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If he wants to do something radical then ban drug cheats for life and end the corruption !!!!
I would like to see the UK adopt a more American view of sport - we have great universities and our football teams are all local - perhaps we should start looking at major cities aligning all their sporting provision into a league structure that sees the best get to the top and maybe even get sporting scholarships.Its about accessibility, quality of training environment and then competition.
Why does athletics need to make these changes ? So athletes and those connected with the sport can make more money ? All sports are entertainment these days. If you really want crowds, let runners kick and hit each other as they run. Or have jumpers have to hit a target with a gun as they jump. Make it a circus, like everything else these days (limitedover cricket ???)
Athletics need to get rid of the pace setter. They are a complete waste of time and completely false. The athletes ignore them most of the time anyway. Let the athletes run and the best person win.
City franchises are a must. An 8 city league would generate a lot of passion and get fans really invested in their "team" Also it would generate exposure onto field events. Here in the UK BBC does not show any throwing events so having them count toward a points based result would ensure they would have to. Not sure BBC knows what a discus is. My worry is Coe also hates field so might phase it out
Get rid of the world records with questionable times ie. 100m women.
On a slightly different point; Olympics needs fewer sports (we don't need golf, rugby, tennis, road cycling, basketball, football, trampoline), and fewer events in each sport (athletics can do away with 200m, 800m, 3000m steeplechase, 5000m; swimming and gymnastics also need trimming down), and have heats / qualifiers before the Olympics start. This will make the Olympics a bit cheaper and shorter
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When I was young I took a great deal of interest in athletics, mainly due to the fact I was taking part in it. Coe should encourage youngsters to get off their bums and go down to the tracks. Then they would pester the adults to take them see the stars.
How about ban any athlete that uses any performance enhancing drugs. Also ban their coaches. FOR LIFE. No appeal, no discussion, you're OUT. If more than a given number of athletes from the same federation are caught the entire federation forfeits the next major comp (Olympics or Worlds).
If you legalise drug use in sport then you open the way for totalitarian political regimes to effectively kidnap promising youngsters and force-feed them drugs regardless of their health and development in the belief that winning sporting medals somehow legitimises their regime. Do we really want a return to what we had back in the 70s?
94. Posted by mrmjvc "you don't have a domestic athletics "league""Of course there is a domestic athletics league in the UK - http://www1.bal.org.uk/There are also cross country leagues kicking off all over the country right now.The problem is the lottery funded athletes are seldom allowed to compete for their clubs, and so some of the biggest clubs struggle to put of decent teams.
Listen to him, he's a clever bloke. Masses don't like change so will try to veto it. Case in point is a footie article currently on BBC"The second teams in Spain, at Barcelona and Real Madrid, play in front of 40,000 .....EFL League idea to introduce B teams into reformed 100-team pro structure was thrown out before it had got past discussion stage, such was the weight of opinion against it."
legitimize drug use as it is now part and parcel of the sport then let the druggies, oops athletes compete on a fair playing field, at least we will then know which drugs are best to enhance your performance and physique, go on Seb be bold and try it!
Is there really any point to these comment pages. Nobody, of any importance, re-acts to them. SC will continue to make endless suggestions 'cause thats what he is there to do. Unfortunately drugs are part of the 21st century in every aspect of life. They will NEVER go away so lets accept them and move on.
I know Coe has to be seen to do something as head of the IAAF, but some of these sound a bit barmy. Sorry Seb, the general public don't usually care about athletics except during the summer, because it's not a sport played almost all year round that sports fans can easily tap into and maintain their interest like football, cricket or rugby e.g. you don't have a domestic athletics "league".
5 London Mark. Are you serious? or just plain stupid? SC has managed so much more than any of his predecessors already, how many medals have ended up with the right people? Banning Russia this wouldn't have happened prior to SC. If you are a drug cheat you are now looking over your shoulder thanks to the work SC and his team have done. You need to learn some respect and grow up.
@4 'They're all doping' - Don Catlin
Just let them all take gear
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