SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ Yun Bok Suh, the Korean who won the 1947 Boston Marathon, has been chosen to run one of the final legs of the Asian Games Torch Relay, a nine-day odyssey leading up to the start of the 10th Asian Games.
The Relay will involve 1,394 torch-bearers running a total of 4,175 kilometers through 61 cities of Korea. The Games, to be held in Seoul, will run from Sept.20-Oct. 5. More than 5,000 athletes and officials from 30 Asian countries, including China, Japan and Korea, are scheduled to participate.
Suh, now 63, won the Boston Marathon 39 years ago in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 39 seconds - a world-best at the time.
He was selected for the Torch Relay by the Seoul Asian Games Organizing Committee.
ROME (AP) - An Italian soccer league appeals court on Thursday revoked the demotion of two clubs, reversing the decision of a lower court which had imposed the rulings as punishment in a match-fixing scandal.
However, the appeals court did penalize Udinese of Udine of the major league and Lazio of Rome from the BBB league nine points each for next season.
A nine-point gap disadvantage is difficult to overcome. Since the three last-placed teams in the championship standings are demoted, the court’s decision on Thursday makes the teams’ demotion likely in 1987.
No major league players were involved in the case. Major league club Napoli of Naples, which employs Argentine star Diego Armando Maradona, was originally investigated along with 11 other clubs and 54 soccer officials but was acquitted by the lower court.
CARRARA, Italy (AP) - About 200 hooligans from the nearby town of La Spezia badly damaged parked cars and smashed windows of many shops following an exhibition soccer match Wednesday night.
Riot police fired tear-gas bombs and launched some charges to disperse the vandals, who raided downtown streets and hurled rocks after watching the Carrarese-Spezia match, which had ended peacefully with a 1-1 draw.
Police reported Thursday that two policemen and three young people were injured during the disturbances.
Authorities have announced stiff security measures inside and outside Italian stadiums as the soccer season gets underway on Sept. 14.
SKOVDE, Sweden (AP) - Great Britain’s Malcolm Cooper broke his own world record by scoring 599 points out of a possible 600 and captured the 300-meter English match event at the World Rifle Championships.
Cooper, who tied the record in 1985 held by two others, finished two points ahead of both silver medalist Pekka Roppanen of Finland and bronze medalist American Glenn Dubis of the U.S. Army’s Markmanship Unit based in Fort Benning, Ga.