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Re-writing Records in Athletics: Pride & Prejudice

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European Athletics are proposing that all world records set before 2005 should now be rewritten and it wants IAAF to endorse such proposals. If the proposals are accepted by the IAAF, a world record would only be recognised if it meets all three of the following criteria: 1) It was achieved at a competition on a list of approved international events where the highest standards of officiating and technical equipment can be guaranteed; 2) The athlete had been subject to an agreed number of doping control tests in the months leading up to it;
3) The doping control sample taken after the record was stored and available for re-testing for 10 years.