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LANE ONE: To grow track & field, Sebastian Coe of 2019 needs to...

Britain’s Sebastian Coe was one of the finest middle-distance runners of all time. He was so good and so special that he sold thousands of tickets to meets all across Europe to watch him run and often challenge one or more of his own world records at 800 m, 1,000 m or the mile, in […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF stays femininity regs until Court review is completed

The International Assn. of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics South Africa have agreed that the implementation of the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification will be delayed from 1 November of this year until at least 26 March 2019 to allow for an expedited ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport. After […]
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Let’s make the Decathlon and Heptathlon more like the Modern Pentathlon!

Track and field athletes, officials and fans have all heard the joke: “What’s more exciting: the Decathlon or watching paint dry?” If you’re not into the multi-events – and that’s most of you – you’ll nod your head in agreement with those who vote for the paint (!), against both the men’s 10-eventer and the […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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Individual justice vs. collective responsibility, or is it the IOC vs. the IAAF?

PALM DESERT, November 13, 2017 – Over the next four weeks, both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are going to consider the difficult decisions that come when individual justice collides with collective responsibility. That’s how IOC president Thomas Bach of Germany has framed the question of Russian participation […]
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Sebastian Coe says track & field has to be radical to stay relevant;...

PALM DESERT, October 9, 2017 – Olympic middle-distance icon Sebastian Coe was elected to head the international federation for track & field in 2014. After three years of dealing with continuing scandals regarding doping and alleged criminal activity by his predecessor, he says he’s got the IAAF in position for potentially “radical” reforms. Fine, but […]
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Finally, a first step against athletes for sale

PALM DESERT, Feb. 9, 2017 – Careful readers of international sports results have noticed a growing number of names that seem out of place. These athletes competed for their native country, and then, for a different country. It’s called “transfer of allegiance.” The practice is getting out of hand and the IAAF – the worldwide […]
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