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  • #16
    i wonder how seriously do they enforce or check the status/eligibility of these athletes? i mean, is someone who's taking just one class at a college -- is that enought? even if it 's a bogus class, like basic health literacy, or one of those bogus courses they give to football players at american universities (like basketweaving)?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by cacique
      i wonder how seriously do they enforce or check the status/eligibility of these athletes? i mean, is someone who's taking just one class at a college -- is that enought? even if it 's a bogus class, like basic health literacy, or one of those bogus courses they give to football players at american universities (like basketweaving)?
      I think it's fairly lax, certainly much more lax than NCAA requirements. If the US sent a team, all kind of athletes who are done with NCAA eligibility would be eligible, like athletes who are in school but went pro, athletes whose clock ran out but are in grad school/med school/whatever, athletes who are not academically eligible, etc!

      I think it's very unfortunate that USATF does not send a team to this meet, considering some of the other meets we have sent "teams" to like the Decanation meet. WUG would be a great international competitive opportunity for a lot of our emerging elite athletes who may not have the means to pay their own way to Europe.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by polevaultpower
        Originally posted by Sinafan
        Originally posted by 3a
        Vania Stambolova almost back to her best in the 400m hurdles 55.14 to win.
        Unfortunately this rotten cheat pushed back our cute Jonna Tilgner to silver.
        There's also a change in our PV team for Berlin because Scherbarth broke his foot today in the PV.
        How did he break it? I saw he made the height in the qualifying round. My husband looked at some of the German articles, but they didn't seem to say.
        Maybe you can get some out of this article (in german)

        http://www.ahlener-zeitung.de/sport/spo ... WMaus.html

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        • #19
          Originally posted by pela2
          Originally posted by polevaultpower
          Originally posted by Sinafan
          Originally posted by 3a
          Vania Stambolova almost back to her best in the 400m hurdles 55.14 to win.
          Unfortunately this rotten cheat pushed back our cute Jonna Tilgner to silver.
          There's also a change in our PV team for Berlin because Scherbarth broke his foot today in the PV.
          How did he break it? I saw he made the height in the qualifying round. My husband looked at some of the German articles, but they didn't seem to say.
          Maybe you can get some out of this article (in german)

          http://www.ahlener-zeitung.de/sport/spo ... WMaus.html
          I guess he was just running down the runway and it broke somehow.

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          • #20
            A few items to note:

            1. Some of the less prestigious USA teams have their expenses subsidized by the meet organizers, but I believe this is not the case with the WUG.

            2. Primo Niebolo used to be the head of WUG as well as the IAAF, so back in the 1980's and 1990's, there was an additional political reason for attending the WUG. The USA had a full team when the WUG was in Buffalo in 1993 the last time it was in the USA.

            3. There are several reasons to give the Pan-Am priority over WUG: (1) It is generally closer to home and potentially less expensive; (2) I believe the Pan-Ams are still listed in the Amateur Sports Act as a priority; (3) It strengthens the USA relationship with our neighbors who are allies in the IAAF; (4) there is a longer USA history of involvement in the Pan-Am.

            4. Perhaps, some of the funds announced in the new USATF-Nike deal to help post-collegians will allow attendance at future WUG's.

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