On your marks, set, shoot! Is the IAAF pointing a gun at its own head?

PALM DESERT, August 9, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations is enjoying a banner World Championships in London, but there is trouble ahead.

Doping scandals, investigations of its past president, a worrysome 2019 championships venue and much more. Now the whisper is that the IAAF wants to change its name, if as they will help its problems go away.

We have all the details, and the core issue the IAAF must address in our Lane One commentary, plus much more from London and beyond:

= p. 5/Vox Populi: Comments on our Lane One story saluting Justin Gatlin;
= p. 6/Athletics: U.S.’s Sam Kendricks soars 19-6 1/4 for pole vault gold;
= p. 9/Athletics: Previews of Wednesday’s three finals in London;
= p. 20/Swimming: The Iron Lady strikes: 4 wins & a world record in Berlin!
= p. 22/Wrestling: U.S men’s junior Freestylers win World Junior Championships.