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DBR- Changing The Olympic Program: Sport Politics At Play- April 20, 2017
On the topic of new events for Tokyo 2020 Nick Butler of insidethegames.biz thinks the IOC deserves some credit, "even if they have done so in their usual cloak & daggers way"…
DBR- An "All-Star Game" For U.S. Olympic Athletes?- April 19, 2017
Noting that many sports hold their nationals in a very similar time period, veteran observer Rich Perelman suggests that a pooling of interests for a major summer sporting affair might be beneficial…
DBR- Tear It Up, Throw It Away, Start All Over Again- April 19, 2017
Calling the current Olympic bidding protocol "totally outdated andmust simply be torn up and discarded," a key IOC figure tells Alan Abrahamson that the system is broken…
DBR- Pre Classic Saving A Lane For Devon Allen- April 19, 2017
The fields are filling up fast for the Diamond League's only U.S. stop, but meet director Tom Jordan tells Chris Hansen of the Eugene Register-Guard that he is hoping the rehabbing local hurdling hero will be ready to go…
DBR- Big Rankings Jump By Florida Men- April 19, 2017
In holding on to the top spot in the USTFCCCA's ratings, the Gators raised their edge over Texas A&M from 30.77 points to 101.16…
DBR- California HS Miler Scares The 4:00 Barrier- April 18, 2017
The real significance of Cooper Teare's 4:00.16 on Friday night is that it makes him No. 4 on the all-time list of prep-only competitions. Here's the 35 fastest times ever…
DBR- Oregon Women Pad Their Computer Lead- April 17, 2017
The latest USTFCCCA calculations show the Ducks adding to their bulge over Arkansas after a great weekend at Mt. SAC…
DBR- Why Do The Olympics Generate Such Bad Press?- April 17, 2017
Corruption allegations, government-underwritten cost overruns, stadiums and venues abandoned to rot… and all of them tied to politics in one way or another says Alan Abrahamson…
DBR- Thoughts On Pay-Per-View Coverage Of The Sport- April 17, 2017
Ken Goe of oregonlive.com isn't convinced that NBC's new offering is the way to grow the sport. If traditional TV coverage goes away, he worries, it could cement track's status a "niche sport with no crossover appeal"…