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SBD Global/June 26, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Int'l Athletics Federation Reviewing Race Walker Tallent's Concerns

The int'l athletics federation (IAAF) is set to "consider calls to ban top Russian coach Viktor Chegin following an online campaign led by Australian race walker Jared Tallent." Three-time Olympic Medalist Tallent has "used social media to voice his concerns about Chegin, who he claims has had 16 of his athletes banned for doping" (AAP, 6/25). ... Hockey India "threatened not to send" men's and women's field hockey teams to the Commonwealth and Asian Games, "citing lack of fund allocation from the government." The Sports Authority of India "downplayed it, saying that the issue will be sorted out as additional money will be given to HI" (PTI, 6/24).
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