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Community Level 4mrufo

mrufo

First Up: Seduce Me, Susan, Bright And EarLi! Review with images

AdvantagesRunning improves your health and fitness.

DisadvantagesThe sport is tainted by drug cheats.

"...be an ardent fan of athletics in the 1970s. But that enthusiasm has waned a little now. Due to the sands of time, my memory is not what it used to be. I have trawled through a few web sites trying to rekindle my memories. Some of this op is more personal for me and meaningless for anyone else. But I hope that the amateur psychiatrists amongst you will be able to glean the workings of my mind. EARLIEST MEMORIES My earliest sporting memories were ..." Read review
13.12.2010

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Forget Bolt-Berlino rules! Review with images

AdvantagesGreat event

DisadvantagesDrugs

"...Berlin Olympic Stadium The World Athletics Championships August 15th-23rd Jessie Owens and all that... Athletics has a new hero, Usain Bolt, but if he fails a drug test then the sport is dead in the water, make no mistake. That's why he won't fail a drug test. Think of that statement as you please. I'm sure all the wonderful bravado and laid back Jamaican showbiz cool is the real man but it may also be a front to distract from that horrible ..." Read review
25.08.2009

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USAin Bolt?

AdvantagesGreat performances

Disadvantagesgreat demises

"'''*Usain Bolt – The current World Record Holder 100 metres*''' '''Men's 100m result''' _1 Usain Bolt JAM 9.58 (WR)_ _2 Tyson Gay USA 9.71 (NR)_ _3 Asafa Powell JAM 9.84 (SB)_ ------ ----- ------ '''USAin Bolt?''' Over the last month we’ve been overly spoon-fed what the Doctor’s involvement was to do with Michael Jackson’s departure. This ultimately beams the magnitude of how the West has depended on drugs. Drug taking; whether prescribed or ..." Read review
25.08.2009

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DREAMING OF 2012

Advantages Keeps you healthy, builds confidence and character

Disadvantages Poor facilities

"...but it is probably in Athletics that most people will associate Olympic success. The names of Coe, Ovett, Thompson, Christie, Holmes still fire the imagination of athletes today. But if Britain is going to really challenge at the London games and perform to the high levels that other Host countries like Australia, Spain and Greece have in recent Olympics where are our athletes going to come from. The young teenagers of today could be Olympic ..." Read review
22.02.2007

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Community Level 7flashpointz

flashpointz

GOING GOING GONE...FOR GOLD

Advantagesbest training facilities for years, high profile meetings, lottery funding etc

Disadvantagesthe junior talent just is not making it to the top level in middle/long distances

"...as a photographer – covers Athletics all over the country from Top Junior Level to International meets, I ask : What has happened to our great 'milers', 1500m runners ? Gone are the great days of Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram and Peter Elliott. Our seeming world domination at the distance has disappeared. Now the world is led by runners from the African nations. They have taken over the middle/long distance races. The Portuguese and the ..." Read review
05.05.2001

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Drugs.Cheating.Records.Money and Gold.

AdvantagesA good spectacle

DisadvantagesLost its purpose

"...whenever there is an major athletics meet, there is a huge scandal? Reason being is everyone is there for one thing. To prove they are the best. That means they are prepared to bend the rules or even break them, to win. In the past, countries deep in cold war, have stopped at nothing to prove themselves winners. Drugs, enhancers and even cheating have played a part. So far we have had little mention of drugs. Its not the drugs ..." Read review
07.08.2001

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Community Level 2Steo7

Steo7

Athletics - the sport of sports!

AdvantagesA superb sport to participate in- excellent to watch!

DisadvantagesNone

"Athletics - that's the sport! What a superb sport to do and watch! This world-wide sport has many events, including some such as the: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Hurdles, Relay High-jump, Long-jump, Triple-jump, Pole-vault Discus, Javelin, Shot-putt, Hammer. These are commonly known events but many forget others such as the Decathlon and the other longer/shorter distant walk-races and runs! There is a lot to know about athletics and athletes ..." Read review
21.08.2000

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Community Level 7flashpointz

flashpointz

Sprinters - our best chance for success

Advantagesa host of hungry young sprinters all raring to go

Disadvantagesbig competition from the USA in every event

"...a big boost to British athletics and sport in general ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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Community Level 1HisLordship

HisLordship

Jumping the gun!

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"In the recent European Cup the men's high hurdles was yet another example of the controversy surrounding false start decisions in athletics. Three men were rather dubiously disqualified and even the officials were so dismayed they turned off their measuring equipment. It has always been an inexact science. Famously, Armin Hary the 1960 Olympic champion used to anticipate the gun by being the last to "get set". Consequently, he recorded some amazing ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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Community Level 1HisLordship

HisLordship

Drug Cheats

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"For those athletes who have tested positive for major drugs such as steroids, the ban is not enough of a disincentive. I would suggest a better sanction might be to remove all records, world bests and titles ( from junior upwards ) leaving the athlete to start again, effectively, with a clean slate. It would be as if their career had never happened. This would also give others the recognition they always deserved by upgrading their past performances. ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 2megafu

megafu

British Athletics looking good

Advantagesgood talent

Disadvantagesnot enough investment

"...Europa Cup for the mens' Athletics team. They had victories in the 100m, 400m, 400m hurdles, triple jump and the 4x100m relay event along with a second place in the 1500m. There were some poor displays in the other events and the team generally struggles in some field and long distance events. Sprinting is definitely the forte and Britain should be able to pick up a couple of medals in the Olympics in Sydney this September. The womens' team is also ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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Community Level 2Manofmanyw...

Manofmanywords

The Night British Athletic was Reborn

AdvantagesGives you the feel good factor and makes you feel proud

DisadvantagesMakes you wish you were there

"...4x400 team to conclude the athletics with a win that summed up the team in one word - magnificent. Pipping the Welsh on the line, Danny Caines brought England home to record their 6th gold medal of what was one of the most successful nights of athletics I have ever witnessed. The atmosphere was electric, the performances were fantastic, the t.v. coverage was immense and the feel good factor was back in me. I apologise to anyone who I haven't mentioned ..." Read review
01.08.2002

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Community Level 7flashpointz

flashpointz

Just one more BIG throw

Advantagesexperience

Disadvantagesfitness

"Do we have a chance of repeating our previous successes in the Javelin at the Sydney Olympics? Steve Backley and Mick Hill, both veterans of past Olympics and World Championships have not been seen out much this season. Both have had injuries in the past and both have great experience at preparing thoroughly for the big meetings. Backley - on his best form - is capable of getting amongst the best of them. If Hill can make the final, he too can pull ..." Read review
17.07.2000

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Community Level 1LGTramp

LGTramp

Help the Athletes

AdvantagesTry to stop the real cheats

DisadvantagesIt is not possible to return to normal if you have a cold

"As a sports coach of an international athlete who never took any banned substances throughout her long and high achieving international career, I would like to say how easy it would be to take a banned substance with no intent and no knowledge. The IOC publishes a list of banned substances which consists of hundreds of very long names. On the bottom of this publication is the added comment that this list is a guide and that new substances are being ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

More needs to be done

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"...where the future of British Athletics is heading towards. Last year everything seemed so promising but now wit only one gold at the games, w are bring left behind. No longer are Britain competing for top prizes, instead we are coming home with bronze and silver. Jonathon Edwards who won a gold is 35, so w need to invest in the youth, otherwise we will have a very bleak future when it comes to Athletics. In the men side of things we do have ..." Read review
12.08.2001

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