Men's 100m not in next years Golden League???

2004 IAAF Golden League Events Approved in Paris
Wednesday 22 October 2003
Monte Carlo - The IAAF Golden League Working Group met yesterday in Paris to discuss the outcome of the 2003 edition of the Golden League, during which Mozambique’s Maria Mutola became the first athlete ever to win the $1 million outright, and most importantly to decide on next year’s basic fundamentals.

Following a careful examination of the athletics disciplines and in an attempt to select the most exciting and most interesting events, the IAAF Golden League Working Group decided that the 2004 Golden League events would be:

400m Hurdles
Triple Jump
Discus Throw

100m Hurdles
High Jump

While 2004 will mark the first appearance of the Discus Throw as a Golden League regular, all other events have a history of success in the Golden League.

The women’s 100m could mark the return of Marion Jones (GL Jackpot winner in 2002) to the most prestigious one-day meeting circuit of the IAAF. Also Golden League Jackpot winners in 2002, Hicham El Guerrouj (1500m), Felix Sanchez (400m Hurdles) and Ana Guevara (400m) may have their eyes set on yet another jackpot.

Another athlete whose chances to win the GL jackpot are undeniable is Hestrie Cloete, 2003 Athlete of the Year and nine times at 2.00m or higher this year.


The mens 100 is not exciting? on what planet!!!

The GL-organizers want events where there is a chance of one person dominating…

On the same planet that half the field from the previous year will not be competing …

The probability is that most meet directors will still schedule a 100m on their program. The event just isn’t on the 2004 GL points/prizemoney agenda.

That’s what I was thinking as well.