Ben Johnson promoting anti-doping campaign
NEW YORK (AP):
Ben Johnson can explain exactly why athletes take performance-enhancing drugs. And he suspects most runners are still doing it a quarter-century after he was caught. The 51-year-old former sprinter is now promoting an anti-doping campaign.
The Canadian won the Olympic 100-metre gold medal in world-record time at the 1988 Seoul Games, then had it stripped. Johnson acknowledges that part of why he joined the Pure Sport campaign, which is sponsored by a sportswear company, is so perhaps he'll be remembered for more than a failed drug test. His case to young athletes today who face the same choice he did two decades ago: With modern training techniques, legal supplements and nutrition, you can compete clean and run just as fast as the cheats.
"If you believe in that, you eat properly, train properly, get enough rest, don't drink," he said, "you can achieve your goal and not use performance-enhancing drugs. It can be done."
Jamaica yacht in Round the World Race
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC):
Jamaica will once again feature in the Clipper Round the World Race, which began last Sunday from London's St Katharine Docks. The Jamaica Tourist Board has for the third year sponsored one of the 12, 70-foot racing yachts competing in the event. High Commissioner to the United Kingdom , Aloun Ndombet Assamba, has christened the vessel 'Jamaica Get All Right'.
The Clipper 13-14 Race is a 40,000-mile journey around the globe, making it the world's longest ocean race, stopping at 15 ports on six continents over 11 months. This is the only race in the world where the organisers supply the fleet of 12 identical, 70-foot, stripped-down racing yachts - each sponsored by a city, a region or a country.
Windies to tour India in November
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
The West Indies will travel to India in November to play two Tests and three one-day internationals (ODI), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed on Tuesday night. The WICB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India have agreed to utilise the mutually available window in November for the tour, the WICB said in a statement.
The Tests are expected to be played in Mumbai and Kolkata, with Sachin Tendulkar's hometown Mumbai hosting his 200th, an unprecedented number of Tests in a career - with 198.
The Indian tour will precede the West Indies trip to New Zealand to play three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s between December 3 and January 15.