Gabriele Grunewald Disqualification

Gabriele Grunewald Disqualification

July 08, 2014

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.

April 03, 2014

USATF's Incompetence Makes Front Page Of Wall Street Journal Marketplace Section Under Headline, "Nike Runs Into Trouble On The Track"

40 days ago, the wrong person was DQed in a USATF National Championship. USATF has done or said nothing about it. Total bullshit. Now, the WSJ is on the issue and framed it as a Nike issue. Will that be enough for USATF to get its act together? *WSJ Article
March 28, 2014

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.

March 28, 2014

USATF Talks About The "New Conclusive" Evidence That Got Gabe Grunewald DQed

The LRC take is it was not new or conclusive. And if it was, then Grunewald should still be DQed.
February 25, 2014

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.

February 25, 2014

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"

The 800 Olympic Trials finalist says there is "so much to be answered for" and hopes this doesn't end up being remembered simply "as a happy, good feeling memory where an athlete did a good thing."
February 24, 2014

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.
*Discuss Here

February 24, 2014

The Inside Story Of Gabriele Grunewald's DQ - Insider Access, False Promises And A Violation Of USATF's Own Rules?

By now, you've heard bits and pieces about what happened on Saturday but we tell you the inside story of what really went down, plus reveal that the Fat Lady hasn't sung yet as an arbitration hearing will take place later this week.