When Track's Federation Came Under Fire: Part 1

Criticism of our sport's national governing body isn't a new phenomenon. In the first of a many-part series, let us take you back more than 50 years as the pages of T&FN chronicle the alphabet wars of the '60s…

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by Bert Nelson, Publisher Track & Field News
September 1961 Edition

Administration and operation of non-scholastic track and field in the U.S. has failed to maintain reasonably expected standards and must undergo major changes. This is the conclusion of Track & Field News after a long and careful study of the way track is handled on the international and club levels by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.…