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    Trine Solberg/Hattestad the 2000 Olympic Champion...

    Trine Solberg/Hattestad the 2000 Olympic Champion was another javelin thrower who was also a noted handball player.
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    There's also no risk attached to a DNS in the...

    There's also no risk attached to a DNS in the flat event because there's no relay team for him to be ineligible for.
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    I think she is the oldest living Olympic Track &...

    I think she is the oldest living Olympic Track & Field gold medallist.
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    I've done it at events with non-allocated seating...

    I've done it at events with non-allocated seating with necessary breaks. Being 6'2" comfort can be a bit of an issue!
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    I think LA in '84 had a timetable that...

    I think LA in '84 had a timetable that accommodated the 200/400 double without any changes.

    For Atlanta I think the adjustments made for MJ were mirrored for the women which allowed M-JP to do the...
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    There is an English folk musician, Eliza Carthy:...

    There is an English folk musician, Eliza Carthy:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliza_Carthy
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    But there isn't an event that the athlete has...

    But there isn't an event that the athlete has zero intention of competing in. They have zero intention of doing both events. I suppose the thing to do is to say that you cannot enter both events when...
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    They have probably been born by now but were born...

    They have probably been born by now but were born after El G set his records.
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    I doubt whether the Russian federation would be...

    I doubt whether the Russian federation would be entering them when they are suspended from the IAAF and they will not be representing Russia. There must be some kind of arrangement. I don't know if...
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    They are athletes who are Russian rather than...

    They are athletes who are Russian rather than Russia's team.

    I would be very surprised indeed if Russia was to be reinstated for Doha.
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    In terms of number of athletes this may well be...

    In terms of number of athletes this may well be the largest World Championship team ever?
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    I assume some of these are largely down to just 1...

    I assume some of these are largely down to just 1 or 2 jumpers. Havana is presumably all or almost all Sotomayor. Stockholm while it has big meets is probably boosted by Sjoberg and Holm in...
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    I'm not sure if they do on the BBC. They might sometimes have 'red-button' coverage of live action when they are not broadcasting on their main channels.

    I tend to watch Eurosport more than the...
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    I've just checked and the last day of track and...

    I've just checked and the last day of track and field in the stadium was October 1st with the men's Marathon on the 2nd.

    I remember the day after the 100m final we had our local season-opening...
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    Definitely. I suspect most of them were at...

    Definitely. I suspect most of them were at Crystal Palace but a growing number would have been at the 2012 Olympic Stadium that was used for the 2017 Worlds and the London Diamond Leagues.
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    This is where things can start to get a little...

    This is where things can start to get a little complicated. St Denis is in the Metro Area of Paris (pop. c10m) but not the City of Paris (pop c2.5m). However, no-one, for example, refers to the 2003...
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    Petersburg? The one in Russia not the one in...

    Petersburg? The one in Russia not the one in Florida!
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    I think this tends to be a large part of the team...

    I think this tends to be a large part of the team coaches' job. Especially for things like when to have relay sessions and telling X and Y they may be in heats 1 and 7 respectively but they will both...
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    They were both top 2 in the trials with the...

    They were both top 2 in the trials with the standard so the criteria aren't applicable in their cases. The criteria only applies to athletes who are not automatic selections.
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    Fillery is 20 years old and began this year with...

    Fillery is 20 years old and began this year with a PB of 14.08. He has beaten that time in 22 races this year with a best of 13.54. It is ridiculous that British Athletics have not taken the...
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    He would have been selected because he was second...

    He would have been selected because he was second at the British Trials.
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    Isn't 22.20 nearly 73' feet?

    Isn't 22.20 nearly 73' feet?
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    I think you are allowed extra attempts once you...

    I think you are allowed extra attempts once you have won.
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    I think that's 2 years in a row?

    I think that's 2 years in a row?
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