Some interesting quotes from Seb Coe in the Times of India. Anyone know what the ranking of the top 5 most popular sports is in the world?
The Times of India wrote:
"One of the ambitions which I set when I became president was that in the next few years, athletics should become one of the top four sports in the world. At that time, athletics was about ninght. Now we are fifth....
There are three sports, tennis, swimming and traithlon, which are all within on percentage of athletics. I believe we are absolutely moving towards achieving that ambition."
Asked about the yardstick to determine comparative ranking of various sports, he said, "We can measure around sponsorships, around accessibility, media, newspaper, online and broadcast coverage like that.
"For example, we now have three athletes in the top 50 most recognisable sportspersons in the world. We have one athlete in top 10.
"Moreover, the most important thing is the establishment of so many young talented athletes who are in top 10 in their respective events at the age of 20. That is a very good position to be in."