Quote Of The Day
“(Track and field is) a really great sport … When you look up into the stadium at a global athletics championships, you’ve got 213 flags now. There’s not a sport in the world that has that universality (213 nations), that global reach. It’s tougher to get a medal in a track and field championship than any other sport. But the sport has its challenges. I think we recognize that we’ve struggled, valiantly on occasions, but we have struggled to connect with the next generation. We are not being watched by as many people as we should be. Interestingly, if you do some research into this, it shows that track and field is everybody’s second favorite sport but not enough people are now following it as their #1 sport and we have to address that. Fundamentally, I think we have to address it by exciting and engaging young people both as spectators and participants.”
– Seb Coe making his case for the IAAF presidency in an interview with Brendan Foster, released exclusively to LetsRun.com.