Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
V 5 N. 50 Salazar and NOP Under Scrutiny by BBC
Just when one thinks they've heard it all with doping and other skullduggery in world class sport, another story breaks clear of the others. This past week the corruption charges on world soccer seemed to take the heat off everyone else. Now this story on the Nike Oregon Project and their head coach Alberto Salazar is breaking in the track world. It's too early to form an educated opinion but some fairly big names are standing up and calling to question the legitimacy of the efforts and success that have come the way of this program. The BBC has scheduled a program today to drop this news on the rest of the world. If you want to hear the BBC report, see instructions below.
There's a catch though: you can only watch it if you have a UK IP address. One way to do that would be to install a VPN service like this extension for the Chrome Browser. Once you install that app on the Chrome Browser and run it, it masks your IP address and makes it "appear" to the website that you live in the UK, which enables you to watch the show.