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Friday, July 30, 2010

The Weekend Ahead

The European Championships run through Sunday in Barcelona.
Meet website
Live updates
Live video
Live chat

The African Championships run through Sunday in Nairobi.
Live results

The Central American and Caribbean Games finish up today in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 
Live results
Live video via

The Canadian Championships run through Sunday at Toronto's Varsity Centre.  Live TV coverage will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 4 PM on CBC.
Meet website
Start lists and results
Spotlight on the women's hurdles

The Gill Factory Vault competition will take place at the Gill factory in Champaign, Illinois on Friday and Saturday.  The men's elite competition will include top athletes such as Derek Miles, Jeremy Scott and Mark Hollis.

The Bogota International Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will take place in the Colombian capital on Sunday.
Race website (in Spanish)
IAAF preview

Other track on TV
Diamond League Eugene rerun, 5 PM Friday on Universal Sports
Diamond League Monaco rerun, 9:30 PM Friday and 10 AM Sunday on Universal Sports
Diamond League Paris rerun, 10 AM Saturday on Universal Sports
Great City Games rerun, 1:30 PM Sunday on Universal Sports
Diamond League Gateshead rerun, 12:30 AM Monday on Universal Sports
Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 - America's Olympic Glory, 7 PM Friday on Showtime Extreme
Sydney 2000 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Gold From Down Under, 6 PM Sunday on Showtime Family Zone

For more reading
Runner's World Racing News has all the headlines, such as Alan Webb's much-anticipated return to racing and the women's 5k at the African Championships

Javlein American Recod holder Breaux Greer is reportedly throwing well in practice, on the rehab from shoulder surgery.  His last competitive outing was the q-round at the 2008 Olympics.

British sportswriters, if not the British public, are beginning to warm to the BALCO-tainted Dwain Chambers.

Britain's Daily Mail gives UK national coach Charles Van Commenee high marks for team performance.

WADA says Russia must step up its doping fight.  Ha ha!  That's funny.  It's like telling talk radio to step up its fight against obnoxious loudmouths.

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