JTG 5-A-Day

Farah Keeping Dirty Company; Sponsorship Boost for Olympians; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Farah Photographed With Doper Driouch

Mo Farah’s keeping himself in the news for all the wrong reasons these days. This time around he has been spotted training with convicted doper Hamza Driouch. Farah has also been pictured sharing a meal with the Qatari.
Full story here.


2. Willis Questions Coaches influence
Sticking with the Driouch story, Nick Willis has called into question the role of his coach in the whole situation. The Olympic silver medalist believes that “doped athletes can be used as pawns” while those in charge can move on to the next athlete.

More on that story here.


3. Olympians set for sponsorship boost

Athlete sponsorship rules with regards the Olympic Games look set to be relaxed in favour of the athlete. Rule 40 had prevented athletes from promoting non-Olympic sponsors during a period around the games, in order to keep Coca-Cola and McDonalds etc. in the good books. The good books meaning bucket loads of cash in sponsorship to help fund the games.

Read more on the decision here.


4. Centrowitz talks track

World medalist at the last two editions of the World Championships, miler Matt Centrowitz wants to complete his collection by adding gold to his silver and bronze. He also gives his reasons for sticking with the sport as a teenager, and his biggest fear heading towards Beijing.

Full interview here.


5. Rutherford Rule Out Euros

After jumping a series of personal bests last weekend and coming within 1cm of the British indoor record, Olympic long jump champ has withdrawn from Team GB for Prague.

More details here.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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