The antidote to eSports: Real sports, and how the IAAF can lead the revolution

PALM DESERT, August 11, 2017 – The Olympic world is in a dither as the prospective chief executive of the Paris 2024 organizing committee tells the Associated Press he wants to talk about having eSports as part of the 2024 Games.

Are you kidding?

How about promoting real sport, real fitness and a lifetime plan of walking, running or both … and the IAAF could be the organization to do it with a new World Road Race Championships that includes both elite athletes and events for public participation!

Impossible? The details are in our Lane One commentary, plus much more from the IAAF World Championships in London and much more:

= p. 5/Vox Populi: How about some recognition for Jenny Simpson?
= p. 6/Athletics: Kori Carter and Christian Taylor mine U.S. gold in London;
= p. 9/Athletics: Previews of Friday’s four Championship finals;
= p. 17/Swimming: Can Sarah Sjostrom end a four-year streak by the Iron Lady?
= p. 19/Hockey: U.S. women in semis, U.S. men play for bronze in Pan Am Cup.

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