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  • IAAF takes credit for Bolt et co.

    More self-serving crap from the IAAF:

    http://www.iaaf.org/development/news/newsid=47456.html

    Among the statements:

    ...Bolt is a product of the IAAF’s own High Performance Training Centre (HPTC)
    programme.
    Although modestly funded – the total cost in 2008 is $1.3 million – the IAAF
    High Performance Training Centre programme is worth its weight in gold –
    Olympic gold!
    It is certainly possible that the HPTC has benefitted many athletes, possibly
    even made a critical difference for the rare individual, but this article is
    just outrageous. What about individual talent, the athlete's own hard work,
    work by trainers, support by families, money from sponsors, ...
    The HPTC is just one of many factors, and hardly the most important.

    I recall a previous article where the IAAF tried to take credit for the
    success of other athletes---based on their having competed in junior worlds
    at one time or another...

  • #2
    This isn't tongue in cheek humor from the IAAF?

    Of course it isn't.

    It is one helluva an insult though.

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    • #3
      How:s their fiscal budget looking right about now? What shall they report to their stake-holders?

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      • #4
        How:s their fiscal budget looking right about now? What shall they report to their stake-holders?
        Agreed,

        do we want to see our sport supported or not? I think they are doing the right thing. We all know that with or without their systems these athlete will have come to maturity.


        One love!
        One Love!!!

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        • #5
          Re: IAAF takes credit for Bolt et co.

          Originally posted by imaginative
          More self-serving crap from the IAAF:

          http://www.iaaf.org/development/news/newsid=47456.html

          Among the statements:

          ...Bolt is a product of the IAAF’s own High Performance Training Centre (HPTC)
          programme.
          [quote:2ie44r0p]
          Although modestly funded – the total cost in 2008 is $1.3 million – the IAAF
          High Performance Training Centre programme is worth its weight in gold –
          Olympic gold!
          It is certainly possible that the HPTC has benefitted many athletes, possibly
          even made a critical difference for the rare individual, but this article is
          just outrageous. What about individual talent, the athlete's own hard work,
          work by trainers, support by families, money from sponsors, ...
          The HPTC is just one of many factors, and hardly the most important.

          I recall a previous article where the IAAF tried to take credit for the
          success of other athletes---based on their having competed in junior worlds
          at one time or another...[/quote:2ie44r0p]

          PUMA should sue.

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