Events Notes: UK Athletics Boss Doesn't Want Pistorius At London's Anniversary Games
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius "will not take part in this summer’s London Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium" because of fears his appearance would turn the event into a “media circus.” UK Athletics Chair Ed Warner said, "I don’t want to see the Sunday of the Anniversary Games turning into a media circus" (London EVENING STANDARD, 4/16). ... The Athletics Federation of India has "zeroed in on Delhi as the venue of the 20th Asian athletics championships" to be held from July 3-7. An official announcement "is likely to be made in this regard within the next couple of days" (THE HINDU, 4/15). ... The Soweto Marathon in Johannesburg, South Africa is "set to get a major revamp with the formation of a trust to run its day-to-day affairs." The repositioning of the 42.2K event "will also see the introduction of internationally competitive cash prizes to lure the world's best runners to the premier event" (SOWETAN LIVE, 4/16).