Radcliffe to defend title
World record-holder Paula Radcliffe will defend her title at the New
York City Marathon.
The 34-year-old British runner, who set the world mark of 2 hours, 15
minutes, 25 seconds in 2003, won last year in 2:23:09. Radcliffe is
unbeaten in New York, also winning the title in 2004. She said in a
statement Wednesday that "New York has always been very special to me
and every time I return it becomes more special." In the marathon race
at the Beijing Olympics, Radcliffe rushed to recover from injuries but
finished a disappointing 23rd.
This year's New York City Marathon is set for Nov. 2.
Belgium probes top anti-doping doctor
The head of Belgian Olympic Committee wants his top anti-doping
official to resign after a retiring athlete said the doctor had advised
him to take illegal products a decade ago.
Dr. Renno Roelandt, who also holds a post at the World Anti-Doping
Agency, however, refused to step down as deputy chairman of the Belgian
Olympic committee despite the urging from chairman Pierre-Olivier
Instead, the Belgian Olympic committee decided Monday to open an
investigation into the allegations from sprinter Erik Wijmeersch that
Roelandt advised him in 1998 to take illegal growth hormones.
Thurstan softball sixes
The annual six-a-side softball cricket tournament organized by the
Junior Old Boys Association of Thurstan College Colombo will take place
at the College ground at Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha on October 5 from
This will be a fun and a colourful event which is expected to be a
gathering of Old Thurstanites of various age groups. For further details
contact Chamara H. Lokugamage, 0785378272, 0714785357.
Impressive 3-0 win for Kandy York SC
Kandy York Sports Club scored an impressive 3-0 win over Maligawatte
Youth Sports Club in their KIT Premier League Football Tournament
organised by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka and played at the
Bogambara Stadium in Kandy.
At half time Kandy York led 1-0.
P. Markalanda refereed.
Baduraliya stays in Premier League
Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee yesterday decided to stick to
their earlier decision by including Baduraliya Cricket Club in the
Premier League tournament Tier 'A' for the upcoming 2008/09 inter club
Baduraliya CC were relegated into the Premier League Tier 'B' after
they finished at the bottom of the points table during last year's
competition. But they were granted permission to remain in the Premier
League Tier 'A' tournament for another season following a special
request from the club which prompted tournament committee chairman Ajith
Jayasekera to resign from his post in protest.
The Interim Committee is expected to meet next week to find a
replacement for Ajith Jayasekera and the Premier League tournament will
commence in the second week of October. CD