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Merlene Ottey, with more major medals to her name than any other athlete in history, is being lined up to take part in the Colin Jackson- organised Welsh Games in Cardiff on 31 May. But Jackson, a training partner of Ottey's, is hopeful the 36-year-old, who has won 34 major championship medals, will include the Games on her venues for a planned world tour which will probably mark her retirement.

John Ngugi, the former Olympic 5,000 metres champion and five times world cross-country champion, has been refused a United States visa which would have allowed him to compete in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. Officials said they were concerned that the 34-year-old Kenyan was intending to move to the United States permanently.

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