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The Olympic athletics programmecomprising track and field events plus a marathon race, contained many of the foremost sporting competitions of the Summer Olympics. In the jumps for height, an athlete must clear their body over a crossbar without knocking the bar off the supporting standards. If the athlete reacts in less than 0. InThe New York Times published an article detailing the use of doping by the Soviets in preparation for the Olympics. By the Olympics, the ancient standing throw style had fallen into disuse and contests starting within a 2. A record is kept of each attempt by each competitor. Miller believe this is incorrect, suggesting that the belief stems from a mythologised account of Phayllus of Croton having jumped 55 ancient feet around The Importance of the Standing Triple Jump. From the s onwards, track and field became increasingly more professional and international, as the IAAF gained over two hundred member nations.