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    CoSport has already held 2 sales (a lottery in...

    CoSport has already held 2 sales (a lottery in June and a very brief open sale earlier this month). They have sold out all the tickets they made available, but they typically hold out the tickets...
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    I've been on many T&F News tours, including...

    I've been on many T&F News tours, including several Olympics, going back to Seoul '88, and I plan on being in Tokyo. If you're going to the Olympics and enjoy T&F it is really the only way to go. ...
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    That definitely seems to be the direction things...

    That definitely seems to be the direction things are moving in. The IOC sure seems to want it to happen, and now the IAAF seems to be at least leaning towards helping them out.

    The 10k is pretty...
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    No one is paying me to do it either. And from...

    No one is paying me to do it either. And from all appearances, they sure aren't paying anyone else very much. Or at least I hope they aren't.
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    Not helpful. Almost all sports, and all kinds of...

    Not helpful. Almost all sports, and all kinds of other live events, are currently declining in popularity. But the events still exist, and still have highly-skilled athletes competing in them, and...
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    Had to work last night so was just watching my...

    Had to work last night so was just watching my DVR recording of the delayed telecast. Did I miss something, or did they not even show the men's 4x4? I guess that's because the team title was...
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    Promotions for events is part of what I do for a...

    Promotions for events is part of what I do for a living, and let me just say off the bat that the promotions for most T&F events, even given the usually limited budget, is abysmal. The main thing in...
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    Which means that they didn't bother to send a...

    Which means that they didn't bother to send a reporter to cover the event. But then the Times has cut way back on sports reporters and on game or event coverage in general. They no longer even have...
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    I drove out there from Queens, and at least on...

    I drove out there from Queens, and at least on Sunday there was very little traffic. Ocean Breeze is not very far from the bridge, so the whole drive took about 40 minutes. I even scored some free...
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    I was critical of this meet leading up to it,...

    I was critical of this meet leading up to it, andhow it was being promoted. I was concerned that the stands would be empty, the atmosphere very flat, and the whole thing kind of bush league. But I...
  11. Thread: USATF Indoor

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    I am the very model of a modern major track fan.

    I am the very model of a modern major track fan.
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    This is why I'm going out there to see it. Even...

    This is why I'm going out there to see it. Even in an "off" year there are usually several interesting stories for those who are paying attention, competitive races and field events, and competitors...
  13. Thread: USATF Indoor

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    Well, I was a little distracted last October. ...

    Well, I was a little distracted last October. But the question came up because of the OP's inquiry about tickets. I had to search a bit myself to find anywhere to buy tickets for this "national"...
  14. Thread: USATF Indoor

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    I didn't even know this was happening here in...

    I didn't even know this was happening here in this area until I saw an ad during the Boston meet a few days ago. It is going to be at the new, but rather remote, Ocean Breeze complex way out on...
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    That's the same Dick Bank? His call of the Billy...

    That's the same Dick Bank? His call of the Billy Mills race is one of my earliest T&F memories (I was 5). I still remember the screaming excitement on TV, and my dad suddenly jumping off the couch...
  16. How many places in the US, other than Eugene,...

    How many places in the US, other than Eugene, have hosted a one day major international meet (which NYC did for over 10 years)? Or have hosted a 10 day Olympic Trials anytime recently?

    Between...
  17. Like several others here, I'm thinking that...

    Like several others here, I'm thinking that someone very well may have had a heads up and a head start, otherwise USATF's sudden change and the extremely short bidding window don't seem to make much...
  18. The biggest problem with Icahn (and old Downing...

    The biggest problem with Icahn (and old Downing Stadium that preceded it) has always been the glaring lack of transit, which causes shuttle bus nightmares and dealing with the nasty traffic on the...
  19. US 1-2. Too bad they're having such a bad WC...

    US 1-2. Too bad they're having such a bad WC that they didn't go 1-2-3!
  20. 4 WC for Brittney (plus Oly gold + silver).

    4 WC for Brittney (plus Oly gold + silver).
  21. Reese a winner again!!

    Reese a winner again!!
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    It's certainly a more natural physique for a...

    It's certainly a more natural physique for a large powerful female than some of the extremely questionable throwers, and proven cheats, of the past that you folks seem to deify.
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    True, but London and other western European...

    True, but London and other western European cities that have had the Worlds (Berlin, Paris) are the exception. In most of the host cities weeknight crowds (unless Bolt or a local star is appearing)...
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    You can't possibly be this clueless. So you must...

    You can't possibly be this clueless. So you must be arguing for the sake of trolling. What do you think creates the possibility of training so hard and creating such an unlikely physique + strength...
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    A bit thin again. Now that they've cut way back...

    A bit thin again. Now that they've cut way back on the number of prelim rounds, and I believe the overall number of athletes, has there been any thought given to going back to the rest day in the...
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