Category Archives: IAAF

>The Weekend Ahead

>The IAAF Continental Cup will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Split, Croatia. See my preview and viewer’s guide.Meet website / timetable and results Live webcasts will begin at 11 AM on both days at UniversalSports.comTV coverage will be … Continue reading

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>Continental Cup Preview

>The first-ever Continental Cup takes place this weekend.  Well, not really the first ever; it used to be the World Cup.  But back then it was at least partially a national-team competition, with three nations and five continents represented.  Now … Continue reading

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>Rethinking the World Cup

>Are you excited about the World Cup? No, not that one. This is a track blog. I mean the IAAF World Cup. No? Not all geeked up? Well, that’s you and six billion other people. I guess these days they … Continue reading

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>Worlds, Day 3

>TodayResultsIAAF summary / SI summaryVideo-on-demandEvent reports: Men’s 1500 & women’s 800 semis / Women’s pole vault / Women’s triple jump Women’s steeple / Men’s hammer / Men’s 10k / Women’s 100 TomorrowEvent schedule / IAAF previewTV: Versus, 1-3 PM (replays … Continue reading

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>Worlds, Day 2 — Holy S**t!

>Click here to blow your mind Today:IAAF recapVideo-on-demand: afternoon session / evening sessionEvent reports: Men’s 100 / Women’s shot / Women’s 20k Walk / Women’s HeptathlonEarly session recap Tomorrow:Event scheduleTV: Versus, 1-4 PMWeb:, 11:45 AM; IAAF Radio, 11 AMHighlights: … Continue reading

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>New Broadcast Rights Paradigm?

>Not that it would ever happen, but it’s an interesting thought. A T&FN message board poster, responding to the criticism that Universal Sports’ World Championships webcast won’t be available outside the USA: Well I don’t think this is really something … Continue reading

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>Statheads Rejoice!

>At the bottom of the IAAF’s World Championships home page are two seemingly innocuous links, labeled “Statistics Book, Berlin 2009 – Part One (pdf)” and “Statistics Book, Berlin 2009 – Part Two (pdf)“. The data held in them is amazing. … Continue reading

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>Diamond League Changes Everything?

>Today the IAAF released its Diamond League calendar for 2010. The Diamond League format changes a lot of things, and almost all for the better. One of the big problems in getting the top athletes to compete against each other … Continue reading

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>Future of the Golden League

>While cleaning house today, I came across some notes I furiously scribbled down a few weeks ago regarding the IAAF’s Golden League and World Athletics Tour. This year, the Golden League was disjointed and hard to follow while the World … Continue reading

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>Golden League coming to USA?

>Sweden’s Aftonbladet (in Swedish) has a view of the IAAF’s master plan, and it includes a Golden League event in Eugene. This is part of a plan to take the series global; not only to North America but to Asia … Continue reading

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