Friday, December 14, 2007

Double Standard?

Sanya Richards(l) finishes ahead of Allyson Felix(r)

Double standard? IAAF deny Felix & Richard schedule change to attempt a Olympic double in the 200 and 400 meters.

The IAAF made a concession for Michael Johnson at the 1996 Olympic games. He became the first man to do so. But that was one year after Michael won the 200/400 double at the world championships.

The timing was not right to grant a schedule change. Beijing organizers have already begun to sell tickets based on the existing schedule. It did not help their case that Richards has never been a world champion in either event or that Felix has not attempted a 200/400 double in a major international track meet. By Jay Hicks, aka Track Evangelist

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