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Friday, August 28, 2015
Simons on Past, Present & Future

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Bermuda Olympic Association President Judy Simons announced that Lord Sebastian Coe has penciled in his dairy October 22nd 2016 as a date he will be in Bermuda to be the guest speaker during the Bermuda Olympic Association’s 80th year Anniversary Celebration.

Simons, spoke to www.islandstats.com about the major festivals held thus far and the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

Simons congratulated Flora Duffy yet again for capturing the Bronze Medal during the Pan American Games in Toronto and is hoping for more success at the RIO 2016 Olympic Games.

 
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Doping at the World Championships Unbelievable

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Two Kenyan runners have been suspended after testing positive for doping at the World Championships in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced.

Joyce Zakary, 29, and Koki Manunga, 21, have accepted provisional bans after "targeted tests" by the governing body.

The pair, who competed in the 400m and 400m hurdles, were tested at their team hotel on 20 and 21 August.

Zakary set a national record of 50.71 seconds in the 400m heats on Monday.

However, Zakary did not start in her scheduled semi-final on Tuesday.

Manunga finished sixth in her heat of the 400m hurdles after recording a time of 58.96.

"Athletics Kenya (AK) has already met with the IAAF and the athletes involved, and has begun investigating the situation which led to these results," said the national governing body. "Follow-up action will be taken in Kenya."

Thirteen Kenyan athletes are currently serving suspensions for doping offences.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Houston Finishes 8th in China

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Bermuda’s Tre Houston began his quest for another sprint as he took to the track for the Men's 200m event in World Track and Field Championships in Biejing, China.

Houston competed in Heat Five finished 8th clocking a time of 20.92, failing to advance to the next round.

 
 
Friday, August 21, 2015
Bermuda Athletes NACAC Rankings

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With the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships now over and athletes are preparing for the World Championships, www.islandstats.com takes a look at the NACAC Rankings for Bermuda Athletes.

Tre Houston is ranked 26th with a 200m time of 20.42, which he achieved at an All-Comers meet on June 5th 2015.

Aaron Evens is ranked 18th in the 800m, following a meet in USA where he clocked a time of 1:47.37. Shaquille Dill is ranked 32nd after he clocked a time of 1:48.96 during the National Championships at the National Sports Center on June 13th, 2015. In the same race Dage Minors clocked 1:49.40 and he is ranked 35th.

Lamont Marshall’s time of 3:48.53 sees him ranked 24th in the 1,500m, he achieved that feat in London Canada on May 10th, 2015.

Jah-Nhai Perinchief recorded a leap of 2.19m during the men’s High Jump at National Championships at the National Sports Center that puts him ranked 21st.

Tyrone Smith’s leap of 8.20m in Rabat, Morocco sees him ranked 4th in Men’s Long Jump. Smith is also ranked 8th with a wins assisted leap of 8.14.

Kyrah Scraders is ranked 49th in the Women’s 800m clocking a time of 2:12.16, she achieved the time while competing in the CARIFTA Games in St. Kitt’s. Scraders clocked a time of 4:41.76 in St. Kitt’s at the CARIFTA Games during the 1500m that sees her ranked 41st.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
IAAF Announce Two Youth Events

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Several rulings were confirmed during the 199th IAAF Council Meeting which was held at the Intercontinental Beijing Beichen.

IAAF World Junior Championships will take place in Kazan, Russia, July 19th – 24th, 2016. The Council also approved the Entry Standards.

Click Here to see the Full 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships Qualifying Standards


The IOC Executive Board has approved the inclusion of a cross-country event as proposed by the IAAF for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018.
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