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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Big news: an athlete failed a dope test at the World Athletics Final. That means it's at least a top-8-in-the-world athlete in his/her event. Exactly who it is "will be announced shortly".

Strange news: The IAAF suspended the entire nation of Algeria. Well, not exactly, but they suspended the nation's governing body, which has the same effect. Apparently, an Algerian government minister kicked out the federation's officers and replaced the whole lot. The IAAF found this unacceptable. I can't seem to find much in the way of detail on the story, but it smacks of the "Heckuva job, Brownie" type of politics. To put this in perspective, the only other times the IAAF has gone to this length was South Africa during the apartheid years and Afghanistan during the Taliban years.

Also, I have some NCAA XC previews up on my Trackshark blog.

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