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  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 week, 2 days ago

    His 400m times have become markedly slower over the last couple of years. I don’t think he has anything to lose by trying 800m.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Steve

    Well yes, that is exactly what we are debating, because if Coe wasn’t IAAF President someone else would be. In all probability that would be Bubka, a Ukrainian with strong Russian connections and sympathies. Russia would be off the hook and the IAAF would be nowhere to be seen on doping issues by now.

    You only have to look at the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Oh for Christ’s sake! He is trying to get a debate going. Being deliberately edgy.
    Seeing if there is anything which hits a chord and gathers support.
    Trying to move the story away from doping to the future.
    Surely you can see that?

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    (1) This thread took off on the wrong foot. They are not Coe’s proposals. They are just ideas among many others open for debate. The article makes that clear.
    (2) The idea of adding some 300m and indeed 200m tracks is clearly aimed as a way of spreading the sport and adding flexibility and interest.
    (3) I was at seven sessions of the World…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Maybe.

    I am not sure I like Coe that much myself, and sometimes he says things in a way which exposes his ambivalence and politician’s devious side. But what has that got to do with anything? If he wasn’t a politician he wouldn’t last in the job five minutes. How would you handle being in Putin’s crosshairs or maintain civility with some of the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Steve
    That’s a rant straight out of Jeremy’s textbook.

    You have been wrong about Coe all the way through.
    Sure he is a politician, as the job entails, and he’s going to be met with scepticism much of the time thanks to the likes of Diack and Blatter, but as ever it is what a person does that matters.
    On Russia, Doping in general, Re-organisation…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I read the article and found that Seb Coe was not proposing anything other than the need for a thorough review of Athletics. He doesn’t support any particular proposal, he just feels the need to encourage those in Athletics to think seriously about what can be done to make the sport better, more financially sustainable and especially more popular…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I’ll hold your coat….

    Lasitskene and van Niekirk for me.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I’ll hold your coat….

    Lasitskene and van Niekirk for me.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    True Steve

    It would be a really good lesson.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Obviously it looks bad, but I’d prefer to wait for the whole story before reaching a conclusion about the Ashes Tour.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Everyone to their own Steve. Too hot, humid and tourism obsessed for me to want to go anywhere near.
    Sounds truly awful.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Think this says more about the risk averse health and safety industry than it does about Birmingham.
    They would have us paranoid, taking ever more precautions, as the world mainly becomes a safer place.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    All in favour of Birmingham hosting Commonwealth Games, though the future of Alexandra Stadium vs Olympic Stadium for athletics is problematic.

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Some of the doubts about the Davis Cup are fair comment in my opinion. But there are a number of factors which have to be chucked into the equation.
    (a) GB hadn’t won the Davis Cup for 79 years. Each year which went by getting knocked out or consigned to a lowly group was another humiliation. British tennis had had it up to the neck.
    (b) Like…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    From 2011 Mo has been 3rd (29,780 votes), 4th (131,327), 4th (51,945), – ,7th (31,311) and 4th again (54,476) last year. This is not the record of an unpopular sportsman. He just hasn’t been as popular a voting choice as a handful of others. 200,000 votes will probably be enough this year. He just needs a good push.

    If you were at the stadium…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    From 2011 Mo has been 3rd (29,780 votes), 4th (131,327), 4th (51,945), – ,7th (31,311) and 4th again (54,476) last year. This is not the record of an unpopular sportsman. He just hasn’t been as popular a voting choice as a handful of others. 200,000 votes will probably be enough this year. He just needs a good push.

    If you were at the stadium…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    From 2011 Mo has been 3rd (29,780 votes), 4th (131,327), 4th (51,945), – ,7th (31,311) and 4th again (54,476) last year. This is not the record of an unpopular sportsman. He just hasn’t been as popular a voting choice as a handful of others. 200,000 votes will probably be enough this year. He just needs a good push.

    If you were at the stadium…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yes.
    Steve you seem to have a bee in your bonnet about this BBC thing which in my opinion just isn’t that relevant. If you are a sports fan watching live sport on TV you will be mainly watching Sky, Eurosport, BT and others including dedicated channels. Eurosport has many many times more tennis than BBC. Currently two channels showing the US…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic laps in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Well Steve it is all a matter of opinion. To some extent SPOTY is about the status and popularity of the sport, the popularity of the individual, the uniqueness of the achievement, timing, momentum behind the vote. Some achievements are iconic in sport – Wimbledon Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, World F1 Champion, 100m Champion, World Cup,…[Read more]

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