preston wrote:The IAAF needs to scrap the entire waver issue. Once an athlete gets citizenship from a country they should be afforded all the rights of a citizen of that country. The IAAF and other sports organizations force second-class citizenship onto other athletes by not allowing them to enjoy the full rights of their fellow countryman. Whether you compete for a country or not should only be determined by a naturalization department/ministry.
I pretty much agree, but I'd like to think that having some brakes on the program stops the Qatars of the world from simply going out and buying a whole new team every year.