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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
  6. 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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    Firstly, who am I missing as one of the 4 WC...

    Firstly, who am I missing as one of the 4 WC finalists (either 100 or 200)? I can only manage 3 (Coleman, NMB and Richards) but am happy to be told I'm overlooking someone

    As noted, there have...
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    South Africa going to be surprisingly difficult...

    South Africa going to be surprisingly difficult to catch in third whereas think Jamaica must plummet on second day.

    Very interesting and other than top 2, not what I would have guessed! Already...
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    I would suspect Farah is making more or less that...

    I would suspect Farah is making more or less that amount. It wouldn't surprise me if Jess Ennis-Hill is still the best paid British athlete as she has some major sponsorship deals with large U.K....
  16. Unless there's a mummy Dibaba anywhere....

    Unless there's a mummy Dibaba anywhere....
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    But surely a 4min 1500m for a woman is a higher...

    But surely a 4min 1500m for a woman is a higher accolade than a 4 min mile for a man? To a large part this is evidenced by the substantial delta to the world record between the two events. Woman's...
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    Both were a sell out but my understanding is...

    Both were a sell out but my understanding is that:
    1) as the week went on they increased capacity of the stadium so could sell more tickets. For instance a row of seats behind one of the camera...
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    Because with a broadcast window of 2 hours it's...

    Because with a broadcast window of 2 hours it's easiest to set up the track for the hurdles before the 'clock' starts

    Whilst a gimmick, I personally quite liked the run vs walk race. In my opinion...
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    2005 - France with US DNF in world champs heats...

    2005 - France with US DNF in world champs heats and before Jamaica got Bolt/good
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    The 100m clockings are a little misleading for...

    The 100m clockings are a little misleading for the British athletes as 3 of the 4 of them are more 200m runners.

    Also, much has been made on these forums about the 'unfavourable' weather in...
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    Not sure on most bits of the question but one...

    Not sure on most bits of the question but one 'obvious' possibility that comes to mind as a possible major championship venue (albeit more likely Commonwealths or Europeans) is the Millennium Stadium...
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    Absolutely this. Whilst I've had my cheap tickets...

    Absolutely this. Whilst I've had my cheap tickets for over 12 months, plenty of colleagues have been snapping up high value tickets over the last few days which has effectively meant a sell out (I...
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    'OMG. They booed Justin Gatlin again. I don't...

    'OMG. They booed Justin Gatlin again. I don't remember them booing him in 2012.'


    You have to remember that the tickets for London this year have gone to a more 'educated' athletics crowd than...
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    When London withdrew for 2005, I believe there...

    When London withdrew for 2005, I believe there was a whole new competition launched recognising that depending on timing, etc. the original second place bid may not be in a position to deliver (or...
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