News Feed 3/4/2016

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Rabat Will Be First African City to Host the Diamond League
The Diamond League meet in New York City was replaced yesterday after officials in Zurich named Rabat the new host of the May 22 meet.

href=”http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2016/03/03/olympic-cauldron-for-stadium-in-tokyo-may-pose-fire-threat/81259508/” target=”_blank”>Tokyo 2020 Stadium Could be a Fire Hazard
Officials are looking at where the Olympic torch was supposed to be placed citing fire code regulations.

Presidential Decree Aims to Get Brazils Drug Testing Ready Before Deadline
Brazil’s Multi-Million dollar testing facility did not meet WADA standards in November and the March 18th deadline is the last chance for them to get that facility approved in time for the Rio Olympics.

One More Ethiopian Distance Runner With a Positive Drug Test
Endeshaw Negesse who won the Tokyo Marathon last year had an “a” sample test positive with the same recently banned substance as Aregawi.

Nike Still King But Adidas Had a Good Quarter Disheartening when Adidas has talked about ending their ties with IAAF amid scandal, but still does really well.

Former Oregon Duck Alexi Pappas Hopes to Compete for Greece at Rio Olympics
Pappas has dual citizenship and plans on running the Greek Trials in May after deciding to race as a Greek citizen instead of competing for the U.S.

3rd Documentary on Russian Doping Announced
ARD releasing a 3rd documentary about the doping in Russian athletics.

Dennis Mitchell Steps Down as USAs Relay Coach
Mitchell Coaches Justin Gaitlin who is likely to be in the relay pool. Citing a potential conflict of interest Mitchell has stepped down.

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