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If you don’t have a qualifying standard how can you be World Champion?

We are where we are with the length of bans.  For failures related to 2015 onwards the “standard” ban for serious drug use has been upped to 4 years from 2 years by WADA. In last week’s news we learn… Continue Reading →

2015 Beijing World Championship Qualifying

The IAAF announced in Moscow 2013 that the qualifying process for the next World Championships in Beijing in 2015 would have a new process. Out would go ‘A’ and ‘B’ standards in favour of one standard and in would come… Continue Reading →

UKA Trying to Kill Cross Country?

As the cross country season about to kick off, UK Athletics (“UKA”) announced this week preliminary selection process for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China for next March.  The statement says “British Athletics will be sending men’s… Continue Reading →

BBC Coverage of Athletics at the Commonwealth Games

There has been much knocking of the BBC coverage last week at the Commonwealth Games amongst track and field enthusiasts; myself included.  Kirsty Addy wrote a piece in defence of the coverage on eightlanes.org but I think she missed a… Continue Reading →

A Look Back at Hayward Field and NCAA 2014 – Is this a Suitable Location for IAAF World Championship?

Back from a 3 week US trip, I’ve now had a chance to think about the NCAA’a, Hayward Field and Hayward Field’s suitability to hold a World Athletics Championships. The NCAA track and field championships are an odd affair for… Continue Reading →

Götzis 2014 Build Up

Here’s a quick look at the build up to Götzis via twitter. Let’s hope that Morgan Lake gets there without too many more travel snafus! [View the story “Hypo Meeting Gotzis 2014 Build Up” on Storify]

Götzis 2014 – Just a few days to go!

The entry lists are now out for Götzis and the heptathlon is certainly the heavier weight of the two competitions.  A large field of 34 has been amassed with 7 athletes with PB’s of 6400 points or better (and all… Continue Reading →

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