An opportunity for structural change in our sport at the professional level.
Our World Championships are held on the odd numbered years. Next year is a World Championships year. This year’s Olympic Games are being pushed into our World Championships year.
Now would be a good time for us to do what will eventually need to be done long term. The idea that got shelved in the mid-1990’s needs to be dusted off and implemented. A full separation of our sport from the Olympic Games. Within our sport, designate the games as being for athletes under 20 years old.
Now would be a good time to take full control of our sport at the professional level and fully establish the supremacy of our World Championships and our World governing body over the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee.We control our World Championships.
And obviously at some point the World Track & Field Championships will need to go from only being held on the odd numbered years to being held as an annual event.