PALM DESERT, November 20, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will hand out its annual awards this coming Friday in Monaco. During the two days following, the IAAF Council may vote to strip dozens of athletes of the title of “world record holder.”
The Council is expected to review a radical proposal by European Athletics to eliminate all records set before 2005, from when drug-testing samples are still available for re-testing. The Council could adopt the idea, or change it, or trash the whole thing.
Our perspective is on one suggestion, which would consider in depth whether marks by stars like Randy Barnes, Florence Griffith-Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee would remain intact. Get the details in our Lane One commentary, plus review of a big weekend of action:
= p. 8/Bobsled & Skeleton: Jamie Greubel Poser & Lauren Gibbs strike gold for the U.S.;
= p. 9/Curling: Skips Nina Roth and John Shuster lead their teams to Olympic Trials wins;
= p. 12/Figure Skating: World champ Javier Fernandez back to top form in ISU Grand Prix;
= p. 16/Short Track: J.R. Celski & U.S. men’s relay win medals in final World Cup;
= p. 17/Speed Skating: More medals for Joey Mantia & Heather Bergsma in World Cup II!