IOC's eighth president in July 2001 in Moscow, succeeding Juan Antonio Samaranch, a Spaniard who served for 21 years. Rogge's eight-year term expires in 2009, and he is eligible for a second term of four years.

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