The athletes cannot be blamed, as clearly they have all been very upset at below par performances, and even the occasional success has been the exception rather than the rule.
Surely now, we must have a clean sweep of the performance department and a new positive, reward based and sport knowledgeable team put in place to try to repair the damage of the last few years. We need a full team of coaches, who actually have a coaching record, to lead, with the support teams being put to the back as being of only marginal relevence. We must get back to actual athletics events not generic management of those who are already there. We must move our youngsters on, not by showering them with support, but making them work for any reward and not exploding with praise when they win a 'kids' championship.
The failure has been predicted from the beginning of this setup, and the warnings ignored. Perhaps now we can ditch the experiment and return to the roots of success; good coaching, passionate athletes and a complete reward structure for performance right through all the events.
It is obvious that athletes have to be at worst, part-time workers to enable them to reach the World stage, but so do the coaches to enable them to direct that process. Only people who understand the process can direct the resources to maximum effect.
We only have four years. Three have already been wasted.