Sporting Digest: Athletics

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Following a recent spate of public incidents involving drunken Australian rugby league players, Australia's Olympic team have been issued with a strict code of conduct. Athletes will be banned from drinking alcohol without authorisation, told to be "honest in their answers" to the media and conscious of autograph requests. Breaching the disciplinary code, (which also refers to conduct within team accommodation, Olympic venues, public behaviour and use of team uniform) could result in termination of team membership, expulsion from competition and financial penalties.

Kenya's Laban Chege won the City to Surf race through the streets of Sydney's Olympic city yesterday. Chege, 31, completed the 14km circuit from the centre of Sydney to Bondi Beach in 40min 27sec, 24 seconds outside Australian Steve Moneghetti's race record. The Australians, Darren Wilson (41:15) and Dean Cavuoto (41:28) finished second and third respectively. The women's event was won by Australia's Kylie Risk in a time of 46:25.