He doesn’t mention drugged up Commies

New York Times

Nate Silver analyses sports performance and why track and field athletes records stand for years and performance improves very slowly. He leaves out one important factor. Drugged up Commies!

The field events that make up the other half of the athletics completion have been a mixed bag. Although there has been a lot of progress in the high jump and the pole vault, the trend has actually been negative in some other competitions. The woman who won the shot-put competition in Beijing, Valerie Vili of New Zealand, would not, with her tosses, have won even a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.


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