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  • gh
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    The Wiichita State SID department just issued a release titled this way

    Shocker Track and Field Announces Fall Scrimmage

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  • tandfman
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    This one boggles. There's a story linked in the front-page headline section about Kenya's team for the upcoming World Half-Marathon Championships. It includes this sentence:

    "The team leaves the country on July 15 for the Scandinavian country."

    Of course, it's now October, and the Championships will be in Poland, which is not in Scandanavia.

    https://nation.africa/kenya/sports/a...n-team-2459150



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  • Atticus
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    Trackinsun is an invaluable results site. Looking over the Nairobi stats I note the actual name of the meet was:

    Nairobi (Kenya), 3.10.2020 -Bill Keino Classic

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  • tandfman
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    Here's another non-champion somehow promoted. From a Cuba-based website's article about discus thrower Denia Caballero:

    >>The 2015 Beijing world champion was able to once again win the gold medal in Doha,<<

    In fact, she was the silver medalist in Doha. It happens that another Cuban (
    Yaimé Pérez) won the gold.

    https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?...-2020-olympics


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  • Alan Shank
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    This is from a World Athletics page:
    https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...navirus-photos

    Ricketts taking postponements and cancellations in stride


    Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts, the 2019 world triple jump champion, chose to accentuate the positive during her lockdown.

    Gee, has Rojas been retroactively suspended?

    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Woodland, CA, USA

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  • tandfman
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    Yes, and some SIDs regularly refer to track meets as "tournaments".

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  • gh
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    SID-speak very commonly refers to track athletes as "players"

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  • tandfman
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    You're right. And they also have a clueless reference to "games in the sports of men's and women's cross country . . ."

    I've never seen a cross country game, have you?

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  • gm
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    Save your indignation for the ACC. They wrote the original.

    https://theacc.com/news/2020/7/9/gen...ptember-1.aspx

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  • tandfman
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    I doubt that that what the Balto Sun writer had in mind.

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  • DoubleRBar
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    It (cross country) use to be an Olympic sport before it was discontinued.

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  • tandfman
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    This is from an article in the Baltimore Sun: Headline - Maryland universities face daily uncertainty, disappointment in preparation for fall sports

    Clueless quote:

    The ACC postponed the start of Olympic sports (men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball) until Sept. 1.
    Did you know that cross country is an Olympic sport? That's news to me.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/...2h4-story.html

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    This is from a story about Kyle Merber's speaking to a HS Cross Country team in Westchester (NY) County:


    The 2016 Olympics were held in Atlanta? How did I miss that?

    https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/2...ry/2077067001/
    Cluelessness was not obvious to me in this NYT profile of Merber in pandemic times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/s...-olympics.html

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  • berkeley
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    This one is hard to believe. In a piece on the CNBC website about the status of the Tokyo Olympic Games, there appears this sentence:

    Oh, really? Do these guys really think that track athletes have only one quadrennial opportunity to compete in their sport? And by the way, the last time I looked CNBC was an affiliate of NBC, which broadcasts the World Championships and other meets (including those on NBC Sports Gold).

    Clueless. Totally.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/ioc-...eeping-in.html
    Sadly, the way things are going there may not be much more than that for 200m sprinters and triple jumpers ...

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  • berkeley
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    How about this from an article about the closing of Coogan's bar in NYC:

    They served "... the world’s smallest sundae named after Olympic champion runner Eamonn Coughlin who was tall and fast".

    Three errors in one sentence. He wasn't an Olympic champion, his name is Coghlan and he certainly isn't tall.

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