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    The bone on bone friction could ignite the frame...

    The bone on bone friction could ignite the frame :(
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    I think you missed my point, which was countries...

    I think you missed my point, which was countries look at the olympics as a show piece for the entire country, not just one city, and thus are willing to spend exorbitant amounts of federal funds to...
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    I think the headline states the problem, the...

    I think the headline states the problem, the Olympics are no longer hosted by a city, but rather a national event. Thus when the inevitable financial realities come, the entire country bares the...
  4. Living in East Africa, I was incredibly happy...

    Living in East Africa, I was incredibly happy with the IAAF/WA YouTube coverage of Doha. If they do the diamond league like that as well, it will almost make living here worthwhile :)
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    How long can this over the top spending for the...

    How long can this over the top spending for the olympics continue?

    Eventually there will be no more cities/countries able or interested in hosting the olympics.
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    It would seem odd for athletes of that caliber to...

    It would seem odd for athletes of that caliber to be in peak throwing shape in February in an Olympic year. Especially with the very late end to this years season.

    While I hope I'm wrong, I would...
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    Personally and totally biased here, but my...

    Personally and totally biased here, but my favorite was the Doha menís high jump final. The Phoenix like rise from the ashes by MB to literally soar to new heights with the weight of a countries...
  8. Virtually no field eventers go the direct to pro...

    Virtually no field eventers go the direct to pro route. Very few even leave school early. Simply put, thereís not enough money in it to make it worthwhile.
  9. If she didn't represent her high school, nor did...

    If she didn't represent her high school, nor did she represent the U.S., then how is she different then any athlete globally who is in high school?

    I remember in 1991, Maria Mutola moved to the...
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    Based on some of the decisions made by the IAAF,...

    Based on some of the decisions made by the IAAF, I think wtf.org is perfectly appropriate.
  11. Difference being Mondo also represented his high...

    Difference being Mondo also represented his high school, having competed not only at regionals and state, but in multiple events as well.
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    I would like to know just how many countries are...

    I would like to know just how many countries are represented in the ncaa track universe.

    When I was in college, I was the only American on the team with a full scholarship. We had athletes...
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    Typically when someone is listed as a redshirt...

    Typically when someone is listed as a redshirt freshman, it means they are using their first year of eligibility while in their second year academically at the institution. Football freshman,...
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    When youíve just set the world record twice in...

    When youíve just set the world record twice in one year, it would seem very unlikely that you do have much room for improvement. DH is not only at the top of her game, but the top of any womenís game...
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    Mostly I'm guessing because not everyone can...

    Mostly I'm guessing because not everyone can compete indoors. No long throws, no Decathlon, no distance races, no 100 meters. Pretty much a different beast.
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    Indoor doesn't count for AOY voting. As I see it,...

    Indoor doesn't count for AOY voting. As I see it, the choice for Mens USAOY is between Kendricks and Brazier. on the mens side. Toss a coin. Coleman, Lyles and Taylor round out the top 5.

    The...
  17. Third of this meet if you include relays.

    Third of this meet if you include relays.
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    I think this track is too fast for the short...

    I think this track is too fast for the short hurdles. I predict a messy final.
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    I see baker to Gatlin to Lyles to Coleman.

    I see baker to Gatlin to Lyles to Coleman.
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    A healthy Ronnie baker on the lead off leg...

    A healthy Ronnie baker on the lead off leg replacing Rodgers might just be the ticket to a wr.
  21. And itís Qatar. No beers to be found.

    And itís Qatar. No beers to be found.
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    Kovacs jumps to the top of the list, all the more...

    Kovacs jumps to the top of the list, all the more so because of how the event played out.
  23. And the womenís 1500, was the deepest ever run,...

    And the womenís 1500, was the deepest ever run, including an American Record and no one noticed!
  24. Itís on! 22.71 for crouser in round 4.

    Itís on! 22.71 for crouser in round 4.
  25. And 4th!

    And 4th!
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