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    Agree. Muhammad only finishing third at DL final...

    Agree. Muhammad only finishing third at DL final does count against her. Hassan also has the Mile WR and I think would be the favourite ignoring NOP fallout.

    Otherwise if you want undefeated I...
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    GB’s original line up was Neita - Lansiquot -...

    GB’s original line up was Neita - Lansiquot - Williams - DAS. Imani felt something in warm up so they subbed Asha P in and reverted to an order they’ve done more tunes in the past. I suspect they...
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    Comparative to its neighbours, womenís rights in...

    Comparative to its neighbours, womenís rights in Qatar are more advanced. Nothing that prevents attendance
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    The tickets are a fraction of the price of those...

    The tickets are a fraction of the price of those for London. Iím going to all but one session for less than a Cat B ticket for a weekend final session in London
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    Rugby World Cup not likely to have much of an...

    Rugby World Cup not likely to have much of an impact on TV coverage - there is no overlap of matches with the athletics and only a few significant games during the time Doha is on. It might affect...
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    From memory same in the UK (with the caveat that...

    From memory same in the UK (with the caveat that I was at most of the London 17 sessions so not really watching the TV). Definitely had event specific streams during 2012
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    I have the same criticism others do about too...

    I have the same criticism others do about too much studio chat and too nationalistic in the UK coverage.

    However, athletics in champs is routinely shown on prime time on either the UKís most...
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    Probably - but in the one event theyíve accepted...

    Probably - but in the one event theyíve accepted an invite either Sawyers or Ugen are potential (not necessarily likely) medalists either this year or next. This reflects the womenís LJ standard...
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    No - the only absolute criteria for lottery...

    No - the only absolute criteria for lottery funding from British Athletics are set at a very high level (eg a medal at a global champs for top level funding or the Europeans for second level of...
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    The criteria for the British team is capable of...

    The criteria for the British team is capable of winning a medal at Doha or Tokyo.

    Based on that criteria, I wouldnít have selected him. Admittedly I wouldnít have written the criteria like that in...
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    Bit late on this, but from about half way through...

    Bit late on this, but from about half way through it was notably chilly. Very blustery and spells of heavy rain. There were a number of marks that would have been significantly faster in better...
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    Which is precisely what they do - they know how...

    Which is precisely what they do - they know how many athletes are eligible to be entered as at the end of today based on QT and 3 per country rule. They then make invitations with the aim of getting...
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    The deadline for times is tomorrow. However I...

    The deadline for times is tomorrow. However I understand that the final deadline for entries isnít until the 16th. Does lead the possibility that someone could win the trials in a QT but if they...
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    I think officially Russia are in the first league...

    I think officially Russia are in the first league this year but are disqualified from competing so are being relegated to the second league for the 2021 ETC.
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    Thanks - think it might be time to hope for a...

    Thanks - think it might be time to hope for a good internet connection and crank up the VPN. Especially for Rabat
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    Slightly off topic...

    Iím going to be in the States (Boston) for Oslo (and Rabat). Any suggestions on the best way to watch the meets?
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    This is a thread where Iíve felt compelled to...

    This is a thread where Iíve felt compelled to post almost because I canít understand the arguments.

    - the biggest meeting for a European decathlete this year was, by some distance, Berlin
    - the...
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    With the exception of Kai who is injured! Think...

    With the exception of Kai who is injured! Think itís probably Germany vs Uibo for the silver and bronze
  19. I believe EAA has relaxed this rule - it is up to...

    I believe EAA has relaxed this rule - it is up to 6 in the relay team plus any runners entered in the individual. Hence the GB Womenís team is 10 athletes - 3 400m individual runners, 3 400m hurdlers...
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    I was cynical in advance but having attended in...

    I was cynical in advance but having attended in person on Saturday I really enjoyed the meet and think it has great potential

    The late announcement and clash with Rabat was far from ideal but...
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    Wimbledon tickets will come down in price closer...

    Wimbledon tickets will come down in price closer to the time.... but youíll still be looking at close to a grand if any of Murray, Nadal or Federer are in the final

    The debenture tickets that I...
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    Interesting - for me the Italians are probably...

    Interesting - for me the Italians are probably the surprise in the top 10. That and the Jamaicans clinging on in the top dozen

    I'd probably expected Poland to be higher up but with a couple of...
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    The British HJ record is KJT in Rio. Jess' London...

    The British HJ record is KJT in Rio. Jess' London hurdles was also a British record at time but since superseded by Porter

    Also the Dutch HJ record is Broerson in heptathlon whilst Schippers has...
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    Obviously at a completely non-elite level but my...

    Obviously at a completely non-elite level but my PB dates from the Copenhagen half so can vouch for it being a fast course!
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    If you think the 'common fan' is looking for a...

    If you think the 'common fan' is looking for a longer programme with heats/SF within the context of a regular DL meet then you must know a very different common fan to me!

    I regularly take...
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