Sports Round-Up: Football Oddities and Drugs
Just as it seemed FC Levadia has the football league all wrapped up by beating second place FC Flora a week ago, Levadia has handed Flora and Kalju a lifeline by going down 2-0 against Tallinn Infonet.
Levadia is still in pole position to win the title, leading the table with 78 points, two ahead of Flora and three above Kalju, who both won over the weekend, with two games to go.
Levadia will face Jõhvi Lokomotiv (2nd last) on November 2 and Narva Trans (7th) in the last round six days later. Flora plays last place Tallinna Kalev, before taking on fourth Sillamäe Kalev. Kalju hosts Sillamäe, then Tartu Tammeka (8th).
Pärnu has been promoted to the top league for the next season, despite being in third position. Leader Flora II and second place Levadia II can not compete in the same league as their main teams, and neither can fourth place Kalju II.
Pärnu has 56 points with two games to go, six ahead of nearest competition for promotion, Viljandi Tulevik. Pärnu's place in the top league was confirmed even though they lost 7-2 to Flora II, as Viljandi failed to win its match and has fewer wins, and has had two games annulled.
Two young athletes failed a drugs test when joining a military sports unit. Promising young athletes are excused from longer mandatory military service, but do have to complete basic training in special sports' units.
Cyclist Sten Saarnits and boxer Artur Zarva have been ejected from the unit and will have to complete the usual conscription program, Postimees reported.
The type of drugs involved is unknown but the two will not face doping charges, as the tests, mandatory to all new recruits, were done in a lab unlicensed for sports tests.