Murofushi won’t receive medal

first_imgLONDON (Kyodo) The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday upheld the appeals filed by two Belarusian hammer throwers against the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip them of their medals for doping violations at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Koji Murofushi was set to move up from fifth to third place when the IOC ruled in December 2008 against the Belarusians, who tested positive for traces of testosterone after the hammer throw final, but the silver and bronze medals will now be returned to Vadim Deviatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, respectively. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I heard about it through news reports. Doping is gaining more and more attention and this will result in stricter tests,” said Murofushi, who spoke with reporters after attending a funeral service for Japan Association of Athletics Federations honorary chairman Hanji Aoki. “I think this will be a plus for me at the London Olympics.”The CAS panel established that there had been a violation of the testing laboratory’s documentation and reporting requirements, as well as a violation of the “different analysts” rule.“The same laboratory analyst should not have performed activities on the ‘A’ and on the ‘B’ samples,” which constituted a clear violation of the international standards for laboratories, the panel said. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Lodge stays unbeaten with win over President’s College

first_imgLodge Secondary maintained their unbeaten run in the 2nd edition of the ‘GuyOil/Tradewind Tankers Secondary Schools Football League’, defeating President College 3-1 yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Nicholas Trotman opened the scoring for Lodge Secondary with a sixth minute strike. Trotman would return to double his side’s lead, securing the second conversion in the 39th.President College reduced the deficit in the form of Kareem Samuels in the 45th minute. However the game was put to bed in the 65th minute as Dorwin George recorded a conversion.Meanwhile Queen’s College edged St. Stanislaus College 1-0. Diarra Thomas found the back of the net in the 50th minute. The event will resume today at the same venue with Marian Academy opposing the Bishops’ High from 17:00hrs.Complete Results Game-1 Queen’s College-1 vs St. StanislausCollege-0Diarra Thomas-50th Game-2Lodge Secondary-3 vs President’sCollege -1 Lodge ScorersNicholas Trotman-6th and 39thDerwin George-65thPresident Scorer Kareem Samuels-45thlast_img read more