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  1. Russia in this article is a soccer team rather...

    Russia in this article is a soccer team rather than the country.
  2. There is still the chance that they fail to...

    There is still the chance that they fail to qualify...
  3. I can't see the IOC forcing T&F to accept Russian...

    I can't see the IOC forcing T&F to accept Russian relay teams. Even if they did you would need at least 4 ANA athletes to have one.
  4. This is where being a little bit Ukrainian,...

    This is where being a little bit Ukrainian, Belarussian, Latvian, Kazak etc will be very handy. Yes there may be certain countries 'sniffing around' for talented young Russians. Especially those who...
  5. So here it is. Russian teams banned from the next...

    So here it is. Russian teams banned from the next OGs and World Cup:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/50710598
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    I agree that you can't really compare the 10000...

    I agree that you can't really compare the 10000 rankings with the 100m or most other events. Amongst other things, many athletes, for one reason or other, are only in world-class form for a year or...
  7. Thread: Raaf

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    Once the wall went up it was likely they would...

    Once the wall went up it was likely they would never develop a true successor to Nordwig!
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    A few years ago I was at a major champs (possibly...

    A few years ago I was at a major champs (possibly Europeans). Whilst following the decathlon, I observed that the German, Sebastian Knabe was left-handed in the shot and discus. However, he then pole...
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    Back to Bob Willis(RIP) - he was such a big Bob...

    Back to Bob Willis(RIP) - he was such a big Bob Dylan fan that he added Dylan to his name.
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    Some southern accents have a broadly similar...

    Some southern accents have a broadly similar 'twang' to some of the accents found in the rural south-west and east of England.
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    In a way it is a little bit like if you asked me...

    In a way it is a little bit like if you asked me to try and speak in a particular accent from the north of England (I'm from the south). You could tell I was speaking 'northern' by the vowel sounds...
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    I would say that tends to be about keeping...

    I would say that tends to be about keeping possession rather than anything aesthetic. A player decides it is better that rather than take a shot which will probably not result in a goal and will...
  13. Thread: Blood Doping

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    Sometime not long after the '84 Olympics, I...

    Sometime not long after the '84 Olympics, I remember a report going around alleging that Vainio's positive test resulted from a blood infusion.
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    That must be one of the most star-studded sets of...

    That must be one of the most star-studded sets of qualifiers from a heat in Commonwealth Games history.

    RIP Graham Crouch.
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    Under the rules of the sport (i.e. the IAAF/WA of...

    Under the rules of the sport (i.e. the IAAF/WA of which USATF is a member) his performance is entitled to be the WR and he is entitled to be listed as the WR holder.

    Under their own rules, as an...
  16. When was Lysenko an ANA athlete? Wasn't she...

    When was Lysenko an ANA athlete? Wasn't she banned before the Russian team was?
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    Belated mention of Jeffrey (formerly Lord)...

    Belated mention of Jeffrey (formerly Lord) Archer, former Member of the British Parliament and bestselling novelist. He was a sprinter in the early 60s and made one appearance for GB. He was...
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    I assume there are a few examples of US...

    I assume there are a few examples of US international t&f athletes who would have finished with track at high school if they hadn't gotten a football scholarship?
  19. Thread: 1917

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    There was a noted single continuous shot at the...

    There was a noted single continuous shot at the start of Snake Eyes starring Nicholas Cage. I assume it was a single take? It was the most memorable thing about the movie for me.
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    Henry Carr 200 & 4x400 in Tokyo 1964. The...

    Henry Carr 200 & 4x400 in Tokyo 1964.

    The other HC would be Hasely Crawford 100 Montreal 1976.
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    Some lists deal with this by standardizing all...

    Some lists deal with this by standardizing all performances under the one married name (usually the final one for those married more than once).

    An extreme example is the British Power of 10 site...
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    In the UK, we have French dressing but not...

    In the UK, we have French dressing but not Italian (probably call it something else). We call a certain vegetable by the French name courgette while in the US it is known by the Italian Zucchini (the...
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    I wonder if Jesse Owens is the only pre WWII ...

    I wonder if Jesse Owens is the only pre WWII performer who is still in the top 1000?
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    Here in England people eat more (American)...

    Here in England people eat more (American) muffins than English ones. Except we tend to just call both of them just muffins. One type tends to be blueberry or chocolate and the other usually comes in...
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    I would have thought the streets were full of...

    I would have thought the streets were full of them! ;)
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