Category Archives: World Athletics Tour

>Relapse

>US track & field television coverage has a cancer of stupid. It began to go into remission during the Worlds, but relapsed with a vengeance today. The double whammy that plagues the broadcasts is 1) wasting huge amounts of time … Continue reading

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>Zurich Reactions

>SPOILER ALERT: if you’re planning on watching this on TV on Sunday, don’t read this. But if so, why are you on the internet anyway? Results / IAAF recap / video-on-demand This is the penultimate round in the final go-round … 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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>Pre Classic Middle Distance Fields Announced

>How fortuitous. And lucky too. Today I posted my current rankings for men’s and women’s middle distances. Today the fields for those same events at the Prefontaine Classic were announced. So here they are, as currently ranked in my system… … Continue reading

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>Shot Putters on Gorée Island

>File under “I did not know this”: One of the most unique and historical venues in all of sport will once again figure prominently when the IAAF World Athletics Tour resumes with the Meeting International d’Athletisme de la Ville de … 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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>Weltklasse Zurich Preview

>I also have preview up at The Final Sprint. The nitty-gritty: ESPN Classic, 4-6 p.m. tommorrow. Here’s who the top competitors are. I know there’s a lot, but it’s the Weltklasse for cryin’ out loud. I have no idea why … Continue reading

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>World Final Day Two recap

>ResultsIAAF recapAP wirestoryAthletics Weekly report Event-by-event… Mens’ 200: Jaysuma Saidy Ndure gained some notoriety late this season by running second or third in several Golden League 100m races, with decent but not-stunning times. The more observant fan might have known … Continue reading

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>World Final Day One recap

>ResultsIAAF recapRaf Casert’s AP story Event-by-event… Men’s 100: The AP headline reads “Asafa Powell wins 100 meters at World Athletics Final, but misses world record”. The IAAF story leads with “Asafa Powell has developed a knack for making even some … Continue reading

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>World Athletics Final preview

>Meet websiteTimetableEntry Lists (provisional) – discussWorld Athletics Tour standingsIAAF previews:Sprints – Distance – Hurdles – Jumps – ThrowsDay OneUSATF promo Net coverage:WCSN, beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday TV coverage:no English-language North American coverage, so far as I know(Due to … Continue reading

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