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    Sam seems happy winning almost every meet and not...

    Sam seems happy winning almost every meet and not going for the world record. He has said point blank in the mixed zone something to the effect of the world record not being in the cards for him.
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    If Mondo could maximize his abilities and...

    If Mondo could maximize his abilities and consistency the way Sam does, he would be jumping like 6.10-6.30 every meet.

    That's not a knock on Mondo, Sam is just THAT good. I don't know if any...
  3. We had a long stretch at the beginning of the...

    We had a long stretch at the beginning of the men's pole vault final where nothing else was happening, so they were discussing PV with Dan during their coverage.

    Some of his comments were making...
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    That's why the Rodgers/Gatlin exchange ended up...

    That's why the Rodgers/Gatlin exchange ended up out of the zone a couple years ago. Pushing the limit on Gatlin running a long leg means decreasing your wiggle room if anything goes wrong.
  5. From the cases I am familiar with, athletes who...

    From the cases I am familiar with, athletes who have lived and worked in America for many years and finally just got their citizenship, and who all had well over 3 years since they last represented...
  6. The three year wait can be waived, and usually...

    The three year wait can be waived, and usually is, in terms of three years from the application date. But I think it would be hard to get it waived if it has been less than three years from the last...
  7. It is not at all accurate to say Mondo was...

    It is not at all accurate to say Mondo was "granted permission" to compete for Sweden. Mondo was a Swedish citizen at birth and has ALWAYS represented Sweden in competition, as did his older brother....
  8. Good thing the IAAF clamped down on the DSD women...

    Good thing the IAAF clamped down on the DSD women who have an unfair advantage. That would have really spoiled this race.
  9. They are even lifting the tarps on some of the...

    They are even lifting the tarps on some of the covered areas because they have enough fans to sit there.
  10. As far as I know, yes. This was an issue a...

    As far as I know, yes.

    This was an issue a few years ago because Daniel Golubovich (I probably spelled his name wrong) made the Thorpe Cup team, but he has dual citizenship with Australia. So he...
  11. When do we ever get notification from any USATF...

    When do we ever get notification from any USATF committees? They very well could have approved it and no one knows, because of course the website is rarely updated.
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    I'm confused why you all are convinced the...

    I'm confused why you all are convinced the announcement was strategic. Yes, ideally the decision date for the arbitrators would have been different.

    But I don't see any evidence that either side...
  13. Has this issue ever come up before?

    Has this issue ever come up before?
  14. What a thrilling competition!! I could not...

    What a thrilling competition!!

    I could not believe Sam made 5.97, he was not terribly close on his first two attempts.
  15. Not shocking. He has had 9 meets this year with...

    Not shocking. He has had 9 meets this year with final heights less than 5.60. He is wildly inconsistent.

    His clearance at 5.70 looked solid though, we could see a big bar today.
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    It is an ADRV for the athletes to train with him...

    It is an ADRV for the athletes to train with him moving forward. USADA/AIU is notifying everyone now. If any evidence surfaces, the athletes get charged.

    It would be tough for them to train face...
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    Full arbitration decisions posted... ...

    Full arbitration decisions posted...

    https://www.usada.org/athletes/results/arbitration-decisions/
  18. IAAF really wants the meet to go to Africa......

    IAAF really wants the meet to go to Africa... agree that Kenya should be suspended as a Federation.
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    They would need specific evidence to ban specific...

    They would need specific evidence to ban specific athletes. We know at least part of what got him banned was evidence brought forth by people like Kara Goucher and Steve Magness.

    Athletes are...
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    I think Pete is an assistant? I don't know if you...

    I think Pete is an assistant? I don't know if you can be coached by Pete and not coached by Alberto, even if maybe some athletes ended up working more with Pete.

    Will be interesting to see what...
  21. We missed about half of the first height in the...

    We missed about half of the first height in the women's pole vault because the Sports Gold folks had the start time set wrong.

    Fortunately, the men's PV start time on Gold is set well ahead of...
  22. It's a shame they didn't shape the schedule...

    It's a shame they didn't shape the schedule better in anticipation of what the fans in the stands would be cheering for. The 100 meter dash finals would have had more fans in attendance if they were...
  23. Doesn't it feel weird to have the best ever marks...

    Doesn't it feel weird to have the best ever marks for places 11-12 be higher than 9-10 though? Are there any other events where that is the case?
  24. One or two slight brushes stayed up, but you are...

    One or two slight brushes stayed up, but you are correct that no one hit the bar hard and had it stay. Many slight brushes fell.
  25. Looks great! If vaulters get down on misses,...

    Looks great!

    If vaulters get down on misses, we will likely see passing at 87-92-97 as they jockey for medal positions. I wouldn't worry too much about 6.02 being the 7th bar, conditions should...
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