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  • #16
    Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

    Originally posted by preston
    Originally posted by mump boy
    Oh it's Heike

    She wasn't even in Barcelona which i thought was strange at the time, but tandfman is right you have to be retired for 10 years before you can be inducted
    Who won wLJ in '92 then?
    I meant at the Centenary Gala last weekend not OG
    i deserve extra credit

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    • #17
      Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

      Originally posted by Flumpy
      Heike was my 2nd guess today. You told me I was wrong :?
      No WE decided that she couldn't have been ranked that long. Who knew she was ranked from age of 16 in 81 ?? :shock: and then only had 1 year out to have a baby in 89 !! i assumed she was ranked from 83 and missed at least 1 other year in late 90's

      She retired in 04 so should be a shoe in for '15
      i deserve extra credit

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      • #18
        Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

        The criteria will most likely change for future additions:
        https://iaafmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/misc ... ership.pdf
        2013 and beyond

        From 2013 onwards, the IAAF Hall of Fame Selection Panel will propose at least 4 new additions to the IAAF Hall of Fame membership each year some time prior to the annual World Athletics Gala.

        While very strict criteria were agreed to select the inaugural list of 24 members in 2012, (at least 2 Olympic or World titles plus at least 1 World Record), these criteria may be extended in 2013 to allow athletes whose achievements had an extraordinary impact on our sport to be considered as well.
        The IAAF only used such strict criteria for the first inductees simply as a way to whittle down the list, otherwise it would have been pretty overwhelming to try to choose 24 people from all the hundreds of legendary athletes.

        I agree that there are several athletes who are more deserving than some of the ones who have so far been inducted, but wouldn't it be boring if all the big hitters went in at once?! :-) Spacing them out keeps it interesting.

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        • #19
          Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

          Originally posted by Jon
          wouldn't it be boring if all the big hitters went in at once?! :-) Spacing them out keeps it interesting.
          V diplomatic
          i deserve extra credit

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          • #20
            Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

            Originally posted by Jon
            wouldn't it be boring if all the big hitters went in at once?
            No .
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #21
              Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

              Oops... forgot about the 10-year rule. USATF's stricture is only 3.

              Allow me to suggest that 5 is good number (not coincidentally, the number baseball uses, which sets the standard by which all Halls should be measured).

              What good will it do for the sport when 10 years from now Haile Gebrselassie still isn't in the Hall?

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              • #22
                Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                Originally posted by gh
                Oops... forgot about the 10-year rule. USATF's stricture is only 3.

                Allow me to suggest that 5 is good number (not coincidentally, the number baseball uses, which sets the standard by which all Halls should be measured).

                What good will it do for the sport when 10 years from now Haile Gebrselassie still isn't in the Hall?

                USATF is 5, used to be 4 .

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                • #23
                  Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                  Originally posted by mump boy
                  Originally posted by Flumpy
                  Heike was my 2nd guess today. You told me I was wrong :?
                  No WE decided that she couldn't have been ranked that long. Who knew she was ranked from age of 16 in 81 ?? :shock: and then only had 1 year out to have a baby in 89 !! i assumed she was ranked from 83 and missed at least 1 other year in late 90's

                  She retired in 04 so should be a shoe in for '15
                  I said '82 - 93 with one year off in '89. After all these years you really should know better than to doubt me :P

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                  • #24
                    Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                    Originally posted by Flumpy
                    Originally posted by mump boy

                    No WE decided that she couldn't have been ranked that long. Who knew she was ranked from age of 16 in 81 ?? :shock: and then only had 1 year out to have a baby in 89 !! i assumed she was ranked from 83 and missed at least 1 other year in late 90's

                    She retired in 04 so should be a shoe in for '15
                    I said '82 - 93 with one year off in '89. After all these years you really should know better than to doubt me :P
                    So that would be 11 years then :P
                    i deserve extra credit

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                    • #25
                      Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                      Originally posted by gh
                      Oops... forgot about the 10-year rule. USATF's stricture is only 3.

                      Allow me to suggest that 5 is good number (not coincidentally, the number baseball uses, which sets the standard by which all Halls should be measured).

                      What good will it do for the sport when 10 years from now Haile Gebrselassie still isn't in the Hall?
                      Because in those 10 year they can induct

                      Hannes Kolehmainen
                      Maritus Yifter
                      Vladamir Kuts
                      Lasse Viren
                      Said Aouita

                      instead
                      i deserve extra credit

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                      • #26
                        Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                        Originally posted by gh
                        Allow me to suggest that 5 is good number (not coincidentally, the number baseball uses, which sets the standard by which all Halls should be measured).
                        My underscore.

                        . . . Baseball . . . which sets the standard from which all Halls can be improved.

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                        • #27
                          Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                          Originally posted by dj
                          Originally posted by gh
                          Allow me to suggest that 5 is good number (not coincidentally, the number baseball uses, which sets the standard by which all Halls should be measured).
                          My underscore.

                          . . . Baseball . . . which sets the standard from which all Halls can be improved.
                          It's also 5 in the NFL. (On that note, some of the inductions and omissions this year were a bit surprising I must say, and they still don't seem keen to add wide receivers.)

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                          • #28
                            Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                            I think the 10-year thing is a bad marketing mistake on the IAAF's part. That kind of gap is fine for the hardcore types who hang out here, but if you're trying to keep the sport vibrant and active and relate to the younger crowd, I think it imperative that your Hall of Fame be about people that impressionable young fans can relate to.

                            Even somebody as lordly as Bolt is going to see his star fade with the passage of time, and waiting 10 years to capitlize on him after he retires will be a lot of people lost.

                            Turning it into an old-farts game makes no sense at all to me.

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                            • #29
                              Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                              Five years feels right -- when you get to steady state. However, they have such a backlog to go through that it helps narrow the field at first. In general, I think recent events loom larger than stuff from long ago and would lead to a bit of a bias against achievements from the past.

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                              • #30
                                Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

                                As long as Daley Thompson goes in before Kelly Holmes, any criteria are good.

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