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As Russian sport as a whole is in a rather unique situation at the moment, Inside the Games takes a look back at similar times in the sporting history of one of the most prominent countries in the world. As can be said for almost everything in life, learning the historical context leading up to any given moment in time gives us a better understanding of the current state of things. Enjoy this piece from Philip Barker...

One way or another, Russian sport is set to dominate the headlines over the next few months.

 

The World Cup line-up is now completely ready for a grand and glittering draw at the Kremlin in Moscow next month. FIFA’s ethics committee has been investigating the bid process for that tournament and there is at least one other cloud on the horizon. There is the very real possibility that Russian competitors will be excluded from the other big event of 2018, as the fall-out from the Sochi doping scandal threatens participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:51

The legacy of Meb Keflezighi

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The first time I saw Meb Keflezighi run was at FootLocker Cross Country. I had flown in to see the meet and the taxi driver from San Diego Airport asked me where I was going. I told him, Balboa Park for the FootLocker. He told me that a relative was running there, who was quite good. The driver was fairly knowledgable regarding running but told me as I got out of the car to watch this Meb Keflezighi...


Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:57

Coach insight- Trevor Painter

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Enjoy this piece from Athletics Weekly on British coach Trevor Painter. He has some very good insight into both technical and practical aspects of coaching. One of the best articles on coaching I've read recently...


Monday, 13 November 2017 15:22

Analysis: London 2017 women's pole vault

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In the final part of our review of IAAF findings, we report on the biomechanical analysis of the women’s world pole vault competition in London

Katerina Stefanidi won the women’s pole vault at the London IAAF World Championships in impressive fashion, clearing 4.91m on her first attempt to set a Greek record. In doing so, the 27-year-old added a world title to her Olympic and European wins.


Monday, 13 November 2017 15:18

My greatest challenge - Kyron McMaster

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IAAF Diamond League winner Kyron McMaster reflects on the disappointment of being disqualified in the heats of the 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 after lining up as the world No.1.

Missed opportunity

“Back in 2015-16 I attended Central Arizona College but struggled with injuries and because things did not work out for me there I returned to the British Virgin Islands in the early part of the 2016 track season.


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