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    obviously, that's not the plan IAAF press...

    obviously, that's not the plan

    IAAF press release of August 26

    <<The Diamond League finals will feature a 150-minute international broadcast, an hour longer than the regular season meetings,>>
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    see link on home page for the distribution of...

    see link on home page for the distribution of events for '20 DL season
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    you're just being fooled by camera angle

    you're just being fooled by camera angle
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    and we use the National Geographic spelling:...

    and we use the National Geographic spelling: Kyyiv

    (but no matter what, it'll always be Chicken Kiev :-)
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    USATF's revamp now up and running as well

    USATF's revamp now up and running as well
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    x

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  7. Thread: Mary Cain and Nike

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    is it possible the whole taking diuretics bit...

    is it possible the whole taking diuretics bit isn't an actual fact?

    The transcript of the NY Times video with Cain has her saying this (ital mine): <<He wanted to give me birth control pills and...
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    you still need the mugshot for down-the-road...

    you still need the mugshot for down-the-road efficiency in making future IDs (and most big meets avoid retaking photos unless they have to). There's also the matter of whether or not the mugshots...
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    not only does using the credentialing shots save...

    not only does using the credentialing shots save money over having action shots taken, they also simplify the process by slaving the athlete's ID photo in their database to all possible such uses....
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    if you've never seen Cherry in all his sartorial...

    if you've never seen Cherry in all his sartorial spendour:

    https://torontolife.com/city/toronto-sports/don-cherrys-most-bizarre-blazers-of-the-season-ranked-in-order-of-craziness/
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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.....
  12. amazingly enough, I don't think I've ever seen...

    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...
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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.
  24. 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
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