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    But I expect a larger proportion of the...

    But I expect a larger proportion of the spectators were locals compared to what we're going to see at the WC. And there will be a lot more athletes, team officials, IAAF suits and international...
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    I repeat what I have already said before in this...

    I repeat what I have already said before in this thread: Osaka was NOT a breach of protocol. There was no formal selection process, because no other city put in a bid. It was not remotely the same...
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    Certainly not everyone in this thread has been...

    Certainly not everyone in this thread has been sympathetic
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    And how many times has the New World made a bid...

    And how many times has the New World made a bid to host the WC before?

    So far nobody in this thread has said Eugene is a bad place to host. The beef people have is with the way the decision was...
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    But in a place the size of Eugene the influx of...

    But in a place the size of Eugene the influx of visitors for the WC may push hotel prices into quadruple digits, too, and even then it could be hard to accomodate everyone. In London or NYC the...
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    I'm pretty sure OGs have tighter qualifying...

    I'm pretty sure OGs have tighter qualifying schedules than WCs.
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    Actually, in 2014 there would have been even...

    Actually, in 2014 there would have been even fewer qualifiers in HT. Of the 10 men who threw over 78, Szymon Ziółkowski didn't do it until the EC final on August 15, and Quentin Bigot got banned for...
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    But the IAAF web site ...

    But the IAAF web site itself says they "bypassed the usual bidding process".

    They go on to claim this isn't the first time it happened, but the example of Osaka 2007 that they give makes no sense,...
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    But at least in HT the standards have been going...

    But at least in HT the standards have been going down continuously for a while now. I don't see a sudden reversal of the trend happening in 2016.
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    At least there was a real bidding process and an...

    At least there was a real bidding process and an official vote that time. This time the other bidders weren't even given a chance. I can see why the EA president is upset:
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    The numbers in SP go down to 25 men and 24 women...

    The numbers in SP go down to 25 men and 24 women when you take a maximum of 3 athletes per country (the other events aren't heavily affected by this limit). So yeah, the other 6 throwing events are...
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    Robert Urbanek was the EC bronze medalist and no....

    Robert Urbanek was the EC bronze medalist and no. 5 in the TFN world rankings lastn year with a SB of 65.75. Do the people who set the standards honestly think it would be a good idea to exclude...
  13. None of the athletes you listed was a thrower,...

    None of the athletes you listed was a thrower, though. Yes, there have been counterexamples in SP, too - think Udo Beyer or David Storl - but they are the exception, not the rule.
  14. And that's especially true in throwing events....

    And that's especially true in throwing events. Which is why you won't see me making any outrageous predictions about Konrad Bukowiecki's future (although I obviously hope for the best).
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    Paweł Fajdek competed once again in Buenos Aires...

    Paweł Fajdek competed once again in Buenos Aires and came close to his own WL with 79.79.
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    I don't see the point, either. But I don't think...

    I don't see the point, either. But I don't think we can conclude from the poor 400 performance that he won't be able to run a fast 100 this year. The same goes for VCB (although in her case it may...
  17. But before Aldama became eligible to represent...

    But before Aldama became eligible to represent GBR, Hansen must have had A LOT of results better than the British no.2.
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    But Aouita ran those times roughly 20 years...

    But Aouita ran those times roughly 20 years before Webb, and the overall level had improved greatly in the meantime (except maybe the 800).
  19. Apparently some people prefer to have HUGE...

    Apparently some people prefer to have HUGE expectations, then gradually adjust them downwards, and still claim an athlete is doing great when he doesn't meet them :P
  20. What are the other areas included in the...

    What are the other areas included in the comparison?
  21. Hmmm, apparently bronze wasn't what you expected...

    Hmmm, apparently bronze wasn't what you expected from Jacko before the CG...
  22. I wonder how many board experts who are so...

    I wonder how many board experts who are so confident about their predictions would have correctly predicted the women's 100 champion in 1992, 1997, 2004 or 2008 if you asked them in March of those...
  23. And yet, when he had a rare opportunity to face...

    And yet, when he had a rare opportunity to face one of the best putters in the world in his home country, he didn't use it :-/
  24. How many times has he even competed outside his...

    How many times has he even competed outside his continent? Apart from the championship meets, I think he appeared in one minor meet in the UK before the CG last year, and that's all I can recall.
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    Fajdek won another competition in Buenos Aires...

    Fajdek won another competition in Buenos Aires yesterday, this time with 78.99.
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