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DBR- How The IAAF Is Missing Oly Qualifying Targets- November 9, 2016
In recapping Rio, blogger Martin Bingisser  says, "The IAAF sets target field sizes, but only really enforces them in the field events." He also charges, "Qualifying standards should be used as a tool to promote our sport, not kill it."…
DBR- Russian Bigwig Attacks WADA's TUE System- November 8, 2016
Speaking at a meeting on WADA reforms, Russian Olympic Committee chair Aleksandr Zhukov wants more international oversight on therapeutic use exemptions…
DBR- Cassell's New Book Says '84 Tests Were "Capped"- November 8, 2016
The former USATF head suggests that Primo Nebiolo and Juan Antonio Samaranch conspired to keep the number of positives from LA's Olympics at a dozen (all sports)…
DBR- Photo Essay: NYC Marathon Men's Race- November 7, 2016
Commentator Toni Reavis was following the race on a motorcycle for ESPN and here's his birdseye view of the proceedings…
DBR- Lyles Repeats As T&FN HS Boys Athlete Of The Year- November 7, 2016
Super sprinter Noah Lyles is our No. 1 for the second year in a row. The speedy Virginian pulled down the No. 1 spot in both the 100 and 200, setting an national record in the latter. Here's our top 10 in the voting…
DBR- T&FN HS Girls Athlete Of The Year: McLaughlin- November 7, 2016
Recordsetting long hurdler Sydney McLaughlin is our 2016 choice. Check out part of our story from the December issue of the magazine and see the top 10 voting…
DBR- A Somewhat Accurate Guide To The Marathon- November 7, 2016
A cartoon feature in The New Yorker explains what the 26-miler is all about… sorta…
DBR- Who Will Build The Next Monster Stadium, And When?- November 6, 2016
David Owen of insidethegames.bz wonders, "Is this new age of comparative austerity killing off the signature, knock-‘em-dead, Bird’s Nest-style Olympic stadium?"…
DBR- The Doping Crisis & The Sense Of Déjà Vu- November 6, 2016
Michele Verroken worries that we really haven't come very far since WADA was formed in '99…