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world athletics championship

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 pm

did i see somewhere that season ticket holders got discounted tickets or was that just for the para version ??

mate at work wants to take advantage of it but i cant find it anywhere - although im sure i got emailed it by someone.

sorry if its the wrong forum too
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby Corney Beal on Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:03 pm

Para version, yes. There is some sort of discount available.
Didn't see any mention of anything for the main games, so doubt it.
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Postby psychoscoredthelot on Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:14 pm

Corney Beal wrote:Para version, yes. There is some sort of discount available.
Didn't see any mention of anything for the main games, so doubt it.


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Re: world athletics championship

Postby view from the shires on Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:25 pm

I don't know why Usain Bolt has entered the sprint races - he is 31 in August so his legs must have gone.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby White Goodman on Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:01 pm

What does everyone think of rubbing out all the World Records pre 2005 (I think it was).

Seems like a ****ing stupid idea to me, given that loads of records set since then will be tainted.

They're just pissed off that nobody can run within 2 seconds of Marita Koch's 400m record.

That's basically in there until the end of human civilisation with the amount of gear she was having pumped into her.

Nobody could cheat like the GDR women. Absolutely brutal.
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Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:29 pm

White Goodman wrote:Nobody could cheat like the GDR women. Absolutely brutal.


The USA might have something to say about that.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby warp on Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:06 pm

White Goodman wrote:Seems like a ****ing stupid idea to me

and that's you being kind.

koch was an appropriate name though!
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby White Goodman on Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:54 pm

warp wrote:
koch was an appropriate name though!


Yes I'd imagine her bean had grown to epic proportions
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby mushy on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:01 pm

White Goodman wrote:What does everyone think of rubbing out all the World Records pre 2005 (I think it was).

Seems like a ****ing stupid idea to me, given that loads of records set since then will be tainted.

They're just pissed off that nobody can run within 2 seconds of Marita Koch's 400m record.

That's basically in there until the end of human civilisation with the amount of gear she was having pumped into her.

Nobody could cheat like the GDR women. Absolutely brutal.

Does it mean that ALL world records achieved before 2005 are to be wiped out including those subsequently beaten, or only those still in existence?
In other words even old Lord Coes old records would be struck off.
if not it would be only those still standing, which seems slightly daft in a way.
Poor old Jonathan Edwards, his would be gone, he was a freak of nature and am pretty sure he never took drugs, although to be fair who actually knows?
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Postby warp on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:13 pm

i think it's just a way (the cheaper one) to give the impression that it's a clean sport now, while it actually isn't.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby White Goodman on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:01 pm

warp wrote:i think it's just a way (the cheaper one) to give the impression that it's a clean sport now, while it actually isn't.


Correct.

To answer Mushy's question I think they propose to refer to previous world records as "world bests" or something equally stupid.

Radcliffe's would go , Mike Powell's long jump would go.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby White Goodman on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:40 pm

I see Gatlin is "shocked" at this news.

The man who won the WC 100m at 35 running as fast as he ran when he was cheating and about 10 years younger.

I'm warming to Gatlin , just because he is the most shameless **** in the world.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42409433
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Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 pm

If Gatlin really is shocked he's the only one.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:43 pm

I, for one, believe Justin is clean. The fact that he's been banned twice previously, set unprecedented times in his mid-30s and his coach is Dennis Mitchell (banned in 1998 for doping violations) is all just coincidental.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby Tenbury on Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:01 pm

He must hate the sport of athletics as he's clearly on a one-man mission to destroy it.
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Re: world athletics championship

Postby White Goodman on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42722906

More classic comedy from the Russians.

Nice to see they are learning their lesson
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