You know at 86 or 87 he still runs Monday night basketball at MSAC? He rings you when your fees are late! And the number you call to advise of a forfeit etc is his home number? What a legend.Lindsay Gaze probably the happiest man in the country. Not many individuals have contributed as much as he has to one sport. Maybe none.
They can compete, but it should be as individuals, not as part of a team, and even then only when it has been proved that they receive no assistance from Russia.Just on Nicola McDermott, she has genuine claims to a gold medal. It is an absolute joke that Russian athletes are allowed to compete at these games, clean or not.
The IOC is farcical.
Cheers for the cudos Leon. Not an expert, but a keen observer and student of the running game . I think once my children are all grown up and I am an old lonely empty nester, I'll probably get back into coaching more heavily, as I was in my pre-children years. And hopefully take some athletes through to higher levels. But for now I coach 2-3 young blokes just to keep my hand in it and keep my interest and my knowledge current.I enjoyed this reply and all your expert knowledge on Aths. Have always appreciated your thoughtful AFL football posts for that matter too. But getting back to Stewie. Yes, to win a medal, let alone a gold in a key Olympic track event, is incredibly difficult, especially in this era of drug 'temptation'. (And the Kenyans certainly aren't exempt from that. When you can make a fortune in terms of a poor country. Interesting to hear Cheruiyot not qualifying at home due to a hamstring issue recently but headed to Europe and made a remarkable recovery then selected!}
I wonder whether Stewie's incredible high pace over great distance would have made him more potent in the 5000?
Yep it has been a great games. Wasn’t that fussed about it beforehand but must say I can’t recall enjoying an Olympics so much.
I guess it helps that the Aussies did so well and we always seem to be in lockdown with *smile* all else to do.
I didn't. Cannot imagine him using Team Ap! Amazing, staying involved with grassroots when he could have put his feet up twenTy years ago, legend.You know at 86 or 87 he still runs Monday night basketball at MSAC? He rings you when your fees are late! And the number you call to advise of a forfeit etc is his home number? What a legend.