Quote Of The Day
“Let’s say you dropped into Sunday’s final day of the 2014 world indoor track and field championships.Â Further, you were a stranger to the sport, maybe kinda-sorta checking it out, a local from here in Sopot or Gdansk.Â The program started at 2:50 in the afternoon. It wrapped up a little past 7 in the evening. That’s just over four hours. In those four-plus hours you saw – deep breath now – 14 events, two semifinals and 12 finals, as well as 17 medal ceremonies.Â Essentially, you went to the circus. All that was missing was lions, tigers and bears.Â This has to change.”
– Olympic sports writerÂ Alan Abrahamson talking about how there’s too much going on at track meets for a casual fan to follow and they need to change in order to become more spectator friendly.