Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
Yeah, look I don't really mind whether it's in or not, just wanted to say it was hard, wasn't citing it as a case for or against inclusion - I didn't make that clear.
That being said, fans of Swimming over Athletics could perhaps make the same arguments of events such as Hurdles and Steeplechase and could probably make a case against the Triple Jump. But I love all those events so...
Don't even have to go that far. 200m and 5000m are just cheap doubling up opportunities. Hurdling I can see the point in, but the 400 hurdles is, again, just a couple of years' investment in technique. The throwing events have been split up by geographical region and thus none of them has a decent level (if I'd have to pick one it'd probably be the discus).
Gaaah! Dragged down to their level!