Usain Bolt may have been the person to save track and field in the face of a number of doping scandals, as well as to highlight the merits of the junior school system.
That’s according to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president, Lamine Diack.
“I think it was the thing that was needed in our sport to see one athlete like him (Bolt) coming from the school system,” Diack told the Observer.
Diack has previously touted the benefits of the school system, using Jamaica as model, saying that this is where the future of the global sport rests.
“They have to look to you (Jamaica),” the Senegalese. “You give the possibility to youngsters to do track and field and this is the right way and we have to learn this from your system.”….The Jamaica Observer Reports