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  • Any Chance Of ISTAF Berlin Start Lists Today

    Anyone have any insight into the odds of any sort of start lists being published today for ISTAF. I realize things are always dynamic, but having to wait until less than 24 hours before the meet starts to make your fantasy picks all year seems like a major pain. I am off to NCAA's tomorrow morning so was hoping to see something today.

  • #2
    The start lists for the ISTAF are usually not online until two days before Sunday (at best).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by croflash
      The start lists for the ISTAF are usually not online until two days before Sunday (at best).
      I share Donley's frustration. I'm catching a flight to US in less than 24 hours and won't have time to see lists if they ever appear. Renders the Fantasy competition far too difficult...

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      • #4
        this is one of the real negatives in track, there is a big meet and 2 days before they dont even put up startlist's to let fans know who is competing.

        they should at least list all athletes expected to compete and then if the athlete pulls out take their name off the list, with all this new technology they should be able to figure out a way to do that..

        are there other sports that dont let the fans know who is participating beforehand?

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        • #5
          With due respect, ISTAF had been contemplating not paying appearance fees to athletes this season.

          Could a possibility exist that the meet organisers, who had shored down their appearance-fee expenditures for the sake of greater promotion, were only left with a few short days to confirm any possible entries into the meet after any possible negotiations were agreed? In essence, many of the top stars were going to boycott this series this year, because there were no appearance fees being payed. Last I heard, this was in the IAAF's hands for an intervention. Part of this may be what has delayed the entry lists from appearing.

          So, their marketing efforts have essentially backfired if fans, two days before the meet, have no idea whom they are supposed to pay top ÔéČuro to watch.

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          • #6
            According to Friidrott.se, the w-HJ start-list has been made available:
            • Blanka Vlasic, Yelena Slesarenko, Ruth Beitia, Antonietta Di Martino, Amy Acuff, Chaunte Howard, Viktorija Kljugina, Emma Green.[/*:m:luceljkp]

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            • #7
              the meets website has put up a preliminary start list for some events.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EPelle
                According to Friidrott.se, the w-HJ start-list has been made available:
                • Blanka Vlasic, Yelena Slesarenko, Ruth Beitia, Antonietta Di Martino, Amy Acuff, Chaunte Howard, Viktorija Kljugina, Emma Green.[/*:m:1chnb7od]
                I don't know about that list. Friedrich was confirmed a while ago, maybe they have other sources and new information.

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                • #9
                  preliminary lists
                  men
                  http://www.istaf.de/download/starterliste_m.pdf
                  women
                  http://www.istaf.de/download/starterliste_w.pdf

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                  • #10
                    Richards must feel her chances of not being fatigued when returning back to USA will be good.

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                    • #11
                      Looks like the GL jackpot isn't a target for most this year.

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                      • #12
                        Man that's exactly what a startlist/program should be like - having the top tens for the year, alltime, meet, and then the three past championship medal placings. I'd go to the meet just for the program :wink:

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                        • #13
                          It's a pretty weak field overall. Very disappointing.

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                          • #14
                            Field events look great - track events look second-rate, to say the least.
                            http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Seeksreal
                              It's a pretty weak field overall. Very disappointing.

                              I think the main reason has been discussed already. Berlin GL is not paying an appearance fee to athletes this year as in previous years. Athletes will get only prize money based based on how well they finish in each event.

                              I think(not sure) the top prize is $30,000 for 1st place. Thus, for an athlete like Bolt who commands $200,000+ per race, why would he run in a meet to make a paltry $30,000 if he wins.

                              Not having appearance fees definitely will keep the top stars away. I wouldn't be surprised if this changes for Berlin GL next year.
                              Cows need love too

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