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"Open Letter to Doug Logan" (Long)


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  • "Open Letter to Doug Logan" (Long)

    I didn't see this discussed elsewhere on the board. Some food for thought from Alan Abrahamson (Posted in part and linked below) and also a reply from Doug Logan (second link):
    Dear Doug:

    A few weeks ago, in Denver, a few of us sportswriters were invited to a quiet get-together with Lamine Diack, the president of the IAAF, the international track and field federation. The president was in a genial mood. He talked about what an intriguing idea it would be to stage the 2015 world championships in the United States.


    I say ha because if the president is just now reading the reports about the way the meet last Saturday in Carson, Calif., went down, my guess is that he would be shaking his head sadly.

    Because I know I am.

    That meet in Carson was seriously not good. Its several failings underscored some of the key challenges that must be addressed for track and field to again assume a station in the American sports scene as something other than a once-every-four-years phenomenon...
    edited:: I thought better of posting the whole article here... please follow the links to read in entirety.