An interesting note on eligibility. Apparently, Canadian universities count XC and track eligibility together. So even though XC is cancelled, if an athlete competes in indoor or outdoor track, they still use a year of XC eligibility.
According to some experts, contact sports (like football) and indoors sports (like basketball) were rated with a higher risk, while XC and T&F were rated to have a lower risk.
It's worth noting that the same athletes who ripped World Athletics for cutting less popular events from the Diamond League are now ripping World Athletics for not making changes.
Keflezighi says the Ahmaud Arbery story made him ask himself if he's "really safe" when he goes out running.
Raevyn Rogers talks about how she had a gun pointed at her by a police officer when there was an intruder in her building earlier this year.
The writer claims that because of sponsorships, the IOC "fears a 21st-century equivalent of the Black Power protests" from 1968.
IOC president Thomas Bach said a rule banning athletes from protesting at the Olympics could be reviewed.
Coe has committed to addressing a conflict of interest (his position at CSM Sport Entertainment) which had previously prevented him from joining.
Coe said, "I am reluctant to discourage athletes from expressing their views and I sense that the current generation is more willing to speak out than some previous generations were. There is nothing in World Athletics’ Integrity Cody of Conduct to prevent athletes from protesting as long as it is done in a respectful manner, considers other athletes, and does not damage our sport.”
Eugene 2022 Worlds finishes on July 24th and the CWG will start July 28th.