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Track & Field Athletes Announce Plans To Form Union, Fight IOC's Rule 40
Published September 24, 2012
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GOING THE DISTANCE: In Toronto, Cathal Kelly wrote the movement to unionize “has legs.” Discontent with the IOC rules has resulted in a “growing, internationalizing labour movement that could finally win for athletes what no sporting union has managed since Curtis Flood and/or Carl Brewer: widespread public support.” There currently has been “no talk of work stoppages -- that is, in athletes boycotting an Olympics.” Kelly: “But just wait” (TORONTO STAR, 9/22).