Sunday, June 10, 2007

Golden League Series Begins This Friday

The IAAF Golden League, a series of 6 meets throughout Europe this summer, begins this coming Friday, June 15th in Oslo, Norway at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games. These events are the "A" league of track and field, with a $1 million purse at the end of the series. The top finishers of the first three meets will have to be considered among the favorites at the World Championships in Osaka, which begins on August 25th. The last three meets are scheduled after the World Championships.

Osafa Powell, the world record holder in the men's 100m dash (9.77 seconds) and therefore the owner of the title "the fastest man in the world," has signed up for all 6 meets:

'“Since running 9.97 for 100m in Belgrade on 29 May my training has gone extremely well and I am very confident that I can combine the twin goals of a successful Golden League campaign with gold medal winning performances at the World Championships in Osaka,” said Powell from his base in Kingston, Jamaica.'

Stay tuned to Finish Line Pundit for complete coverage and commentary on the Golden League series.

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Golden League Schedule 2007
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1. Friday, June 15th ExxonMobil Bislett Games, Oslo (NOR)

2. Friday, July 06th Meeting Gaz de France, Paris Saint-Denis Paris Saint-Denis (FRA)

3. Friday, July 13th Golden Gala, Roma (ITA)

4. Friday, September 07th Weltklasse Zürich, Zürich (SUI)

5. Friday, September 14th Memorial Van Damme, Bruxelles (BEL)

6. Sunday, September 16th ISTAF, Berlin (GER)

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