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    Also, the split between pro and college athletes...

    Also, the split between pro and college athletes often means that your Trials is the only place where certain athletes will actually compete against each other. Even amongst the pros there don't seem...
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    If you have a system that isn't first 3 past the...

    If you have a system that isn't first 3 past the post you do really need to have set criteria as to what will guarantee selection or at least put you in contention for it so that athletes have some...
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    Using wind readings to break a tie won't always...

    Using wind readings to break a tie won't always be fair. For example, one guy might be given the win because his jump had a +2.0m/s wind while it was sunny and warm beating someone who jumped the...
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    Every pundit on BBC TV and radio who I've heard...

    Every pundit on BBC TV and radio who I've heard express a view on this goal didn't think it should be allowed and I agree. The reason being that if Lloyd hadn't been there, the Swedish player would...
  5. I think it's about $90. My colleague is going...

    I think it's about $90.

    My colleague is going to one of the Yankees vs Red Sox games at the same stadium next weekend. Her ticket was 100 and she is not in the top-priced seats.
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    Ireland seems to be far from impoverished these...

    Ireland seems to be far from impoverished these days. In fact, some say it has a higher per capita GDP than the UK.

    Maybe it's a swap deal for allowing Australia into the Eurovision Song Contest!
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    There may be as many people as that within a 200...

    There may be as many people as that within a 200 mile radius of where I live and a fair chunk of that is sea!
  8. I have come across the name Conrad Mainwaring in...

    I have come across the name Conrad Mainwaring in reports and results of club athletics in the UK from the 1970s. One of PVP's links includes an allegation of abuse from Leicester. It refers to...
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    The UK has had 14 women under 13 but many of...

    The UK has had 14 women under 13 but many of those only barely or on only 1 or 2 occasions. I think the only time we had 2 regularly under 13 in the same season was the Ofili sisters about 4 years...
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    Follows the tradition of their men's team by...

    Follows the tradition of their men's team by being eliminated at the group stage despite having a genuine chance of getting through for at least some of the final game.
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    Bednarek did seem to tighten up badly when he had...

    Bednarek did seem to tighten up badly when he had guys alongside him on both sides at about the 120m mark in Rabat.
  12. This is a bit like a female elephant complaining...

    This is a bit like a female elephant complaining that its T-levels put it at a disadvantage in a weightlifting competition with a male mouse!
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    The UK did have a team up until about 1960 when...

    The UK did have a team up until about 1960 when they pretty much gave up trying to field amateurs against the state-supported 'amateurs' of the Eastern Bloc. The 2012 team was England and Wales only...
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    Cricket is complicated by the fact that Scotland...

    Cricket is complicated by the fact that Scotland does not have Test status which means that a very good Scottish player may switch to England.

    Then you have Rugby Union where there is England,...
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    I think Ethiopia in the early 80s was the first...

    I think Ethiopia in the early 80s was the first team in the senior men's race that would have beaten the score of the first 6 UK finishers.
  16. While a crash puts him out of at least the next 2...

    While a crash puts him out of at least the next 2 Grand Tours, he may be about to gain another Overall Tour win-

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/48628289
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    Wasn't Dave Patrick the other athlete who broke...

    Wasn't Dave Patrick the other athlete who broke 48 and missed the team?
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    Here in the UK, it has grown massively in number...

    Here in the UK, it has grown massively in number of participants in the last 10 or 15 years, to the extent that I believe there are more registered players than there are in more traditional 'girls'...
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    That sounds like a challenge! Of course Scotland...

    That sounds like a challenge! Of course Scotland is not an IAAF member or sovereign nation in its own right, but Liz McColgan still holds the Scottish 10000 and Marathon records while her daughter...
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    My guess is that the USATF don't want to have to...

    My guess is that the USATF don't want to have to make the call as to whether a given athlete would be breaking another organisation's rules by accepting their prize money?
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    Top search item for WAF was Web Application...

    Top search item for WAF was Web Application Firewall when I tried it. The fact that that is not an organisation makes it a possibility?
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    As an organisation, it makes sense for the IAAF...

    As an organisation, it makes sense for the IAAF to give itself a snappier, more straightforward name. For the sport overall, it makes very little difference.
  23. If you don't impede somebody or hit someone...

    If you don't impede somebody or hit someone else's hurdle then it is correct to not be a DQ. However, it is an issue that could do with sorting from a coaching point of view because if you do it...
  24. That was the first legal electric sub 11 when it...

    That was the first legal electric sub 11 when it was done.
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    As a mark, I think 12.98 would have the best...

    As a mark, I think 12.98 would have the best chance of getting gold in Doha later this year.
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