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Jon Drummond

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:31 pm

What a disgraceful spectacle! Even if he had a point, file a protest afterwards, they might have even put him in the final. I am sure his sponsors were none too pleased.

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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby bhall » Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:43 pm

Read the IAAF Statement on Drummond thread (http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... hread=1547)

You might think differently if you were there.
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby MJD » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:05 pm

>You might
>think differently if you were there.

Or watched it on the CBC.
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:26 pm

What does being there or watching it on the CBC have anything to do with it? Is Jon Drummond the first athlete who's ever been screwed by a lousy rule, a faulty piece of equipment, or an officiating error? If he wants to act like a jerk when he's representing himself or his club, that's one thing, but when he's representing his country that's a whole different matter. There are channels to file protests and those are the channels he should have pursued. He has a history of acting like the world revolves around him.
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby lagsun » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:31 pm

Not condoning the behavior but he was advised by the USATF team official to stay on the track and NOT accept the DQ. Here's the paragraph from the IAAF article and the link:

http://www.iaaf.org/WCH03/news/Kind=512 ... 22631.html

The Advisory Board has studied the behaviour of Jon Drummond (USA), who refused to leave the track following his disqualification after a false start, and USA Track and Field Team Admin Officer Michael Cain, who ran onto to the track to advise Drummond not to accept his disqualification, and has concluded that, in both cases, the behaviour was improper, unsporting and has brought the sport of athletics into disrepute.
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:37 pm

"has brought the sport of athletics into disrepute."

you've got to be friggin' kidding me! With all the shenanigans that we've be subjected to in the last few years, THIS has brought track into disrepute?! L(VERY)OL.
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:38 pm

So do you think if USATF sets up Caine as the fall guy, they can spray enough responsibility deflection fog over the whole thing to keep Drummond available for the Relay?
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:46 pm

I have no problem with what Drummond did. Glad he brought negative attention to the officiating
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Re: Jon Drummond

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 4:05 pm

If that was his goal, he failed. He brought heaps of negative attention to himself, and it blows away ANY point he wanted to make about the officials.

He may or may not have had some valid points, but destroyed it all with his choice of method.
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