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Athletics: Former Olympic champion says proposed change to long jump format is an April Fool’s joke

# Athletics: Former American Olympic champion Carl Lewis describes the proposed format change to the long jump as an April Fool’s joke. World Athletics’ CEO, Jon Ridgeon, proposes replacing the take-off board with a take-off zone, thereby doing away with foul jumps for overstepping. Jumps would then only be measured from where athletes took off to where they land in the pit. Lewis, who won nine Olympic golden medals, says long jump is the most difficult item and the change would eliminate the special skill it requires.