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Re: Athletes on the move

Interesting to see lolo jones and Tiana Madison doing bobsleigh and aiming for the Olympics - they seem to be doing quite well at it. Should some of our sprinters try this in the winter as part of their training - with success may improve motivation?
by olympic
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:57 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 54358

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

There has to be more - The Guardian reports that 100 were stopped. who were all of these. Who were the East Eurpeans picked up from Athens re-tests?
I think all athletes should face a lie detector test - even if these could not be used to ban them - they would know the testers are on to them.
by olympic
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: One down.......Positive tests!
Replies: 287
Views: 45323

Re: Nicola Sanders

I think she needs a change - Linford Christie did a good job with Joice Maduaka as she got older taking her to her very best.
by olympic
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Nicola Sanders
Replies: 23
Views: 4423

Re: Cost of Plastic Brits

Sonia O'Sullivan Ireland Vs Australia. plenty of plastic brits in Cricket. Hey - u are what u want to be - who cares. Zola Budd. All these people add to the rich diversity in the Uk. Dutch Anitillies Vs Netherlands - who complained. Many french competitors from old french colonies. Kenyans becomming...
by olympic
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Cost of Plastic Brits
Replies: 65
Views: 9662

Re: Will CVC really go now?...

Look I dont know CVC but i dont like him - but he should be judged on performance. Public money = public accountability. You must appeal to the majority. The cyclists team is a business - Team Sky funded - it works well. You cant have a hyrbrid system in athletics - or you can and have to accept tha...
by olympic
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Will CVC really go now?...
Replies: 234
Views: 32070

Re: Throws

In London - Sophie H performed superbly. Lawrence did well to get to final and showed his consistency at making finals - needs to have more consistent throws and extend distance - definate medalist potential for the future. As for Myerscough -time to hang up GB vest - waste of our resources at a cha...
by olympic
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Throws
Replies: 31
Views: 3868

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Boa appeal now hopefully. Could Lindsey get A this weekend and solve the problem
?
by olympic
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Diamond League 2012

Great from Dai and TBO looking like she knows what she's doing - good SB and beat some good athletes.
by olympic
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Diamond League 2012
Replies: 98
Views: 9435

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Does anyone know when the appeals announcement will be made? I though it had to be decided 48 hrs after team announcement which was at 2:30.
by olympic
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800mas

I don't know and i am just asking as I don't know the background. Seems strange to talk about before the appeals have been heard and not very professional - to not mention Okoro, simpson and Jackson who are the three who should have Been considered seems odd. If choice was easy between Jenny and lin...
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Is there any interest for Ian Stewart to declare?
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Yes I know - but it shows the ineptitude - only
Women with 3 current A's. Something's are personal.
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Ian Stewart suggesting in the Scotsman that the choice was between Linsey Sharp and Jenny Meadows and that Marilyn wasn't in the running...... http://www.scotsman.com/sport/athletics/ian-stewart-decision-to-take-lynsey-sharp-is-a-purely-practical-one-1-2392472 Rubbish - why spend 2 hours then. They...
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Maz is one of our most exciting athletes and it is an injustice that she has not yet been selected - whatever you think of tactics she is the only 800 m runner who could get carried with a fast pace and do something special - she has the talent .
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Good luck tomorrow Maz - :P we all know you can do it and if the panel are truly independent we WIll see you in the 800m!
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

She was withdrawn from the 400 individual and could have been a reserve for the 800 or taken in place of Jemma as no1
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:38 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: GB London Olympic Team

UKA's only using the IAAF A & B standards this year (except for the marathon). The men's LJ standard is stupidly high though. 8.15 or 8.10 would be much more reasonable in a year where no one's gone over 8.40 (bar some big fouls by Bayer and Watt). Can't be right Tomlinson no current A Chambers...
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:05 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Re: UK Women's 800m

If Maz Emma and Jemma went or Maz Emma and Jenny went or Maz Emma and opportunity to get sharp the A this week or Maz Emma Jenny sharP reserve based on getting A;

All this would have made sense and give us all glimmer of hope and a chance In what can be an unpredictable event
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:01 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Women's 800m
Replies: 299
Views: 26338

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Do not get me wrong, I agree. But how is any of this, supposed to have a positive impact on her performance? Anyway aside from that, she has the B standard and won a medal at 'a weakened European Championships', but there were A standard athletes who didn't medal in similarly similarly weakened Eve...
by olympic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:50 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

UKA and the BOA have been asked to review this thread regarding the selection process in the women's 800m. Please add your thoughts and messages of support for Maz.
by olympic
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:48 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: GB London Olympic Team

What about the 3 discretionary places?
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Please post messages of support and email the British Olympic Association and UKA - email addresses above - together we can make a difference.
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: GB London Olympic Team

But that isn't the only To get selected and if others have been because the selectors can , then that apply equally to others. Come again? In response to mr me on previous page saying only way to get selected is to get 1/2 in trials and hit A standard. I was saying but that isnt the only way to get...
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Please leave a message of support for one of our most exciting runners to be added to the team. Please email UKA and BOA challenging the decision and giving the clear reasoning why she should be selected. lbirchall@uka.org.uk boa@boa.org.uk Coming back from injury she deseves discretion let alone th...
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 22353

Re: GB London Olympic Team

But that isn't the only way To get selected, and if others have been because the selectors can , then that apply equally to others. Men's 100, Women's 400, men's discuss and other field events all had people selected who could have stayed at home.warburton performed better than sharp at euros with a...
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Re: UK Women's 800m

Max is exciting to watch and in a fast race can keep up. The 800m will be a poor event given the promise left at home . Better to delay decision make sharp get time this week and select 3. We need to lobby for this! If maz won trials she would be in - crazy decision. They must have fallen out - maz ...
by olympic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Women's 800m
Replies: 299
Views: 26338

Re: GB London Olympic Team

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... ffort.html

Link to article with comment from cvc- looks like Carl , Okoye and Bhudari with Carl also doing Shot.
by olympic
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Re: GB London Olympic Team

I would Think Carl, Okoye and Bhudari for discuss - our three current A performers . I also think Cvc will pick him for the shot given Cvc's comments in the press today saying how impressed he was with his effort to get the standards.
by olympic
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26604

Re: Helsinki 2012 European Athletics Championships

Well done to team gb at the euros - they have so far outperformed my expectations and there are 7 potential medal chances tomorrow. We have sent a weak side and there gave been some good performances, weather and wind has not always been best - but it won't be in London. if we had out full team we w...
by olympic
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Helsinki 2012 European Athletics Championships
Replies: 430
Views: 33704

Re: General results thread - June 2012

Well done -all - should have sent Bhudari to the Europeans! Olympic A though should secure him 3rd spot for London.
by olympic
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: General results thread - June 2012
Replies: 176
Views: 18614
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