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Ed Warner: Athletics has had a bad 2020 but the Olympics represent a shot at rejuvenation

Ed Warner: Athletics has had a bad 2020 but the Olympics represent a shot at rejuvenation

Athletics has had a lousy 2020. Not that any sport has had a great 12 months, but the absence of a major championships after the postponement of Tokyo 2020, coupled with a severe lack of cash in the World Athletics coffers, has left the sport trailing those that have been able to keep their shows on the road in bubbles for sofa-bound audiences. Shoe wars and drug scandals have hardly helped either. Thankfully, redemption may be but eight months away, if only athletics’ leaders can seize their quadrennial moment when the world drops everything to watch its greatest runners, jumpers and throwers.