Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday Hot Links...

Couple of items have crossed the wire during our daily search of the 'net for news...

From Japan comes word that the defending Olympic champion in the marathon, Mizuki Noguchi, was hospitalized with fatigue symptoms, according to the English-language blog on Japanese running, japanrunningnews.blogspot.com. You can read the accounts here...

Here's an article from Australia on how seven Russian athletes were nailed for urine specimen tampering and manipulation...kind of hard to walk around with someone else's pee in your body. You can read it here...

Another Greek sprinter was nailed, as sprinter Tassos Gousis failed a doping test on Friday, the day of the grand opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, state television said.

You can read it here...

With Beijing being the first Olympics of the "YouTube" and "broadband internet" generation, where streaming of live video is readily available, here's an article on how Olympic fans were getting around NBC's decision to tape-delay the Opening Ceremonies...

Closer to home, USA Track & Field's national masters championships are going on in Spokane. You can follow the action as the country's best masters runners, jumpers, and throwers battle it out at Spokane Falls Community College. Click here...

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