Sporting Digest: Athletics

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The Independent Online
Japan's Hiromi Suzuki, winner of the women's marathon at last year's World Championships, has withdrawn from the Flora London Marathon on 26 April due to a foot injury sustained while training at altitude in the United States.

Susanthika Jayasinghe, the women's world 200m silver medallist, has been suspended by the Sri Lankan Amateur Athletics Association pending a hearing after a positive test for the steroid nandrolone was confirmed by a second analysis.

The French pay-TV group Canal Plus has won the television rights to broadcast the new Golden League of meetings in Berlin, Brussels, Monaco, Oslo, Rome and Zurich to most of Europe through its subsidiaries for the next three seasons.

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