Jamaican National Outdoor Trials change of dates has some controversy

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Thompson_ElaineSF1-Rio16.jpgElaine Thompson, photo by PhotoRun.net

KINGSTON (JAM): The general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association suggested the organisation had no plans to change the date of the country's national outdoor trials this year from 20-23 June despite concern over the date from international meeting organisers. "Suffice to say that the executive has reviewed the (world governing body) IAAF calendar along with our domestic and local events including our local championships and at the moment the dates that have been put to the press and into the media, the public domain, remains the date for the senior and junior championships," Garth Gayle told Television Jamaica. Amid concerns of clashes with other meetings on the calendar, the IAAF confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday there were "ongoing discussions between the IAAF and JAAA about this scheduling issue."

runblogrun: What is the JAA thinking? They have annoyed major sponsors and the IAAF over purposely moving the National Outdoors to conflict with the global circuit. Rumors are flying. We hope that the issues can be negotiated.

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