USATF asks IAAF for the time table change, from EME News (sources: Reuters, USATF, IAAF)


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Updated December 18, 2015 : IAAF closes up for holiday 19 December 2015 through 4 January 2016, so no official response until January is our best guess.

USATF asks IAAF for the time table change
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): USATF has formally petitioned the IAAF to amend the competition schedule for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, requesting that a change be made to allow for Allyson Felix to double in the 200 and 400 m next summer. Informs USATF website. "We did receive an official request today from USATF," Paul Hardy, competitions director for the IAAF, told Reuters in an email. "This will be reviewed in the next few days."

Editor's note: Allyson Felix wants to double over 200 meters and 400 meters. The process is that the USATF will petition the IAAF and the IAAF will review the request. Face it, the IAAF and USATF want as many eyeballs on those TV screens during the Olympics. As track and field is the most popular modern sport in Olympic summer venues, watching Allyson Felix, one of the finest sprinters in Olympic history, wants to put her name on a double that is seldom successful.

RunBlogRun will look forward to such a double. We sure hope the IAAF is able to amend a schedule, similar to what Michael Johnson asked for in 1996.

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