Australian Results, News and Views - 2013


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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Mon May 13, 2013 3:22 am

AS wrote:And no good news from the Aussie women's relay teams in Colombo:

Even more bad news...
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/1 ... 7F20130513
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GMH454 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:10 pm

Benn said "good conditions" , ... are we talking Malmo, Hawaii or Selinas good, or Sydney Track classic good ..

anyone know

and I am even more dumb founded than the mighty Panthers (our own Chocolate soldiers) beating the always cheating Storm ..

Benn awesome, good luck and throw far
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Two bits of sad news today.

Sprinter Matt Davies apparently banned for 2yrs after use of a supplement (if only he was an AFL 'victim' instead of an 'athletics cheat'...). Apparently the substance wasn't on the banned list, but we need more info from ASADA/WADA.

A World/Olympic male field athlete (that narrows down the list a bit*) has reportedly missed three tests and may also suffer penalties..

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/a ... 2jlyk.html

*If I've done the sums properly the list of possible athletes looks to be:

-Henry Frayne
-Benn Harradine
-Steve Hooker
-Scott Martin
-Mitchell Watt
-Fabrice Lapierre
-Jarrod Bannister

:(
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Tue May 14, 2013 10:48 pm

Vault-emort, that is indeed an alarmingly short list of possibilities... I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Wed May 15, 2013 4:14 am

AS wrote:I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...

Hopefully no pecking order (though I know what you mean) but the slightly less bad news seems to be in a line added to the original article in the last few hours:

It is understood that on at least one of the occasions the athlete will argue he was staying in accommodation organised by Athletics Australia.

Anyway - might need a JB..on the rocks.. :(
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Athleticsimaging » Thu May 16, 2013 2:13 am

Canberra Times had an article on Melissa Breen today about the disastrous relay trip.

Breen's two week ordeal over
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun May 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Nice PB from Genevieve LaCaze in Puerto Rico (Ponce GP) over the weekend: 9:37.62 (improves 0.28 on previous best).

And she won the race:
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
1 Genevieve Lacaze Australia 9:37.62
2 Nicole Bush United States 9:39.36
3 Stephanie Garcia United States 9:50.79
4 Beverly Ramos Puerto Rico 9:51.17
5 Angela Figueoa Colombia 10:12.42
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Wed May 29, 2013 3:50 pm

On my count here are the Aussies heading to NCAA finals:

M400m Steven Solomon (Stanford)
MDT: Julian Wruck (UCLA)
M1500m: Sam McEntee (Villanova)
W1500m: Linden Hall (Florida State)

Close misses from Regionals (i.e. made QFs easily, but just missed q): Jordan Willamsz (Villanova - M1500m), Todd Wakefield (Washington State -M1500m)

I miss anyone?
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Genevieve LaCaze' ran a 4:10.29 PB in Indianapolis on June 15, a 2 sec improvement on her previous best (also from same city)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice update on the whereabouts of Aussie athletes over coming couple of weeks (including returns of Pearson & Samuels to European competition):

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... ing_ladies

Pearson's schedule and thoughts can be tracked at her website: http://www.sallypearson.com.au/
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Fabrice Lapierre is Moscow-bound after jumping 8.25m (1.3) at a Rice All-comers meet (that's the A qual exactly). He backed it up with a 8.16m also

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... _a-qualifi

That moves him up to #9 on the yearly list and is his longest jump since 2010 (and his 6th best legal result ever). Now, let's hope Watt can find some form too...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GDAWG » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby dustoff » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:05 pm

GDAWG wrote:Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.

To medal. Incredible to think that Dawn Harper, with a 12.60 to her name this year, might be the weakest of the 4 athletes the US sends.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby mal » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:42 am

GDAWG wrote:Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.


I suspect she's still hurt.

And I can't see her beating this lady. She will go 12.15.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:35 am

A reasonably balanced coverage of sport doping contrasted with average punter doping. Bonus is the 14th hottest PhD in Australia.
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby LopenUupunut » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:26 pm

AS wrote:Fabrice Lapierre is Moscow-bound after jumping 8.25m (1.3) at a Rice All-comers meet (that's the A qual exactly). He backed it up with a 8.16m also

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... _a-qualifi

That moves him up to #9 on the yearly list and is his longest jump since 2010 (and his 6th best legal result ever). Now, let's hope Watt can find some form too...
Watt just scratched from the World Champs. Link on front page.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:32 pm

Hey Aussies (residing down here), am I right in saying we're bereft of live WC coverage?

Here's what I said in the TV thread:

For the first time I can recall there is no live coverage in Australia, only a 1-1.5hour highlights package each day on an obscure (but thankfully free) channel. Obviously have a reigning world and Olympic champion and some genuine medal chances wasn't enough to sway any network into thinking folks would tune in or advertisers would front any cash.

It's a real shame as the timezones aren't quite as awful for Australia as a Western Europe or Nth American meet (6 hours behind most of us so morning sessions are late afternoon, evening sessions midnight-3am).


I bitched to AA about it via their Facebook page (asking why can't they stream it live themselves given their Telstra partnership), but they haven't deigned to say anything (surprise, surprise). I'd be happy to pay SBS for a live stream...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GMH454 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:34 am

Gone from what I thought was arguably as good as any coverage in the world back in 2005 to a bought highlights pack..

big loser will be the field events, all drama gone, "here is the top three" (if lucky) and one Australia

how much will we get for the Aussies in the qualifiers if it is a BBC (my guess package)

speaking of that .. where is the package coming from

actually I was bracing for just getting Youtube, like I did last year during the OG, days of coverage of losing baskball and hocky teams and no womens PV !!!

way to go Ch 9, and that worked so well for them
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Vault-emort wrote:
AS wrote:I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...

Hopefully no pecking order (though I know what you mean) but the slightly less bad news seems to be in a line added to the original article in the last few hours:

It is understood that on at least one of the occasions the athlete will argue he was staying in accommodation organised by Athletics Australia.

Anyway - might need a JB..on the rocks.. :(


Bannister's just been banned for 20 months for failing to make his whereabouts known for out-of-competition testing.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:13 am

typpo wrote:Bannister's just been banned for 20 months for failing to make his whereabouts known for out-of-competition testing.


Surely, this must be the end of his career given he's not on the "preferred athlete" list anyway.

Is there any detail on his argument of being in AA organised accommodation on one of the testing days?
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:43 am

The CAS ruling seems harsh to me, at least in so far as the penalty handed down. If his original ban was 24 months and he was actually available for one of his three tests, he should have had his ban reduced by a third to 16 months, not 20. I don't know enough about the circumstances behind the first two missed tests - neither Bannister or anyone else appears to be publicly contesting the rulings on these. But the fact that he appears to have been in AA-sanctioned accommodation on the third occasion when the testers came calling and for some reason couldn't find him tells me he has a right to feel somewhat aggrieved, particularly since this effectively counted as his third strike. I don't get a sense that the sport's governing body has been particularly helpful to one of its elite athletes in this instance. I think an explanation is warranted.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:53 pm

AS wrote:Hey Aussies (residing down here), am I right in saying we're bereft of live WC coverage?

Here's what I said in the TV thread:

For the first time I can recall there is no live coverage in Australia, only a 1-1.5hour highlights package each day on an obscure (but thankfully free) channel. Obviously have a reigning world and Olympic champion and some genuine medal chances wasn't enough to sway any network into thinking folks would tune in or advertisers would front any cash.

It's a real shame as the timezones aren't quite as awful for Australia as a Western Europe or Nth American meet (6 hours behind most of us so morning sessions are late afternoon, evening sessions midnight-3am).


I bitched to AA about it via their Facebook page (asking why can't they stream it live themselves given their Telstra partnership), but they haven't deigned to say anything (surprise, surprise). I'd be happy to pay SBS for a live stream...



SBS One is showing live coverage in the wee hours tonight, it seems (taking in Zoe's final), and I think again early Sunday morning (taking in the W100H final)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:50 pm

The Australian Sports Commission is investigating the potential for establishing a "multi sport digital platform" for the media disenfranchised sports. Skip to page 10 of the Request for Proposal for the details.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:16 pm

typpo wrote:.......But the fact that he appears to have been in AA-sanctioned accommodation on the third occasion when the testers came calling and for some reason couldn't find him tells me he has a right to feel somewhat aggrieved, particularly since this effectively counted as his third strike. ......


Slightly more information about the AA accommodation debacle in this article. Also news that sprinter Josh Ross is also under the gun with three missed tests and general complaint about double standards for non-Olympic sports in the ASADA drug testing regime. For all the squealing like pouty bitches, the footy codes get it pretty easy compared to athletics.
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