A Letter to World and European Athletics, 22 March 2021

To: Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President, and Dobromir Karamarinov, European Athletics Interim President Dear colleagues We are writing to you to express our concerns about the size of fields for combined events competitions at major championships, and the interaction with world rankings. Background The fields for the combined events in major outdoor championships have been…

Multi-eventers call for bigger fields at major championships

Over 250 multieventers, including World and Olympic medallists, have supported a call for larger fields in the decathlon, heptathlon and pentathlon at major international championships. The direction of travel on field sizes in the combined events is a longstanding concern. In 2018, when the qualification system for the 2020 Olympic Games was published, the great…