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NAAZ releases 2014 calendar


THE 2014 athletics calendar will get off the blocks on January 11 with the Season Opening cross country for cadets, youths and juniors in Harare followed by a track and field event featuring the same categories.


This is according to next year’s calendar released by the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) yesterday.

Other events lined up for next month include Harare Athletics Board season opener cross country, Bulawayo Athletics Board cross country championships and Matabeleland South track and field championships.

The first international major competition of the year will see athletes taking part in a Regional Cross Country event in Botswana on February 22.

Another major international competition is lined up in March as Poland will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships while the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships will be held in Denmark on March 29.

PPC Matopos 33 Miler which made a comeback after a long absence in Bulawayo this year will be held on April 6 while BAB has another event on the calendar; the ZITF Coca Cola Four Minute Mile Challenge on April 26.

Athletes have another chance of travelling out of the country as Botswana will also host the Second African Youth Olympic Games from May 22-31.

Other international events lined up include IAAF World Junior Championships in the United States of America in July while 2008 Olympic Games hosts China will stage the Youth Olympics in August.
Bulawayo Metropolitan Province will be a hive of activity as White City Stadium will host the Region Five Sports Development Under-20 Youth Games from December 3-14.

The calendar also states that all meetings/cancellations should be advised at least two weeks in advance through the association’s secretary-general and also says that those interested in a meeting that is not included in the calendar should advise the secretary-general at least two weeks before the competition.

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