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Mr. George Dales

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Bring Back Track; Agreement between BBT and the Sync Skating Club, 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
Coach George Dales, Committee Member Bring Back Track/Save Our Sports
Kalamazoo Area Runners - Archived Rundowns, 5 Dec 2011 [cached]
George Dales in Athens Kalamazoo Area Runners - Archived Rundowns
George Dales in Athens
Report from Athens - Many of you know coaching legend George Dales. George was coach of the NCAA Cross-Country Champions of 1964 and 1965 and still lives in Kalamazoo. At 81 he is still active in the coaching scene as President of the International T&F Coaches Association. George's Greek heritage also led to his increased value to the 2004 Greek Olympic Planning committee. George was so good as to provide us some of his thoughts and pictures of the 2004 Olympics. Click Here!
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George Dales in Athens
Bring Back Track -- News & Events, 1 Aug 2004 [cached]
George Dales at Olympics! George Dales has been over in Athens serving in the capacity as the President of the International Track & Field Coaches Association. Can't wait to hear his stories.
Mr. George Dales and the ..., 1 Nov 1996 [cached]
Mr. George Dales and the International Track and Field Coaches Association are committed to working with all athletes in every countries with the free flow of information and, to that end, a library of all video data for all events is available at the Association's library in Indiana.
Mr. George Dales, who was a member of the International Track and Field Coaches Association and the editor of the Track and Field Quarterly Review, published some of my studies relating to these Track and Field events. Throughout his career, Mr. Dales has tirelessly devoted his energies and resources to develop and promote the success of athletic performances worldwide through the International Track and Field Coaches Association. As early as 1968, Mr. George Dales and I analyzed the data from the Mexico City Olympic Games and one of the studies related to the Bob Beamon long jump record was published in the Track and Field Quarterly Review. In 1971, he was quite concerned about the difficulties the American athletes had as they prepared for the Munich Olympic Games since there was little organized efforts on their behalf. Through his efforts, Mr. Dales and I were able to gain field access at the Munich Olympics and film nearly every event which were then analyzed and published in Track and Field Coaches Association journal so that coaches worldwide could benefit from this information.
Although Mr. Dales supports American participants, he has endeavored without national bias to encourage the free exchange of knowledge for anyone interested in studying and helping athletes and their coaches. In conjunction with his fellow coaches in the International Track and Field Coach Association, Mr. Dales and I collected data at the Games in Montreal in 1976, in Los Angeles in 1984, and in Seoul, Korea in 1988 and data relating to each of these Games was published in their journal.
In 1992, at the Barcelona Games, Mr. Dales and I were shocked to be prevented from collecting biomechanical data on the field. This was the first Olympics since Mexico City that politically inspired motivations prevented data collection. At the same time, Mr. Dales learned that the United States Olympic Committee in conjunction with the Atlanta Olympic Organizing Committee were appointing specific biomechanical groups to collect video data at various events during the 1996 Games. Some individuals within these groups were determined that I was to be excluded from any participation in any data collection at the Atlanta Olympics. Furthermore, the people who told Mr. Dales and I this information could get into trouble and lose their jobs if it were discovered that they had given this information to us! Therefore, Mr. Dales and I collaborated on the steps necessary to protect these brave people who shared our ideals and to assure that the data could be gathered in Atlanta and shared with people around the world. The plan had to perfect if we expected to circumvent the selfish aggrandizement of a few egomaniacs and guarantee that the data would be made freely available to everyone.
Mr. George Dales
Figure 2. Mr. George Dales
Since I was considered persona nongrata, most of the visible activities were executed by Mr. Dales since he was well-known among the Track and Field world and not perceived as a threat.
During these early days in Atlanta, Mr. Dales and I met with our key organizers. It seemed that despite all our efforts for secrecy our plans had been discovered and were being terminated. Unfortunately various key people were adamantly against our taking the video. However, where there is a will, there is a way. After hours of preparation and help from some wonderful, forever to be anonymous, we were able to carry our nine cameras into the Stadium. Researchers included as Dr. Al Finch from the Indiana State University, Dr. Lars Oddsson from Boston University, Dr. Bob Wainwright, from Kinematics Consultant Inc., Dr. Ann Penny from Ariel Dynamics, and Mr. George Dales from the International Track and Field Association.
But Mr. Dales confronted this issue by requesting some valid justification which they clearly were unable to provide, so we prevailed and the data was collected for all the events.
Mr. George Dales addressing the Conference with Mrs. Dales in the foreground
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