IAAF suspends Russia from international competition

first_imgLONDON (AP):Russia’s track and field federation was provisionally suspended yesterday by the sport’s governing body, keeping the country out of international competition for an indefinite period – possibly including next year’s Olympics in Brazil.The suspension was approved by a 22-1 vote during a teleconference of the 27-member council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).The IAAFs president, Sebastian Coe, convened the meeting after Russia was accused of widespread, systematic doping in a report released Monday by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission.Coe was under heavy pressure to take tough action, despite efforts by Russian officials to avoid a blanket ban by agreeing to cooperate and make reforms in their anti-doping system.The suspension will take effect immediately, barring Russian athletes from all international track and field events until the country can prove it has put its house in order. It’s the first time the IAAF has ever banned a country over its doping record.The Russian federation is likely to be given a month or so before appearing at a disciplinary hearing where the IAAF could then elevate the sanction to a full suspension.The IAAF and WADA will need to set out the terms for what the Russians need to do to get a suspension lifted, including complying fully with the global anti-doping code.OLYMPICS questionableWith the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro nine months away, the big question is whether Russia’s track team will be allowed to compete in the Games.Some Olympic officials have said Russia should have enough time to take the necessary steps to make it to the Olympics, which run from August 5-21.Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, said yesterday he is “completely sure” that Russia will be able to compete at the Olympics. Speaking before the IAAF meeting, he said he thought any suspension would be short.”We may miss one or two competitions, but for athletes with clean consciences to miss the Olympics or a World Championships would be real stupidity,” he said in Moscow.In the short term, the suspension will keep Russia out of a dozen or so international events, the rest of this year, including the European cross-country championships in France on December 13. The athletes could then miss the indoor season, including the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20.Other big events that Russian runners could be ineligible for include the Boston and London Marathons in April.Russia also face being stripped of the hosting rights of three IAAF events – the Moscow indoor meet on February 14, the world race walking championships in Cheboksary from May 7-15 and the World Junior Championships in Kazan from July 19-24. Russia has been the dominant force in world race walking.Russian athletes would be eligible to compete in their own national events during a ban, which only covers international competition.Some officials, including IAAF vice-president, Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great from Ukraine, had argued against a blanket ban, saying it would penalise “innocent” athletes who haven’t been found guilty or implicated in doping.However, the report by the WADA panel outlined a deep-rooted, systematic doping system that cast doubt on the entire Russian athletics programme, making it difficult to judge which athletes are clean or not.last_img read more

Wilshere picture in West Ham kit as a child as he reveals ‘special bond’ with Hammers

first_img smart causal What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets possible standings Wilshere: “It feels good, it feels special. People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. My family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.” pic.twitter.com/ON81voXof6— West Ham News (@whufc_news) July 9, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January revealed gameday cracker REVEALED Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Jack Wilshere has finally completed his transfer to West Ham, with the former Arsenal midfielder penning a three-year contract with the east London club.Wilshere, 26, joins the Hammers after 17 years with Arsenal, progressing through the north Londoners’ academy to establish himself as one of their key players. “People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”The picture of Wilshere wearing a West Ham shirt has come to light recently in the wake of the midfielder’s impending transfer to the Hammers, and you can see it below… Our new midfielder has arrived… #WelcomeJack pic.twitter.com/kPd7hm4YxZ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 9, 2018Times have been harder for Wilshere in recent years, with a spate of injury problems keeping him from making an impact on the pitch, and the England international announced last month he would be leaving the Emirates this summer.West Ham have won the race for Wilshere’s signature on a free transfer, and they have managed to sign a player who grew up as a Hammers fan.His father and brother also support the Irons, and Wilshere told the West Ham website upon the confirmation of his move: “It feels good, it feels special.“Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this Club growing up. sad day How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ANALYSIS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest West Ham newslast_img read more

CYCLING: RÁS DHÚN NA nGALL RESULTS – STAGE 1

first_imgRas Dhun na nGall 2014Stage 1  ResultsArdara – Ardara 30 May 2014 Stage 1  Stage ResultNesbitt Arms Hotel/ Ardara Town TradersIssued: 30 May 2014, 21:57———————————————————————— Organisation: Four Masters CC          Country: IRLClass: na                              .Winner’s Time: 1h13’21”                Deadline: NoneRace Dist: 52.00 kms / 32.34 Miles     Total Dist: 52.00 kms / 32.34 milesSpeed: 42.54 kph / 26.45 mph           Average: 42.54 kph / 26.45 mph Number of Starters: 130                Number of Finishers: 129Did Not Start:  8                      Did Not Finish:  1————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code    Name                 TM  Team                       Time       @ 1 122             Breheny,Joseph       UCD UCD                    1h13’21”2 109             Hylands,Luke         TVR Team Vision Racing     1h13’21”3  52             McBride,Peter        ERR Errigal CC             1h13’21”4  27             Corcorcan,Liam       CAS Castlebar CC           1h13’21”5 125             O’Malley,Terry       UCD UCD                    1h13’21”6 126             O’Reilly,Paul        UCD UCD                    1h13’21”7 138             Quinn,Paul           IWH Island Wheelers        1h13’21”8  10             Kane,Bobby           BAN Bann Wheelers          1h13’21”9  16             Moore,Darnell        CAL Caldwell               1h13’21”10  41             McGarrigle,Dylan     DON Donegal                1h13’21”————————————————————————General Classification————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code     Name                 CAT Team                GC Time          @1 122              Breheny,Joseph       2   UCD                1h13’21”2 109              Hylands,Luke         3   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t3  52              McBride,Peter        2   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t4  27              Corcorcan,Liam       U   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t5 125              O’Malley,Terry       3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t6 126              O’Reilly,Paul        3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t7 138              Quinn,Paul           3   Island Wheelers    1h13’21”      = s/t8  10              Kane,Bobby           2   Bann Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t9  16              Moore,Darnell        J   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t10  41              McGarrigle,Dylan     J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t11 114              Clarke,Cathal        J   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t12  21              Kelly,Michael        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t13  35              Reilly,Ryan          J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t14 132              McBride,Aaron        U   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t15  75              Doherty,Michael      V   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t16 105              Feeley,Daire         J   SeEng              1h13’21”      = s/t17  38              Doherty,Rossa        J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t18  12              Hinch,Philip         2   Brotherton         1h13’21”      = s/t19 118              Orr,Ryan             J   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t20  51              Keeney,Cormac        3   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t21  70              Farrell,Rory         2   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t22 110              McKnight,David       V   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t23  86              Hudson,Neal          3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t24  39              Donoghue,Evan        J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t25  99              Vereker,Martin       3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t26 100              Coyle,Chris          3   Strabane           1h13’21”      = s/t27  37              McAllister,Leo       2   Dig Deep           1h13’21”      = s/t28  69              Curran,Conor         J   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t29  68              McGauley,Mark        2   MAD MTB            1h13’21”      = s/t30  20              Kelly,Patrick        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t31 128              Devins,Michael       V   U/A                1h13’21”      = s/t32  11              Kelly,Aidan          3   Bikeworx Celbrid   1h13’21”      = s/t33  89              Sheridan,Fionn       3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t34 135              Walsh,Stephen        3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t35  42              McGinley,Jordan      J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t36  19              Gribbon,Alastair     V   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t37 133              Boyle,John           V   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t38  23              McCrory,Joseph       3   Carn Wheelers      1h13’21”      = s/t39 112              Hughes,Keith         V   Bikeworx           1h13’21”      = s/t40  17              Mulligan,Paul        V   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t41  83              Collins,Aidan        3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t42  61              Purcell,Billy        3   Usher IRC          1h13’21”      = s/t43  33              McAuley,Craig        J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t44 101              Orr,Rodney           3   Strabane           1h13’21”      = s/t45   8              Shaw,Ryan            U   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t46  95              Wright,Jody          3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t47  50              Somers,Michael       3   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t48  96              Gallagher,Richard    3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t49 130              McKenna,Barry        V   West Tyrone        1h13’21”      = s/t50 115              Gilmore,Curtis       U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t51  59              DiBacco,Valerio      3   Galway Bay CC      1h13’21”      = s/t52  13              McNally,Gerard       V   BVRC               1h13’21”      = s/t53 123              Dwyer,Niall          3   UCD                1h13’21”      = s/t54 111              Stewart,Rodney       V   Team Vision Raci   1h13’21”      = s/t55 117              McBride,Michael      U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t56  74              Connor,Myles         V   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t57 121              McGee,Peter          V   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t58  60              Kelly,Donal          2   Galway Bay CC      1h13’21”      = s/t59  15              Donaghey,David       3   Caldwell           1h13’21”      = s/t60   6              Grant,Cliff          V   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t61 108              Vaughan,Paul         2   Sportactive        1h13’21”      = s/t62  84              Collins,Diarmuid     2   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t63  90              Watson,Nick          3   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t64  36              Swan,Aaron           J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t65   4              Brennan,Matthew      U   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t66  94              McVeigh,Ciaran       3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t67  67              McDunphy,Con         J   Lucan              1h13’21”      = s/t68  79              Muldoon,Caimin       J   Nicolas Roche PT   1h13’21”      = s/t69  26              Benson,Karl          J   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t70  97              Malone,John          3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t71 120              Brennan,Michael      3   Tir Chonaill       1h13’21”      = s/t72 129              Carroll,David        V   Usher IRC          1h13’21”      = s/t73 113              O’Kane,Michael       V   Termon Wheelers    1h13’21”      = s/t74  31              McGreehan,Nathan     J   Cuchulainn CC      1h13’21”      = s/t75  40              McBrearty,Eamonn     J   Donegal            1h13’21”      = s/t76   9              Taggart,Simon        3   Ballymena          1h13’21”      = s/t77  46              Kilgallen,Peter      J   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t78  58              Russell,Michael      V   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t79 137              Murphy,Stephen       J   Cunga              1h13’21”      = s/t80  28              Moran,Gary           J   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t81  91              Boyle,Edmond         V   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t82  81              McCarter,Darragh     2   Omagh Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t83  53              McKinley,Matthew     3   Errigal CC         1h13’21”      = s/t84  63              Dunlop,Raymond       3   Lakeland           1h13’21”      = s/t85  72              Sands,Jude           U   Newry Wheelers     1h13’21”      = s/t86  85              Connors,Odhran       2   Orwell CC          1h13’21”      = s/t87  64              Grory,Kieran         V   Lakeland           1h13’21”      = s/t88 116              Hanna,Zak            U   The Belgain Proj   1h13’21”      = s/t89 136              Scully,Gary          2   Nenagh CC          1h13’21”      = s/t90   1              Balassi,Daniel       3   Adamstown CC       1h13’21”      = s/t91  65              Dillon,Colm          3   Limerick CC        1h13’21”      = s/t92  32              Maguire,Rory         J   Cycling Ulster     1h13’21”      = s/t93  54              Clancy,Donal         3   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t94  98              May,Fergal           3   St Tiernans        1h13’21”      = s/t95  93              Byrne,Olan           3   Phoenix CC         1h13’21”      = s/t96  29              Tuohy,Peter          2   Castlebar CC       1h13’21”      = s/t97   2              Greer,Robert         J   Apollo CT          1h13’21”      = s/t98  47              McMorrow,Brian       3   Eire OG            1h13’21”      = s/t99 102              Ennis,John           3   Bikeworx           1h13’21”      = s/t100  55              Doherty,Denis        3   Four Masters       1h13’21”      = s/t101 107              Heneghan,Kieran      U   SeEng              1h13’21”      = s/t102  73              Carter,Christy       J   North Pole         1h13’21”      = s/t103 103              Hutchinson,Chris     3   Madigan            1h13’42”       @21″104  62              McLaughlin,Cathal    3   Island Wheelers    1h13’44”       @23″105  92              Maguire,Gerard       V   Phoenix CC         1h14’02”       @41″106  43              McGuigan,Phillip     V   Duffin Transport   1h14’02”      = s/t107  25              Taylor,Johnny        2   Carn Wheelers      1h14’04”       @43″108   7              Kiernahan,Nigel      V   Ballymena          1h14’04”      = s/t109  24              Smyth,Desmond        V   Carn Wheelers      1h16’10”    @02’49”110   5              Dougan,David         3   Ballymena          1h16’10”      = s/t111  80              Donaghy,Seamus       3   Omagh Wheelers     1h16’31”    @03’10”112  57              Porter,Ciaran        3   Four Masters       1h17’03”    @03’42”113  34              McComb,Harry         J   Cycling Ulster     1h17’44”    @04’23”114 127              Quinn,Niall          3   UCD                1h19’12”    @05’51”115  66              Farrell,David        3   Longford           1h20’56”    @07’35”116  49              Mulleady,Joseph      3   Eire OG            1h21’01”    @07’40”117 124              Noone,Jamie          3   UCD                1h21’04”    @07’43”118  76              Donnelly,Barry       3   North Pole         1h21’04”      = s/t119  78              Gallagher,Colin      3   North Pole         1h21’04”      = s/t120  22              McAleese,Eunan       U   Carn Wheelers      1h24’20”    @10’59”121 134              Scullion,Michael     3   Carn Wheelers      1h24’20”      = s/t122  44              O’Hagan,Niall        V   Duffin Transport   1h24’20”      = s/t123   3              Booth,Hall           V   Ballymena          1h25’11”    @11’50”124 131              Adair,Matthew        U   XMTB               1h25’37”    @12’16”125  48              McGuinn,Jake         J   Eire OG            1h26’39”    @13’18”126 106              Gibson,Jonathon      V   SeEng              1h28’28”    @15’07”127  56              Morning,Patrick      V   Four Masters       1h29’41”    @16’20”128  77              Eccles,Kieran        3   North Pole         1h29’41”      = s/t129  30              Walsh,Michael        J   Castlebar CC       1h29’41”      = s/t————————————————————————Junior Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  16 Moore,D              CAL =   1h13’21”2  41 McGarrigle,D         DON @3 114 Clarke,C             TBP @4  35 Reilly,R             ULS @5 105 Feeley,D             SNG @————————————————————————U/23 Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  27 Corcorcan,L          CAS =   1h13’21”2 132 McBride,A            FOU @3   8 Shaw,R               BAL @4 115 Gilmore,C            TBP @5 117 McBride,M            TBP @————————————————————————Vet Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name                 TM          Time1  75 Doherty,M            NOP =   1h13’21”2 110 McKnight,D           TVR @3 128 Devins,M             U/A @4  19 Gribbon,A            CAR @5 133 Boyle,J              TCL @6 112 Hughes,K             BIK @————————————————————————Team General Classification————————————————————————PL Name      Time1 UCD       3h40’03”2 Donegal   = s/t3 Carn Whee = s/t4 Team Visi = s/t5 The Belga = s/t6 Orwell CC = s/t————————————————————————CYCLING: RÁS DHÚN NA nGALL RESULTS – STAGE 1 was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CYCLING: RAS DONEGAL RESULTS – STAGE 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