Athletics 2001: The Association of Track and Field Statisticians Yearbook by Peter Matthews
First published in 1951, the ATFS Annual has been in its present format since 1984. It has been edited throughout that time by Peter Matthews, the eminent TV commentator and co-publisher of Athletics International.
This annual contains a comprehensive review of the Sydney Games which saw the rebirth of the Olympics after the tawdriness of Atlanta, articles on aspects of the sport, biographies of 700 leading athletes country by country and exhaustive lists of performances both in 2000 and all-time. It also contains results from the 2001 World Indoor and World Cross Country Championships.
A new feature of this edition sees the formation of The International Track and Field Annual Hall of Fame with the ordination of five athletes - the late Emil Zatopek, the retired Sergey Bubka, Heike Drechsler, Jan Zelezny and Michael Johnson.