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Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

I didn't bother with the BBC coverage this time and had on Eurosport for the whole of the weekend, Tim Hutchings and Chris Dennis did a great job and I didn't really notice the advert breaks.
by 1981aLaN
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 3387

Re: Ivan Ukhov

Another 2.40 for Ukhov today in Arnstadt, but he won only on countback for Aleksey Dmitrik also cleared 2.40!

http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/ivan-uk ... p-arnstadt
by 1981aLaN
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:46 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Ivan Ukhov
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: new world record

Wow 7 seconds off the previous record, I thought the 1500 record last week was something special but this is on another level.
by 1981aLaN
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: new world record
Replies: 29
Views: 2184

Re: Indoor season 2013/14

Exile wrote:Lavillenie is possibly the greatest athlete in the world right now. How he managed to miss out on gold in Moscow is beyond me. Fantastic talent.

Didn't he blame the runway for not winning in Moscow? I read a report somewhere online that the surface wasn't to his liking...
by 1981aLaN
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Indoor season 2013/14
Replies: 183
Views: 21376

Re: High Jump Techniques of Yesteryear!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zdDeu-RWtQ

Vladimir Yashchenko - the last great straddle jumper. Video features his 2.34 outdoors and 2.35 indoors.
by 1981aLaN
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: High Jump Techniques of Yesteryear!
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: David Coleman has died

DC was very much a legend in the world of sports commentary, for me he made a lot of great athletics moments just that much better. He also did a great job on QoS during his tenure.
by 1981aLaN
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: David Coleman has died
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: Mistakes in OFFICIAL splits

This technology has been around for a while for the walks and marathons but only in the last few years (I think 2009 was the first) its been used for track events. I doubt we'll see this kind of technology at UK events anytime soon as its a service provided by the timekeepers at major championships ...
by 1981aLaN
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Mistakes in OFFICIAL splits
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Brussels Diamond League

Have to say that Aman is my favourite non-British athlete of the year, he's really earned his stripes this year.
by 1981aLaN
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Brussels Diamond League
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: Usain Bolt to retire after 2016 Olympics

Yep no surprises about that at all, he will however leave a massive gap in the sport which I fear will be difficult to fill.
by 1981aLaN
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Usain Bolt to retire after 2016 Olympics
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Ben Johnson interview

Well said Bevone and exactly why I don't trust a word Johnson will ever say.
by 1981aLaN
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Ben Johnson interview
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Ben Johnson interview

I saw this and thought April Fools day had come early.
by 1981aLaN
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Ben Johnson interview
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Should relay runners be allowed to wear velcro gloves?

I cant remember what championships it was (maybe Sydney 2000 - would make sense if it was) but Australian men's team wore gloves in the sprint relay, Steve Cram on commentary made a bit of a deal about it when there was a close-up shot of Patrick Johnson (I think) putting one on and saying no "...
by 1981aLaN
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Should relay runners be allowed to wear velcro gloves?
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: zurich entrants out

By the way, was that some kind of new record for awfulness of BBC coverage? They hardly bothered to show any event startlists, just cut from rambling about "we know what MJ stands for!", or some-such drivel, to the starting gun. And then at the end of a race - can we have a result shown? ...
by 1981aLaN
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: zurich entrants out
Replies: 61
Views: 5983

Re: Brianna Rollins World Champion!

coaches_tenevents wrote:An excellent final, and we came away with a plastic bronze....

I did wonder how long it would be before this came up :roll:
by 1981aLaN
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Brianna Rollins World Champion!
Replies: 31
Views: 4383

Re: IAAF World Champs (Day 6)

Another to improve dramatically in one season was the Cuban Daimi Pernia - 55.51 to 52.89 in 1999.

Josanne Lucas was another to improve by over 2 seconds during the 2009 season.
by 1981aLaN
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: IAAF World Champs (Day 6)
Replies: 123
Views: 6998

Re: IAAF World Champs (Day 6)

The performances of Muhammad are weird just like the fastest American this season, also weird. Muhammad's fastest last year was 56.18 and the year before was 56.04. Has anybody got a similar instance of a non-American who improved well over two seconds on her previous PB and nearly 3 seconds on las...
by 1981aLaN
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: IAAF World Champs (Day 6)
Replies: 123
Views: 6998

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

castlefield710 wrote:Totally agree with the fact that Linford should be here!! Legend!

Linford and Colin together in the same studio :lol:
by 1981aLaN
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:47 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 25674

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

Is Donovan Bailey signed up to be a BBC pundit? Or have I misunderstood the blurb on the AW Current Issue homepage bit? He's working for Five Live not TV. A pity - I wonder if he and MJ get on these days after their 150m circus race from '97 which wasn't exactly a friendly affair http://m.bbc.co.uk...
by 1981aLaN
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 25674

Re: IAAF World Champs 2013 (Day 1)

Oh that 100 preliminary round... :x I get the format of it but still cant find a reason to like it or the semi final format (2+2 from 3hts). McColgan will do very well to survive the steeplechase heats - 19 athletes are faster overall but anything can happen on the day. To coin a Steve Cram phrase s...
by 1981aLaN
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: IAAF World Champs 2013 (Day 1)
Replies: 194
Views: 9639

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

Is Donovan Bailey signed up to be a BBC pundit? Or have I misunderstood the blurb on the AW Current Issue homepage bit?
by 1981aLaN
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 25674

Re: All star cast at London Anniversary Games

It's great to see someone jumping who you really feel could take on Soto's WR. Is 2.47m the highest that anyone has ever attempted? Obviously most people who have got up close to that have put the bar to 46 Yes 2.47 is the best height anyone has had an attempt at, his one attempt at 2.43 before pas...
by 1981aLaN
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:06 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: All star cast at London Anniversary Games
Replies: 256
Views: 17179

Re: BBC Athletics Presenters

Sportsman29 wrote:I like Gabby Logan. She is much better than the ex athletes at leading and presenting the coverage. She is knowledgeable and clearly does her homework. Get rid of Colin by all means.

Except for Roger Black in the early 2000's
by 1981aLaN
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC Athletics Presenters
Replies: 289
Views: 25674

Re: Mo 1500m British Record!!!

Just amazing from Farah. Has there ever been anyone before who has held British records simultaneously at 1500, 5000 and 10000? I very much doubt it. He now lays claim to being the greatest British athlete of all time. Hope he goes on for a long while, at least until Rio. Don't think so but Paula R...
by 1981aLaN
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:52 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Mo 1500m British Record!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 6470

Re: Monaco DL

Terrible linkage between the presenters and the commentators. I can't stand Jackson and that woman and have no idea why the BBC insists on using them when there is proper knowledgeable commentary going on from Cram etc. Cutting over as Cram just finishes introducing the last runner, leaving us none...
by 1981aLaN
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Monaco DL
Replies: 38
Views: 3554

Re: Mo 1500m British Record!!!

I have to admit I laughed when Colin suggested Mo could break Crammy's record - truly astonished and wholly did not expect a 3:28 run at all. I guess now he could do like-wise for the mile record.
by 1981aLaN
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Mo 1500m British Record!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 6470

Re: Mail on Sunday Russian investigation

I hope that the drug tests for the WC's will be analysed somewhere other than in Russia - I wouldn't like to think what they could "do" to some of the samples not only from their own athletes but also from others...
by 1981aLaN
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:53 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Mail on Sunday Russian investigation
Replies: 34
Views: 2732

Re: Lausanne Diamond League

I feel a bit cheated with the field events tonight - did I blink and miss recaps of the women's discus and men's shot put as well as a bit of the high jump coverage? I only knew Bonderenko had jumped 2.41 because the camera in the women's 1500 caught a glimpse of the field scoreboard showing the cle...
by 1981aLaN
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Lausanne Diamond League
Replies: 58
Views: 4039

Re: Is Dai Greene a lucky champion?

I don't know if Dai Greene is a lucky champion or not (if I was asked for an example of a lucky champion I'd be tempted to say Voula Patoulidou) but i'm still finding hard to get around his reasons of not winning a medal at London - okay he had an undisclosed knee op in the winter but the guy PB'd e...
by 1981aLaN
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Is Dai Greene a lucky champion?
Replies: 41
Views: 2804

Re: One down.......Positive tests!

A second positive test results in a 10yr ban rather than a life ban - please can someone explain this logic?
by 1981aLaN
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: One down.......Positive tests!
Replies: 287
Views: 46520
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