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    note that the former World Indoor Tour is now the...

    note that the former World Indoor Tour is now the World Athletics Indoor Tour, which means the acronym is... wait for it.... wait for it.....
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    amazingly enough, I don't think I've ever seen that footage before.
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    bump

    bump
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    Don Cherry fired by Canadian network

    (big news for both you hockey fans out there)

    ...
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    is now up and running

    is now up and running
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    interesting tweet: Costas Goulas...

    interesting tweet:

    Costas Goulas
    @lsabre_Avenger

    Interesting that five of the nominees for the IAAF World Male and Female Athlete Of The Year come from the events that have just been axed...
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    Inconvenient truth: staging extra events only...

    Inconvenient truth: staging extra events only adds cost to the meet promoter and is unlikely to put many more butts in the seat. And the added cost is not insigificant, when you figure there's...
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    letter from Jon Ridgeon in response to the discus...

    letter from Jon Ridgeon in response to the discus group:

    <<Dear Global Throwing Group,

    Thank you for your recent letter. As CEO of World Athletics (IAAF) I am replying on behalf of the...
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    i may have to consider switching from Uber

    i may have to consider switching from Uber
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    of course, anybody who has been at Hayward Field...

    of course, anybody who has been at Hayward Field for the last decade plus knows this isn't as much of a problem as elsewhere becasue they use the brilliant cage designed by Lance Deal which can be...
  11. Thread: Track without Nike

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    Londoners, I suspect, would have a far higher...

    Londoners, I suspect, would have a far higher recognition rate than that because of the Sir Mo factor.
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    color this old going-blind fart who will take too...

    color this old going-blind fart who will take too much leading over too little any day of the week.
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    Unfortunately, "Athletics" wil gain zero traction...

    Unfortunately, "Athletics" wil gain zero traction in a crucial market: the U.S.
  14. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    see post #97

    see post #97
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    see video now linked to home page in which Nick...

    see video now linked to home page in which Nick Symmonds dissects (literally!) a Vaporfly.

    Not hard science, but interesting nonetheless
  16. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    i could well be wrong, but I don't believe...

    i could well be wrong, but I don't believe there's a blanket proscription against all diuretics. There may well be shades of gray between prescription and over-the-counter versions and also between...
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    athletes pay to run in meets like New Balance

    athletes pay to run in meets like New Balance
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    makes eminent sense in leagues where there are...

    makes eminent sense in leagues where there are mechanisms in place for the playing field to be (relatively) level going in. And where the losers get paid mega-bucks win or lose. At the college/HS...
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    slightly playing devil's advocate here, the 100...

    slightly playing devil's advocate here, the 100 is "clearly" the most popular event in the sport. Every DL promoter will be absolutely thrilled to know that he can now stage a full-blown 100 in his...
  20. Thread: Larry Nassar

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    new gymnastics documentary coming out ...

    new gymnastics documentary coming out

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/annkillion/article/At-the-Heart-of-Gold-Larry-Nassar-scandal-14815072.php
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    you're all wrong: Lincoln Kennedy was an NFL...

    you're all wrong: Lincoln Kennedy was an NFL player and collegiate All-America at Washington

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Kennedy
  22. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    in light of this, time to revisit the earlier...

    in light of this, time to revisit the earlier discussion about the thinness of Klosterhalfen?
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    having not read the written material on Watchmen,...

    having not read the written material on Watchmen, I'm still largely in the dark, but after 3 episodes it's quite growing on me.

    speaking of dark and of convoluted, I did the premier of His Dark...
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    well there's a new one (to me) in the...

    well there's a new one (to me) in the conspiracy-theory department
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    I guess I only needed to actually read the intro...

    I guess I only needed to actually read the intro graphs!

    <<The men’s and women’s triple jump, long jump, 3000m steeplechase and men’s 10,000m have changed days with other events having slight...
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