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DBR- Maria Michta Dissects The Symmonds/USATF Case- August 10, 2015
The veteran U.S. walker does a marvellous job of looking at the story from both sides, from the point of view of somebody who is actually in the proverbial trenches as an active international athlete…
DBR- Team USA Named For The World Championships- August 10, 2015
Here's the official roster from USATF, listed alphabetically (the list does not include alternates in individual events)…
DBR- The Daily Relay's Monday Morning Run- August 10, 2015
Kevin Sully tries to sort out all the off-the-track messes that are dominating the headlines in the down time before the Worlds begin…
DBR- Parallels: Nick Symmonds And A ’91 Incident- August 10, 2015
Jim Ferstle remembers a gear-related dispute that goes back to Carl Lewis and the Tokyo World Championships…
DBR- Toni Reavis On The "Nick Symmonds Dilemma"- August 9, 2015
The bottom line for this analyst: "…until the athletes of track & field truly unite, they will have no one to blame but themselves for continuing to be treated if not as serfs… but simply as independent contractors"…
DBR- Symmonds Elaborates On His "Stealing" Charge- August 9, 2015
"I've got a study that shows USATF shares 8% of its revenue with athletes. The typical industry standard is 25 to 40%. 8% is absolutely disgraceful," he tells Ken Goe of oregonlive.com…
DBR- Neither Nick Symmonds Nor USATF Blink- August 9, 2015
The federation's deadline for the halfmile star to sign the "athlete statement of conditions" has come and gone with neither side changing stance. Coming up, a court date? Stay tuned…
DBR- Bubka Promises To Give Women Stronger IAAF Voice- August 9, 2015
The presidential candidate says that every IAAF committee and commission must include women…
DBR- The Wingers Sharing Olympic Throwing Dreams- August 9, 2015
John Meyer of the Denver Post profiles the husband & wife of discus thrower Russ and javelinist Kara who are both headed to the World Championships…