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