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  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 6 days, 19 hours ago

    The IAAF and now European Athletics seem hell bent in turning our sport into a circus.

    First Coe talks about his souffle collapsing, and now we have European Athletics coming up with their offering of a side-show that will all be over in two hours.

    It seems that those running our sport don’t think the public want to sit around in a stadium for…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 6 days, 19 hours ago

    The IAAF and now European Athletics seem hell bent in turning our sport into a circus.

    First Coe talks about his souffle collapsing, and now we have European Athletics coming up with their offering of a side-show that will all be over in two hours.

    It seems that those running our sport don’t think the public want to sit around in a stadium for…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    Sounds barmy to me.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    Gary is not a great example of why Rooney’s transition to 800 might be successful.
    For a start Gary was a lot younger than Martyn when he was mixing his 800’s with relay legs.
    Martyn will be 31 next April.
    I would be interested to hear predictions from posters as to how fast Martyn might run?

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week, 2 days ago

    If he is serious about the 800 I assume he would have adapted his training accordingly, otherwise whats the point?
    Falling between two stools springs to mind.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week, 2 days ago

    At the moment Rooney adds value to the long relay.

    I can only think that running 800’s will blunt his speed and make him a worse relay runner. And does anyone really think he will be a potential medalist at 800 ?

    I hope he proves me wrong, but I think running 800’s will shorten his career rather than give him a new lease of life.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    Dont fancy his chances in the 800 one little bit.

    I would have preferred he stuck with the 400.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    Thanks for posting that , Hayden.

    Desiree has so much talent its very frustrating for her to be carrying these knee injuries.

    I hope she takes all the time she needs to get the problems fixed and returns from rehab free to realise all her dreams. She has a lot of time ahead of her.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    Thanks for posting that , Hatden.

    Desiree has so much talent its very frustrating for her to be carrying these knee injuries.

    I hope she takes all the time she needs to get the problems fixed and returns from rehab free to realise all her dreams. She has a lot of time ahead of her.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don’t have a ‘depressing’ attitude, Philipo.

    I just don’t agree with you guys (you’ve been out on a limb plenty of times yourself).

    And to be honest I’m not bothered if you, Laps, Ursus etc disagree with me, neither am I sure why Laps seems to be getting so hot under the collar.

    I find Coe irritating, arrogant and Machiavellian. Whether…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Having just read the BBC Sport version of his rhetoric, I pretty much disagree with everything that is coming out of his mouth.

    For example, why do athletes all have to have a Bolt-like presence? Bolt was a one off. Plenty of other athletes have sunny personalities (like Dasher), some are not so gregarious. They are all individuals. He wasn’t…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Laps

    There is no need at all to shorten major Champs.

    I’ve been going to them since 1974, and never been bored.

    You talk about seeing no value in a ‘no-hoper’ competing against a ‘semi-finalist’. Really?
    No-hopers have to start somewhere and deserve the chance to represent their countries, and compete against the best. And the narrative that…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    What I see blowing in on this wind of change is combined able-bodied and para Championships. Maybe throw in some trans-gender events.

    Save costs, provide a rationale for scrapping a number of able-bodied events to accommodate the para ones.
    Wider audience, maybe full houses in certain cities.

    So those who can comprehend and appreciate all the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don’t mind being out on a limb on this issue, (and I certainly don’t seem to have any support!),because I’m being honest.

    I doubt I would ever go to another Champs if some of these proposals are rubber stamped.In fact I probably wouldn’t watch at all.

    I don’t want 300 metre tracks.
    I don’t want to see events disappear.
    I don’t want to see…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don’t mind being out on a limb on this issue, (and I certainly don’t seem to have any support!),because I’m being honest.

    I doubt I would ever go to another Champs if some of these proposals are rubber stamped.In fact I probably wouldn’t watch at all.

    I don’t want 300 metre tracks.
    I don’t want to see events disappear.
    I don’t want to see…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Ursus

    No I wasn’t being facetious (for a change!).

    The idea of cutting straight to the semis and doing away with heats is what I was referring to.
    If that happens you won’t see any athletes from unusual and exotic places. Because the ‘Corporate Boys’ and lobbyists just want to cut to the chase for 3 or 4 days. Lets get it on and get it…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Laps

    I don’t like Coe.
    I don’t like the language he uses.
    I think he is an empire-builder.

    He may turn out to be the hero you paint him to be. Good for you to have such trust in him and his qualities.
    Just one question for you. Do you really believe he knew nothing of the corruption going on around him during his time as vice-President? Because…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    …..Imagine the cost of tickets for a World Champs run over (say) 4 days !

    Likely to be out of my range, especially if I wanted to take my 4 kids.

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Ursus and Laps

    You can both think what you like. Thats a matter entirely for you.

    Me? I dont trust Coe one little bit. 300 metre tracks? Lets just throw away the entire heritage of our sport shall we? Perhaps we could have 4×75 metre relays!

    Nothing wrong with leaving a legacy, Ursus, as long as it is a sensible one which will stand the test…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic stevek26 in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    It seems to me that Coe is proposing to turn athletics into little more than a circus show.

    He has had his day as a competitor, and is his objective now just to leave behind some form of legacy to mark his time as IAAF President?

    I dont trust his motives.

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