Nike is a disgrace wrote:
How do you interpret this?...
"Our women’s track & field meet officials, who volunteer their time to serve the sport, made a field-of-play decision based on the video evidence they saw,” Siegel said. “They followed the process laid out in our competition rules, with no USATF employee or officer part of the appeal or the decision. We are all looking forward and will address our processes to try to minimize the potential for controversy or misunderstanding in the future.”
So the USATF had nothing to do with the appeal or the decision? They just stood around while nike decided everything?
Because USATF is so weak, this situation was pure Nike on Nike action and the winner was Paul Doyle, whose athletes are more important to Nike than AlSal's are.
So..."the sport" remains a mess, but at least this particular situation ended up with the right athletes going to Poland.
Interesting that USATF says in the announcement that GG has been "reinstated as champion" but the "official results" still list her as a DQ.