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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Dominant athletes bring ratings. The poster people for championships are always the ones that have multiple wins. So why wouldn't both the IAAF and the locals want to create a schedule that maximizes these opportunities? It's best for THEIR bottom lines.
    Think if Lewis hadn’t been able to do all 4 events in LA because of the time schedule.
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    Think if Lewis hadn’t been able to do all 4 events in LA because of the time schedule.
    A year before the 1984 Olympics, I remember hearing Joe Douglas, the agent for Carl Lewis, talk about how Lewis wanted to try for four gold medals in Los Angeles. I'm sure this advanced notice helped. Things are much different now. But I'm sure Walt Murphy would know the details.
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    With all due repect to SMU, she's nowhere near the same status as Lewis had in 1983.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    This has been mentioned before in other thread(s), but the 200/400 situation is made even more complicated in Doha by the insertion of that ludicrous mixed-sex 4x4 which needed to be taken into account for long sprinters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    It does seem to that for the IAAF to change the schedule for you to accommodate a double you need to have already won a title in both events. I suspect SMU's chances were harmed by her lacking a worldwide senior 200 title.
    When Felix attempted the double she did not yet have a title at 400m.

    When Perec attempted the double she did not yet have a title at 200m.

    Valerie Brisco-Hooks??
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    Felix won the 400m title in 2015.
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    2011 was the year Felix tried to quadruple; she was 2nd in the 400 behind Montsho and 3rd in the 200 behind VCB and Jeter. She won two golds in the relays.
    She had never before even entered the 400 in the global, but had won three world golds and two Oly silvers in the 200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy News View Post
    Felix won the 400m title in 2015.
    Yes but she attempted the double 4 years earlier 2011 Daegu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shank View Post
    2011 was the year Felix tried to quadruple; she was 2nd in the 400 behind Montsho and 3rd in the 200 behind VCB and Jeter. She won two golds in the relays.
    She had never before even entered the 400 in the global, but had won three world golds and two Oly silvers in the 200.
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    Exactly!
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    SMU was never a thought in the eyes of the IAAF when they put the Olympic schedule together. Good to see the proactive move now and hope the IAAF will comply. A simple moving of the 400m heats from August 4th to the 5th then have the other 400 rounds move up a day would work.
    I am in agreement with EGH, the rubbish mixed relays does not help things.
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