ITU Japan Results - No where to be found?

ITU Japan Results - No where to be found?

Post by Bert Sand » Thu, 13 Jul 1995 04:00:00


 Hi,

  I was wondering why there has been no results for the ITU race
  held in Japan on July 8-9 weekend?  The ITU has a WWW page
  which has a heading for the results, but no results.  How
  difficult can it be to enter in the results into a WWW page
  within 24 hours (maximum) of the race being completed - I
  am sure it is not difficult to FAX a few pages of results
  from Japan to the USA so that they could be entered in a
  timely manner? then again it looks as if it is!

  Please ITU update your pages in a timely manner and in
  also try to enter all of the results from the race just
  not the top ten athletes - people might just be interested
  in athletes other than those that finish in the top ten!

IMHO,

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ITU Japan Results - No where to be found?

Post by TGCarls » Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I strongly second the first comments. Looks like laziness to me.

ITU was also too lazy to consider using International Distance to describe
their Olympic distance events after the IOC complained. But not too lazy
to try to usurp all meaning for the word we formerly used to describe our
sport -- triathlon -- though. I'm sorry, the "triathlon distance
triathlon" held recently in Japan. Or is it "triathlon triathlon" -- a
later absurd variantion on Joseph Heller's Catch 22 character Major Major
Major Major? Or are we violating ITU copyright by calling any other
swim-bike-run events that are not 1.5 K swims, 40K bikes and 10k runs
triathlons now? I say that a revolution can be accomplished by continuing
to use the term Olympic distance -- if only for spite. Note that once the
term gets into common useage, they cannot defend copyright. Thus a coke
takes power away from Coke, once kleenex is accepted as a generic
description of tissues, Kleenex loses copyright value, etc. While
publications can be liable for use of the forbidden copyright terms,
expression on the Internet is both protected by free speech and duly noted
by lexicographers and makes its way into dictionaries where the battle may
be won.  I say they took the name of the sport and defended it by saying
it is just like calling a 26.2 mile footrace a marathon. Not true. It is
like calling a 1500 meter race Track and Field. Then the 100 meters and
200 meters and 5000 meters and 10,000 meters can go to hell and search for
another generic word to describe footraces and hammer throws. Also, events
like the pentathlon and heptathlon and decathlon were invented for the
modern Olympic games. But triathlon is the pre-existing name of our sport
that beat the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney to the doctionary by 25 years.
It refers to the whole sport, from kids' triathlons of 100 meter swim, 3
mile bike and half mile runs up to triple- and deca-Ironman events. So is
an Ironman no longer a triathlon now? is it now "a swim-bike-run
multisport event 4.35 triathlons in length?"

Gag me.

 
 
 

ITU Japan Results - No where to be found?

Post by Tricia Richt » Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I agree with everyone complaining about the stupidity of the ITU in
the "Olympic Triathlon" naming debacle.  What *idiot* came up with
that stupid idea????  If they couldn't use the term "Olympic",
couldn't they have at least replaced it with *anything* else simply
to distinguish this very standard distance from other very standard
distances???  God, they could have just used "Classic" or "Standard"
or "Median" or "Wimpy" or "Goofy" or *anything*.  I agree, let's
just stubbornly continue to refer to them as Olympic, ITU be damned.

Geez, that's exasperating!

Tricia

 
 
 

ITU Japan Results - No where to be found?

Post by Steve Pa » Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> I agree with everyone complaining about the stupidity of the ITU in
> the "Olympic Triathlon" naming debacle.  What *idiot* came up with
> that stupid idea????  If they couldn't use the term "Olympic",
> couldn't they have at least replaced it with *anything* else simply
> to distinguish this very standard distance from other very standard
> distances???  God, they could have just used "Classic" or "Standard"
> or "Median" or "Wimpy" or "Goofy" or *anything*.  I agree, let's
> just stubbornly continue to refer to them as Olympic, ITU be damned.

[Sorry if I'm about to duplicate something already said; I've been away]

Whatever happened to "International Distance"?

I read this new "naming" (or non-naming) convention the other night just
before starting a run, and almost couldn't do the run I was laughing so
hard.

Simply unbelievable.

Steve

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