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  • #31
    Originally posted by clementina View Post
    The opening para on the watch list which it should does not say "some member federations". Just the words member federations. WA still reserves the right to check meet validity only on countries on the watchlist,then, and I am not aware of a specific list of member federations. WA better get some clarification on this . Dont think some african countries are going to be happy ??
    The watchlist was established during July WA council meeting.
    From WA press release:

    During the qualification period for the 2021 Olympic Games, the Athletics Integrity Unit received 17 individual competition referrals for investigation of suspicious Olympic qualification standards.
    As a consequence, the Council today approved the introduction of a ‘Competition Manipulation Watchlist’.
    Once this is established, World Athletics will be able to place federations considered at high risk of competition manipulation on the list and proactively place conditions on the acceptance of qualifying performances achieved in the jurisdiction of such federations.
    World Athletics will not recognise results achieved at competitions hosted by Member Federations on the Competition Manipulation Watchlist, except for the following:



    Last year, Athletics Integrity Unit issued the following press release:
    In the lead up to the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has received 17 referrals for investigation of suspicious qualifying performances. The referrals were from 16 countries and included 31 athletes and five relay teams. As a result of the AIU’s investigations, eight qualifying performances for the Olympic Games were not recognised by World Athletics and the relevant athletes denied a place at the Games. A number of cases have been identified by the AIU for further investigation to determine if fraudulent conduct was involved.
    ....

    The reported concerns covered unreliable photo-finish pictures, the short measuring of courses, illegal use of pacers, use of unauthorised field instruments and incorrect timings, among other things.
    Last edited by ItalianFan; 08-20-2022, 11:03 AM.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      WA posted this today

      https://www.worldathletics.org/compe...ps-budapest-23

      note that field event Qs have been upped from 32 to 36
      Hadn't thought about this too much until now, but this increase could actually allow a small handful of field eventers who finish high at USATF champs to make the team that didn't before. For instance if this field size was in place last year, men's LJ winner Rayvon Grey would have made the team and Dendy would have been out.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by clementina View Post
        The opening para on the watch list which it should does not say "some member federations". Just the words member federations. WA still reserves the right to check meet validity only on countries on the watchlist,then, and I am not aware of a specific list of member federations. WA better get some clarification on this . Dont think some african countries are going to be happy ??
        The IAAF has now named the member federations that will be subject to monitoring and the list of acceptable competitions for qualifying performances. Contrary to your thoughts, African countries will be happy as none of them have been named. The current problem children:

        Albania (ALB)
        Armenia (ARM)
        Georgia (GEO)
        Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
        Moldova (MDA)
        Turkey (TUR)
        Uzbekistan​ (UZB)

        Press release: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ion-watch-list

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        • #34
          This should do exactly as intended which is, of course, to cut down the entrants of the athletes from Moldova.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by donley2 View Post

            Anyone else find it odd that they upped the main field events but left the multi's at only 24?
            24 is a good number for the multi's especially with the two runway, two pit designs of a WC stadium. It also allows for 3 heats in the sprints hurdles and makes what are already long events much shorter than when there are more than 24. Also in some field events a 25th ranker has a real shot at a medal with a single big PB throw/jump.... the odds of a 25th ranker in a multi adding 600-700 points to their recent PB at world's is pretty slim.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by DET59 View Post

              24 is a good number for the multi's especially with the two runway, two pit designs of a WC stadium. It also allows for 3 heats in the sprints hurdles and makes what are already long events much shorter than when there are more than 24. Also in some field events a 25th ranker has a real shot at a medal with a single big PB throw/jump.... the odds of a 25th ranker in a multi adding 600-700 points to their recent PB at world's is pretty slim.
              I do think that a 25th ranker who jumps within 5cm of their season's best in a LJ qualifying round will usually make the final.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

                I do think that a 25th ranker who jumps within 5cm of their season's best in a LJ qualifying round will usually make the final.
                Good point! This year was a "down" year in the men's long jump, the 25-26th ranked LJer's would have only needed to PB by 3-4 inches to have taken eHammer's bronze.. Women's would have been tougher. Improving 3-4 inches in the LJ is much more probable than a 500-600 point PB in a multi.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by El Toro View Post

                  The IAAF has now named the member federations that will be subject to monitoring and the list of acceptable competitions for qualifying performances. Contrary to your thoughts, African countries will be happy as none of them have been named. The current problem children:

                  Albania (ALB)
                  Armenia (ARM)
                  Georgia (GEO)
                  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
                  Moldova (MDA)
                  Turkey (TUR)
                  Uzbekistan​ (UZB)

                  Press release: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ion-watch-list
                  And first suspected result is named.
                  Albania federation's president and general secretary are charged of submitting false information in relation to the meeting in Tirana in which Izmir Smajlaj "jumped" 8.16m. Smajlaj is also suspended.

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