USATF DQ Report Released: Did Alberto Salazar Have Undue Influence? We Still Don't Know
We wonder if it's normal for an official to tell a coach about a foul he admits he didn't see. Then we start to go off into la-la conspiracy land as we notice a key part of the report regarding Salazar shows up in a different font. To us, the whole report reads like a 5th grader's book report, not a report worthy analysis of a decision that (illegally) fixed the outcome of a national championship race.
DQGate Gets Interesting: Gabriele Grunewald DQ Footage From US Indoor Women's 3,000 Mistakenly Leaked By USATF
USATF's Incompetence Makes Front Page Of Wall Street Journal Marketplace Section Under Headline, "Nike Runs Into Trouble On The Track"
Irony Of Ironies: USATF's Reinstatement Of Gabriele Grunewald Was Another Example Of Itself Violating Its Own Rules And Making Them Up On The Spot
Sadly, the one consistent thing about USATF is that its rules are vague or simply ignored. Greg Harger of the Indiana Invaders points out how USATF ignored its own rules in overturning its Gabe Grunewald DQ.
USATF Talks About The "New Conclusive" Evidence That Got Gabe Grunewald DQed
The TFAA will not stand by while the athlete voice is ignored - "The lack of action is the most recent in a long-string of failures to engage in meaningful dialogue with the TFAA"
Editorial: Far From Resolved, All Of The Questions Leading To The Uproar About USATF's Initial DQ Of Gabriele Grunewald Remain
1) By rule, the Jury of Appeals must have received "new conclusive evidence" for Grunewald to be DQed. If that is the case, then she should still be disqualified - after all, the evidence is conclusive.
2) If "new conclusive evidence" wasn't received, then Grunewald should never have been DQed and the rules weren't followed. You can't have it both ways.
Mark Wieczorek: "Either USATF indeed does have conclusive video evidence or they, in collusion with Alberto and Nike, lied and cheated to manipulate the system"
Women's 3,000 Resolution: Gabriele Grunewald Reinstated As USATF Champion
USATF CEO Max Siegel spoke to the parties involved and Jordan Hasay did the right thing and withdrew her protest, meaning Gabe Grunewald could not be DQed and is your USA 3,000m champion. The fight is not over, however, as fans and athletes need to stay on top of this issue to address its root causes. Siegel said that while he is "looking forward and will address our processes to try to minimize the potential for controversy or misunderstanding in the future" that in this case, "they followed the process laid out in our competition rules." Scary thought if true, with no transparency on the part of USATF.