IAAF picks Frater

first_imgJamaica’s Michael Frater is now a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission.Frater is one of six appointed to the commission by the IAAF Council.Frater, as well as Fabiana Murer (Brazil), Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain), Alina Talay (Belarus), Ashton Eaton (USA), and Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya), were appointed for the 2016-2019 period. A new chairperson will be decided by the commission when they hold their next meeting in January/February 2016.Frank Fredericks, the out-going chairperson, will continue in an honorary capacity to assist the commission during the transition and in their general contact with the IAAF Council.The IAAF Athletes’ Commission is made up of 18 members, 12 of whom are elected by their peers, and six appointed by the IAAF.Frater took silver in the 100m at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki. After finishing sixth in that event at the 2008 Olympics, he formed part of the victorious Jamaican 4x100m team, setting a world record of 37.10.Frater also won 4x100m gold medals at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics, setting two more world records in the process.last_img read more

Leicester leading Premier League chase for Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo

first_img1 Stoke and Everton are also keen on Jeison Murillo Leicester City appear to be the frontrunners among a host of Premier League clubs who are in pursuit of Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo.Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri closely followed Murillo’s progress over the course of last season and was impressed with the 23-year-old’s displays in Serie A.However, the Italian manager is concerned by Murillo’s disciplinary record after he was sent off four times last term, which may prove to be a stumbling block in any potential deal.That could pave the way for Stoke and Everton to make contact with Inter, who are likely to accept a fee in excess of £16m.Murillo would prefer a move to a club playing in the Champions League next season, but much could depend on who takes over at Everton this summer, with potential candidates Manuel Pellegrini and Unai Emery both understood to be avid admirers of the Colombian international.last_img read more