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    I used to love indoor meets way more than...

    I used to love indoor meets way more than outdoor. Much more fun, usually more spectators - who were right on top of you creating a great atmosphere.

    As to whether OT performances should be...
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    After his initial stumbles Coe has clearly got...

    After his initial stumbles Coe has clearly got his train on the right track. And hopefully headed to the IOC presidency train station in the not too distant future.

    Now, if he can only get rid of...
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    Would the Russian TNF team gave been banned if...

    Would the Russian TNF team gave been banned if Bubka had won the IAAF presidency?
  4. Just gone back and read the earlier entries of...

    Just gone back and read the earlier entries of 26mi365 and cigar. Should have done that first.
  5. It's been 45 years since I last did stats....

    It's been 45 years since I last did stats. However, the numbers / equations somehow seem wrong to me.

    26mi365 has used the figure of 40; being the number of different outcomes. That is, the chance...
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    The hair pulling over the British selection...

    The hair pulling over the British selection system (plus Canada and others) perhaps shows that the USA has the best and fairest system, despite all the anguish over KendracHarrison.
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    That would be correct if you did not choose her...

    That would be correct if you did not choose her as captain
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    Cant see how you work that out. By my...

    Cant see how you work that out. By my calculations

    90 - Harrison as captain
    90 - (3 x 30) Taylor, Perkovic and Muir with their meet records
    75 - (5 x 15) 5 other winners
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    Still...
  9. W200 - a great showdown M400 - starting to lean...

    W200 - a great showdown
    M400 - starting to lean now towards Merrit over WVN
    Shot - men and women - a nationalistic bias
    WPV - more nationalistic bias coupled by a seemingly wide open competition...
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    Sure. I am very happy to stop. But let’s check...

    Sure. I am very happy to stop. But let’s check to see how these off topic wanderings started, because contrary to what you are suggesting to everyone the sludge dredging was not started by me. And...
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    And who have I criticised? Seb Coe -...

    And who have I criticised?

    Seb Coe - Deserevedly IMO until he finally took the plunge and started doing what was right. My criticisms of Coe reflected what the British Parliament thought as...
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    I accept that is possible. But given that we are...

    I accept that is possible. But given that we are talking about a USTAF that at that time was quite happy to cover the positive tests of Lewis and others, then I would not be at all surprised if they...
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    And history records how corrupt those decisions...

    And history records how corrupt those decisions often are: ice skating, boxing, diving and so so.

    However, I am only talking about selecting the USA TNF team. Change their system to where a...
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    I am sure you are right and it wouldn't prove...

    I am sure you are right and it wouldn't prove anything.

    But if that baseball star is A-Rod then he is likely to be known to over half of the general population across the US.
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    I do not disagree with you but the trouble is,...

    I do not disagree with you but the trouble is, whether you like it, or I like it, or GH likes it, or anybody else likes it; the history books record 10.49 with a legal wind and that is what 99.99999%...
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    Given your explanation it would seem that what...

    Given your explanation it would seem that what was actually a tongue-in-cheek reference to "moral cheats" is perhaps an accurate description after all. You say that SwissTiming knew that their...
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    One thing that is very good about the American...

    One thing that is very good about the American system is that there can be no accusations of deals behind doors.

    If you had some sort of committee system in place to select even just 1 of the 3...
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    What??? Why are you so intent on out doing even...

    What??? Why are you so intent on out doing even Rats123 and trackcamp?
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    She is such a superstar that if I stood in...

    She is such a superstar that if I stood in Trafalgar Square and asked a thousand people to name the superstar who broke the WR in the W100, at least 995 of them wouldn't know her name or even her...
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    Give it up man. Or start berating Ethiopia for...

    Give it up man. Or start berating Ethiopia for not selecting their fabulous world record holder who, unlike Ms. Harrison, has proven multiple times he can succeed at the OG and WC. Or the record...
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    If it was so windy, and I am not trying to imply...

    If it was so windy, and I am not trying to imply it wasn't, then why did USTAF and IAAF ratify the time as a WR? Moral cheats perhaps??

    The rest of the world, including me, wasn't there. All we...
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    It's about being best when it counts. And...

    It's about being best when it counts. And Harrison wasn't.
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    You got it in one 18.99, A worldwide WADA...

    You got it in one 18.99,

    A worldwide WADA "police testing force". The testers have diplomatic WADA passports guaranteeing free access across all borders free to test whenever and wherever an...
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    Can you also get DC in the bedroom?

    Can you also get DC in the bedroom?
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    Speaking solely for myself I do not look down on...

    Speaking solely for myself I do not look down on USADA. I think they have done a pretty good job. My only real gripe with them was letting off Tyson Gay with what amounted to a slap on the wrist;...
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